23-Are we a god in the making?

Behold, as the clay in the potter’s hand, so are ye in my hand, Jeremiah 18:6

As I was writing and reflecting on these experiences and pondering the belief of “God is in everything”, I asked God to reveal the truth to me. I felt uncertain because I reasoned, if God created everything, isn’t it reasonable to believe He must be in everything? If God created all human beings made into His image, isn’t it reasonable to believe all people are god-like? I felt perhaps in all this there was hiding a nugget of truth buried into many layers of lies. I received a very simple answer to my query.

The first world created by God, the Garden of Eden, was probably close to a perfect world, where God was perhaps a lot closer to His creation than He is now. However, even in that state of purity and perfection, we were never equal to God. I believe Adam and Eve, the first humans walked and lived on earth as pure, undefiled beings. They had direct communication, fellowship, communion and intimacy with God and were abundantly blessed and provided with everything they needed. God, however, gave them only one restriction: And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. genesis 2:16-17

This one restriction placed upon us is clearly showing we are not God. If we were, there would be no limitation imposed on us because God is limitless. God is not saying: “thou shall be as I am and thou shall do as I do”, instead He is saying to us: I will be their God, and they will be my people. Jeremiah 31

But Satan, who had rebelled against God before we were ever created, tempted Eve:

Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of any tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat: but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil. Genesis 3

[A]nd ye shall be as God”Does that sound familiar? The same deception prevails today in the New Age. Each one of us considers himself/herself immensely important; often even, the most important individual in the universe! We have this feeling because we are children of God.

God actually is the center of the universe; and, because our life is really His life in us, we have the feeling that we are God. Of course, with us it is only an appearance; and if we realize it is only an appearance, that’s fine. But if we believe it, and act on the assumption that it is true, then we are in for trouble and we have a serious problem of mistaken identity.

Because we insist on wanting to be equal to God, we separate ourselves from His Sovereignty and we reject His tender loving care and protection. There is in these two verses a clear distinction between God and man: That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John3:6

He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is of the earth, and of the earth he speaketh: he that cometh from heaven is above all.” John3:31.

Adam and Eve only knew good, they only knew God, they were naked and were not ashamed, they didn’t know Evil, they didn’t know death. God forbade them to even try to know Evil because God knew they were no match for the Devil. Only eternal God could know Evil. Because death is part of Evil, Adam and Eve, in tasting of that fruit, became mortal beings. for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Genesis 2:17 .In knowing Evil they became ashamed and covered themselves with fig leaves.As a result of this rebellion, we were driven out of the Garden of Eden, so that we may experience first hand the knowledge of Evil and discover over millennia of earth life that the only way to fight Lucifer is to obey God’s commandments and to abide in Him.

This duality of good and evil, God and Lucifer has become the reality of man’s everyday life and is now manifested in everything. The earth is no longer the perfect expression of the Love of God but has become the battleground between two opposing forces. We lost the purity and the beauty of the Garden of Eden but God, in His infinite mercy and absolute divine Justice, sent His Son Jesus to bear the curse and the punishment of that original transgression for us. Jesus willingly took our place of punishment and through His sacrifice gave us eternal life.

Psalm 82:16, “I said, ‘You are gods;is often quoted by New-Agers to back up their pantheistic belief that we are all god. But the next verse reads: “Andall of you sons of the Most High” being a son is not like being the Father. And the next verse is: “Nevertheless ye shall die like men, And fall like one of the princes. (Ps. 82:7). If we die and fall, we are not like God and we see here God is not teaching the inner divinity of all men. The Bible from Genesis 1 :1 on does not teach pantheism and is clear on the fact there is only one God.

Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen; that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.Isaiah 43:10

Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have I not declared unto thee of old, and showed it? and ye are my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? yea, there is no Rock; I know not any. Isaiah 44:8

Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Exodus 20:3-4

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3 Responses to 23-Are we a god in the making?

  1. John Sorensen says:

    This is very good, and I believe God is helping me accept the truth concerning Tina Turner, the singer I used to be a gigantic fan of. She is into the New Age through Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism and chanting, and has been into that since the mid 1970’s. I thought about how if I was like Tina, and became a Buddhist, I would be more successful and possibly very wealthy now. However, I am sure the Holy Spirit used what I just read to remind me of what a Christian woman told me back in 1988, when she told me Buddhism and chanting will lead me to a miserable eternity in hell. I am renouncing even thoughts of becoming a Buddhist, Jesus Christ is the only Way!!

  2. Liz48 says:

    You rightly quoted Psalm 82. It is the same Psalm the Lord quoted when He said that they were gods to whom the Word came See John 10:34-35, and we know that the Word of God is true.

    The difference is that under the Lordship of Jesus we are not gods on our own but through His Blood we were redeemed to be restored to our Sonship in The Father.

    Jesus was submitted to The Father; does that mean He was not God because He could not do anything He wanted? So the restriction on Adam and Eve is not proof they are not in God’s class. In John 10:38, the Lord told the people that they should know The Father was in Him because of the miracles He did; He also said He and The Father were one. He told us we would do greater miracles than He did, because He went back to The Father!

