To make people like Christ, be one
John 6:10,11 -
And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
When Jesus orchestrated the miracle of feeding five thousand (only males were counted, the females and children excluding) with just five loaves and two fishes, he showed us how to make people like Him.
I did not use the words 'performed the miracle' but used 'orchestrated the miracle'. This miracle Jesus did not do it alone but included the people in doing it. If you read words properly you will finds Jesus thanked God broke the bread and gave it to his disciples. His disciples in turn did the same. Now this went on happening till all got a loaf of bread. Did I say loaf of bread? Yes that was exactly what was happening. As they were breaking the loaf and sharing it with their neighbor both were having a full loaf!
We as Christians are struggling to make people Christians. The main reason we struggle is first we lack Christ in us. You and me look at ourselves and are disappointed with what we see. We do not look at Christ who is in us. The day we stop looking at ourselves and start to look at Christ in us, that day we will become overcomers to the sinful nature of Adam.
One day a person on the net asked me why should I be like Christ? God made me as me a unique person. If He wanted me to be like Christ, He would not make me, me?
Understand this; you must have heard stories of human babies living among animals, behaving like them. We were made human but since we were living among apes (sin infected by Satan) we started behaving like apes. We think being ape is being human until God came as man Jesus and showed us what we are made to be. When we say imitating Christ it actually means being ourselves as to what God as made us - His Sons.
When we share this Christ in us with others they too will receive Christ in them.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, You came as man to show us who have behaving like animals as to how You had made us. We were made with the image of the Father, You and the Holy Spirit in us, but due to sin we have being behaving like apes not man. Man has been things they came from apes because they are children of Satan not You. Lord let us look at You in us and be what You made us to that others around us can become themselves...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
1 Corinthians 15:21-22
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
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