THE STORY OF JESUS: John 20:10-18
“I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” (John 20:17)
I believe that Jesus is the Word of God made human (John 1:1).
While on earth, He was fully human: His Father was our Father, His God was our God.
We tend to jump to quickly to saying ‘Jesus is God!’.
I’m not questioning His divine origin, but want to stress His humanity.
He emptied Himself of His divine identity (Philippians 2:5-8) to become fully human.
This is how He is our Saviour; He is Adam succeeding where all other Adams failed.
By overcoming sin, death and Satan, Jesus is established as God’s Son (Romans 1:4).
And we are restored as God’s sons and daughters through faith in Him.
Satan no longer owns us; we belong body and soul, in life and in death, to God.
The grip of death is broken, the power of sin is released, Satan is defeated!
Jesus is Lord of creation (Genesis 1:26-28), and we reign with Him (Ephesians 2:6).
These words of Jesus show us how Jesus stands with us under God.
Do you think of yourself as equal to Jesus in His humanity?
Do you see Jesus as a model of who you are to be, who you can be?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, thank You for becoming like me, so that I can become like You… like I was meant to be!