As He Is

I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “Like father, like son.”  Well, with God, it is true.

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John 17:19 – And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

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From the farthest eternity, it has been in the mind of our unchanging Jehovah to make man in His image, and to give that man, His man, authority over all His handiworks.  He demonstrated that work and its intent with Adam in the garden of Eden.  He demonstrated it again when He raised His only begotten Son from the dead, making Him the First Begotten of many brethren, and set Him on His Own right hand in heavenly places.  And He further demonstrated that plan and eternal desire when, through that work which He wrought in Christ Jesus, He brought forth His Church, being made of us, individual living stones who have been born again, made heirs of God, joint-heirs with Christ, and members in particular of the body of Christ, His Church in the earth.

I am a husband, father, and grandfather.  My sons carry half of my physical DNA in their genes.  While they are not identical to me, they are enough like me that when people see them, and especially if they see them with me, they know immediately that those handsome gentlemen are my sons, obviously carrying my genes.  As the old adage says, “Like father, like son.”  But today I am not writing about physical DNA, nor am I writing about carrying half of someone’s DNA.  I am referring to the identity of spiritual sons (children of God), having been born again by the Spirit and through the Word and blood of Jesus, by faith in His Name.  Spiritually, EVERY son (and daughter) of God carries the full spiritual DNA of Jehovah God, for we are His sons, and His sons alone.  There is no other person involved in the impar-tation of that DNA and the results it is designed to produce.  If you are a Christian, you are fully the spiritual DNA of Jehovah God, re-created in His image, after His likeness, and endued with His full authority to rule and reign in this earth.

What I write to you today is in complete harmony and agreement with the Word of God, and if God said it, that settles it.  As a child of God, you have been invested with the full authority (exousia) of a child of God to use the Name of Jesus in this earth to do all the works Jesus did, and even greater.  Furthermore, as a child of God, you have available to you, Holy Spirit, a member of the triune God-head, to dwell in you and endue you with His power (dunamis; ability) to live as a king and priest in this present life, and to rule and reign in this life.  Go to His Word, study it, learn it, meditate upon it, obey it, and live it out through your life, for as His Word declares, “As He is, so are we in this world.”  And “this world” is the one in which we live NOW.  Rise up, child of God, and live as Father intends. 

Manna for Today – John 17; 1 John 4:17; Hosea 4:9; 1 Corinthians 1:30-31; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Genesis 1:26-27

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