These are not my words; they are written in the Bible. I have never heard anyone mention this in church, and I grew up in church….more than thirty years of my life. I have listened to close to 2000 sermons and teachings, if not more, been to numerous crusades, conventions, small group gatherings, and I have never heard anyone mention this Scripture.
Is that deliberate or just an oversight, I don’t know. Even Jesus quoted this same Scripture in John 10:34.
I said, “You are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High. But you shall die like men,
And fall like one of the princes.” (Psalm 82:6-7 – NKJV).
Here me good: I don’t believe we are or can be equal to God, but I do believe we can be one with God, because the Bible teaches that. I do believe, like a good son, I can carry out the estate of my Father, and function in His power, Name and authority, and do “works” as if it was God Himself doing it.
But let us reason this one out: If you dare to apply your own mental faculty to such a thought, and are willing to face the religious spirit screaming in your head from the moment you read the title.
We are God’s children, right? That is what we teach and believe. We are born of God (we will talk about this in another post), right? That’s what the Bible says. We are born from above…a new creation…a brand new man.
If a man is a child of God, then what kind of man is he really if not a god-man? Can God produce an offspring that does not bear the essence of His nature and being, and if we are indeed partakers and participants in His very being, then what does that make us?
If you haven’t figured it out by now, the next ten years you are going to see all the Scriptures we have avoided for centuries come to the fore, with explanation and revelation to go with it that will be undeniably truth, and it will challenge everything you believe about yourself.
It is said that the Christian of the future will be a mystic, or he will not be a Christian at all. Paul was a mystic. All the disciples had mystical experiences. Is the Bible still your rule of faith, or do you prefer to continue to believe in a partial, natural and comfortable doctrine that forces us to preach things we have never experienced, and pray to God without the ability to hear Him speak back to us?
We have been praying for God to show up. Now that He is showing up, and revealing who you are, why are you fighting Him? Was your prayer just a rhetorical speech with no expectancy of a response?
Let me quote the above Scripture another way: “Ye are gods; children of the Most High God. If you don’t believe that, then you will die like men.”
This is not a license for you to go exalt yourself, and tell everyone you are a ‘god.’ That is the sin of satan. You are a son and a son of the Most High God does not go around boasting about his position, function and responsibilities; a son serves the Father’s will and purposes in humility, patience, adoration, worship and love. Your entire life and all the circumstances and experiences God allows in your life is your training in god-hood.
I challenge every doctrine that attempts to label humanity as worms, scum of the earth, worthless dust, nothing, etc. because it contradicts truth. It may be true for the one who does not have God, but ye who is filled with God, well, that is something quite different, and uniquely divine. Whatever humanity is, Jesus (God) became that and any label you cannot put on Him, must not be put on humanity (especially the believer), no matter how far we have fallen or how animalistic we behave.
When God became man, He demonstrated what a man really is, which is why He is our perfect example to follow. Let us begin to draw our identity from Jesus, who is the expressed image and glory of the Father, the Son of God, the first of many sons; the Truth. Let God be true, and everything else a liar.