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DAY 12 THURSDAY: SEPTEMBER 2019

A CHRISTIAN IS EXACT IMAGE OF CHRIST!

Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17).

A Christian should take note of the fact that he is an exact image of Jesus Christ. Man was created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26); but he corrupted and defied himself as a result of sin. Jesus Christ came to restore man back to his normal glory. The Bible says in the opening text that love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that he is the exact image of Jesus Christ in life forever.

The word, “Christian” is obtained from the Greek meaning little Christ or exact image of Jesus Christ. That is why the Bible says in Acts 11:26, “And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.” Therefore, the Church was first called, “Christians” in Antioch because they lived their lives exactly like Jesus Christ. They were indeed addressed as Christians because they carried the exact image of Jesus Christ forever.

Every Christian should take note of the fact that he is the exact image of Jesus Christ because he carries Christ divinity in him. He has received the power to do what Jesus Christ did while He lived at the surface of the earth. That is the reason why the Bible says in John 14:12, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” In fact, a Christian is supposed to do the works of Jesus Christ and even greater because he carried the exact image of Him in his life forever.

Daily Tip: A Christian is the exact image of Jesus Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit to do what Christ did on the surface of the earth and even beyond forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: And these signs will follow those who believe: in My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues (Mark 16:17).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Lord Jehovah! I receive wholly the exact image of Christ into my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit and image of Satan in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Luke 8:25; Hebrews 1:3.               RBT: EZEKIEL 22-24

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