Understanding Who We are in Christ

Who we are in Christ—God needs us to see that. 

As we all, with unveiled faces, beholding, as in a mirror, the glory of the Lord, are transfigured into the same image from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 

2 Corinthians 3:18 literal from KJV

What do we see in a mirror? We see ourselves and how we fit into the room we’re in. But James spoke of a mirror and a perfect law of liberty. This mirror that’s involved in our transfiguration is a spiritual mirror that shows us who we are in Christ, how we fit into the body of Christ as particular ministries in that body, what is and is not part of the body of Christ, and what God is telling us to do right now. 

Whenever God speaks to us, whether through Scripture or the other means mentioned in Scripture, we hear His voice and see this vision. Faith comes and faith gives us access into His grace. His grace is power for His free gift of righteousness. He does His works through us. That’s righteousness. Righteousness incrementally makes us holy as we yield to the living Christ in this way. Step by step, He builds up Christ in us and demolishes the strongholds of the fleshly nature.

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