Saturday, February 21, 2009

In HIS image - To be like Jesus

Gen 1:27 And God created man in His image; in the image of God He created him. He created them male and female.


Through one man
Through one mould
Through one command
Sin entered
and found its foothold
slaves begat slaves.

Now there arose up
A new king
A new government
A new circumstance
Which knew not ...
But God who forgets not
But God who neither sleeps
nor slumbers
God who knows it all
God who hears each sigh
God who sees each tear form
God who feels each pain
God who breaks not a bruised reed
He who quenches not a smoking wick
He had planned it all
To bring forth judgement unto truth.

Yes God ...
God was not to let it go
No work of His has bit the dust
But marvellous are His works
and marvellous still His ways
Who from dust has made us
and from the earth brings forth
from the dust He feeds us.

So He came down
In our midst
In our pains
In our circumstances
He came as one
Like you and me
A flesh like our very own
Tempted in all things
As you are
And as I am
Yet without sin
Crucified died
He rose again
Death defeated
Sin conquered
He made all things new.

A new and living way
A new birth
A new covenant
A new mould
Perfect in all His ways
With a resounding promise
An inheritance
for all who believe in HIM
To be children of God
To overcome
To receive His very Spirit
To walk as He walked
To become like HIM.

Yes deep calls out to the deep
The Spirit to my own
To be broken
And not to break

Break not His heart
But be broken
As He was for you.
For in the broken
contrite heart
He will dwell
For evermore.

Break not His heart
Live not this life
In your own strength
But receive ye
Receive ye the riches
that be in Christ
Die not a pauper.

Break not His heart
Each living day;
That when you meet Him
Like the songs we sing
"No sorrow, no regret
Joy for evermore
Each passing breath
By Your Grace
I lived for you
Sought only you
In all I did
I glorified You"
Be true of you
Be true of me.

Through the clutter of this mayhem
This world, my flesh and the tempters guile
I know not how
But I hear, I hear
I hear Your voice soft
Calling on to me
"Come, come
Come unto Me you who thirst
Come drink
He that believeth on Me,
As the scripture hath said,
Out of his belly shall flow
Rivers of living water."

Lord I come
Lord I believe
Lord You know all things.

Rom 5:12-21 Therefore, even as through one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed on all men inasmuch as all sinned: for until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. But death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is the type of Him who was to come; but the free gift shall not be also like the offense. For if by the offense of the one many died, much more the grace of God, and the gift in grace; which is of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. And the free gift shall not be as by one having sinned; (for indeed the judgment was of one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offenses to justification. For if by one man's offense death reigned by one, much more they who receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by One, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by one offense sentence came on all men to condemnation, even so by the righteousness of One the free gift came to all men to justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One shall many be made righteous. But the Law entered so that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound, so that as sin has reigned to death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Rom 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, for Him to be the First-born among many brothers.

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