John 10:34-36 – Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
When you were born into this world, you were born as a child of man. Though it was God Who gave your human spirit into your mother’s womb, you were fully a child of human flesh, a triune being, spirit, soul and body, and in desperate need of a Redeemer. Jesus answered the call for that need through His redemptive work through His death, burial, and resurrection. Oh how thankful we should eternally be for His great sacrifice making our redemption possible.
But our gratitude needs to go beyond any words we might declare in thanks for our salvation. Our gratitude needs to develop to the degree that we can stand and the sons of God He desires us to be, and if sons, the living, breathing, and functioning representatives of His DNA in the earth. When you were born to your natural parents, you were natural. When you were BORN AGAIN to your heavenly Father, you became children of the Supernatural, sons of the Divine, heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Jesus. You became a new creature in Christ Jesus, ministers of the New Covenant, and God’s fully authorized ambassadors in the earth. As His ambassador, you walk in this earth that is foreign to heaven as God’s mouthpiece, His able minister, His fully authorized representative to do the works that Jesus did and greater.
So what, then, is holding us back? I believe a major portion of what is holding us back is our own refusal to accept the identity Father has created us to fulfill in this life. How many Christians do you know, perhaps yourself, who still see themselves as sinners saved by grace? My friend, you were a sinner. You were saved by grace. Now you are the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ; no longer a sinner saved by grace. And even if we’ve grown beyond that flawed identity, do we fully accept the words of our Lord that we are to do greater works than He did? I think, in many cases, that we do not. We follow after our traditions, and when someone points out that our traditions don’t match the ways of God, we call them proclaimers of strange doctrine, even demon inspired. Yes, there are false prophets in the land, those who proclaim that which is NOT the Word of God. But study the Word for yourself. Is the way you’re living out your faith the way Jesus desires? If not, be willing to change. God is not out to condemn you. On the contrary, He wants to use you in the capacity He called you to live. I’m a Moorefield. My sons are Moorefield’s. In the realm of the Spirit, you are a son of God. Like it our not, that makes you a god in the eyes of God. Don’t you think it’s time we learned to live in a manner that points to His will being done on earth as it is in heaven? Let’s live our second mile.
Manna for Today – John 10:22-42; Hebrews 6:18; Romans 3:4; Matthew 12:37; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; John 14:12-14