“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.” 1 John 4:17

Do you really believe you were made in the image of God? When the image of God became flesh. He said to the children of Israel, “Before Abraham was born, ‘I am!’” Do you know that you are just as He is here on this earth? That His will in heaven is actually being done on earth when we look like Him? When we are just as He is! You are made in the image of God. Your spirit man looks like the divine light of Christ, and your soul, your mind, is being formed to look like your spirit. To think like your spirit. The mind of Christ is being built in your mind, precept upon precept, line upon line, to be in alignment with what is already so in your spirit. Your spirit is already formed. It’s your mind that needs to be transformed by the renewing of the mind, by the washing of the water of the Word. That your spirit would come in agreement with the Word in your mind. Where two or more may touch and agree, there He shall be, and there He shall be made manifest in us when the Spirit and the Word agree. The Spirit and the Word already agree. Yet it’s your mind that has to establish the second witness of the Word that the two may touch, the Spirit in you and the Word in your mind may touch and agree, and He may be formed in you that He made be made manifest through you that God may be seen on you and God would be glorified in your mortal body. That through faith from the Word by the Spirit, He may quicken your mortal body to will and to do for His good pleasure! Yet even though your soul, your mind, will, and emotions, is in the process, you still are what He says you are! Just as Christ is so are you here on earth. Christ was the firstborn from the dead, the firstborn of many brethren. He was the prototype of what the Church, what a son of God, what a woman of God should look like! Just as He was here on earth, so shall you be! But it’s up to you to believe! When people say we will never be like Christ, it is a lie because we are being grown unto the measure of the full stature of Christ and the unity of the faith. That is the point of the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry until we all come unto the knowledge of the son of God unto a perfect man! He said be perfect for I AM perfect. His image is perfect. He is conforming us into His image. We are being perfected into His version of perfection, unto a perfect man, a perfect church without spot or wrinkle!

Just as He is, so shall we be and so shall we become. Believe in those things that are not as though they were. You are made whole in the Spirit, but now you have to believe that you are made whole in your body. You are free in your spirit, but now you have to believe you are free in your mind. You have to believe! Faith/Believing accesses the heavenly transfer for it to be so. Believing from below turns into action from above. Believing makes heaven manifest. These signs shall follow those who believe, not those who say they believe. It was the woman with the issue of blood through faith. She believed and she was healed. He didn’t turn to her and say, “I decided to heal you.” No! He said, “Great is your faith!” The centurion came to Jesus for His servant to be healed and just believed that His Word would heal his servant. And Jesus said, “I have not seen such great faith in all of Israel! Go thy way and as thou hast believeth so it will be unto you.” So, will you believe in those things that are not that they may be unto you? Do you believe? Let’s see if you really believe!

Who He made you in the heavenlies is what the world is waiting for you to manifest. Those who believe will make it manifest, the manifestation of the Sons and Daughters of God. The world is waiting. It’s you, it’s me, it’s us! The world is waiting for the manifestation of the sons but really, they are waiting for the manifestation of those who believe because those who really believe who He says they are will make it manifest! Just as He is, so shall we be. We are seated with Christ in heavenly places but we have to really manifest that reality to the world! Yet how can we manifest that to the world if we don’t believe it? You might hear it said and agree, but do you believe it? Do you let that spiritual reality play into everything you do? Do you really believe just as He is, you are? That we were made after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness? We must be renewed in the spirit of our minds and put on the new self. What is the new self? Christ! I am hidden with Christ in God. Christ is the Word. The Word is the I AM because it always was before the foundations of the world. We need to put on the I AM because just as He is, so are we in this world! I am just as He is! I am the word and my soul is being renewed to think like the word. Oooooo, do you really believe it? Do you really see it! He is, now we are. We have become one with the “I AM”. We are in the I AM; the I AM is in us, now I am! Now you are! If the Spirit of Christ dwells in you, then you are! The I AM Has begotten you, so now you are! Just as He is!

When Jesus said I AM, they picked up the stones. When you come on the scene, being a son or daughter, walking in the same confidence and revelation Jesus walked in, they will pick up the stones. Are you ready? When Jesus called Himself a son of God, they called it blasphemy! To call yourself a son in their eyes was to call yourself equal with God. Jesus said to them, “Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?  If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:34-35). Beloved, you now have His essence, His DNA! You are His son, His daughter, too! “Unto whom the Word of God came,” that is you because the Word of God came to you and has begotten you. Before the foundations of the Earth, the Word was and the Word was God, but now it is in you! Now the word being formed in us is the same word that was before the foundations of the world, building a foundation in us. He knows the end before the beginning. He knows who was going to be His before the beginning. We were in God's mind already, in the mind of the Word before the Word created the earth. He formed us in our mother's womb. Before the foundations of the earth, we were! Wow, how can you say that? Well, how can God say this to Jeremiah:

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

What? He knew Jeremiah, an Old Testament prophet, before He was born? And already sanctified him and called him a prophet? Wow! Yet God sees the end before the beginning. He knew Jeremiah before the beginning and He knew the end before the beginning. In the beginning, we were! Because He knew us! He knew we would be His. Jesus said John was the greatest man born among women. He also said the least in the kingdom of God is greater than John the Baptist. So even the least of us is greater than John, John who is greater than Jeremiah, then how can we say He did not know us before we were born? Because He even knew those that were before the glory of this new covenant. He knew those that were less than the least in the Kingdom. Jesus was not made manifest to the flesh yet but before the foundations, He was, because the word was and He was the word! Just because we were not made manifest yet does not mean we weren’t so. Before everything else, it was so because God was so and He foresaw us. We were because God made us manifest in His mind. He saw us. He knew us! Now we know Him, the one who knew us already! And we are from Him, begotten by Him, transformed and conformed into His image. He is not in time, even though He moves in time, but He knew us before time! We were predestined before the foundations of the world to be made into the image of God. His plan and will for us were already worked out and made before us. His grand design for us and now presented to us. Now we are in the world but not of the world, and the world shall see what was predestined before the world, and those that were destined before the world shall be a spectacle unto the world that the world may know Him. We didn’t choose Him, He chose us. Everybody has a fair shot, but He knew who was going to be whom before the world was.

