Mirror Mirror On The Wall
10 Mar 2013 Service – Dr Robi Sonderegger
11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:
“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!” 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Rom 10:11-17
Faith comes through hearing. Hear – Believe – See.
Vision has little to do with sight, but all about hearing the Word of God. Whose voice are you hearing? Trust is faith.
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Rom 12:2
There are 40 million neurons in your heart. When you plug both the heart and brain into different computers, you have 2 separate beat patterns. The heart and the brain share similar neural properties!
Philosophication: To be in love with what you know.
You become “ugly” when you take on a belief system that’s not true.
#1 Unfreeze – Getting loosed from a set of fixed beliefs that are wrong.
#2 Change – Action plan to move a different direction.
#4 Re-Freeze – Reprinting the new belief. The renewing of your mind!
Medication alone, change alone is not enough. It’s just a flux – a state of constant change. The renewed truth must be embedded.
12 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For in fact the body is not one member but many.
15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? 18 But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 19 And if they were all one member, where would the body be?
20 But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. 23 And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, 24 but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, 25 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.1 Cor 12:12-26
12 Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech— 13 unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. 14 But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ. 15 But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. 16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Cor 3:12-18
Like faith, we attract what we are fearful of. Whatever we feed on will grow even more!
Amputation doesn’t necessarily remove the pain.
Phantom Limb Syndrome – A phantom limb is the sensation that an amputated or missing limb (even an organ, like the appendix) is still attached to the body and is moving appropriately with other body parts.Approximately 60 to 80% of individuals with an amputation experience phantom sensations in their amputated limb, and the majority of the sensations are painful. A person’s brain is still able to feel the excruciating pain of the injured arm – even though it’s already been amputated, because the pain has been embedded into his/her neural system.
One treatment is to get the patient to look into a mirror and see a reflection of his remaining arm as a shadow of the arm that was lost. The more he looks at it, the more the pain subsides as the brain is “tricked” into thinking that the “amputated arm” is no longer “missing” or “injured”.
When you feel the pain of what’s not there, look into the mirror and see Christ – have a vision of who you’re supposed to be!
Don’t wait for tomorrow to be who God wants you to be today.
“Mirror mirror on the wall,
who is the greatest of them all,
who will save us from the fall?
And who are we becoming after all?
Well He says,
… I am the Greatest of them all,
and I will save you from the fall.
You see, I love you!
In fact My unfailing love for you will not be shaken.
Nothing can separate the love that I have for you.
See, I will direct your steps, and you with Me can do all things for I will strengthen you.
In fact I will supply all of your needs, I will light a lamp onto your feet and I will show you the way.
You see, I am able.,
And I will forgive you,
And I will shelter you,
I will comfort you,
I will counsel you,
I will correct you,
I will restore you,
I will inspire you,
I will challenge you,
I will read you,
I will save you,
I will educate you,
I will heal you,
I will cherish you,
I will abide in you,
I will never leave you nor forsake you for I am your Father and you are My child.
Mirror mirror on the wall,
I am the Fairest of them all,
and I am conforming you to be in My own image.”