Topic: See Yourself Through The Word [Tuesday, August 22nd]
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:18).
According to the Word, you’re not the sick trying to get healed, neither are you the poor trying hard to be rich. You’re not the defeated trying to become victorious. Rather, you’re the glory of God, a victor in Christ Jesus, the perfection of divine excellence.
A Christian may be diagnosed with some terrible ailments, and given up on by the doctors to die; perhaps that may even be your story, but if you could only see yourself through the Word; that sickness or disease is a mirage. You’re not the sick, weak, frail and dying person the situation or circumstances are describing. You’re whole, perfect, and sound in Christ.
It brings to mind an instance with a young man who had been diagnosed with a deadly cancerous disease, and was told he had a short time to live. He was brought to one of our meetings, and as I stood before him to minister to him, the Spirit opened my eyes to see his true state, because he’s a Christian. Then I saw that there was no growth in his body, no lump, and no cancer. He was perfectly normal. “How come he’s so sick and dying?” I pondered.
Right there, the Lord told me what the problem was: ignorance of the truth. John 8:32 says, “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” This is the problem with many; they don’t know the truth; they’ve believed a lie all along and have therefore lived a lie. No wonder the psalmist cried out, “They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness…I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes” (Psalm 82:5-7).
A Christian isn’t supposed to be sick, let alone die of sickness and disease. In Hosea 4:6, God said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge….” Ignorance is, and has been, the bane of many; they just don’t know their vantage position of health, prosperity and victory in Christ. This is why you have to develop yourself in Christ and in the things of the Spirit; you have to consciously increase in revelation knowledge of the Word and live above this world.
The Word of God is an instruction manual for you to live by and be thoroughly furnished and trained for the Kingdom life: the life of righteousness, perpetual health, wholeness, victory, prosperity and supreme blessings.
Dear Father, I thank you for I’m metamorphosed and positioned by the Word for the higher life of glory and triumph, filled with strength, courage, faith and wisdom to do your will, and fulfil my destiny in you, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: James 1:22-25 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth [therein], he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING*
1-Year Bible Reading Plan:* 1 Corinthians 7,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan:* Luke 18:9-17,
1 Samuel 9