Red Letter Words

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As a believer in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, your identity in Him is a child of God, with all the benefits children receive from their parents, including the guidance and discipline of parents when needed. Not only that, those who believe are royalty.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9.

Our greatest example of what royalty looks like is Jesus.

Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. John 5:19-20.

“I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” John 5:30.

“Jesus, by these words states categorically that He, who was the freest of men was not functioning as a free agent. He was not doing His own thing. He was not bound by the 21st century definition of freedom. When He said, “The Son can do nothing of Himself”, He was saying that, having shared in the glory of the Eternal Father, and being omnipotent Himself, He has used His omnipotence to lay aside omnipotence and be fashioned as a man. He was sill the Son. He was still the second person of the Trinity, but without form or comeliness, without majesty or splendor, in weakness rather than strength: God, reduced to a root out of dry ground, reduced to obedience, reduced to complete dependence. Although He could have called 10,000 angels because of Who He was in Himself and the authority yet resident within Him, He cried out in despair because of who He was in His submission to His God- appointed station in life.

Deity is not easy.” Lee Wilkerson The Letters in RED.

 

If we are to follow the example of Jesus, and we are, it can be said, royalty is not easy.

Precious One, you are called to a royal station in life. Let everything you do reflect this gift; your words, your thoughts, your actions. Ask Holy Spirit to help you, He will, He is really good at his job.

Shalom!

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About Terese

Terese is a wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. Best of all a daughter of the King! Terese is a Bible study teacher and speaker. One of her passions is investing in the lives of other women and encouraging them in their identity and authority in Christ. Terese is a life long student of God's grace. Follow me on Periscope at Terese@blessedlamb.
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