Ephesians 2:10 (AMP)
"For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]."
When Jesus walked upon this earth, those who heard him marvelled at the things He said. In fact, in John 7:15 those who heard Him asked the question, "How does he have all this knowledge and hasn't gone to one of our schools?" I believe that God has given us supernatural insight and wisdom. When I see what the scripture says, I realize that God does not talk down to us, but He speaks up to us.
To reign in life we must have a correct view of how God sees us. We are going to need to expand our borders in terms of our present thinking and truly see what the bible says about us in light of redemption and our ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ. In the gospels Jesus is called the only begotten son of God. That term is not used again in the epistles, but is often called the first born. The scripture refers to Him as the first born among many brethren. He is also called the first born of the church. First born means He is one of many others. What Jesus was born of and from we are also born of and from. In saying that, I am by no means suggesting Jesus had a created beginning. He always was and is and shall be the Son of God. We know that he is preeminent as well as the head of the body; the church. He is called Lord. He is first and primary Lord, but he is Lord of the lords. He is called King, but he is King of kings. We are those lords in life as well as kings. This is a powerful thought, but God has made us kings and priest unto himself. We stand as ambassadors from another country so I see us as much more than what we see ourselves because of what the scripture has said. This is what we have been trying to do in our teaching in the last number of weeks and that is what we will continue to do as we see ourselves more clearly in Christ.