Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

I am always amazed at how the Spirit of God speaks to each of us. We are all so different in how we perceive and process, yet God speaks and relates to each one of us in accordance with who we are and were we are in our journey. Case in point; last night I kept having this thought, “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall”. Now that might sound a bit weird to some of you but to me that makes perfect sense. You see, God often speaks to me through movies or TV commercials or even 1970’s rock music. This is because God often relates to us in what we relate to. I am a movie buff, especially older movies therefore I often perceive the whispers of the Spirit through a phrase in a movie.

Some of you would know that the phrase about the mirror would take you back to the Walt Disney classic of 1937 “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. Well after hearing that phrase, I knew that I was to watch the movie and that the Spirit of God would reveal something to me in that movie. So, I said to my wife Robin “We need to watch Snow White” and to her credit, she was willing to sit with her husband and watch the old movie (which generally she is not a fan of old movies). Whilst watching the movie, I was amazed at all the Hebraic Block Logic concepts I was picking up. Let us start with this:

1Corinthians 13:12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.

According to Genesis 1:27, humanity was created in the image and likeness of God. In other words, we are the image reflection of God in the earth. I often say it this way; When we look in the mirror, we should see God because when God looks in the mirror, He sees us. The evil queen who was Snow Whites’ stepmother would talk to her mirror and her mirror would give her answers. This is a picture of all of us, we all talk to the mirror, but the issue comes up in what we hear from the mirror. The mirror is our ego who often reminds us of who we are not. In other words, our ego can present to us a “False Image”, or “Idol” and we tend to bow down to that false image and allow it to lead our lives. Remember that you are the image of God, but your ego can tell you that you are not good enough, you don’t qualify, and we can reinforce that false image by believing the lie.

Back to the queen. The queen was considered an evil queen, in Hebrew, the word evil can be defined in multiple ways, such as to not function according to design (or dysfunctional), to be blinded to reality, to be blinded to the true image and therefore only capable of seeing the false image, or even to walk by sight, versus than to walk by faith. What is interesting here is how this false image caused the queen to devalue those around her. This is because we tend to view others through the lens of how we see ourselves. This process can cause resentment to arise as we begin to see others having what we do not have. In the case of the queen, she saw Snow White as being in a fairer state than herself and the only way to correct that situation would be to destroy Snow White. How often do we find people trying to put someone else down so as to lift themselves up?

2Corinthians 3:18 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 from the Lord, the Spirit.

When we look at the above verse, please note that it is the unveiled face that can see in the mirror the Glory of the Lord. Too often we have convinced ourselves that we are less, and it would be heresy to see God in the mirror. Well, the scriptures show us just the opposite, in fact when we cannot see God in the mirror, that would be considered spiritual blindness or evil. Let us also realize this, that this is a process of unveiling, we are being transformed into the same image (in our minds). We are already the image of God, but we see the reflection dimly. Therefore, the journey of life is that of discovering who we already are, and as we continue in this journey, the fog is lifted, and we find our true identity revealed.

James 1:23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; 24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.

This again is speaking of our divine image and is also showing us the process we are to walk out so as not to forget who we really are as the image and likeness of God. Verse 23 tells us to be a doer of the word and not only a hearer. Firstly, we must move beyond the idea that the word of God is solely the bible. The Greek word logos goes far beyond the scripture and has with it the idea of the thought or intent. It is not necessarily what is written in the book but how what is written speaks to you. What is the wind whisper of the Spirit revealing to you in what is written. That which is revealed to you needs to be walked out for it to become a reality, and that reality helps the picture to become clearer in the mirror. If we do not walk out the process, then we can find ourselves falling back into the false image and imprisoning ourselves once again.

I guess the question really comes down to this: What is it that you see in the mirror? Do you see yourself as God sees you being whole and complete or do you see a person that falls short, that has less or even little value? Wherever you find yourself today, can be considered your starting point into the fullness of your true value and identity. Simply take the time to look in the mirror and purpose to see your beauty and fulness as the image and likeness of God, even if the fog still lingers. For the journey is a faith journey that is beyond what we presently see, and we walk it out into the fulness of the revelation.


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