Still on the issue I raised concerning our place in God and our identity as God in the midst of others… Some people are asking me to stop teaching these things, one of them sent to my inbox that I should stop teaching my weak theology. I could not help but laugh. This is not theology, this is BIBLE.
We have always come across a certain verse in the scripture where the Psalmist prophetically declared that we are gods but we’ve actually not taken time to study that portion of the scripture. Let’s look at it again and you’ll see something different, Psalm 82:5-6 (TLB)
“But you are so foolish and ignorant! Because you are in darkness, all the foundations of the earth are shaken to the core. I have called you “gods” and “sons of the most high”.
First, you need to understand that sometimes, the Old Testament believers say something under the influence of the Spirit and yet they don’t fully understand what they say because some of these things were too deep to be grasped. Why do believers don’t know they are gods? It’s because some of them are ignorant! You need to look at that place carefully, some of the foolish ones were ignorant not because they are in darkness, they are simply ignorant because they lacked knowledge. When we understand the grammatical structure of that sentence it makes more meaning to us. Let’s look at it
After the sentence, “… foolish and ignorant!” There was a break, it is a different sentence. The other proceeding words are another sentence. He said “Because you are in darkness, all the foundations of the earth are shaken to the core”…
Now let’s understand it. They are not foolish and ignorant because they walk in darkness; they walk in darkness because they are ignorant. And because they walk in darkness the foundation of the earth is shaken. God made us gods but many don’t know it… They are ignorant and foolish. They end up running around for solutions, they end up being deceived and they even end up walking in darkness. What is darkness?
Darkness is anything that does not involve the truth of God’s word. God is light. Darkness calls God a liar. When God declares you saved, darkness declares you bound! When God proclaims that you are now in union with him, darkness declares that you are possessed by a demon! Yes, they even told Jesus that he is possessed by a demon! The bible says
“The light shines in darkness and darkness has not overcome it” John 1:2 (NIV)
The Greek word translated “overcome” here means comprehend or understood. Darkness is confused concerning the light, darkness cannot comprehend the light. This means, anyone who is in darkness cannot understand the light until they walk in the light. In verse 10 we see that though the world was made through the light they couldn’t recognize it because they walk in darkness.
What does it mean to walk in the light? It means to walk by the word of God. It means to believe only the word of God, it means to trust only God’s word. So, when God says I am free, I believe it and stand on it. God’s word is the lamp unto our feet and the light unto our paths (Psalm 119:105). So, without the knowledge of God’s word, we are walking in darkness because there is neither lamp nor light in the pathways.
This is exactly what God revealed in Psalm 82:5-6, people are in darkness because they are ignorant and foolish, they have seen the light but they don’t want to follow the light. Some people don’t want to do something different for the love of their family religious affiliations, some don’t want to do something different because of their commitments to a particular organization and so many of them continue to walk in darkness because they are foolish and ignorant. Many are foolish and ignorant because they have simply neglected the word of truth. It is the truth that sets free!
God already pronounced them gods but they see themselves as slaves. God already declared them free but they still feel God’s declaration isn’t enough. A man told me that all those things God said is mere theory and therefore there are practical ways not mentioned in the bible by which we can make the theory work. How true can that be?
Whatever God declares come to pass! When God said “let there be light”, there was light! When God declared you righteous, you became righteous! If you never became what God said you have become, it means God is a liar! We have only one originator of lies, he is the devil. When God declared you free, you were free! Ignorance is a blind fold. The moment you get knowledge and understand it, the blind fold falls of your eyes and you begin to see.
I will quote Psalm 82:5-6 (NIV) again with an embedded explanation.
“The ‘gods’ (some believers) know nothing; (as a result) they understand nothing. (Because they know nothing) They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of earth are shaken (the enemy takes it by force). I said “you are ‘gods’; you are all sons of the Most High”
Finally, you need to also point out that we were called sons of God. Now, anyone who is not matured enough to take up responsibility as son remains a slave (Galatians 4:1)! Maturity has nothing to do with age but with knowledge. The bible said
“As many as have received him, to them he gave power to becomes sons of God” (John 1:12)
It did not say “…he makes them sons of God” rather “he gives them power to become sons”. Stop praying that God should make you his son; he already gave you the power to become. How do you become? By studying the word in the guidance of the Holy Spirit; by applying nothing but the word of God and by taking responsibility with that word you have received into your spirit.
You are gods. You are carriers of divinity and through you God is among unbelievers drawing souls to himself. Now, if you are a god, how can you be possessed by fallen angels? How can you need deliverance from them again when you have God’s Spirit living in you? The only thing that can hold you bound is yourself. The devil cannot bind a Christian; he can only incite the Christian to bind himself by believing things that are not God’s word. Are you a Christian? Don’t go for deliverance, go for the word! You are delivered already and you can only know how delivered you are through the word of God. How can you need deliverance again when God has made you Satan’s master! He has given us the power of attorney to function in his stead! All power, not some… Has been given to Jesus and he therefore gave it to us! (Mathew 28:19) A BELIEVER DOES NOT NEED DELIVERANCE.
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God bless you.