  3. @ Liz48: Your Question was:

    “Does that mean He was not God because He could not do anything He wanted?”

    Listen, to what Jesus said about himself:

    Even as the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you: abide ye in :my :love. If ye keep my :commandments, ye shall abide in my :love; even as I have kept the commandments of my :Father, and abide in his :love.
    (Joh 15:9-10)

    Who loveth me not keepeth not my :words: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me. These things have I spoken to you, while abiding with you. But the Comforter, the Holy :Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, HE shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
    (Joh 14:24-26)

    I will no more speak many words with you, for the prince of the world cometh: and he hath nothing in me; but that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave me commandment, thus I do. Arise, let us go hence.
    (Joh 14:30-31)

    These things spake Jesus; and lifting up his :eyes to :heaven, he said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy :Son, that the Son may glorify thee: even as thou gavest him authority over all flesh, that whatever thou hast given him, to them he should give eternal life. And this is the eternal life, to know thee the only true God, and whom thou didst send, Jesus Christ. I glorified thee on :earth, having accomplished the work which thou hast given me to do. And now glorify THOU me with thyself, Father, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. I manifested thy :name to the men whom thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them to me; and they have kept thy :word. Now they know that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are from thee: because the words which thou gavest me I have given to them; and they received them, and truly knew that I came forth from thee, and they believed that THOU didst send me. (Joh 17:1-8)

    See how obedient Jesus was:

    Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross. Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name; that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things on earth and things under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. So then, my beloved, even as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who worketh in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure.
    (Php 2:5-13)

    Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: abide ye here, and watch with me. And he went forward a little, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Again a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, My Father, if this cannot pass away, except I drink it, thy will be done. (Mat 26:38-42)

    We will do greater miracles because of Jesus walking in us. It will be world wide this time, but we do nothing out of our own, just as Jesus did nothing out of him self.

    but :God, being rich in mercy, for his great :love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead through the trespasses made us alive together with the Christ (by grace have ye been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenlies, in Christ Jesus: that in the ages :to come he might show the exceeding riches of his :grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus: for by :grace have ye been saved through faith; and this not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not of works, that no one should glory. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus upon good works, which :God afore prepared that we should walk in them. (Eph 2:4-10)

    It is all a repetition of history:

    That which hath been is that which shall be; and that which hath been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. (Ecc 1:9)

    We are manifesting Jesus Christ. The old man is dead, together with his pride. There is just no room, to believe, that we are gods, because we are doing nothing out of our own. We are dead, but Christ lives in us. How could we have our own ideas?

    Or are ye ignorant that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his :death? We were buried therefore with him through :baptism into :death: that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, thus we also might walk in newness of life. For if we have become like-natured with him in the likeness of his :death, we shall yet be also in the likeness of the resurrection; knowing this, that our old :man was crucified with him, that the body of :sin be done away, that we no longer be in bondage to :sin; for who hath died is justified from :sin. But if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him; knowing that Christ raised from the dead dieth no more; death no more lords it over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once for all: but in that he liveth, he liveth to :God. Thus ye also reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to :God in Christ Jesus. Let not :sin therefore reign in your mortal :body, that ye should obey the lusts thereof: neither be presenting your :members to sin as weapons of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to :God, as alive from the dead, and your :members as weapons of righteousness to :God. For sin shall not lord it over you: for ye are not under law, but under grace. (Rom 6:3-14)

    There is therefore now no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of the life in Christ Jesus hath freed thee from the law of :sin and of :death. For what the law could not do, wherein it was weak through the flesh, :God, sending his own :Son in likeness of flesh of sin and for sin, condemned :sin in the flesh: that the ordinance of the law be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit, those of the Spirit. For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace: because the mind of the flesh is enmity unto :God; for it is not subject to the law of :God, neither indeed can it be: and they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But YE are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if so be that God’s Spirit dwelleth in you. But if any hath not Christ’s Spirit he is none of his. And if Christ is in you, the body is indeed dead because of sin; but the spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised :Jesus from the dead dwelleth in you, who raised Christ Jesus from the dead shall make alive also your mortal :bodies through his :Spirit that dwelleth in you. So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh: for if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the doings of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by God’s Spirit, these are God’s sons. (Rom 8:1-14)

    the mystery :hid from the ages and from the generations: but now hath it been manifested to his :saints, to whom :God was pleased to make known what is the riches of the glory of this :mystery among the nations, which is Christ in you, the hope of :glory: whom we proclaim, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ; whereunto I also toil, striving according to his :working, which worketh in me with power. (Col 1:26-29)

    We are alive in Christ. He lives in us. Why would we think, that we be anything?

    Christ is my hope of Glory.

    I want nothing and do not want to do anything other, then to see Christ glorified in this body. I want nothing of myself left.

    I hate free will.

    I want the will of Christ only.

    Thank you for reading!

    You are blessed!

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