As HE is, so are we!

1 John 4:17  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.

“As Jesus is, so am I”.  What a statement to embrace!  The fourth chapter of 1 John focuses on Love: Love for God and one another, knowing God through Love, seeing God through Love, and the consummation of Love.  Hmmm!  It seems to me that Love should be our focus if we are to see the fulfillment of the statement “As Jesus is, so am I”.

The aspiring overcomers have been looking for the fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles for some time.  There has been much study focused on time cycles and prophecies, world events, and alignment of the stars and planets.  That great eighth day of the Feast when the glory of THE LORD shows up and we obtain our glorified bodies has been at the center of discussion for many years.  Each fall season we wonder if this is the year?  Maybe we should focus on the here and now.

John makes quite a statement and we must ask dare ask ourselves the question, “What is the current state of Jesus?”  HE is in a glorified body setting at the right hand of Our Heavenly Father.  Can we really expect to be as He his now?  For many that seems to be a pipedream.  How could we dare take such a position?  Is not the Spirit of GOD residing inside of us now?  What is the key to unlocking this glorified state awaiting us?  Are we allowing Love to be perfected in us or are we so enthralled with the things of this world that our attention is constantly misdirected to the subtleties of the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in?

Jesus said, “For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light.”   There has been a mystery hidden in plain sight for centuries that I believe is now ready to be revealed.  We are to walk as Jesus walked and we are to do greater things:

John 14:12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

John understood the reality of this revelation.  As we press in to the fullness of Love and it attributes we will change.  As we immerse ourselves in the revelation of Love, we will take on the fullness of Jesus Christ’s character.  We must believe and expect Love to be perfected in us for this manifestation to come forth.  We must focus on Love if we are to take on HIS state of perfection.  If we spend all of our time and resources elsewhere can we really expect to achieve that perfection that John spoke of in 1 John 4?  Our attention must remain on the prize in order to fully embrace its manifestation.

Without the perfecting of Love, do you think that you will have all the tools necessary to minister to mankind?  Do you think that you will be used to multiply bread and fishes, heal the sick, and do those greater things without this revelation that John was given by Our Heavenly Father?  The time is now to embrace a mystery that is ready to be revealed!

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