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Emanna for 01/19/2019

Jesus Is Our Brother, God Is Our Father

Bible Verses

John 20:17 Jesus said to her... go to My brothers and say to them, I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God. Heb 2:11 For both He who sanctifies
[Christ]
and those who are being sanctified
[the believers]
are all of One
[Father]
, for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brothers,

Words of Ministry

In His resurrection, the Only Begotten Son became "the Firstborn among many brothers" (Rom. 8:29). The "many brothers" are those who have been regenerated through His resurrection with the divine life released by His life- imparting death. Through His resurrection, the divine life of the Father has been imparted into us. Thus, we all have become sons of God. In this way the unique Son of God has become the "Firstborn among many brothers." Therefore, the Lord did not tell Mary, "Go to My friends"; He said, "Go to My brothers." Through His life-imparting death and resurrection, the Lord has made His disciples one with Him. Therefore, His Father is also His disciples' Father, and His God is also their God. Through His resurrection, they have received both the Father's life and God's divine nature. By making them His brothers, He has imparted the Father's life and God's divine nature into them. By making His Father and His God theirs, He has brought them into His position--the Son's position--before the Father and God that they might participate in His Father and God in resurrection. Thus, in life and nature inwardly and in position outwardly, His brothers are the same as He is. Inwardly we have the reality, and outwardly we have the position. The Father is not only the Father of the Lord Himself; He is also the Father of the disciples. Henceforth, all the disciples are sons of God. We are the same as the Firstborn, and He is the same as we are. This is the church in His resurrection. Praise Him!

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-Study of John, pp. 547-548. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 3/22/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.