Praise Lord Brothers and Sisters,
I hope the Lord is taking good care of you all.

Today, we are looking at Jesus yet in another perspective based on our day to day practice. Consider a mirror in your house which is actually a very important tool and because of that, almost every home on earth has got at-least one.
Every morning or before you move out of your house, etc for most of the sisters, you surely have to look your self in a mirror to: find-out if there is any problem on your face or any other part of your body, the clothes you have put on if really fitting well, hair, etc. Before looking into the mirror, you are surely not confident about your self before you present your self to others on the way or at work or at a workshop, or at church, etc.

So also, we as Christians, Jesus is our mirror and through him we can surely be confident of our selves before God. We surely need to look at him (pray through Him unto God) so we can be confident before we present our prayers to God. Else, I/ you might present your self when you don’t fit to and that is why always we need to look at Him and we have to be nearer Him. Just imagine, when you are far away from the mirror, it is really hard to see your self clearer but when you get closer, you surely see even the slightest spot on your face which could not be seen when you are far away. So also, when we come closer to Jesus, our sins become so visible and he is able to help bolt them out of us so we can be perfect when we present our selves before God.

Right, consider the following scriptures below to accompany our gospel study today:

Hebrews 12:1-2
King James Version (KJV)
Hebrews 12
1Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
The weight and sin being mentioned of in the above verses, are spots detected by Jesus when we come closer or when we commit our selves unto Him. There is no way I or you can lay aside every weight (problems) and sin when you don’t come closer to Jesus (mirror). Though I or you have the eyes, it will be impossible for you to see a spot on your face if you don’t use up a mirror. So, it is Jesus who dwells in our lives that can make us see our sins and eventually give us the courage to lay them aside before we get ashamed in front of God. For the ordinary mirror we look and see with our naked eyes. With the Spiritual mirror, we look through Jesus and the interpretation thereafter has not to base on our understanding but unto Jesus.
2Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
We all need to look unto Jesus (our mirror) and submit all our ability and mind unto Him so He can take away all the weights and sins detected within us. Unlike the ordinary mirror, when you see a spot on your face etc, you take time and effort to clean and fix it up. With the Spiritual mirror, we Look unto Him (mirror or Jesus) and since He has the spiritual eyes, He will be able to look up into your heart and detect any sin or weight dwelling there. The ordinary mirror, is just a non-living one but the Spiritual mirror who is Jesus Him self is surely Living and that is why, for any spot detected, He can or is able to bolt it out if my or your heart excepts Him.

Matthew 11:28-30
King James Version (KJV)
28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
We surely need to come closer to Jesus who is our Living mirror so we can have our weights and sins magnified to a significant size so we can be helped to have then bolted out. Else, keeping our selves far from Him, we shall never have our sins seen for help.
The labour is talking about, is when we try to lay aside and clean our sins based on our understanding or efforts just like when you look your self into a mirror and try to fix problems your self. With the Spiritual Living mirror (Jesus) we just need to look and submit our selves or our abilities to Him so He can do all the job perfectly on our behalf. He is the only one who can clean or fix a heavily laden heart. He is the only profession specialist for such and no one can do a better job than him. So, never take your Spiritual heart any where for repair other than to Jesus or else, I/ YOU WILL surely loose your heart and die for ever.
29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
What do we really learn from Jesus? We know Jesus was sent by God so he never did anything according to His knowledge or ability. All what he did, was because of God who sent Him and always acknowledged Him. So also we need to take up the same skills of not depending on our ability while taking this Spiritual Journey but to consider and always look and acknowledge Jesus our master.
30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Yes, surely His yoke is easy and His burden is light if we believe in Him. Once we have confidence in Him, then He can always help us through. So, we just need to believe and have our Faith in Him so to fulfill this saying in the Bible that, “The Just will be live by Faith”. Surely, surely, surely, if we learn of this trick, then we shall find this journey very simple to take and we shall never feel any kind of burden in our lives. God bless us to understand How he can manage on our behalf.

Proverbs 3:25-26
King James Version (KJV)
25Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
We surely have not to fear once we look up a spot on our selves for He is able to clean and fix every kind of spot. To our knowledge and mind, such spots might look so big but we need to remember, that these are just magnified because we have come closer to the mirror and we don’t have the ability to clean them up. So, Jesus we believe in, has got all the ability to help us once we come closer and submit all our ability to Him.
26For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
Yes, the Lord is surely our confidence because He is our Living mirror which we look our selves through before we move forward in this Spiritual journey. He is a very powerful and genuine mirror that is able to show us the exact spot (sin) in our lives.

1 Peter 5:6-7
King James Version (KJV)
6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Humbling our selves is really very important before God and casting all our cares upon Him is equally important. Anything that bothers our mind we need to entrust it with Him for he knows how to manage on our behalf. Never, and Never, try to think hard on how to manage your problems or bothering cares of this world. Live everything to God through Jesus for such can be managed without our mind getting exhausted. What we need, is to believe and have trust and faith in God Through Jesus and once this is seen in us by God then He will be able to help us through.

Proverbs 3:5-7
King James Version (KJV)
5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
We need to trust in our Lord with all our hearts and not to depend on our knowledge. When you look your self in the mirror, you think of doing something to fix whatever is not proper. You do this on your own because the kind of mirror you are using is not a living one. But with our Spiritual mirror who is Jesus we look at, we need not to do anything apart from coming nearer Him and have our hearts trusting in Him. We need not to think of fixing what is wrong by ourselves but to leave Him fix it for us through extensive prayers and total dedication unto Him for He knows how to do it better.
6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
For every success we reach at in life, we need to mention of Him and have His name attached to our success other than praising our selves. As Christians, we surely need to mention of Him always for we live because of Him and we live by Faith not through our efforts but through the Living Faith we have in Jesus.
7Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Even if you have seen something in the mirror, never interpret the image based on your knowledge because you have no power to interpret such but live everything to Jesus for he sees beyond our limit and His Spiritual eyes are so perfect. We just need to fear the Lord by trusting in Him and have Faith in Him and carry Him all our cares.

Be blessed.


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