The Vital Distinction between “Becoming of Christ” and “Becoming Christ-Like”

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God’s great mystery revealed in the New Testament is to bring all things in heaven and on earth under one head, even Christ (Eph. 1:9-10). God saves and sanctifies us in Jesus Christ to bring us under Him, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body (2Cor. 4:11). God made him who had no sin to be sin for us so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (5:21). Now see how these connect: Christ’s life itself is revealed in us so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. Christ IS the Righteousness of God, and we are to become of Christ.

75463f7889f2533e7ebb886e08477cf9God blesses us tremendously when He reveals this vital distinction between “becoming of Christ” and “becoming Christ-like” – the veil of deceit is removed! The glorious truth is so much better than “becoming Christ-like”! We participate in the divine…

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  1. For this very purpose is why the enemy fights believers and continuously seeks who he may destroy. We all still live in a fleshy body that is tempted often. Some of us fall to the receipt even though Christ lives in us. That constant war to keep the flesh under subjection and continually allow the light of Christ to shine. This can feel so overwhelming at times. It use to for me especially as a new believer. I still struggled with my old sinful nature. But when I consider myself today I’ve grown in him by leaps and bounds and continue to make a transformation. When slip even in subtly with my tongue and actions, conviction comes instantly to remind me whose I am and who I am representing. I so love this walk. Although not always easy but no other way shall I live. Great post Deanna.

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