God is a gift that we sow not so much into our lives, but for our lives. He becomes our lives as we grow up into him in all things. If we sow God himself for our lives we don’t have to worry about the things for this life, because they belong to him, and as he shows up where we sow him, his things comes to him who is actually the new us. We don’t have to even labor to be rich, the real challenge for us is to be the one who is rich, and his wealth comes to us…I mean him…who is us, but not really us, because while we live we die daily so his life is manifested in us. YEAH! I know, you know what I mean. As his image, do what God does: call those things which be not as though they were. JUST SAY IT.Romans 4:17-18—(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, [even] God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. 18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. God called things that are not as though they already existed. He asked Abraham to walk before him and be perfect. That’s just the place where you want a mirror to be; right in front of you. God wanted his image in Abraham to be perfect, This same is true for us, the seed of Abraham. Jesus said to us, be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect. When he spoke to Moses he told Moses plainly…..be a god to Pharaoh.
The image of God in us must be perfect. When the farmer sows seeds he is broadcasting seeds in his field. Television, and radio broadcast is commonplace with us. They broadcast messages. When the farmer broadcast seeds into his field, the seeds in due time spring up and grow up into the parent plant in all things. Much like a natural plant, we grow up into Christ in all things. To reconcile means to bring something up to standard so one side of the equation is the same as the other. God made us in his image so we are the exact same kind as he is, but Adam punted the ball to Satan when he fell. Jesus came, and wrestled it back from Satan and gave in back to us.
He didn’t do this to make us less than what he created us to be in the first place, but at the very least reconciled as the same. We should be able to accept that but we don’t. We just want to keep assuming this helpless fetal position in the dark.
Doing that, the message to us is—you’ll just keep wondering while you perish; though you are like a prince in the church you’ll still die like a man according to Psalm 82:7 (New Living Translation “But you will die like mere mortals and fall like every other ruler.”) because you refuse to believe you are like me—gods. By clear implication here God expects us to be more than mere mortals, or even rulers among men. Clearly where some interpret the little “g” in god to mean not really gods but rulers; God here distinctly identifies the two concepts separately when he says you will die like rulers (princes) because you don’t believe you are Gods. I don’t know exactly how on earth we managed to snivel out of the way God asked us to do things in such on such a massive scale.The repertoire of excuses that are given is simply baffling. God was reconciling the world in Jesus, and left us to do that Job in the same tradition. How simple can it get. God was doing a job which he left us to do. Told us how to do it. We go to do that job and approach it as a man ( in the tradition of the way man does things which you really don’t need faith to do man’s traditions.)
The faith comes in when we have to do things the way God does them. You don’t need faith to be a man; that’s what you were born to. You need faith to be god. We are exhorted to have the faith of God. The whole purpose is to do things the way God does it, so Jesus who is the power of God can be revealed in these undertakings. We hide the power of God in unrighteous unbelief, do things after the traditions of man, and by so doing think that we are just being humble. Is there any compelling reason to actually believe that you are God, as God insists you do. Consider this…the work God asks us to do was done by God who said, this work I will not do as a man. Do you actually think you can do it as a man. God in no uncertain terms said—this work I will not do as a man. How is it then that you should think it possible to do it as men. God expects these things to be done the way he specified them to be done because in the absence of his physical bodily form as Jesus of Nazareth, you his new body are to manifest forth his power as a witness of him to unbeliever so they may believe your witness for the very works sake. The things of God for this work that we suit up with is God himself, presented again by your faith. These things are hard to be said, and particularly so if we remain at a distance from God. You can’t be God from a distance…you have to personalize him, you have to get up close and personal with him. Paul said this is not just the word of God…. It is my gospel. You have to make it yours so you don’t have an opinion; you are the knowledge of God—living, breathing, walking around knowledge of God, not in theology but doing the works of God. We can keep sniveling our way out of this by various rationalizations or take up the challenge before us and get to work, giving God a chance of reconciling the world through adequate room in us to be God in us, by us putting him on — personalizing him in the first person…..no artifacts of the old man.