Who we are to become

John 1:1- ‘In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God’. Jesus came to the earth as a light that ‘lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
John 1:12 says that ‘as many as received Him, to them He gave the power to become the sons of God’.
The word used for ‘power’ here in the Greek is ‘exousia’ which means the power to choose.
In other words, we have a very important role to play in the matter of the full salvation of our souls. Christ in us is the hope of glory, but the matter of whether or not we get to that glory is dependent on the choices that we make. At every point in our lives, with every decision we make we are creating a path for ourselves- either one of light, or one of darkness. Deuteronomy 30:19 says that set before us is ‘life and death, blessing and cursing’- depending on which we choose, we will either live or die.
The cherubims that overshadow the mercy seat get their source of life, of strength, from only one source- God. The more they get of God, the more they want of God and this is what we are to become- a people totally fixated, totally consumed with Christ. On the flip side we have Og- the king of Bashan which the Israelites had to kill when they entered the promised land- which means circle. The thing about darkness is that it pulls at you, at your emotions and your desires and there is never an end to it. We might think that it is harmless to allow a little room for our passions, for the things we love, but ultimately those things will grow and begin to take our attention away from God. The only way for us to get rid of the darkness inside is for us to begin to spend more of our time concentrated on the word of God, in His presence and these things will bring the light into our souls, will bring oil into our vessels.
We have a choice to make, or rather we have several choices to make at this time and if we do not choose light, we automatically choose darkness.
God is calling us now to begin making decisions that will take us to an expected end-to salvation and to life. God is the God of now. It does not matter what we did yesterday or last week. Let us now begin to examine ourselves and the choices we make because the power to become the sons of God is on our hands.


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