In a room with mirrors Jesus asks us to tell Him which mirror we think is the correct mirror image to look at ourselves. How do we view ourselves? Then Jesus shows us the correct image of ourselves and helps us to be free in who He made us to be without pretensions. We learn to no longer conform to who others desire for us to be. Jesus shows us our wonderful original design by God.
Bob dreamed of the Mirrors. Jesus held up the right mirror to Bob that gave the right perspective and view of Bob’s true self-image in the eyes of God.
In this corner Jesus helps us look into the right mirror and see our true image and reflection of who we are in Him. It is so important to see ourselves clearly and without distortion. Moses is an example of someone who looked at himself through the wrong mirror and Job’s friends held up the wrong mirror for Job to look at himself.
Ask Jesus to help you identify what mirrors that you are currently seeing yourself through. Then ask Jesus to show you which mirror He sees you through.
The 5 Mirrors
Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The wages of sin is death. We can look at people through the wages of their sin, and it’s death. To look at people according to their sins is not the redeemed, right way to speak to a person ever. We’re to look at them according to their original design.
In Psalms 16:1, David says, “Preserve me, oh Lord.” So, anybody that is in my life, have them preserve my original design, and have them draw that out of me. It’s the goodness of God in me that will lead to repentance.
See the greater nature and not lesser nature. Courtroom of accusations is not God’s courtroom; courtroom of celebration is God’s courtroom. You stand before a benevolent Judge, and He calls out what it is good in you.
The Romans 6 death happens according to a person’s sin. But, then God is like, “I don’t believe that’s who you are.” If we were seen according to our sin, who knows? That is a cracked mirror we’re holding out to people. It’s not a clear mirror.
Romans 7:15 – “For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.”
Paul is saying, “I do the things I don’t want to do. I can’t understand this.” Sometimes we are not sure whether to call life or death out of the person, so we do both. You can’t have bitter and sweet come out of the same mouth.
Romans 8:38 – “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Us seeing the love of God for this person.
Ezekiel 16:6-14- “And when I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ Yes, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ 7I made you thrive like a plant in the field; and you grew, matured, and became very beautiful. Your breasts were formed, your hair grew, but you were naked and bare. 8 “When I passed by you again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine,” says the Lord God. 9 “Then I washed you in water; yes, I thoroughly washed off your blood, and I anointed you with oil. 10 I clothed you in embroidered cloth and gave you sandals of badger skin; I clothed you with fine linen and covered you with silk. 11 I adorned you with ornaments, put bracelets on your wrists, and a chain on your neck. 12 And I put a jewel in your nose, earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head. 13 Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth. You ate pastry of fine flour, honey, and oil. You were exceedingly beautiful, and succeeded to royalty.14 Your fame went out among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through My splendor which I had bestowed on you,” says the Lord God.”
Circumstances won’t exclude you from love.
It says, “ I saw you lying in your own blood” (v. 6). That means you’re naked; you’re in polluted blood. To see a person in that situation, it says, “I came and I cleansed you off. Then, I clothed you. I made you thrive like a plant in the field. You grew mature, and you were very beautiful. Your breasts were formed.” That means your faith in love. Each breast represents faith in love. “Your hair grew.” That means your youthfulness, locks, joyfulness.
But, then you were naked and bare. Now, how He clothed them. “I put sandals on your feet. I adorned you with ornaments. I put bracelets on your wrists. I put jewels in your nose and earrings in your ear.” Ear means consecration.
Him taking somebody that is a bloody mess, polluted.. Bloody means your birth is polluted in blood. It’s going from somebody who is cursed – to being innocent and beautiful like a little baby – to somebody he takes all the way through the process of life – and they get clothed with this life and reality of who they are as this one who is just so beautiful. It talks about their beauty and fame amongst the nations (v. 14).
It’s a mirror that sees them from the place where they are in their own blood to seeing all the rooms of their house, the Psalms 119:54 house of our pilgrimage. Our life is like rooms of a house. We see all the stages of someone’s life, speak what the Lord is speaking about…We see a person just getting better and better, more beautiful and more beautiful. God can give us the ability to see a person’s past, present, future and draw it out of that blood to their original design on this planet.
Ezekiel 37:5 – “Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.”
You got this complete annihilation. Someone is not just in abloody mess. They are nothing and worth nothing.
It says Esau hated his birth right because he had no regard for it (Gen. 25:34). Hatred isn’t this vehemence, just love mixed up in anger. Hatred is when you have apathy. It’s when you can not care less. Hatred is having no value. Love is to put value. Love is simply appreciation, to put value, true worth on a human being.
You have populations of people that became dry bones. That means nothing to nobody. You’re not even looked at as a bloody mess. You’re not worth it to be looked at as a bloody mess, for someone to even recognize your existence. To look at somebody like that, it’s not worth wiping the dust of your shoes on.
It talks about how He brings them forth in their life. The dry bones live, and the grave opens up.
People are dead to one another. No, you always have appreciation, worth. Something will die inside of you if you don’t see the worth of another.
The 5 Mirrors – Yellow House Conversation with Bob Hartley & Teri Johnson
Bob: The first 5 mirrors God showed me, Mirror #1 is where we see the reflection of Romans 6 “the wages of sin are dead”
Teri: So when people look at others through this mirror they are dead because of their sins?
Bob: Yes. Then God showed me Mirror #2; the Romans 7 mirror: like when Paul said: “I do the things, I don't want to . . . I hate . . . I wrestle . . .” The # 3 Mirror ~ Romans 8 ~ “nothing can separate us from the Love of God” mirror.
Teri: So in this mirror we view people with the Eyes of God?
Bob: Yes. But then we go to Mirror #4 ~ The Ezekial 16:3 mirror where someone is abandoned to die, they are polluted with their own blood. And God cleans them and the naked are clothed in God’s Righteousness, not to reveal their nakedness.
Teri: So in this mirror, we see people as when they come into the love of God and progress in Him?
Bob: Yes, there are more mirrors but the last one I’ll tell you about today is the #5 Mirror. This is the Ezekial 37 mirror. This is the mirror when the dust of the dead bones, the ashes turn into beauty.
Teri: Wow! This month is going to be special, spending time with Jesus in the Be You Room, where we find to “Be You” is Be-you-ti-ful!
Bob: Beautiful! I like that!