Phaneroo 89 Sermon

Of God

1 John 4:4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

I had never fully understood the meaning of the word ‘of’ as used in this scripture until I noticed that it is a possessive term; it carries the place of origin. It means that the very make up of God is what you carry in the inside of you. We were walking at a certain place where we once were not because of the lust of this world but then because of the sacrifice of Christ Jesus, we were separated and now John writes and says that you are ‘of’ God, not you are ‘for’ God. There is a big difference between a person who is ‘of someone’ and someone who is ‘of someone.’ Everything that God carries inside of him is what you carry. That is why when he looks at you he says, ‘you are of me.’

When God saw us in the helpless state that we were in, he did not look at us and do nothing. The greater, being the influence of God, came into your life and consumed you to totality. That is why for everything that you are right now, none of it is your own; everything is of God. Your children are of God; your thoughts are of God; everything that is in the inside of you is of God. You do not have a will. When God wants to do anything he says that he wills and does through you. You can never be disadvantaged as a child of God. You cannot be in the same perils and failures like them who do not know God. Why? Because you are of God.

Of the Blood of Christ

Hebrews 9:13-14;

For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

In the past, it was required that sacrifices like bulls and goats be brought before God and these were a figure of Christ that was meant to die. The priests would only look. Those days it was an outward appearance that would approve you in the sight of God. The priests would look at an animal and say, ‘this one has a blemish’ and because it had a blemish, it could not satisfy what God wanted to satisfy. He would look at another and say by my judgment, this one is okay and can go to the holy of holies. But remember, the Bible says that the life is in the blood. He could not see in the inside of the animal. It means that this is a revelation of the grace of God even then because by the sight of the priest he could see the animal as clean and pure to be offered but maybe it had a disease that could not be seen with the naked eye. It was only God who could tell that the blood suffices. So how many times did God by his grace look at these people?

The blood that was of animals could only work in the flesh. It could only go so far but man was not just suffering in the flesh. There had to be something that goes much deeper. This is why Christ had to come as a perfect sacrifice. By his blood, we have been perfected because that blood not only take away sins (since the life is in the blood and Jesus says he is the light), the blood could see every evil thing that needed to be sorted in the inside of humanity. We were sanctified once and for all because this blood carried the efficacy.

Of the Efficacy of the Blood

Ephesians 1:13-14;

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

When we trusted God, we just did not trust God and that marked the end of it. Our salvation came by the gospel of truth. What is truth? Christ said, ‘I am the light.’ Everywhere there is light, there is manifestation of truth. Only Christ could see what man could not see and by that, the gospel came and when the gospel came, you obtained glory.

The efficacy of the blood of Jesus is that everything that was obtained by his death lasts forever. If you obtained life, you have everlasting life. If you obtained glory, it is eternal glory, it cannot be taken away. If you obtained hope, it is a glorious hope, it cannot be taken away. You cannot be separated from the greatness that you carry. Everything that Christ died to give you belongs to you and is held together for you, not by your strength, working or power but by the heavenlies. So it is the duty of the heavenlies to ensure that your purpose is straight and accomplished.

You are a Love Seed

When you are in the love of God, you are in the highest place of the manifestation of signs and wonders. The Bible says that God is love; it also says that in the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. If by the word, everything came into being, then by love everything came into being. That is why if you are born of God, you are a normal love seed; a normal love child. The Bible says that the love of God has been shed abroad in your spirit; you naturally love. For God so loved the world that he gave; not ‘for God so burned in wrath’. The Bible says that while we were yet sinners he died. So God looked at the fornicator and loved. God looked at the thief, the prostitute and loved because it is impossible to separate God from love. When the love of God is perfected inside you, you enter heights of manifestation in your generation.

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