THEME: SON OF MAN
“The people answered Him, “We have heard from the law that the Christ remains forever; and how can You say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this Son of Man?” Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and was hidden from them.”
-In Hebrew son of man is written as “ben adam,” which generally means mankind and to a larger extent used to define the Messiah. After the triumphant entry, Jesus spoke to His disciples and the people around Him about His death and resurrection. They asked Him, who is the Son of Man? Sometimes we also ask ourselves the same question and wonder how it relates to the “Son of God”. Often times than not, Jesus referred Himself as the “Son of Man” and seldom did He refer Himself as the “Christ”. Who then is the Son of Man and what does it mean. The Son of man can be viewed as a strong counterpart to that of Son of God and just as Son of God affirms the divinity of Jesus, in a number of cases Son of man affirms His humanity. Jesus is fully God and fully man and His title Son of Man refers to the Messiah. As the Messiah, His mission was to be lifted up and crucified on the cross for the redemption of mankind. He was highly exulted and is seated at the right hand of the Father in glory. Since we have faith in Him, we have been raised up together and are sited together in Him in the heavenly places through His great love and mercy (Ephesians 2:4-6). We are then called to remain in Him for only in Him can we have light, so that His light may dwell richly in us and reflect to many for we are the salt and light of the world, that many may see and come to Him.
Lord You are good and Your love endures forever. Father You are good and Your mercy is everlasting. Holy Spirit You are good and Your faithfulness endures to all generation. Thank You Messiah for loving us and dying on the cross for our redemption from sin. Forgive us all our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Sprinkle Your precious blood upon us, our families, nation and all the nations of the world that we may remain in You as you are in us. Thank You for Your mercy and grace upon us that You have given us the gift of salvation which is an assurance of eternal life as we dwelling in You Jesus Christ in heavenly places. May Your light shine in us and through us so that many who do not know You may come to salvation. Renew our minds Lord and transform our spirits that we may be lead by the light of Your grace. Empower our hearts Lord and strengthen us in hope that we may know You and love You as You desire. We shall not die but live to declare Your goodness Lord. May Your goodness and mercy follow us all the days of our lives and we shall dwell in Your house forever. Increase our faith Holy Spirit and enlighten our wisdom so that when we seek You and find You throughout this week. Give us a vision to see beyond our physical eyes and open the eyes of our hearts so that we may see You in things. Give us the strength and wisdom to overcome all adverse situations that we are going through and give us the grace to serve You, and all those who You have called us to. We pray this believing and trusting in You our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen
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