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As Jesus Is…So Are We

Our life as believers is not about our efforts to imitate Jesus. He lived His life with a

unique set of circumstances. That being said, we could never hope to live His life any

more than we could live any other person’s life for them. The life of a believer is

about allowing Christ to express His life through us! He does all the work and we

rest in His finished work!

The Bible reveals to us in Hebrews 4:1 that “God has offered us the promise that

we may receive the rest He spoke about…” and in verse 3 it says that “the

person who “believes” will enter into rest!”

As we focus on Jesus and the reality that He alone is our righteousness, our

sanctification, and wisdom, we will soon discover that it becomes effortless to love

people and be kind to them. We will see the gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in and

through our lives – not because of our works to become righteous or holy, but in

resting in and receiving everything provided through the finished work of Christ.

Someone who is working very hard to be like Jesus soon forgets that they already

are like Him. On the inside, we look just like Him. We have the same spirit, the same

power, the same anointing, and the same status and are seated in heavenly places in

Christ Jesus. We are accepted in Christ, the beloved of the Father (Ephesians 1:18-

21, Ephesians 2:6).

We are seated in the same place as Christ; our life is hid in Christ in God. All that

needs to happen now is for our understanding to catch up with what has already

happened in our spirit by faith!

It is a waste of energy and focus to try to be like Christ when in reality, as a believer,

you already are. Like the Apostle Paul, I pray that we will wake up to our true

identity more and more. 1 John 4:17 – “As He (Jesus) is, so are we in this world.”

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