My little children, of whom I travail in BIRTH AGAIN until Christ be formed in you,galatians 4:19
Ever since I discovered my purpose as a believer from the scriptures, I’ve been pursuing it. Not by my power or might but by His grace alone.
And I believe God wants you to know your purpose as well. Because this will help your goals and dreams to begin and finally converge at the centre (End).
Christ is the centre, the beginning and the End.
What is Destiny?
The reason why the Godhead saved us was to produce Men after Christ Jesus. To have Sons and Daughters who have embodied Christ not only in their Spirit but in their Souls.
As children of God, Christ is our destiny. Christ being formed in us should therefore be our goal and the reason we live.
For those God foreknew, He also PREDESTINED to be CONFORMED to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many BROTHERS.ROMANS 8:29
Jesus came to die for us. Accepting Him granted our spirits access into His kingdom. But this was done with the hope that Men who reason, behave and act like Jesus would also be formed in the salvation process.
Let me give an illustration
When you extract the nature/understanding/configuration of the monkey and put it inside a Man and do the vice versa for Man,
The Monkey will act like a Man, talk like a Man, think like a man, and BECOME a man naturally. Even in his animal form. People will discern that the monkey isn’t a monkey, but MORE than a Monkey: Because it is exhibiting traits of a human being, regardless of its animal nature.
Same for the Man.
The Man will behave like a monkey, hoot like a monkey, scream and howl like a monkey. Naturally. And people will question if that man is an animal living inside a human body. And if it continues, people will drive the man away into the jungle to live with other beasts.
Do you remember King Nebuchadnezzar’s story? His human reasoning was removed and he automatically became an animal.
Due to this, he was driven into the wild.
Read Daniel 4:25-35 for clarity.
My above illustration is similar to what God wants to do for us. He wants to give us the nature of Christ in our SOULS so we can naturally act and live out Christ.
Not ‘faithing’ it, but becoming IT.
He did it for our spirits. But He wants to do it for our souls for salvation to be complete. 1Peter 1:9-11, James 1:21, Hebrews 7:25
Do you remember when I described what happened at the Newbirth? Our spirits got saved, but our soul’s salvation is progressive.
Receiving the END of your FAITH, EVEN the salvation of your SOULS.1peter 1:9-11
The End result of our Obedience
Imagine acting like Jesus, breathing like Him, responding like Him, and loving like Him. Naturally. On Earth.
Jesus embodied God in flesh. God wants us to embody Jesus in flesh. He wants our souls to be configured like that of Christ.
And this can only happen by obeying Him. Just like Jesus obeyed God on Earth.
This isn’t trying to form or claim to be like Jesus. This isn’t giving excuses or living in denial, but actually coming into New Creation Reality of your Soul, Spirit and Body embodying the nature of Christ.
“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?words of jesus-matthew 18:12
Jesus asked, “What do you think?” implying that this is the way they think in the Godhead. Naturally.
They aren’t playing pretend or trying to be good.
Their nature is PURE and GOOD.
Even as a child of God, I wouldn’t think like this. The first thing I’m saying is huh?
And there are many children of God out there who wouldn’t turn the second cheek if slapped or spat upon. -Matthew 5:38-40.
Now let’s be honest.
Some of us still struggle with the Holy-Spirit’s admonition to let go and love others. Some of us still walk around with pride and try to confess Christ into existence.
It doesn’t happen that way. God isn’t a magician. He is a PROCESS God. We don’t force love. It’s progressive.
And His process demands we must behold and obey until we BECOME. We have to keep obeying Him and loving Him as our Lord and Saviour. This is how Christ is being formed in you.
Because the Soul contains your heart, your mind, your passion and strength. -Proverbs 23:7, Proverbs 27:19
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always OBEYED–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.philipians 2:12
The work God needs from you is for you to obey His leading. Because when you obey God, you automatically disobey Satan. You’re pledging your allegiance to God through your obedience.
For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will LIVE. For AS MANY AS are led by the Spirit of God, THESE are Sons of Godromans 8:13-14
Our souls can only be Pure, Good, Resurrected and Christlike as we obey God’s leading and do His will.
And it’s possible. We don’t have to get to heaven before we walk and talk like Christ. The apostles had Christ formed in them. On Earth. I am confident of this because it takes a Christlike soul to teach Christ.
So it is possible for us to conform into Christ’s image and likeness in our souls.
I hope to share more on this. But until next time.
To get an understanding of Man’s soul, spirit and body before and after the New-birth, please read up on the Discerning God’s voice Episodes:
Bloom with Love. Xx!