Spirit & Life Devotional
Tuesday, December 16
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
CONFORMED TO HIS IMAGE (GLORY)
Romans 3:23 NKJV "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
I began yesterday to share with you the message I preached at THE
GLORYLAND 2014. We saw that man was made in the image of God, and I
showed you from the word that the image of God refers to His glory. I
also said that Adam lost the glory of God when he sinned. From Romans
3:23, we see that sin robs a man of the glory of God. After Adam sinned,
for the first time, God referred to him as dust.
When Adam lost
the glory, he immediately began to hid from God. Genesis 3:8 "And they
heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the
day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord
God among the trees of the garden." Also, he began to give birth after
his own image (the glory of dust). Genesis 5:3 says, "And Adam lived one
hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after
his image, and named him Seth."
But thank God, Jesus came to
restore the glory of God to man! Hallelujah! I Corinthians 15:49 says
"And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear
the image of the heavenly Man." Romans 8:29 says, "For whom He foreknew,
He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He
might be the firstborn among many brethren." Hallelujah! If you have
been born again, you have the image of God in you now! Glory to God!
To be continued tomorrow...