“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” Ephesians 1:4

There’s the proof: You were! He chose you already! Now you must be who He created you to be! “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed into the image of His Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8:29). For whom He foreknew? Who is that whom? You! Me! Us! You cannot cast away this confidence because it’s going to shake the world! You can’t walk like a son until you really believe like a son! Jesus read about Himself for 30 years in the pages that His mind would now have the foundation and total understanding of who He was. He was who He was already but by the molding of the word. His mind was formed to think like, to align with what was already manifest in His Spirit, that it may be made manifest through His body! The Word is multidimensional. There can be multiple revelations through one thing. We know that the cross holds the revelation of what Jesus did. Yet it also holds the revelation of what we should do, die to self. Many revelations out of one part, out of one story. Jesus was reading and seeing the revelations about Himself in all these different parts. Yet now He and I are one. You and He are one! Now the revelations that were revealed about Him are also revealing us! There are manifold revelations in each part of the Word and now we can see ourselves. Husband and wife are one flesh. Yet the Bridegroom and the Bride are one! He is the Husband; we are the Bride. The manifestation of the Bride is the manifestation of he Groom because they are one! The manifestation of the Sons is really the manifestation of the Father because sons look like their Father! And we have become one with the Son who is one with the Father, a threefold cord that cannot be broken! Christ in us the hope of Glory. There is no glory until we release the glory that is in us. The same glory that the Father gave the Son, He has given us. The Oil flows from the head down! From the Father to the Son, from the Son to the sons! We are His hands and feet. Now we are His body here on earth. The body of CHRIST! Together we are as He is because we are one body!

Christ is here on earth because we are the Body of Christ. He is the head. We are the Body. He is the vine; we are the branches. He is the rock but He is forming us into the rock. As He is, so are we. He said “I AM” and now I am, too! Moses spoke to the I AM, the burning bush, God, the Word; and the Word told Him to go unto the Israelites and say that “I AM that I AM” has sent me. But now the I AM sends us because now we are! Here am I, Lord, send me! But now the word being formed in us, it’s here; I am, Lord! Your image, your word made manifest in us! Moses spoke the word but now we are the word! Now when He sees us, He sees the word. We are hidden in the cleft of the Rock. The Rock is your word. The Rock is Jesus. Now when you see us, you shall see the Rock, your Son. Not only shall we be hidden in Him, hidden in Christ, but we shall now be conformed into the Rock, into the Word, into the image, into Christ! He is the rock, I am the rock, we are the rock! He is the great I AM and now I am His “I am” because I am made in the image of the I AM. John was not that light. He bore witness of the light, but now I am the light! You are the light! Now we won’t just say “I AM that I AM” sent us. Moses was just a messenger, but now we will say, “He sent me, and I am what He says I am! I am just as He is. And now I am no longer just a messenger, I am the message!” Now we are the word made flesh! Living epistles read by men. Now it’s no longer I that live, but Christ, the I AM that lives and now I am. And I am not just going unto the world just to talk about the I AM, now it’s time to be an I am because now I am what He says I am, and I am just as He is! Religious people talk about the I am but they say, “I am a sinner saved by grace.” No, you WERE a sinner, but now you are saved! You need to say I am saved! I am not a sinner; I am a saint! It doesn't matter what I did. It matters what I am and what this word says I am!

The devil will question you, just like He did with Jesus, on who you are. You will say I am, but which I am are you? The old man that you were or the new man in Christ that you are? What do you believe? You need to be the I am just as He is because He said you are! Don’t say I am this because I did this yesterday! No! The devil will make you prove it, but the Word says you are it, and when you believe the Word, heaven will prove it! And then you will say, “I am just as He is because it is written, satan!” Now you’re no longer living by your performance but by His word while His word performs signs and wonders following you as you believe in what you are as He is! He is holy, and now I am Holy; He is righteous, now I am righteous; He is a healer and now I am a healer; He is a deliverer, now I am a deliverer! BLASPHEMY! Well, how is that blasphemy when it is written? He confirms His word with signs and wonders, and these signs shall follow those who believe, and those who believe are the walking word, and signs and wonders shall follow them because they are the word. They shall heal the sick, they shall cast out demons, and greater works than these they will do! We are now the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, a holy nation, a peculiar people! A city set on a hill! This is who we are because this is who He is! He is the Fire, He is the bread from heaven, He is the living water, but now we are made in His image so we are the fire!!! We are the bread from heaven!!! We are the living waters!!! When they are hungry, we shall give them bread to eat! When they are thirsty, we shall give them drink because we are one with the well, and inside of our bellies are rivers of living water! We are walking words and by our words, they shall be made clean because His words are our words because we are one with the Word! Silver and gold I do not have but what I have I give to you, these words of life! The Kingdom of God within! It’s in your belly; it's in my belly. It’s rivers of living water flowing out of our bellies. Now it’s up to you to release it! The world is not waiting for those messengers to come that do not look like the message, but for the Word itself to stand before them, the image of God to stand before them, us, and say I am what He says I am! Father, let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. But let it be so that as I am heaven, so I am on the earth!

By Joe Pinto

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