RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
TUESDAY, 17TH JANUARY.
THEME: THE “GOD-MEN”.
OPENING SCRIPTURE: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God (Romans 8:14).
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).
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.
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
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.
1-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 12:22-50, Genesis 40-41
2-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 7:1-12, Genesis 17