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Psalm 82: 6

I said, “You are gods, and all of you are sons of the Most High.”

This is a challenging bit of scripture, but the key is that it is scripture. If you value scripture as God’s word to us, then you have to deal with troublesome passages instead of reading over them and discarding them.

In context, God was talking about the lost people in the world. They are lost and without understanding, He said. His next words are, but I have made you Gods and sons of the Most High. In other words, if there are lost souls wandering around in darkness then activate your office as a god and as a child of the Most High to help them.

Father God has given us authority and dominion in the earth and of all the things we seem to misunderstand, this has to be one of the biggest. We keep begging God to do something, yet His response is, “Haven’t I made you a God? And, are you not my child, my lineage, a child of the Almighty? You have the authority to change the situation. I gave you power, might and dominion. I gave you the authority to operate in this realm. Exercise your authority.”

This challenges me and I hope it does you as well. I wrote an email today where I said, “God bless you,” not a bad sentiment, right? But no sooner did it flow out of my fingers, maybe even before I could finish typing it did the thought ring through my mind, “You bless them!” In other words, it is the story of Moses that God turned on me today. In Exodus 14: 15 – 16 is recorded this exchange, “Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to start moving. Raise your staff, stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide the water.” Our God is kind and gentle but I hear Him saying through my filters, “Why are you whining to me when I have given you both the power and the authority to remedy this situation? Do what you have been commissioned to do.”

This is a good passage and a good theme to spend some time pondering. What has God empowered us to do? How is it that we can bless others? How do we use what God has given us to bring about His good in the earth? As always, we are delighted to hear your thoughts.

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