Topic: The “God-men” [Tuesday, January 17th]
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God (Romans 8:14).
The expression, “sons of God” isn’t a description of geniture or consanguineous relationship. When we say, for example, “Jesus Christ is the Son of God,” what that means is that Jesus Christ is the “God-man.” That’s why when Jesus told the Jews He is the Son of God, they wanted to stone Him to death. They understood what He meant; He was saying, “I’m the God-man”; that means God in human flesh.
Even the response from the Jews shows that, that was what He meant; they said, “How can you, a man, make yourself equal with God?” for that, they were ready to kill him, because in their religious mind, that was blasphemy. They understood He wasn’t just talking about his geniture, for they already knew Mary was his mother and assumed Joseph was his father. Until Jesus was raised from the dead, He wasn’t the ‘begotten’ of the Father. He became the ‘first begotten’ of the Father when He was raised from the dead, and the Father said to Him, “…Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee…” (Acts 13:32, 33; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 1:5, 6).
That’s why the Bible says that Jesus heads-up the new creation. He’s called the “first,” and not the “only” begotten from the dead, because of the rest of us! When He died on the cross, He was our representative; we all died in Him. When God raised Him up, we were raised in Him. Thus, in Christ, you’re the god-man. Psalm 82:6 says, “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.” This was a prophetic language, because we’re born of the same spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, thank you for the consistent education and training of my spirit through your Word. By the power of the Holy Spirit at work in me, I take my place, and fulfil my ministry as the god-man in my world, and I declare that only the righteousness of God prevails in my environment, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: || 2 Peter 1:4 NLT And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. ||
|| 1 John 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 12:22-50,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 7:1-12,