God whispered to me…
MEASURE YOURSELF BY JESUS
Do you LOVE LIKE Him?
Do you OBEY ME LIKE Him?
Do you SEEK ME LIKE Him?
Do you have SELF-CONTROL LIKE Him?
Then, I, your Father, have work to do.
Submit to my hand.
What Father God is encouraging you to do is:
Don’t compare yourself to OTHERS… or to the world’s standard(s)…
but to JESUS CHRIST, His Son. He is your standard and mine.
He is who you are to look to…to imitate.
In other words,
Do you love God and others, as Jesus loved HIS Father and those around himself? and loved YOU?
Jesus’s words: “…love one another, even as I have loved you” John 13:34
Do you obey Father, as Jesus did. He, not doing anything he wasn’t LED to do, or doing anything His Father God wouldn’t approve of? Are you self-ruled? If so, you are not LIKE Christ. Christ did not “self-rule” EVER!
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God,did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.And being found in appearance as a man,he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross! Phil 2:5-8
Do you seek the Father, as Jesus did, going alone to be with Him, and practicing His presence every moment of your life? Do you ENJOY a “relationship” and do you have “intimacy” with God, as Jesus did? You can! Believers have God residing within themselves, to commune with, Spirit to spirit.
“You are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell IN THEM, and walk IN THEM, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people” II Cor 6:16
Do you have self-control as Jesus had? Do you turn the other cheek? not grow bitter or unforgiving though mistreated? avoid being prideful when dealing with the weaknesses in others? Do you avoid harmful substances or bad habits which oppress you and keep you in bondage? Do you avoid sexual immorality and impurity? Continue to give any iniquity over to the Lord, until He brings you completely into freedom. God’s will must become your will in this process. And Jesus pleads in your behalf:
“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” Luke 23:34
YOU CAN – BE – LIKE HIM.
Here’s a verse that will help.
Actually Jesus’ own words of John 6:57
“Just as the Living Father SENT ME, and I LIVE because of the Father -
so THE ONE who FEEDS ON ME will LIVE because of Me.”