My first son is the splitting image of my husband. He not only looks exactly like him, but their mannerisms are similar. Everywhere we go, people mention how similar they look. They have the same size beauty spot in the same position on their bodies. It is scary to me sometimes how similar they are. But, he is his father’s son.
Imagine, walking around and people exclaiming how similar we are to Jesus. What would that look like? How does the Bible describe us?
1. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalm 139:14
2. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. Psalm 82:6
3. And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them: Deut 28:13
These are just three of the MANY descriptions of who we are, according to the word of God. But, do we walk around like we believe these things God has said about us? Let us even examine our thoughts and how we see ourselves. The Bible says we are gods, because we are the sons of God. This is in no way saying persons should worship us, or that we ought to be puffed up with pride. It simply means that we are made in the image and likeness of God. We are like God, we have his DNA imprinted in us. Imagine being born into a Royal family, how would you act? What would your life be like? Well guess what, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:” 1st Peter 2:9. Therefore if we are like God, we have the power and authority that he has given Jesus. We can declare a thing and it is established, just as he spoke the world into being. We can lay hands on the sick and they recover, just like Jesus did while on earth. I hope you are getting where I am going.
We operate how we see ourselves and how we see God. God has given us dominion and authority and oftentimes we operate as if we are bastards, instead of sons. We do not walk in dominion. We are not ordinary because the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead, lives within us. Change how you see yourself? See yourself as a son and a daughter. The moment you KNOW who you are, you will operate differently.
Examine yourself today. How do you see yourself? Your actions will tell you exactly how you see yourself and how you see God.
Who are you?