“And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brothers, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.” Romans 15:14.
The Holy Spirit reveals Christ to the mind, and faith takes hold of Him. If you accept Christ as your personal Saviour, you will know by experience the value of the great sacrifice made in your behalf upon the cross of Calvary. The Spirit of Christ working upon the heart conforms it to His image, for Christ is the model upon which the Spirit works. By the ministry of His Word, by His providences, by His inward working, God stamps the likeness of Christ upon the soul.
To possess Christ is your first work, and to reveal Him as One who is able to save to the uttermost all who come to Him is your next work. To serve the Lord with full purpose of heart is to honour and glorify His name by dwelling upon holy things, by having a mind filled with the vital truths revealed in His Holy Word….
Goodness, meekness, gentleness, patience, and love are the attributes of Christ’s character. If you have the spirit of Christ, your character will be moulded after His character. –That I May Know Him, p. 94.
Christ came to restore to its original loveliness a world ruined by sin…. In the new earth there will be no sin nor disease…. And the body will be restored to its original perfection. We shall wear the spotless image of our Lord….
The development of Christian character, tending toward this state of perfection, is a growth toward beauty…. As the heart becomes transformed by the renewing of the mind, the graces of the Spirit leave their impress on the face, and it expresses the refinement, delicacy, peace, benevolence, and pure and tender love that reign in the heart. –My Life Today, p. 153.