Apostle Grace Lubega
Romans 8:29(KJV); For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
The fall of man was more than an error of choice in eating a forbidden fruit. It was more than an act of rebellion by created man against the first edict of the eternal God.
There were veritable shifts in the realm of the spirit whose effects reverberated into the physical world.
One such shift was that the image of created man in the world of spirits changed.
When God created Adam and Eve, He did so in His very image.
The taint of sin cast a shadow on the perfection of what they bore.
For the wilful act of disobedience, the Great Judge declared, “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread till thou return unto the ground.” (Genesis 3:19).
From then on, humanity had to bear the stamp of struggle in the spirit. The image of man bore the face of lack and depravity.
Whenever the spirit world looked at this fallen man, it related with him as a man who lacked and who had to sweat to yield substance from the ground.
Creation started to respond to him based on the image that he bore in the spirit: the ground was hostile, he had to tame it for bread and water. The weather was rebellious and the very creatures he was appointed to dominate became his terror by day and night.
But thank God for Jesus! He was the second Adam bearing the very image of perfection.
The blood on His brow tamed the hostility of the ground we till. He is a commander of the elements, a man whose voice the storms listened to.
Our theme scripture reveals that we are conformed to His very image.
When you received Christ, there was another momentous shift in the spirit.
Creation no longer looks at you as it did Adam and Eve at their fall. In fact, it is groaning for you to be awakened to the understanding that you are a child of the Almighty(Romans 8:19).
You now bear the image of Christ. Whatever you turn to provides whether it is its season to produce fruit or not because you bear the image stamped with the very spirit of dominion. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Romans 12:2, Galatians 3:27
When you received Christ, there was another momentous paradigm shift. Creation no longer looks at you as it did Adam and Eve. In fact, it is groaning for you to be awakened to the understanding that you are a child of the Almighty.
PRAYER: God, I thank you for this great truth. I am begotten in the very image of perfection. Your Word says that I have put on Christ. The spirit world does not behold me in the adamic nature but in the very nature of Christ. Creation responds to me, whatever I turn to provides because I am a master of creation. In Jesus’ name. Amen.