This one simple statement sums up Jesus’ entire ministry on earth:
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, thesealso doeth the Son likewise.St. John 5:19
It is very important that we grasp this truth in our hearts. Jesus knew that He could do only that which the Father instructed Him to do. But this was not just a thought in Jesus’ mind; it was also His heart. He did not have to go from situation to situation and decide whether or not He wanted to please God in each one. It was already His mindset that He would only do those things that He was instructed to do. He was in total agreement with the will of God.
This is where we have to go as Sons of God. We have to get to the place where we can become consistent in our walk with God. We cannot simply go day to day and decide how we will deal as situations arise. It must be decided in our hearts to please God, no matter what comes our way. Jesus had the mind that it was His purpose on this earth to glorify the Father, and He walked in that mind every day. Knowing that His purpose was to please the Father, He was mindful of everything He said and did, being God on the scene at all times.
With that in mind, let us examine ourselves. Do people really see Christ in us at all times? Are we even living a life that would make them expect to see Him? Are we conscious of all that we say and do, ensuring that He is on display? Now just imagine Jesus walking through the door right now and assuming that we knew, without a doubt, it was Jesus. We would not expect Him to do or say anything other than what God commands Him to say or do, just because He is Jesus.
But do we have that reputation with men? When we come into a room, or anywhere for that matter, are those around expecting to hear from God? Do they expect you to be holy, or do they just expect to see you? This is very serious because there should be no difference between us and Jesus. God never intended for Jesus to be unique. We cannot actually think that we can walk in the Spirit of Christ and not have His attributes.
Let us go even further . . . do we expect to be just as Christ? We can talk about expecting Christ of others, but do we expect to manifest Christ ourselves? Have we become satisfied with the improvements that we have made to our personalities or some of the sins that we no longer commit, or do we actually want to manifest Christ through our lives? Do we want to be Christ in our schools or on our jobs? We have to want to be Christ on the scene at all times.
All of us who are born of the Spirit have been equipped with the power to walk just as Christ. We no longer have to merely know the Word in our heads, but we can now walk in the Word, and God expects that from us.