“I said, ‘You are “gods”;
you are all sons of the Most High.’ Psalms 82:6 (NIV)
Everywhere in scripture, we notice that invitation to a higher calling that God gives us. That voice that keeps saying “Come up higher, come up higher, you’re better than where you are.” God shows us through numerous examples the capacity we have within us to accomplish much more than we could imagine.
We have been called children of God, sons of God, priests, kings, brothers of Christ, friends but “gods”? This has a certain ring to it. It’s a height that has been given but very few acknowledge. Either for fear of rejection by others or an even greater fear — a fear of acceptance by us.
Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods”’? If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came — and Scripture cannot be set aside — what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’? Jn 10:34 — Jn 10:36 (NIV)
We are children, we are sons, we are priests, we are kings but at the very foundation of these is the oneness we have with God. We have the “god” gene, the “god” factor. We cannot call ourselves by any other title except those attributed to us in Christ. We are children because Christ is the Child. We are sons because Christ is the Son. Kings because Christ is the King. Priests because He is the High Priest. Lords because He is LORD. Judges because He is the Judge.
We are gods because Christ is God?
Accepting Your “Godship”
The whole discourse about Christ being God began with people asking Jesus a question: “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” John 10:24 (NIV). Why didn’t Jesus tell them plainly who He was?
If you notice how Jesus communicates in scripture, you’ll notice that the gems are revealed to the people and not just told. And when Jesus reveals a truth we see two aspects to the truth: who Jesus is and who we are in Him. You can’t accept a revealed truth about yourself if you have not accepted the same about Christ. You cannot believe what Christ says about you if you do not believe what Christ says about…