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Look in the Mirror and What Do You See?

Sunday, February 08, 2004 • Earl and Wanda Boone • General
So many are tormented by their own image. Look again and be free.

What Do You See in the Mirror?

 

Numbers 13

31But his fellow scouts said, we are not able to go up against the people [of Canaan], for they are stronger than we are.
32So they brought the Israelites an evil report of the land which they had scouted out, saying, The land through which we went to spy it out is a land that devours its inhabitants. And all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature.

33There we saw the Nephilim [or giants], the sons of Anak, who come from the giants; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

 

DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?

 

THE IMAGE THAT YOU SEE, IS THE IMAGE THAT YOU PROJECT. THE IMAGE THAT YOU PROJECT IS THE IMAGE THAT PEOPLE SEE. PEOPLE TREAT YOU AS THE IMAGE THAT YOU PROJECT.

 

GOD HAD TAKEN CARE OF THE ISREALITES FOR 40 MIRACULOUS YEARS, YET THEY SAW THEMSELVES AS GRASSHOPPERS, THEREFORE THEY WERE BUT GRASSHOPPERS IN THE SIGHT OF THEIR EMEMIES.  

 

2 Samuel 4
 4Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son who was a cripple in his feet. He was five years old when the news came out of Jezreel [of the deaths] of Saul and Jonathan. And the boy's nurse took him up and fled; and in her haste, he fell and became lame. His name was Mephibosheth.

 

SAUL WAS KING OF ISRAEL AT ONE TIME. HIS SON JONATHAN AND DAVID WERE BEST FRIENDS. DAVID SORROWED GREATLY OVER SAUL AND JONATHAN'S DEATH, (EVEN THOUGH SAUL TRIED TO KILL DAVID). HE, DAVID VOWED TO TAKE CARE OF ANY OFFSPRING OF JONATHAN'S BEFORE JONATHAN WAS KILLED IN BATTLE. 

 

2 Samuel 9
1AND DAVID said, Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul to whom I may show kindness for Jonathan's sake?

6And Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and did obeisance. David said, Mephibosheth! And he answered, Behold your servant!

 

MEPHIBOSHETH WAS ROYALTY. HIS INFIRMITY AND THE WAY THAT HE HAD BEEN TREATED BY OTHERS SAID THAT HE WAS NOT ROYALTY.


7David said to him, Fear not, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father's sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your father [grandfather], and you shall eat at my table always.
8And [the cripple] bowed himself and said, What is your servant, that you should look upon such a dead dog as I am?
 

THE PRINCE CALLED HIMSELF A DEAD DOG! DAVID KNEW WHO MEPHIBOSHETH WAS EVEN WHEN MEPHIBOSHETH DID NOT KNOW HIMSELF. DAVID SAW MEPHIBOSHETH'S  GREATNESS AND CARED FOR HIM.

 

 13So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem, for he ate continually at the king's table, [even though] he was lame in both feet.

 

DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?

 

2 Corinthians 3

17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom). 
18And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.

 

NOW YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! YOU ARE EMANCIPATED, EVEN EMANCIPATED FROM YOUR OWN IMAGE!

 

AS WE behold OURSELVES, EVALUATING WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO; as in a mirror, the glory of the Lord, WE are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.

 

WE BEAR HIS IMAGE. NEVER RECEIVE ANOTHER IMAGE AFTER TODAY!   TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE NATURE OF GOD IN YOU! 

 

LOOK IN THE MIRROR AGAIN.

 

 

 

 

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