WALK BEFORE ME
God says we are gods because we are his children. That’s so far above what anyone of us could thinks or would even ask that men still don’t get it…that it is something that God’s already given us without our asking.
If children are known to rise to their parent’s expectations, what kind of expectation does God have of we who are his children? You think about it, the promise of his immeasurable grace abounding toward us is born out in this expectation of us. He expects us to walk before him and to be perfect; that’s a mighty tall order to fill, but if we dismiss this at nauseam, we’ve already failed. God says he is able to grant us exceeding abundantly above what we are able to think or ask him to do. In Psalm 82:6 God says we are gods because we are his children. That’s so far above, and what anyone of us thinks or would even ask that men still don’t get it. The fact is that we live in denial of that pronouncement as though it were something evil, or prohibited. We actually need a new mind to appreciate this truth, or we have no alternative but to bury our heads in the sand.
A perfect man, though he be not perfect, leans toward perfection in his conversation—that’s what makes him perfect….his leaning—what he is talking about, shows his leaning. What is in a man’s heart, that is the thing that he is, and that is what he talks about.
In some societies children as a matter of practice walk beside their parents, in others they walk behind them. God asks us to walk before him. That’s a place of exceptional privilege. Because we came out from God and his seed (his DNA) is in us, we grow up into him in all things. Where we bury our heads in the sand is where we differ this experience for some after life world, when we are to actualize this miracle life now.
John 1:12-16— But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born , not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 15 John bare witness of him, and cried , saying , This was he of whom I spake , He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. 16 And of his fulness have all we received , and grace for grace.
Our response to the grace of God is about as unlikely as it gets. It calls to mind images of Jether, Gideon’s son into whose hand Gideon placed a sword, and commanded his son to slay the king of Cannan, who was now bound, and condemned to die, because he had slain and oppressed many of Israel’s children. Instead of killing the king, Gideon’s son assumed the fetal position in fear, giving that king even more cause to taunt Gideon saying—‘a man can only do according to his strength….apparently he’s a boy—why send a boy to do a man’s job, kill me yourself.’ God is in the same situation with the church as was Gideon with his son.
We are sons of God, the life-giving spirits of a living God that gives life even to the dead—charged with power to give life. We are to triumph openly over the spirit of death. Without hindrance we are to intimidate, harass, terrorize & persecute death; to invade, and by plagues make the grave barren. Instead we see what is now done today.
Professing ourselves to be wise we have come to play the fool here. Death, and so many other dogs that go round about the city make a mock at us.
When Adam fell, it was into spiritual darkness that he fell into. Jesus says men prefer darkness than light. Christians today enjoy relative light to a small degree compared to the fullness of God that is offered to us. Jesus says: Luke 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. In another place he makes reference to this same matter substituting the word “finger” with the word “spirit”.
This is an honor that God has given to all the saints: to bind kings chains and nobles with fetters of iron, executing upon them the judgment that is written. Elijah said in this liberty to act:”As the Lord God lives before whom I stand there shall be neither rain nor dew except by my word. If you listen carefully to how he is speaking you will see just how Christians cower in fear of operating such boldness and confidence before God. God is saying to us go and execute the judgments that I have written for you to execute.