Sermon 66 - CHRIST - THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD OUR EXAMPLE

by Godwin Enemudo

. . . And the Lord said, "look at me as I am, look at me as I walk and live." As the Lord is, so we are (I John 4:17), as the Lord walked and lived so are we to walk and live (I John 2:6). In Genesis 1:26, God said, let us make man in our own image, after our likeness and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea... And in verse 27, so God created man (us) in His own image. The plan of God is to have sons on earth to walk and live as Christ walked and lived when he came 2000 years ago. This plan of God was hindered by Satan in the garden of Eden 6000 years ago, by deceiving Eve and Adam. Before the fall of Adam and Eve they were in the image of the Son of God (Christ) glowing with shekinah glory, but after their fall through sin, they lost their divine potentials to fallen potentials.
Jesus Glory be to God for His love towards us, that He came 2000 years ago to save us and restore to us, that which we lost in Adam (scroll 53 last paragraph). God came in the office of the Son to show us who we are, how to walk and live to show forth His image and likeness again on earth. This message the Lord spoke to my heart will be in different parts, backed by the bible and writings of the former (William M. Branham) and later (Neal Frisby), rain messengers, based on the bible, let us start:

CHRIST OUR EXAMPLE (PART I): AS HE IS SO WE ARE.

1st. John 4:17 says, as Christ is, so are we. As Christ is in the office of the Son on earth, so are we now. When we receive Jesus as our Lord and saviour, the Spirit of God comes into our spirit; to do an operation of removing the nature of sin and death, and imputing the nature of righteousness and life into our spirit, repositioning us again as righteous sons of God with Eternal life. 1st Peter 1:23 says, being born again not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible by the Word of God which liveth and abideth forever. 2nd Peter 1:4 says, we are partakers of Christ's divine nature, that is restored back to us.

The Word of God is the Life of God. (St. John 6:63), the nature of the Word of God in Christ and us has made Christ and us the Word of God. To look at a real saint is to look at the Word of God (Scroll 47 paragraph 3). We are joint heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17), we are begotten with the Word of truth (James 1:18); we are bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh (Ephesians 5:30).

It is very important for the sons of God to know, believe and be conscious of whom they are, that as Christ the Son of God is righteous, with Eternal life, Eternal Word, and He is the Word of God on earth when he came, so are we also righteous with Eternal life - Eternal Word of God on earth NOW. We must know this truth, be settled and grounded in it, Amen. So we are righteous sons of God with the Word of God, we are Word trees to produce Word fruits on earth showing forth the image and likeness of God (Matthew 7:15-20), (Seven church ages page 85, third line). With the sacrifice of Christ at Calvary, shedding His precious blood for our sins, He has repositioned everyone of us back to our original position. This is the gospel, the wonderful good news of what Jesus has done for us.

So look at Jesus and see Him as He is, you should also see yourself the same because, as He is, so we are, HALLELUYAH. Thank you Jesus, we have passed from death unto Life forever, Amen. (I John 3:14) we are now new creatures (II Corinthians 5:17). Sons of God are gods (Psalm 82:5-7), (St John 10:34-35), (St John 17:22). The righteousness of God upon us and nature of God in us makes us to be risen sons of God, we are gods. After the God Almighty the Lord Jesus Christ, we are the next in the whole universes, but, we must walk and live as He walks and lives to exercise and enjoy our high position.

In subsequent parts, we will talk about His walking and His living, for if we are in Christ's position (Colossians 1:13), we must also walk and live as He did. Unto the Lord Jesus Christ the Eternal Monarch be all the glory forever and ever, Amen.