God Exist? Is
Is Suicide an Answer?
with low Self Esteem Dealing with Depression
to have a Successful Marriage Prosperity
to have good success Restoration
Relationships Understanding sin Are
God's Promises Real? Understanding
the Anointing of God Understanding
the Soul Understanding
Changing your Image Stewardship
Seedtime and Harvest
The Dangers of Backsliding
to find God's will for your Life Do
Committed to Setting the Captives Free, in the
Fear of the Lord! (Luke 4:18, Is 49:8,9, Is 11:2)
Changing Your Image
and words lead to the formation of image
people are looking for themselves, you regularly hear the phrase
ĎIím trying to find myselfíBut even though many people are
trying to find themselves, most people, if they donít know
God, are as lost as a needle in a haystack.
even hear Christians say Ďi found Jesus?E We need to understand
that Jesus is not lost. Jesus knows exactly where he is seated at
the right hand of the father with all power and authority in heaven,
in the earth and under the earth and he knows exactly who he is.
14:61 again the high priest asked him, saying to him, "are
you the Christ, the son of the blessed?" 62 and Jesus said,
"I am. In the natural man, our image of each other is formed
from looking at outward appearances.
Samuel 16:7 for the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks
at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."
God looks at the image in our born again heart or spirit
desire to find ourselves usually comes as a result of our dissatisfaction
with our own image
understand why this is, we need to look at the way the image is
image has been created as a result of the thoughts that we have
allowed to become houses in our mind
houses of thoughts that we spoke about last week are our image of
how we see ourselves.
hear the phrase that someone has a poor self image.
does this mean?, usually that person thinks that they are not of
any worth, feel inferior to other people, or that other people are
so much more capable than they are.
image they have of themselves has been constructed over many years,
built from the houses of thoughts that have been established in
their mind, which in turn have strongholds in their life.
we are ever going to grow and develop in God, we need to obtain
the image that God has already prepared for us
bible talks about not conforming to an image that is influenced
by mans way of doing and saying things
4:17 this I say, therefore, and testify in the lord, that you should
no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility
of their mind,
we do not know God, we rely on our mind to lead us and guide us.
our mind does not contain our destiny and can never lead us into
the fulfillment of something it knows nothing about. It can only
lead us into futility
4:18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the
life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of
the hardening of their heart;
no understanding of God, leads to hardened hearts to the things
of him, it also leads to the formation of an image on the inside
of us, which is not Gods image
kind of image are we working on, on the inside? If we look at ourselves
for a moment, our image of ourselves constructed by thoughts has
been fed by whatever image we have allowed to develop
media, television or other peoples opinions have all begun to shape
a period of time, thoughts and words subtly and slowly begin to
change our image of ourselves, to the point where we become,
or conform to the image that we see
we begin to say oh I can never see myself doing that. I can never
see myself becoming that succesful;
have to begin to develop and become the image that God has already
put on the inside of us, the real you
real you is inside you, in your born again spirit, but it is covered
by layers of deception of who we think we are
Corinthians 13:12 for now we see through a glass, darkly; but then
face to face: now I know in part; but then shall i know even as
also Iam known.
word will remove these layers to reveal the real you, but the word
needs to be obtained with the understanding to be able to walk in
it in everday life
1:23 for if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is
like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes
himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he
without understanding we are unable to do the word, so we forget
what it is saying to us
all know what it is like to read the word then forget all the scripture,
just when we need them
we get this word on the inside of us, this word is the image that
God wants us to be transformed into
corinthians 3:18 but we all, with unveiled face, beholding
as in a mirror the glory of the lord, are being transformed into
the same image from glory to glory, just as by the spirit of the
scripture is already an image, but we are to get this image in us
we get this image in us, then the manifestation (or the reality)
of this image can be produced to the point where this image is now
what we have become, we have a new image of ourselves.
now no longer see ourselves as the world sees us, inferior, unworthty,
average. We see ourselves as God sees us. We are looking at the
reflection of the word in ourselves
like looking in that mirror when we get this word inside with understanding,
we see the reflection of the word looking back
and thoughts produce image. What we hear, what we see and what we
say, is going to produce an image on the inside of us
is the image that God want us to see?
1:26 then God said, "let us make man in our image, according
to our likeness;
has made us in the image of him, his image is contained in our born
he wants our mind to be transformed into his image - how? by
his word, because the word contains the image of God.
4:23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
3:9 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according
to the image of him who created him,
our mind to conform to the image of God, to Gods way of doing things
enemy is fighting this image with everthing heís got. He does not
want the people of God developing the image of this word
when we get the image of this word and we start to become the image
of this word, his nightmare starts all over again
he has all these Jesus people walking around acting just like Jesus
wants the image to come to pass, but the image cannot come
to pass until we get the word
is only one way to get crystal clear hearing from God, we are going
to have to spend time in the word.
we donít spend time with God, we are not going to know his voice.
many people think that they can come into intimacy with God through
prayer without the word,
in reality, without the word we are only able to speak to God about
things we know about. God wants us to speak to him about things
that he knows about, his word.
other words speaking the word to God takes us out of our understanding
into Godís understanding.
cannot make progress and grow in God apart from the word.
first step must be to make a quality decision and make the word
final authority in our life. This then ends all argument and debate
and God begins to move in our life
Please e-mail us at E-mail