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MEET YOUR BROTHER, ! An Essay by Gloryman While a 10 minute read of these pages might amuse you, repeated reading for 10 days can significantly upgrade your effectiveness as a Christian!

MEET YOUR BROTHER, ! Scribed by Gloryman While this title may startle, most earnestly I assure you, no disrespect to our Redeemer nor offense to the reader is intended. Considering Jesus as your BROTHER is meant to deepen an understanding of key Scriptures in hopes of drawing the reader into a powerful relationship with God and closer to all His children. There is real prospects of becoming more fulfilled and effective as a disciple. So, before you discard this article, reserve judgement for a bit. You can always go back to old assumptions about Jesus that limit that relationship. Son of Man In today's culture, Jesus is most often described as the Son of God; this is true and foundational to all Christianity. Jesus is indeed the only begotten son of the Creator of the world who was sent that the world might be saved. However, Jesus refers to himself as the \"Son of Man\" over 100 times as accounted in the Gospels. In Matthew 16:13 Jesus asked, \"Who do men say that I, , am?\" The distinction of the Son of Man from the Son of

God is critically important to Jesus' mission on earth. In heaven, He was the only begotten Son of God. However, to fulfill His mission in the earth, He had to emptied himself of all divine power. Jesus truly experienced the human condition with feelings of love, pain, and temptation as a mortal – \"…as the Word became flesh and dwelled among us…\" Recognizing Jesus as the Son of Man, a mortal human without supernatural powers, is the key to the verse that is the most empowering yet the most difficult for Believers to embrace. Ask yourself, \"Can I believe (trust & act upon) this?” “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.\" John 14:12 Too often man finds great value and awe in nature, things, money, entertainment, sports and such, yet, has little time or honor for the Creator. Such idol worshipers miss out on God’s desire for personal fellowship with them, thus, they will always fall far short of their destiny for which they were created.

Greater Works We read the miracles of Jesus healing the sick, turning water into wine, and even raising the dead. When we think of ourselves doing such things, naturally doubt and unbelief will likely overwhelm our minds. This is because we think that Jesus did these miracles by divine status and power. To comprehend the proclamation, “we can do what Jesus did” requires us to take a fresh prospective of the why and how that happens. The simple explanation:  Through a close relationship, Jesus saw/heard the Father’s will and had access to the power of the Holy Spirit.  Jesus’ works were examples of what is possible for Believers.  Whereby, we are challenged to go beyond religion and share communion with Jesus, where we too can have an intimate relationship with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Let’s go deeper into discipleship. The capability, to do the works that Jesus did, is dependent upon the degree of our likeness to Him. There are three conditions to operating in the power that Jesus

demonstrated. It involves full recognition and communion with Jesus, trust in the goodness of God with obedience to His will, and to welcome, cooperate and usher an “Outpouring of the Spirit” as a manifestation of God’s will. These are the same ingredients found in true worship. Communion with Jesus Jesus clearly says in John 14:12, “he who believes in me, the works that I do he will do...” Such belief is not the commonly practiced. It was Peter who first recognized Jesus saying, “Thou are the Christ.” He is the Anointed One, our true redeemer. We may bear fruit through Jesus’ example and have access to the Father as an adopted heir. When we realize that because of our sin, we participated in the crucifixion of Jesus, then we become qualified to embrace redemption and may live eternally with Him. Thus, our gratitude should be never ending. The Goodness of the Father It is by goodness that evil is overcome! “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.” We start at the gates with thanksgiving for he is good in all His ways. His

love for us, His Children, is ever lasting. Simply, He who is of God, hears and responds to God’s words; therefore, if you do not hear, it’s because you are not of God. The Holy Spirit The transmission of the knowledge of God’s will is revealed in the final teaching by Jesus before facing His death in the 14th -17th Chapters of the Gospel of John. Specifically: However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore, I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.” John 16:13-15 Quickening We come alive to this potential of being a Disciple when we integrate these elements.

 Welcome, and participate accordingly with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit for He is the source of power, truth and the Gifts of the Spirit.  A lifestyle of spontaneous obedience is the most compelling evidence of our friendship and affection for Christ.  Our capacity to receive from God is limited only by the extent of our relationship that we establish with Him through faith and commitment. The Son of God Jesus has ascended back to His position in heaven as a part of the God Head Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. So now, we have the extraordinary benefits of brotherhood with Jesus. Obviously, who wouldn’t like a big brother that always took up for you? In Hebrews the Scriptures says that he will never leave of forsake us, and that Jesus (the Christ was sent to be our savior) is the same yesterday, today, and forever. How is Jesus my Brother?

Unfortunately, many Christians are not aware of their benefits of being a brother to Jesus, or not even knowledgeable of how we came to be His brother. In the 8th Chapter of Romans reveals In the 8th Chapter of Romans reveals our sonship through the Spirit. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.” We have it by the Spirit of adoption. In Biblical times, wise men thought it was evil to adopt children only to make them servants. So, it became law that an adopted child would be given written rights equal to the first born. Traditionally in Biblical times, the first born became the head of all that the father had. Benefits of Sonship Therefore, by adoption the children of God are heirs. We are joint heirs with Christ (power & mission). As Jesus is God’s first born, we are His brothers in Christ by the same Spirit with access to the Father, which opens limitless oppor- tunities. As we take our unique place in the destiny that God designed, the Holy Spirit makes intercession for us according to the will of God. Now, all things can work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to

His purpose – that is conforming to the image of Christ. Shout Glory Why do I shout glory? The struggles of health, finance and relationships in our lives today are insignificant when compared with the GLORY that God has prepared for us in His Kingdom on earth. Let us rejoice and focus upon fulfilling the opportunity that He has placed in our time. For all the resources of the earth (creation) eagerly and earnestly wait in expectation for the sons of God to take their place in the field. - To God be he Glory SCRIPUTRE STUDY GUIDE John 3:16 Matthew 16:13 John 14-1 John 14:12 John 5:9 John 8:28 John 16:16 John 15:5 John 14:;6 John 15:8 Romans 12:21 Psalm 136:1 Psalm 100:4-5 John 16:13-15 1 Corinthians 12 Hebrews 12:5 Hebrews 13:8 Romans 8-14-17 Romans 8:27-28 Romans 8:18-19 INTERNET REFERENCES

Jesus provides 2 Keys: Eternal Life Destiny While Christians have celebrated Jesus as the Son of God for two millennia, Satan has worked to obscure our revelation of Jesus as the Son of Man. This essay, “Meet Your Brother, Jesus,” presents a new perspective that will open soul and spirit to revelations. Whereby, destiny may be fulfilled.

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