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Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Ultimate Aim of the Christian, Christlikeness

Is it your desire to be like Christ?  I cannot think of anything any better.  Let's make it our goal to be like Him in all that we do and that all our thoughts will be in His will. This is our work throughout our lifetime, to daily seek Him to pour out His Spirit upon us to sanctify us and make us like Himself.

Romans 8:29  "For whom He did foreknow He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first born among many brethren."

2 Corinthians 3:18  "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord."

Philippians 3:21 "Who shall change our vile body that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself."

2 Peter 1:4  "Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises that by these ye might be partakers of the Divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust."

1 John 3:2  "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him: for we shall see Him as He is."

What a beautiful thought, just to be like Him.  It is hard to comprehend isn't it?  But it's true He will change our vile body and fashion it like His glorious body because He is able to do all things, even our poor sinful bodies.  That is my hope and I hope it is yours.  According to these scriptures, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him: for we shall see Him as He is.  Grandma Joan

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