Romans 2:29

The Real (Christian) is the person who is a (Christian) on the inside, that is, whose heart has been circumcised and this is the work of God’s Spirit, not of the written law, such a person receives praise from God, not human beings.

In a world saturated with so many imposters and impersonators, everyone is in search for the authentic and the real.

The other night at the 2014 Billboard awards, Michael Jackson performed a new song. Ok, not really! But it was a hologram of MJ. It was surreal. There is a growing debate that it was not really a hologram of Michael but rather an impersonator. What’s really real?!

When people see us, are they getting the real reflection of Jesus or a hologram of an impersonator? The Apostle Paul said that there is a difference between a Real Jew and an impersonator.

  1. A real Christian is one on the inside. A hologram is an image without substance. We often project through religious formality what we want people to believe about us without any real inner conviction. We cannot be Christians without the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. We can’t have more in the showroom than we have in the stockroom.
  2. Our hearts need to be circumcised. Circumcision was used as a religious ritual to distinguish Jews form Gentiles, but the problem is that a person could be circumcised outwardly without ever changing on the inside. A real Jew or Christian is one whose heart has been broken and submitted to God’s word. This breaking is done by the Holy Spirit.
  3. This person receives praise from God but not from men. Men will fixate on the outward appearance or accomplishments while God focuses on the heart. God will see you faster than men will. I’m not going to waste my time putting on a show for men but I will spend my life pleasing God. Let’s be real, you can’t please people anyway, even if you came back from the dead.

Dear God,

Make me real! Search my heart and if you find anything in me that Is not like you please take it out. I want to be like you.

In Jesus Name,

Amen