"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."
It’s interesting to note that we are changed from glory to glory because we are looking at the glory of the Lord, not because we are looking at our own
glory or shame. This describes the operation of faith, because as we look at the unseen realities in the Word, negating physical odds in our conducts will bow their knees.
Jacob operated this principle in Laban’s house as well. He determined the genes of the animals by having them to behold the ‘glory’. This is instructive to us New
Testament Saints as well. Anyone who desires to manifest the glory of the Lord cannot afford to look at anything but the glory of the Lord. You cannot change your
shame by beholding your shame. You change your shame by beholding the glory of the Lord.
Anytime we preach the Word of God to people, in order to effectively position the hearers of the Word to be doers of the Word, we must make them see themselves the way God
sees them. And the way God sees every New Testament Believer is just like Jesus is right now, seated at the right hand of the Father.
Incidentally, this was the way Jesus of Nazareth saw Himself as He walked this earth. He didn’t even see Himself as Jesus of Nazareth, but saw Himself as Jesus seated
at the right hand of the Father. And this explains the reason Jesus could stay consistent, walking in the spirit, defeating the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes
and the pride of life 24/7.
This mind shift from the way you see yourself to the way God sees you is a principle of faith, which says that as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. This principle was
also practiced by Jacob with the flocks in the house of Laban, and we can help our congregants see themselves right as we preach the Word to them.
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