Much ado about “little gods”.
Satan’s playbook includes trying to goad men into believing they can ascend to godhood.
It is what ultimately led Satan’s rebellion against God…
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” – Isa 14:12-14
Right there in the garden of eden, he told Adam and Eve that they could be “as gods” by eating the forbidden fruit. This same temptation has been continuously used throughout history as Satan appeals to the “pride of life” that is resident in the fallen nature (or the flesh) of every son of Adam.
Having covered the danger’s of falling into the trap of believing we can be gods ourselves, let’s see what the one true living God has to say about us legitimately exercising the power He has delegated to us.
The best way I can simplify this to a point that I can understand it myself is to look at a simplified model of authority in the military. Basically, a unit commander has full authority over everything that happens in his unit. The commander has delegated certain authorities that pertain to administration and management to several supervisors at various levels within the unit. These supervisor can only legally act with the authority they have been delegated. The “power” they wield is not theirs, it is the commander’s. Also, just because they can exercise some of the (delegated) authority of the commander, that doesn’t make them the commander. Also, it is possible they can abuse this authority and have the authority taken away from them.
We are not God and we do not become gods.
We become adopted children, grafted into the family of God through Jesus.
Similar to if our family adopted a child… That child would be loved and cared for as a member of the family, share in inheritance, and perhaps could even take on our surname. However, the adopted child would still not be a genetic family member, even though treated as such in every way.
Attitude in giving is important:
1) give cheerfully and joyfully
2) expect nothing in return from the person or organization that you give to
3) do not give in order to get
4) while you don’t give with motivation of “getting”, but can give with the understanding and hope of God’s promised rewards
when you start praying for someone, they suddenly start acting worse. this is not because your prayer isn’t working, it is because it is working — God is dealing with that person and they are acting worse because they are resisting God.
King James Bible
Matthew 21:42, “Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?”
The corner stone sets the standard for direction is what all other stones measured from and aligned to.
Isaiah 28:16 therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
On the other hand, the capstone is the anti-christ who exalts himself above all others…
Who is the capstone in the 1984 NIV
Matthew 21:42, “Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ” ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?”
*Note that it was quietly changed to cornerstone in the 2011 NIV along with 38% corruptions of other scriptures
What is the agenda to corrupt the bible?
“I believe it is through the Churches and not through the Theosophical Society that Theosophy [the worship of Lucifer]… must and should come to large bodies of people in the West.” (Transactions of the Theosophical Society, H. P. Blavatsky, Annie Besant, 1904, p. 377).
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
All they that hate God love death