We have been meditating all week, about becoming like Jesus. Today, we'll be rounding up this week's theme by looking at the other side of the equation
through which our adoption as children of God was negotiated and secured—
He had to become what we were, so that we could become what He was.
"So the Word became human and made His home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen His glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son." John 1:14, NKJV
He Became Flesh
"Because God's children are human beings--made of flesh and blood--the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death." Hebrews 2:14, NLT
He Became Sin
"For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." 2Cor 5:21, NKJV
He Became The Ransom
He became the Passover Lamb; the sacrificial offering that was given as a ransom for our captive souls. [1Cor 5:7; 1Timothy 2:6]
He Became Poor
"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich." 2Cor 8:9
He Became a Curse
He Became a curse for us, so that we could become blessed.
"Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE"), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith." Gal 3:13-14
The whole essence of who we are, of what we become as children of God in Christ Jesus, is the consequence of what He had to become in order to qualify
us to be partakers of His divine nature—We become united with God by grace in the Person of Christ, who is God come in the flesh. And as
we said earlier in the week, the means of becoming “like God” is through perfection in holiness, a product of the continuous work of the Holy Spirit
in the life of a believer, by grace, through the process of sanctification.
We need to understand what He became, so that we can understand what we are to become, and know what we have in Christ Jesus.
Pastor Wale Ola
What is God saying to me in today's message?
What was ministered to me in the bible verses that I read today?
What are the changes or adjustments I need to make in my life to align with the word of God?
What is my commitment to the word for today?
What practical steps can I take to benefit from the word I have read today?
Memory Verse: Joh 1:12
"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name"
Meditate on the things that are listed above that Christ became for you, and then, on what He accomplished for you by becoming as He did.
Pray that your life will consistently manifest the fruit of His sacrifice to the praise and glory of His Name.
Song For Today: Nothing I Hold On To — Will Reagan