We are called and equipped to put off the old man and put on the new. Jesus is our teacher, and as such, we can walk IN HIM as COHEIR until HE TEACHES US to walk as FULL GROWN SONS (and daughters of God).
Galatians 4:30 “But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the bondwoman and her son, For the son of the bondwoman shall not be an heir with the son of the free woman.”
Back to the original plan, the only plan is to be made INTO HIS IMAGE. Remember, HE DOES THE WORK IN US. He even gives us HIS WILL to change.
Hebrews 11:9 “By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise;”
We are IN CHRIST, and we have his FULL IMAGE. Because of Jesus and HIS FINISHED WORK, we lack nothing. With HIS MIND, the renewed mind of Christ, and coheirs, HE IS CALLING US TO BE HIS TROPHIES OF GRACE.
James 2:5 “Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?”
If we are to ask for ANYTHING in HIS NAME, we are to KNOW we have it. Without FAIL! Whatever we ask! We can ask anything, such as to walk on water, heal the leper, calm the storms, raise the dead and cast out demons. This is only the beginning of the GREATER WORKS. Always remember, we are made IN HIS IMAGE - from glory to glory to glory.
Hebrews 11:7 “By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”
Jesus has equipped us fully by His grace to restore His glory. He has done this by building up HIS BODY, the Body of Christ, until God’s GLORY, HIS ABSOLUTE GOODNESS, is restored throughout the whole earth. As trophies of HIS GRACE, LOVE, and ABSOLUTE GOODNESS, the whole earth will be moved to SEE and want to EXPERIENCE HIS KINGDOM. Are you in? Then allow HIM TO TRANSFORM YOU INTO HIS IMAGE.
1 Peter 3:7 “You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.”
To fulfill the ORIGINAL PLAN, His only plan is to remove ALL EVIL and ALL DARKNESS. Again, HE HAS ALREADY DONE THAT, and HE HAS CALLED US TO WALK IN IT AND TO SHOW IT OFF. His goal and mission are to GLORIFY THE ENTIRE EARTH and not just you and your pocketbook. Go beyond the old man.
1 Corinthians 2:16 “For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.”
HIS MISSION IS BIG; although we are involved, HE DOES EVERYTHING. If we can get past ourselves and let the old man DIE ENTIRELY, we are the inheritance of God. There is no work on our part. Therefore, AS WE BECOME MATURE SONS and DAUGHTERS of GOD, HIS ABSOLUTE GOODNESS shines forth for ALL OF the ETERNITY TO SEE. We are trophies of HIS GRACE! Know you are already IN HIS Trophy Case, which IS CHRIST. He wants to show you off.
2 Corinthians 4:4 “in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”
We are called to be ONE MATURE MAN, the CHRIST. We have ONENESS IN HIM, we have the UNITY of HIS FAITH, there is no more OLD MAN IN CHRIST, and we are made in HIS IMAGE and given HIS DIVINE NATURE.
1 Peter 1:13 “Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
God’s Glory will cover the entire earth. The question is, will you be there and share in the enjoyment of HIS LIFE? We have a new heaven and earth, and THERE IS NO MORE OLD MAN; No evil, no darkness, no disease, no bad whatsoever. We have ONLY HIS ABSOLUTE GOODNESS RESTORED. Do you want to help manifest HIS TRUTH?
2 Corinthians 11:3 “But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.”
With that, through HIS GRACE and HIS FAITH, we spread HIS GLORY beyond the Garden of Eden and continue spreading it until HE COVERS THE WHOLE EARTH. ARE YOU IN? If so, let HIS TRANSFORMATION BEGIN!
Additional Scriptures to SOAK IN…
Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 1:3 “constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,”
Philippians 1:27 “Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;”
Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.”
Ephesians 3:1 "For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—
2 Corinthians 10:5 “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,”
1 Corinthians 4:1 “Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.”
Philippians 1:8 “For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.”
Ephesians 3:4 “By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,”
Romans 15:5 “Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus,”
2 Corinthians 3:14 “But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ.”