In Christ, You Are Equal With God

Here’s a statement of fact and truth: Jesus Christ came and died for the ungodly. Yes, Paul stated it unabashedly in his letter to the Roman Church. Understand that Jesus didn’t die and rise again just so that you can have more money in your pocket; He came to die and rise again so that the very life of God could be infused in you. He came make you equal with God and adopt you by blood into His family.

1 Corinthians 5:21 expressly informs us that Jesus, who knew no sin, became sin for us so that we in turn could become the righteousness of God in Him. The implication of that statement is that if you are in Christ, your righteousness and God’s own have become one and the same. It’s not heresy, but the religious minds will think it so. John’s gospel records an interesting account in John 5:18: “Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, BUT ALSO SAID THAT GOD WAS HIS FATHER, MAKING HIMSELF EQUAL WITH GOD” [Emphasis mine]. So don’t freak out when people call you a heretic because you equate your righteous to God’s own in Christ Jesus.

Back to the subject; Jesus shed His blood in a one-time precious sacrifice to give us the life of God; a life that is superabundant in quantity and superior in quality. It’s the life our Lord expresses in John 10:10, the abundant Life. The eternal life that God purchased for you through Jesus is one that is above sickness, diseases, poverty and insecurity. There is healing in this life; there is prosperity in this life; there is total freedom from any powers of darkness in this life.

The eternal life of God is not a substandard ‘product.’ It is superior in quality. It’s a life that carries with it The Blessing of Abraham. It’s this blessing that prospered Abraham. It’s this Blessing that caused Isaac to find water in every drought afflicted hole he dug. Brothers and Sisters, eternal life gives you the advantage over the elements of this fallen world. Eternal life is superabundant in quantity; it is more than enough for you. This life of God is the advantage you need in situations that are unfavourable; it’s what gives you favour in such situations. You are never at a disadvantage with Eternal Life.

But what about witches, demons and the devil? What about them? Haven’t you heard that in Christ you are “…far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come” (Ephesians 1:21)? Haven’t you heard that “…your life is hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3)? If any powers of darkness can have influence over Jesus and our Lord God, then they can over you; but we see from scriptures that it’s impossible.

In Christ, God is for you and nothing or no one can be against you. In Christ, sin has no power over you; you have been set free from the influence and dominion of darkness and you exercise dominion in this earth realm. God has given you His life, you are more than a conqueror and you are a royal priesthood. Live like you know this.

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