“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.”
I John 4:17
One thing is common to products made by the same company- the brand trademark/logo. Regardless of the design, color, specification or size, they all carry the name and logo of that company. The same goes for every believer- we have one identity with Christ.
The same Spirit that dwelt in Him dwells in us. The same Spirit that raised Him from the dead will raise us up too. (Romans 8:11) We are made of the same stuff!
Remarkably, the Bible records that all He did, we can do also. (John 14:12) This is great news!
Today, we will consider two areas Christ laid a perfect example for us to follow.
First is our power over sin. In all His years on earth, He was sinless (I Peter 2:22) In Hebrews 4:15b, we are told that he, “…was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” If He lived a life void of sin and He now lives in us, we also can.
Romans 8:10 says “And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.” This is your reality, live like it.
Second is our right as sons of God . Our anchor text says “as He is, so are we in this world”.
Interestingly, Ephesians 1:20-21 tells us where and how He is right now. He is seated at the right hand of God, far above principalities and powers.
Without controversy, we are as powerful as He is. We carry God’s trademark on our inside- the seal of the Spirit (Ephesians 1:13). So our conviction on this matter should be firm. We have authority!
Summarily, Christ is our flawless prototype. We have what He has. We can do what He did. Glory to God!