“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 Lord”.
2 Corinthians 3:18 NKJV
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if there were no mirrors? How did people of old really appreciate what they looked like? It is possible that they merely relied on perceptions or an artistic depiction of their image such as through drawings or sculpturing. Imagine the excitement that must have heralded the invention of mirrors as people could finally see their images.
Our anchor text paints a picture of the consciousness every believer must wield. It explains that before Christ, similar to before the invention of mirrors analogy, there was fear, limited knowledge and basically perception of who or what you were. However, in Christ, the veil of fear and ignorance is removed and you can now properly see and know who you are.
As the mirror reflects your image, the word of God which is constantly working and growing in you reflects the glory of God. You must see yourself and see the image of God. In fact, you must go beyond seeing and confess boldly who you are.
This consciousness must be reflected in not only your spiritual endeavours, it must be reflected in the natural aspects of your life. What if as you proceed to the workplace today, you go in with the mindset of being God’s workmanship? (Ephesians 2:10) In your interactions with people, you should walk with the boldness of someone who has the breath of God.
Ultimately, God’s desire for you as a believer is to walk in authority (Genesis 1:26-27). So, the only way to exercise that authority is to see yourself as God sees and pre-destined you (Romans 8:29).
As believers crafted in the image of God, we enjoy the benefit of fellowship with God and we must consider it a privilege to have such knowledge, relationship and communion with Him. No other creature has such access.
“For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like” (James 1:23-24 NKJV)
The above verses descibe a man that should never be you. You must allow the word of God flourish in your heart so that your identity or image will never be shaken. It is through this conviction that you exercise your authority to trample on the enemy, command mountains to move, heal the sick and perform miracles.
The word of God is the mirror that accurately reflects you as God’s masterpiece. Embrace it, believe it, confess it and be continually transformedand renewed by the word of God.
Bible Reading Plan: Jeremiah 4-6