Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional ; Saturday, 20th July 2019 ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD;
GOD IN HUMAN FLESH;
The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy, and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God (John 10:33Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)).
Many don’t understand the meaning of the expression, “Son of God.” They think it means one that’s born by God. It’s much more than that. “Son of God” means God in human flesh. Now you can better understand what it means when you read in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, about Jesus being referred to as “Son of God.”
The Jews understood it; that’s the reason on a certain occasion, they wanted to stone Him to death, and it’s one of the reasons they eventually crucified Him. They said, “thou, being a man, makest thyself God” (John 10:33-36Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)). In Luke 22:70Open in Logos Bible Software (if available), they all asked Him, “…Art thou…the Son of God? He replied, “…Ye say that I am.”
Then, they replied, “…What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth” (Luke 22:71Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)). For that, they took Him away to crucify Him, because “Son of God” means the manifestation of God in flesh. They couldn’t take it.
When we say Jesus Christ is the Son of God, it’s a positive declaration of His Deity. We’re saying that He’s divine; He is Himself, God. Now, He heads up the new creation who also is born of the Word, and in the class of God as associates of the Godkind.
The Bible says the Word (referring to Jesus) became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)). When He walked the earth, even though they saw Him in the body of a man, He had the life and nature of God in Him. He was a hundred percent God, and hundred percent man—such an amazing reality!
Now, being born again, you were born after Jesus, and like Him, you have the life and nature of God in you. The Bible says as He is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)). Hallelujah!
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Blessed Father, I thank you for enriching me with the knowledge of Your Word. My life is made ever more glorious, and I walk in victory, success, and prosperity, as your Word prevails in me, and through me over circumstances, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
John 1:32-34Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)
32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
John 14:8-11Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)
The Father Revealed
8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”
9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you
have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority, but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.
11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Acts 26:19-32Open in Logos Bible Software (if available) & Psalms 19-20
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Luke 9:49-62Open in Logos Bible Software (if available) & Joshua 16-17