See Yourself in God's Looking Glass
The Bible is a looking glass, where you can see yourself in many different situations, reflected in the faith pictures that God has placed there
for you. If you have received Jesus, the Bible shows that you are a son of God. If you are a woman, you can read Proverbs, Chapter Thirty-
one, and see the virtuous woman. As you read it, boldly confess, "I am that woman."
If you are a man, you can look and see the life of Joseph or Jacob and some of the others whom God converted and changed. As you look at
them you can say, "I am like that man."
The devil would like to come and tell you, "You are not like that man...then he will try to give you memories of how you were. But you boldly
confess to him, "That isn't so. It's how I was before, but I am dead to that life, and it is gone forever. Jesus cut it off and its power and life are
gone and I am alive unto the truth of God's Word and to my Savior."
When you look at the life of the Lord you know that it is the kind of person you are. Jesus Christ is your elder Brother and your Saviour, the
Lord and Guide of your life. And that same Spirit that is in me, is the same that is in you, and we are one in the Lord Jesus.
Let's go back to Romans the tenth chapter where Jesus speaks about the righteousness which is by faith. That is what the Lord Jesus
purchased for you and me by His death on Calvary's cross. This passage tells us where this righteousness which is of faith can be found.
"What saith it? The Word is nigh thee." Where is it? "Even in thy mouth." The Lord is saying He is in you. "The Word is nigh thee," not just
the Word of the Book, but the Lord Himself who is the Word of God. He is the living Word, and He is in you.
He wants to speak through you -- to use your vocal cords and your soul and your mind to enter in with Him to the confession that He wants to
put on your lips. He wants you to bring out the bold confession of His Word. You many think no one is listening, but the whole universe is
attentive when the man of God or the woman of God speaks the Word of God as a bold confession.
Let it come from the depths of your being. Speak out boldly. God's Word however, doesn't have to be super-emotional. It can be very quiet,
just a calm clear declaration. "This is God's Word and this is what is true. This is what I believe." But let it come from your inner heart with
Here in Romans an important principle is laid down. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus." You are to confess Him as Lord
Jesus, and that He was the Word made manifest in the flesh." And shall believe in thine heart that God raised Him from the dead, thou shalt
Satan himself and all his army of fallen angels and demons arrayed against you cannot have one iota of effect on that promise. God says
that; if you do what He says, you shall be saved. Nothing can stop that from being so, because God has spoke it and He hears
when the word of faith is in our lips.
How powerful it is to do what the Bible says -- to hear God's Word in your heart and to believe it with that quiet certainty that comes into the
As you read certain parts of the Bible -- God's Looking Glass -- you will find pictures forming in your mind. These are God's faith pictures for
you. He wants you to take them into the deepest part of your being and begin to boldly confess them as yours. As you do this, you will find
the Lord Jesus Christ working in your life to change every complex and difficult situation which confronts you.
Begin now. The Holy Spirit will help you to learn how through practice. At first it may seem strange. This is because you are doing something
that is completely new to you.
If you persist, you will have a similar testimony to one man who after practicing this truth received a startling answer to prayer. He then said to
me, "Brother Jim, these bold confessions and faith pictures are powerful, aren't they?" Yes, praise God they are!
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