Yesterday's meeting was wonderful! As ambassadors of the Kingdom of peace we agreed with heaven and gave glory to God and proclaimed peace on earth (see Luke 2:14). The Lord then showed us that His desire for us is to not only have peace with God and man but to have peace with ourselves. This is what He showed us:
- Man is made in God's image. Gen. 1:27
- Adam, as the pattern of Christ, revealed God and could walk with God in His glory. Gen.2:25; Rom. 5:14
- Sin distorted the image of God in man and caused man to become negatively self-conscious. Gen. 3:10
- Sin caused man to fall short of the glory of God and to veil the image of God in man. Rom.3:22,23
- Jesus came to reveal God's image and to restore mankind to his original state. Col. 1:15; Heb. 1:3; 2 Cor. 5:17; 2 Cor. 4:3-6
- God reveals Himself by revelation. Matthew 16:17
- As the believer receives revelation and knowledge of God so God reveals who s/he is! Matthew 16:18
- The greater our knowledge of God, the greater our knowledge of who we really are as we are created in His image!
- In Christ, the believer is restored to the image of God and is transformed into the fullness of His likeness from glory to glory. 2 Cor. 3:17,18
- In Christ, the veil is removed so that the believer can accept and approve of who he is and see that it is good. Gen. 1:31
- God wants His children to see themselves as He does and to stop being negatively self-conscious.
- God removes shame as His people stop judging themselves negatively and begin to love themselves as God loves them. Matthew 22:39
We praise God for His awesome revelation to us and for helping us to be at peace with ourselves as we appreciate how we are made in His image and are made new in Christ to reveal Him and glorify Him.
In the evening we had another opportunity to minister to the homeless and poor in Frankfurt at our monthly soup kitchen.
19.08. - Church meeting and BBQ at CZF
05. - 07.10 - Church retreat at Rot am See
Quote of the week
"And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." 2 Cor. 3:18