There is one God the God family comprising more than one God Being. As explained in the previous article in this series , the God family from the beginning comprised two divine Beings—God and God the Word John John 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word became flesh as the Son of God, Jesus Christ John John And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Indeed, from the beginning God intended to add many children to His family. Psalm 82 is much easier to understand in this light. When any entity bears offspring, its offspring are the same kind of entity.
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The offspring of cats are cats. The offspring of dogs are dogs. The offspring of human beings are human beings.
But we must be careful here. Human beings are not literally gods—not yet, at any rate.
Did Jesus Say He Was God
God is eternal spirit. Human beings are mortal flesh, albeit with a spiritual component—the human spirit that gives us understanding.
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God, however, challenges them for their wrong judgments and lack of understanding Psalms Psalms 2 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Yet in Psalms Psalms I have said, You are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. Psalms Psalms But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
This involves a process of spiritual reproduction in which God fathers us as His children. Thus the Spirit-begotten Christian is a child of God, an actual member of elohim, the family of God—but not yet in an ultimate sense. There is still a development process we must go through in this life. At the very end of the Bible, in Revelation, John puts it like this:. Therefore, what Jesus means is not simply that he came before Abraham in some pre-existent state, but that he created Abraham.
Jesus was claiming to be the very God of Israel, the Creator of the universe as described in the Old Testament. The trouble with the question is that we are trying to read an ancient text as if it were written today. He spoke in a specific way to a specific group of people who understood exactly what he said. We need to discern if this is God speaking through them or is it just the flesh? One other voice that needs to be quieted is the voice of our flesh, the one which speaks in the language of worries, doubts and fears. The storms may still rage, but you will be free from their effects.
The way to get to know God better is to consistently be in His word, learning who He is, what your relationship with Him is and how He operates.
There is no better way to get to know someone than by spending time with them. The more you get to know God, the easier it becomes to step back see that He is who He said He is! Often I exalt myself and try to be my own God.
I do what I want to do, when I want to do it! I take matters into my own hands. However, there is only one God! Deuteronomy I am not He and neither are you! When we become still and get to know Him we can stand in confidence no matter what is happening around us. And when we do others will see and they too will know that He is God — and hopefully want whatever it is that we have!
I would like to suggest you read Psalm 46, implant its words deep down in your heart so that you can stand firm on them when your circumstances try to consume you.
Dear Friend, You Are Not God
Actually, I think it would be a great exercise to not simply read Psalm 46, but to engage with it. Double spaced to give yourself some room to work. God is our refuge and strength verse 1 2.
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A very present help in trouble verse 1. When I find myself in trouble I need to act on what I what I know is true.