LIKE JESUS IN THIS WORLD (We Are His “Manner Of Men”): Pastor Chris

LIKE JESUS IN THIS WORLD (We Are His “Manner Of Men”)

📖 TO THE BIBLE
Mark 4:38-39,41 NIV “Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm…They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!””

▶️ LET’S TALK
The Lord Jesus, when He walked the earth, was a marvel and master over circumstances. One day, the disciples, in awe of Him, asked the question we read in our opening verse. This was after He hushed a billowing tempest to sleep. On another occasion, the disciples had sailed far out at sea when they suddenly saw a figure walking towards them on the water; it was Jesus. Again, they wondered, “What manner of man is this that defies nature?”

Think about His ascension to heaven! He simply levitated and went through the clouds into heaven. It pays to know who Jesus really is. Until you know Him, you can’t have true faith in Him, and you wouldn’t know yourself. Here’s something most extraordinary: anyone who believes in Jesus receives the same life that He has. John 1:12-13 says, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God… who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”

Notice that the latter part says you’re born of God, meaning that you’re born of the same Word that became Jesus. 1 Peter 1:23 says, “Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.” James 1:18 NIV says, “He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created.” We’re in the same class and manner of men as Jesus, because we’re offspring of the Word.

No wonder John said, “…In this world we are like Jesus” (1 John 4:17 NIV). All of divinity was tabernacled in Jesus; He was God alive—walking and talking in a man’s body. That same fullness of divinity dwells in you today. Like Him, you’re the living, moving house of the living God. Hallelujah!

🎯 Go Deeper
Acts 17:28; 2 Corinthians 6:16

🔊 Speak
I’m the temple of the living God, His mobile headquarters in the earth today. In Him I live, and move, and have my being. The greater One lives in me; I’m filled with His fullness, and dispense the verities of the Kingdom in every place. Amen.

▶️ Act
Take out time today and meditate on the verses of Scripture referred to in the message.

👤 Devotional by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

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