Stature of a Perfect Man Con’t…
His GODLINESS- “Walking” in Jesus
Notice, it is your Walk “in” Christ; and not your walk “With” Christ, as I mentioned on the previous virtues of God (his Character; Faith, Virtue, Knowledge, Temperance, Patience, Godliness, brotherly Kindness and Love) all of these comes from God as a GIFT when you receive his Holy Spirit (However, at this time it is only a measure or portion and not the fullness) but because you are now “in” Christ, you can ask the father to give you more of HIS Godliness (or Godlike) Nature that it might be made manifest through you.
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh…
1 Timothy 3:16
Godliness means “to be like God.” Oh, my! After you got faith, virtue, knowledge,
temperance, patience, then be like God. Whew! You say, “I can’t do that, Brother Branham.” Oh, yes, you can.
62-1014M The Stature Of A Perfect Man [Stream Message]
To be Godlike or to manifest Godliness is be absolutely PERFECT in what you do in times of trials and temptations. This is a Perfect Walk that no mortal can do in his own ability, discipline or training. This happens when Christ is able to make himself manifest in our life, and it only comes as a Gift from God as you behold Godliness in Jesus Christ.
When you ask God for His Godlike nature to be made manifest through you, he shows you Jesus Christ PERFECT life; where he given up his own will that God will might be made manifest, how his whole life was dedicated to the deliverance and ultimate freedom of others-not one day did he live for himself- This is Godliness, this is to be like God for he was manifest in Jesus Christ perfectly.
43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Matthew 5: 43-48
In Christ you are perfect
Beloved, as the bride of Christ we are right now perfect because Christ’s life is Perfect and it is in us today by way of the Holy Spirit. However, this perfection must be made manifest in our life as a testimony of Jesus Christs’ Victory and Finish Work on our behalf at Calvary.
Being perfect is to Manifest perfection. So in every age God sends his word (The fullness of His perfect Nature) to us so we can make it manifest, it is made manifest in our life by us first believing that we already have this nature in us (Through the Holy Spirit) and in this case we are already perfect in Christ and by just yielding (Not fighting, self-determination, self effort) but by just submitting to his Spirit he makes it (The Word or in this case Godliness) manifest in our life. Amen
God Bless you.