Manifest: (Greek) to reveal or make known, apparent, or evident whether by words, or deeds, or in any other way; to make actual, visible, and plainly recognized
The true purpose of our lives is to manifest and reveal Jesus to the world by being wholly like Him. Our work is to believe God the way that Jesus did so that we can know His will for our lives and be strengthened by His power to do it. Our prayer is for His manifest presence to be the token mark of everything that we do.
Jesus lives in us. This is the mystery which God kept hidden since before the foundation of the earth but which has now been revealed to us who believe. Through our faith in Jesus, we are born again as a whole new species on the earth and as children of God.
Jesus was conceived in His mother’s womb by the power of the Holy Spirit and He lived His life according to the indwelling nature of God, His Father. He was a God-man, fully God and fully man so that in Him, God was manifest in the flesh. He existed as a beloved Son of God with abiding security in the acceptance and approval of His Father. His character emanated purity and love and His actions exhibited eternal wisdom and discernment in every circumstance. He did only what He saw His Father doing by moving in accordance with the Holy Spirit at all times. He revealed God's will by proclaiming the Kingdom of God, healing the sick, casting out demons, raising the dead, cleansing the lepers, and empowering His disciples to do the same things that He did.
In all of this, Jesus had free will just like all of us and, although He was the beloved Son of God, He exercised His free will to become a slave of righteousness and a slave of God. He demonstrated His worship of God by abandoning the riches of heaven and earth and by making no provision for fleshly indulgences in order to live a sinless life that demonstrated, “Not my will but Yours be done.”
As His followers, we have been divinely conceived by God and re-born through Jesus’ death and resurrection. The Holy Spirit dwells within us, making us partakers of His divine nature. We are Christ-people, fully human carriers of Christ and beloved children of God. Our love for God is revealed as we abandon ourselves and our own agendas to follow Jesus, willingly paying any cost to accomplish God's purposes in the earth. We press on to attaining spiritual maturity, or Christ-likeness, so that we can do all things the way that Jesus did and manifest His love to the dark and hurting world.