Jesus Revealed - Formation of Christ

The Reformation of Christ

“My little children, for whom I am again in [the pains of] labor until Christ is [completely and permanently] formed within you” ­– Galatians 4:19 (AMP, emphasis added)

It’s so clear in all of the Apostle Paul’s teachings that he carried a deep concern within his heart for the church. He yearned to see them grow into maturity and to see Christ revealed and formed (perfected) in them. It was imperative that they observed sound doctrine so they could have an inner revelation of who Christ is in them and to develop into sons of full age (Colossians 1:27, Galatians 3:26-29). According to Genesis 1:26 we are created in God’s image, but this image became distorted during the Adamic period. It’s time to reclaim our image in Christ.

Transforming into the image and character of Christ is what we refer to as the Reformation of Christ. Its core meaning is Christ being revealed within His church as Adonai (our Lord). The thing to remember is that we are spirit, soul and body, but it’s our spirit that is regenerated through the new birth. Our soul still needs to be transformed into the character of Christ.

Revelation 19:11-16

Revelation 19:11-16 (ESB)
Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and true, and in righteousness, he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly directly overhead, “Come, gather for the great supper of God, to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slaved both small and great.” And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who was sitting on the horse and against his army. And the beast was captured and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. And the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse, and all the birds were gorged with their flesh.

Acts 7:48-53

Acts 7:48-53 (ESV)
Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says,“‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is the place of my rest? Did not my hand make all these things?’

“You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it.”