We are becoming
“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” (John 1:12)
There is a principle to be found in spiritual truth and experience which can briefly be stated this way: the highest order of anything is to become that very thing. Thus, in relationship to our Lord, whatever it was that was spoken of, be it a door, a way, a shepherd, every symbol, and type was personified in Him, as He declared, “I am the Way” – “I am the Door” – “I am the good Shepherd,” if you look for the fulfillment and consummation thereof, look to Me, for I AM.
We are expressions of God
Over the years the Spirit has quickened the fact that this same principle ultimately is to be wrought in His people: that the highest form of praise is not just to lift our hands and say “praise the Lord,” but that our very life and being becomes His praise. The highest form of prayer is not to bow the knee and offer petitions, but when our whole state of being becomes a prayer, an out-breathing of desire for God’s will to be fulfilled in the earth. So it follows, whatever we see in Him, then being joined unto Him and being brought into His fullness, we are also to become expressions of these various attributes which are found in Christ, until it shall be said, “because as He is, so are we in this world.” (I John 4:17).
Our inherent nature is love
When we are totally one in Him who is Love, and we are fully a partaker of His divine nature, we shall literally manifest love because it is our inherent nature to do so. Whatever the Spirit applies this principle to for you, as He focuses His illumination upon that thing, to work it into your life, praise God, that vision becomes prophetic of your destiny.
“For He made Him to be sin (Greek, literally, a sin-offering) for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (II Cor. 5:21). Be made – literally, TO BECOME, become the righteousness of God in Him. “Because it hath been written, become ye holy, because I am holy.” (I Pet. 1:16, Young’s) “Nevertheless not my will, but Thine, I BECOME (Greek, BECOME.” (Luke 22:42). Amen!