Prayer of David
Just 2 days back I was in discussion with some Orthodox Christians on the identity of who Jesus is. One person insisted Jesus was 100 percent Divine (God) and 100 percent human at the same time. We debated on this for some time and soon the admin of that group (who was also an orthodox Christian) removed me from the group without giving me a change to bring the discussion to conclusion.
If one reads Hindu mythology, one would see Hindu gods or devas or bhagwans (man-gods) who are humans having divine powers. They at times have human deficiencies and at times nothing can affect them. They can be injured and can even die like humans, but yet they are called gods. They also have the ability to comeback as another human or in another form of life, keeping the divine nature yet taking the mortal form which is known as incarnation. These are nothing but human thinking or imagination which lacks wisdom of God.
This understanding is not restricted to only Hindus even Greek and Roman and even Christians who lack wisdom of God have given such characteristics to Jesus Christ. They lack knowledge of who Jesus Christ is therefore have made Him a demigod like one of the figures of Hindu or Greek mythology.
It is not only Orthodox Christians that have this problem but also Catholics, for this is originally a Catholic understanding (which follows Nicolaitans teachings) that Jesus Christ was a demigod, both God and man on earth. John says those who deny Jesus Christ was 100 percent man on earth is a spirit that is not from God but have (influenced by) the spirit of the Antichrist. What causes confusion to most is that we all know that Jesus Christ was God (The Son), so how do we put that into picture this understanding and yet not deny Jesus Christ was 100 percent man?
Firstly people do not have the basic understanding of why Jesus became our sacrifice. Most Christians think He died on the cross to defeat Satan and save us from him.
Brothers and sisters in Christ, God did not need to humble Himself, come as man and be a sacrifice to save us from Satan who was created by Him. Jesus being man stood between God and man, He became our sacrifice to remove the wrath of God on man by taking the sin of man on Himself, drinking the cup of the wrath of God and thus made peace between God and man that is why the curtain between God and man was torn. He did not leave His glory in the Heavens and became human to defeat Satan or to fight him. God is God Almighty, Omnipotent who created this universe by just a word can crush Satan by just a rebuke from His mouth; scriptures say Satan trembles just by the knowledge of Him and by His Name Satan crumbles.
Genesis 3: 15 - And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
The words 'bruise' used in 'bruise thy head' and 'bruise' in 'bruise his heel' if one checks the Hebrew text is not the same. The words are 'crush thy head' and 'strike thy heel' also the Hebrew word 'aqeb' translated as heel also means footsteps and comes from the root word 'aqab' meaning stay. The words 'strike his heel' actually means Satan will cause problems or trouble in the life of mankind.
Understand Jesus as man died for us not to defeat Satan but to save man from God and to open the doors of Heaven which was shut for us. God desired that man who is lower than Angels defeats Satan but He also knew man would not be able to do so by himself therefore Jesus made available His Spirit for man. It is the Spirit of God who opens the knowledge and understanding of the Kingdom of God to man so as to bring back the Fruit of Truth which man lost in the Garden of Eden by eating the fruit of doubt of the Tree of Good and Bad.
If we read scriptures, when Jesus comes back the Angels with Him are none other than those who are among the 1st resurrection, whom the Bible also calls as the 'Elect'. They along with Jesus Christ declare the Name of the Lord, who Christ is and it is written all things in Heaven, earth and levels below bow to the Name. Everything natural ceases to exist, evil and death is destroyed and thus comes the Kingdom of God where God dwells with (spirit) man.
When we say Jesus or Jesus Christ or Lord Jesus Christ we declare different aspects of Him even though they all point to the same person. We need to always remember when Jesus said 'rejoice for I have overcome' He was not deceiving man by being a demigod or God and man and claiming to have overcome sin, but said this for He being 100 percent man in the flesh had overcome sin and thus became an example (cornerstone) for man on how to overcome sin (through His Spirit). He in short enabled man to defeat Satan, so it is we who will crush the head of Satan.
Why did I take this topic in today's message which is Psalm 86? What has the prayer of David to do with this topic?
If one studies this Psalm well one will realize David was not praying to anyone else than God the Son whom we know as Lord Jesus Christ.
Let us become overcomers by coming to the true knowledge of who the Lord Jesus Christ is and bring Satan to his knees and crush his head. That is not by only doing Bible study but also by our living His Word, because Truth is only understood when it is lived.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we pray the fruit of doubt which our ancestors ate in the Garden of Eden may be totally and completely taken away from us and that we quickly receive back the Fruit of Truth through the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit we pray You open our minds and bring us to the knowledge of Lord Jesus Christ that we may overcome every area of our lives and thus become His Bride ready for His coming...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
1 Bow down thine ear [give audience], O LORD, hear me: for I am poor [afflicted] and needy.
2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
8 Among the Gods [Elohim] there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works.
9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.
10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.
11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.
15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.
17 Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.
1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
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