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Life is received, character is built.

We build our character based on the life we have received. The true definition of our life in the eyes of men is in our character. A wolf may assume the character of a sheep but that doesn’t mean the wolf has turned into a sheep  This is where the term “wolf in sheep clothing comes in” However, the eyes will always see a sheep while in truth it is a wolf. Character is built.  People judge or define us based on character and not based on life. However, God judge us based on life. God looks at the heart, men look at the appearance. 

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That an eagle has refused to fly doesn’t stop it from being an eagle even though it has assumed another character. That an unbeliever is helping the poor doesn’t make him a believer even though he has assumed a good character. So… Character is the strength of morality. Character is built on the process of applying the knowledge of your personality. Character is your personality in the physical. It controls how people think about you and how they even approach you. Character is the expression of who you want people to believe that you are. In the uSA, we have transgenders, they are not who they claim to be. They only assumed a character of another gender by displaying their qualities. 

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Now my point is… Ones character defines what people feel about him or her. The day we got born again, we received a life. Nothing changed at that instance about our character. We received the life of Jesus but that life can only be expressed when we learn and exhibit the character of Jesus. Until gold is purified, it cannot be admired. We admire gold today because it was purified till the character of gold was made manifest

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 Let me tell us one truth…

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The process of character formation isn’t fun… Sometimes it’s painful. And Jesus said “carry your cross and follow me” I don’t know how that sounds but our walk with Jesus demands sacrifices… Sometimes it is not pleasurable. If the gold has emotions… It will be shedding tears during the process of purification. But it’s joy is that “after this process… My beauty will be seen”

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 Well, the Christian life needs no purification. We received a very perfect spirit…. As perfect as that of Christ. It is the character of the believer that needs purification, perhaps the word “formation” would  best communicate my point. It is our spirit that got born again and not our flesh, to build a Christian character… One must subject the flesh to the leading if the spirit, It is not always a good time for the flesh.

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HOLD ON… 

This is not about the religious dos and donts. It’s about listening to the Spirit of God, going where he wants you to go and doing what he wants you to do. It’s about sacrificing your flesh for the benefit of the Kingdom. It is about being rejected by men because you have chosen to walk with Christ and about not doing every single thing you wanted to do but doing what He wants you to do. 

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The cross Christ talked about is not about makeup, trouser, weaveon and all of that… The excellence of a man is measured in his character. Chracater is the expression of who you want people to see in you… I said that before.

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The Bible says “out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks” Look at Luke 6:45 “A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.” You see… A good person is not assumed good until the treasury of a good heart is produced. The word produced in that verse means “made manifest”. Every believer has treasures of goodness in them but until it is made manifest, the world cannot see it. The Bible says in Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

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You see… We are lights, that doesn’t mean we are shining. Jesus is saying “let people have a feeling of who God has designed you to be so that they will glorify God for your sake”. If you have challenges with your character… 

Tell your self “this is not the real me”

Tell your self… “the real me is perfect and holy”

Tell yourself “It is time to write the true story about who I am. Who God has made me to be”

Tell yourself “I am a light… It’s time to shine”

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The Bible says in Collossian 1:22 “But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation”

See that? You are HOLY IN HIS SIGHT, WITHOUT BLEMISH AND FREE FROM ACCUSATION, you are HOLY in His sight… It’s time to be holy in the sight of men. God looks at the heart… God sees Jesus in you regardless of what you ever did wrong, but men looks at your character. Men relate with you based on who you present yourself to be.

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Now tell yourself “I may have presented a wrong character of who I am. Now… Its time to show the world Jesus”. We are as JESUS, the Bible says in 1 John 4:17 “As He is, so are we in this world!”

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Glory… I am like Jesus! Tell yourself 

“I have what Jesus has, I am entitled to what Jesus is entitled to. Because I know who I am, When I walk, I walk like Christ, when I talk, I talk like Christ, when I look at people, I see like Christ. I don’t see sinners, I see future saints. I see souls and I win them! In this way, I am taking up the character of Christ! When I see people perishing in the  storms of life, I walk up to them and declare PEACE BE STILL! ”

We are carriers of God’s peace… And when we spread it, people see God in us! As I round up this night… The character of a believer is Jesus. When we put up our life for display, people see Jesus! In a simple word… LOVE is the ultimate way to show Jesus. Regardless of who likes you or hate you, who listen to you or ignore you, who smiles or frown at you… SHOW LOVE for the Bible says GOD IS LOVE, we are love too because we are sons of love. Come one… I love the word of God.

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Listen to me… You are complete in Christ! The Bible says in Colossians 2:10 that you have your fullness In Him. You’re shinning like light… The world is seeing Christ in you, you are succeeding in everything you do, you cannot fail. Hey somebody…. I said you cannot fail, failure is not an option for you. Are you feeling the presence of God? Even if you are not… Just know that God is here. Knowledge is superior to emotions.

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Your success is a showcase of who you are. And I pray for you this night “You are discovering all that belongs to you. The character of Jesus is being formed perfectly in you”.

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