God calls you ‘his special friend’

By Archbishop (Dr.) Olanrewaju OBEMBE   |   12 February 2017   |   2:00 am  

Olanrewaju OBEMBE

John 15:15 “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: BUT I HAVE CALLED YOU FRIENDS; for all things that I have heard of my Father I HAVE MADE KNOWN UNTO YOU.”

One of the special relationships we have with God through CHRIST is that of being His SPECIAL FRIEND. Of course, we are also called CHRIST’S DISCIPLES and SONS OF GOD in Scripture. It is quite amazing that we are called the sons of God.

1 John 3:1 “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God”. As sons of God, we are God’s heirs and joint heirs with JESUS CHRIST. All that God has belongs to us and we are recipients of all the blessings of the Kingdom of God. We are privileged by the Grace of JESUS CHRIST to inherit Heaven and live eternally in the presence of our Father God. Sonship confers on us, limitless benefits and privileges, as we have power with God and power in the affairs of men. Also as Disciples of CHRIST, we are His ambassador plenipotentiary on earth. We are under the authority of CHRIST and we wield His authority to establish Divine purposes on earth. Through the authority of the LORD JESUS, we are able to expand the Kingdom of God by plundering the kingdom of darkness for the Kingdom of our God and by doing greater works of exploits.

Discipleship puts us in that place where we are God’s Chief Executives, doing His bidding and accomplishing His purposes on earth. Jeremiah 1:10 “See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant”. It is incredible that God calls us HIS FRIEND. He says we are no longer slaves or servants, we are His SPECIAL CONFIDANTS, His close circuit friends. Friendship has five special products: (1) CONFIDENCE IN ONE ANOTHER. (2) INTIMACY (3) ACCESS TO CLASSIFIED INFORMATION (4) SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES (5) TRANSFER OF RESOURCES.

Is it not wonderful that God says as His friends, He will not withhold or hide anything from you? People feel great when they maintain friendship with prominent men in the society. But you are now a SPECIAL FRIEND of God Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and Earth. You have access to information that others do not have. You have intimacy with God that brings resources with special responsibility and assignments. You enjoy unrestricted access and information sharing with huge resources.

You can brag to having been to the State House of Heaven; where you have been conferred with unparallel privileges and assignments. You are not a slave of God but a special friend of God through the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Friend, recognize the wonderful privileges and blessings that are yours as A SON OF GOD; a Disciple of CHRIST and the VERY “FRIEND” of the Almighty. Nobody can take your place. You have the ear of God, the face of God and the Hand of God all the time. Just like Abraham, you will intercede and God will listen and hearken to your plea.

Genesis 18: 24-25 “Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?; That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: SHALL NOT THE JUDGE OF ALL THE EARTH DO RIGHT?”. Nobody can snatch your spouse. God will rebuke KINGS for your sake. Pharaoh and Abimelech will be plagued because you are a friend of God. No weapon fashioned against you will ever prosper.
(Isaiah 54:17).

PRAYER: FATHER GOD, I am grateful for the privilege of being a child of God, a Disciple of CHRIST and a very bosom Friend of the Almighty. I am a very friend of God, not a slave of God but a very Special Friend. Thank You LORD for calling me Your Special Friend.



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