KEY SCRIPTURE: John 3:35 KJV” The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.”
God loves the Son so much that He has given all things into His hands. The Son of God came into this life for one main purpose. He came on behalf of men. He came to correct the error created by Adam. Our Lord Jesus is called the last Adam.1Corinth 15:45 KJV” And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” With the title Adam which symbolises the Father of the human race, the Lord as the last Adam, becomes the father of another kind of human race.
These are the generations of the saints, of which the Lord Jesus is the first born. Rom 8:29 ” For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that the Son might be the firstborn among many brothers.”
This implies God’s love for the firstborn is replicated to all the brethren. God shows the same love for Jesus towards every Saint. John 17:23 KJV” I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.”
God loves us just as He loves our Lord Jesus. Our key scripture said He has put all things in His hands. It therefore implies that, all things or all authority has been given to us as well. Rom 8:17 reveals we are joint heirs with Jesus. A joint heir means joint owners. Whatever the Lord has, is also ours. This is not part owners, but joint owners.1 Corinth 3:21 reminds us that ALL THINGS ARE OURS.
The whole scenario is that, our Lord Jesus is God and already had all things (John 17:5). He became a man so whatever He did or obtained could be legally ours as fellow men. (Heb 2:10 &14)
All that was given to Him, was meant to be ours and so is ours. He obtained them for us.
How should we live?
1.We must appreciate the great love God has shown us through our Lord Jesus.
2. Live to always please God by doing the word. James 1:24,25
3. Live with a consciousness of a privileged position and never victims.
4. Always maintain a mind of sufficiency, and so very equal to, or even above every challenge.
5. Maintain a heart of gratitude in every situation for nothing can change what God has done and made available to us.
Never forget to thank God in every situation, no matter what happens, for all things are yours.
We are in charge.
THOUGHT: JESUS OBTAINED EVERY BLESSING, NOT FOR HIMSELF BUT FOR US.
Romans 8:17 KJV” And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”
Hebrews 2:14 KJV” Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;”