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There's no reason why we as believers can't please God as much as Jesus did. We have a reborn spirit made in His image. We've been given His righteousness. 
Right now I'm hungrier for God than I have ever been in my life. I'm hungry to know Him better. I'm hungry for a greater manifestation of His presence. I'm hungry for Jesus to be fully formed in me. I'm not alone in that desire. Far from it.

Everywhere I go, I see believers who are desiring more of God. I meet Christians whose hearts are crying out to be changed and filled with greater degrees of the glory of God. A sense of urgency has been implanted in our spirit by the Spirit of God because the end of this age is very near.

Fulfilling Our Divine Destiny
Time is running out, and God is fulfilling His plan in us. He is preparing for Himself a glorious Church without spot or wrinkle. He is raising up a people who will walk in the things He has prepared for them. God is bringing forth a multitude of believers who will fulfill the divine destiny prepared for them since the beginning of time.

That destiny is defined clearly in Romans 8:29:
For those whom [God] foreknew—of whom He was aware and loved beforehand—He also destined from the beginning (foreordaining them) to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the first-born among many brethren.
Our destiny as believers is to grow up in Jesus. It's to be fully conformed to His image, which was placed within us the moment we were born again. It's a staggering thought that you and I could ever truly be transformed into that divine image. It seems almost impossible that we could be like Jesus. But God says we can be.

In fact, in Ephesians 4:13, the Bible says He has equipped us with everything necessary so that we might continue growing and developing in Him.

If anyone other than the Spirit of God had written that, I wouldn't be able to believe it. But the Spirit of God did write it! So as amazing as it seems, we must simply believe that He has the ability to conform us to Jesus so completely that we "become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself!" (Eph. 3:19 AMP).

We Must Do Our Part
Not only is God able to do that, it is His will for us. It is His end-time plan. But whether or not that divine will comes to pass in our own individual lives is up to us.

If we want to be a part of God's plan, we must do our part of God's plan. That's how it has always been.

In Genesis 18:19 God said of Abraham:
For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
Abraham's part was to cooperate with the Lord. If Abraham didn't do that, if he didn't obey what God told him to do, God couldn't fulfill His promise to make Abraham a father of many nations, even though it was God's will.

The same is true for us today. It is God's will that we be conformed to the image of Jesus. It is His will to manifest Himself in our lives just as He manifested Himself through Jesus' life. But He cannot do it until we do our part. Our part is simply this: to walk pleasing before Him—to think His thoughts, to speak His words. In other words, to walk in His ways.

If we want to fulfill our divine destiny and enjoy the fullness of the power of God in our lives, we must make a decision and a determination to stop living to please ourselves and start living every moment of every day to please the Father.

We talk a lot about the fact that God will never leave us nor forsake us. And it's true. He is always with us. But we have to admit, His power is not always in manifestation.

In Jesus' life, however, God's power was constantly in manifestation. Every moment of every hour of every day, Jesus walked in the measureless, manifested power and presence of God because He always did those things that please the Father:
And He Who sent Me is ever with Me; My Father has not left Me alone, for I always do what pleases Him.
(John 8:29 AMP)
God was able to say of Him,
Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
(Mark 1:11)
There's no reason why we as believers can't please God as much as Jesus did. We have a reborn spirit made in His image. We've been given His righteousness. We've been filled with the same Holy Spirit. We have all the capacity that Jesus had in the earth to be just like Him and to do the works that He did.

How? Because He lives in us. And that's all we need to fulfill our destiny.

Excerpt permission granted by
Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka:  Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Author Biography

Gloria Copeland
Web site: Kenneth Copeland Ministries
For the last 50 years Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have been passionately teaching Christians all over the world how to apply the principles of faith found in God's WORD to their lives.

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