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God Sees You

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Sometimes I wonder what goes through peoples minds when you tell them, “God sees you.” Does that cause some to fear? Is it a source of comfort? To me, it’s the most wonderful news ever, but to someone else, it may bring a sense of condemnation, guilt, even shame, knowing that God sees them. Here’s what I am hoping for!

In the five minutes that it takes you to read this blog, that you will be so overwhelmed with God’s love and grace towards you, that it will cause your heart to be flooded with peace, your day filled with joy, and all your tomorrow’s filled with hope, simply by knowing HOW God sees you! Ephesians 1 says that the moment we give our lives to God, God stamps us and seals us with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is given to you like an engagement ring is given to a future bride. Why has He described that way in Ephesians 1? Because Holy Spirit is God’s first and initial Gift to you to remind you that you are His! And because you are His, He has given you countless gifts and promises, hidden like treasures in His Word for you to discover. 

Here are just one of those gifts! :arrow_heading_down:

“Even though you were once distant from him, living in the shadows of your evil thoughts and actions, he reconnected you back to himself. He released his supernatural peace to you through the sacrifice of his own body as the sin payment on your behalf so that you would dwell in his presence. And now there is nothing between you and Father God, for he sees you as holy, flawless, and restored, if indeed you continue to advance in faith, assured of a firm foundation to grow upon. Never be shaken from the hope of the gospel you have believed in.”

Colossians 1:21-23 TPT

Wow!! What a beautiful passage! Look at verse 22 one more time:And now there is nothing between you and Father God, for he sees you as holy, flawless, and restored.”

What a thought! God sees you. Yes, you! All of you; every detail that makes you, you! All your quirks, your full personality, He sees it all! And here is the best part: the verse goes on to tell us exactly HOW God sees us: Holy, Flawless, and Restored.

Let’s break each of those words down. 
  • Holy means morally and spiritually excellent. 
  • Flawless means without any mistakes or shortcomings.
  • Restored means to return to a former or original condition. 

This passage from Colossians says that God not only sees you, but that He sees you as morally and spiritually excellent, without mistakes or shortcomings, and has restored you to the condition you were meant to be in before sin entered the world. How can this possible? How can God see you like that? 

When He looks at you, no matter how you feel about yourself, no matter what past mistakes you may have made, or even the mistakes you will make in the future, God sees you as holy, flawless, and restored...because of Jesus! But wait a  minute, there is an “if” involved. Did your notice that?“...for he sees you as holy, flawless, and restored, if...”If what? “...if indeed you continue to advance in the faith, assured of a firm foundation to grow upon.” Ahhh, there it is, the key: Advance in the faith. Now we know from Hebrews 11:1 that faith is required to prove what is still unseen and verse 6 says that it’s impossible to please God without faith. 

Okay, so let's boil all this down to get the full picture of what is being said in Colossians 1 because I don’t always feel “morally or spiritually excellent.” I definitely know I still make mistakes and fall very short of being perfect. There are definitely days I don’t feel like I have been restored to my original design as a dearly loved child of God. How then can God see something in me, and something in you, that we don’t even see in ourselves?

“Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new person. All that is related to the old order (our old identity) has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

My life, your life, is “enfolded into Christ.” When God looks at you, He sees you IN Jesus. Jesus is holy. Jesus is flawless. And Jesus restores us back into a relationship with the Father. This is something we cannot visibly see, and therefore, must be received by faith. 

This part of your inheritance, given to you as a gift from God, is critical for you to accept. It will be impossible for you to live a victorious life here on earth if you don’t know how God sees you. My dear friend, oh how I pray you to receive revelation knowledge of this, God sees you as holy, flawless, and restored. This is all a gift to you based on what Jesus has done on your behalf, because of God’s unfathomable love towards you. 

This is why FAITH is required! You couldn’t live perfectly, so Jesus did. All that’s left for you to do is to receive this love gift and live in a restored relationship with Father God. It’s called “Faith-Righteousness,” because you are declared “right with God” based on your faith in Jesus! (Oh my goodness!! Isn’t this the BEST news ever!?!) Jesus did all the work and now all you have to do is place your faith in Jesus! The moment that happens, God places you inside of Jesus and Holy Spirit inside of you! (Whoa!)By faith, believe that. 

By faith, walk in that.
By faith, know that He has taken your life and has folded it into Jesus’ life. He now sees you as holy, flawless, and restored! Wow, you’re absolutely beautiful to Him, valued by Him, and loved deeper than you could imagine.

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Now, the Hard Part

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John 12:1-8 …Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. 2 There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. 3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. 4 But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, 5 “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii…

Before every great move of God in the history of the church, the church fell on its face in repentance. This isn’t the same kind of repentance that we experienced when we came to know Him as Savior. It’s the repentance that leads us to real change and obedience in everyday life. As Mario Murillo once said,

“To turn from our wicked ways doesn’t just mean to repent of our sins. Now that we have repented of our acts; now we need deliverance from our ways.”

A “Spiritual Awakening” is upon us. This awakening is NOT going to be us just getting rid of sin in our lives, it’s going to be in us giving God What He wants. While He certainly wants us to despise our sin, He also wants us to get completely dissatisfied with our good. In this season, as we head toward a great move of God; we need to understand that He is raising up a remnant of believers who want Him and only Him. He is moving to restore us to Himself. He wants His church walking in complete abandonment to Him, and He wants us full of His Spirit. He wants His church back. He wants us to understand what Mary in John 12 understood, nothing else matters but worshipping Him. No matter what others think of our worship, we must now go ALL in with every part of our being. This will be the hard part, but it will be worth it.

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