PORTRAIT OF THE BELIEVER
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him Col.3:10
The first thing that happened to Adam and Eve after the disobeyed God in the garden was that they started seeing themselves differently from how they once saw and knew themselves. Although God still showed up among them, all they manifested was who they had become as a result of sin. The problem was more about what they saw about themselves. Because it is what you know about yourself that you truly are.
The image you manifest is a product of the knowledge you uphold about you. And what the devil does is to make you see yourself less than you are in the sight of God. And those who fall for such lies actually became victims.
This is why you are told to resist the devil and he will flee. In the realm of the spirit, you are not how you appear physically. Your size or age does not matter at all, all that matter is what you KNOW about yourself. Your knowledge forms the basis of your image and hence your ability.
You are as powerful as you know yourself to be. And your result is also as strong as your knowledge of you.
David was only a teenager and lacked military training, but he had the right portrait of himself and was not threatened at the sight of Goliath. Goliath may have been huge and strong, but David saw himself way bigger than all that. And at the end, it was not the obvious appearance of David that confronted Goliath, it was the image he had about himself. Suffice us to note that this image that he had was as a result of his knowledge of the covenant they had with God. This was not merely being positive. We dont win by positive thinking we win by covenant consciousness.
The man in Christ is in the image of his Creator. And this knowledge becomes your true image. The transformation into his likeness is a product of the renewal through knowledge. And this is how the believer is empowered.
It is what fills your mind that you end up manifesting, and this is the image you are known by. The more you grow in knowledge, the clearer your image in Christ and the surer your manifestation. This was a hunger in the Apostle Paul that he said that I may know him..
You as a powerful as your knowledge base. And what you dont know is what you dont have.
The light of God is in my spirit, and I know all that God knows about me. And I am aligned unto the same.
I am renewed daily in knowledge unto the image of Christ. I am a reflection of the will of God on the earth. The word of God is my true portrait. I am transformed into the reality I behold. Gods word is my reality.
Heb.12:2, 1:3, Rom.12:2
PORTRAIT OF THE BELIEVER (continues)
Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
The believer is not a helpless and needy individual who is always queuing up to be blessed. You are already blessed and has all that flows from the Father.
To be blessed means to carry an aura that attracts goodness and favour. The blessing is a presence. It is also the power that helps make things work out for you. The scripture says the blessing of the Lord makes riches and adds no sorrow
The blessing is the anointing that produces riches and that, not a combination of riches and sorrow. This is the presence you carry. This blessing what defines you as a believer.
You are not someone who is blessed in some areas and probably cursed in other areas. The word says you are blessed in the city and in the field. You are blessed in your body, in your ground and in your ventures. And your results are blessed also. This is also the reason you do not have ancestral curses. The blessing of God gives no room for curses.
What God told Abraham about the blessing was that anyone who blesses him shall be blessed and if anyone curses him, the blessing on him will turn the curse back to them.
‘I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee (Gen.12:3). This is also how you have been blessed.
Everything that Jesus accomplished through his death and resurrection was to make you a blessing. And you have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places. You need to know you are blessed and let this be the consciousness you carry in all things, and that is all you need to start seeing the evident manifestations of the blessing in all things. You cannot disadvantaged; the blessing is your all-round advantage.
Whatever your experiences have been so far, God does not want you to lose the consciousness of the fact that you are blessed. You are already blessed even before the physical manifestation of the riches that comes through the blessing. Your best definition is that you are a blessed person.
Your outlook at all times is that of a blessed person. You can start seeing yourself same way and talking like it too.
The blessing is my true Identity. I am known by the blessing I carry. I am blessed by default. Everything I do is blessed. Whoever I bless is blessed. Whoever blesses me is blessed. I have an advantage in God. the blessing turns every situation around in my favour. My going out and coming in is blessed.
Prov.10:22, Eph.1:3, Gal.3:14
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