Are You God’s Equal?

18 So the Jewish leaders tried all the harder to find a way to kill him. For he not only broke the Sabbath, he called God his Father, thereby making himself equal with God.
John 5:18 (NLT)

Are you shocked by the title? I am sure those religious folks will be furious reading the title alone. Please understand that I do not seek to provoke them intentionally. I have been reading the book of John and I have reached the above verse. So, as usual I will continue to write on what I have learned. I cannot be possibly pleasing men all the time. I would rather please God than men. Why? God is richer than all of them.

Let us continue with yesterday’s story. After Jesus met the man he healed the second time, he told them man to stop sinning. Then the man got back and reported to the Pharisees that it was Jesus who healed him. The Pharisees were angry with Jesus. Jesus had committed an unpardonable sin, he healed on Sabbath.

Welcome to the world of religion. You can read similar responses from the hostile comments in this blog. Basically they don’t care how much good you are doing. You may have lead many people to Jesus, bring them hope or even heal their disease. The only thing these religious people will look for is whether you have broken their rules. One of them even labeled the preachers of Gospel as pimps. So if those who promote Jesus are pimps, what will you call Jesus? They are calling Jesus a prostitute. This tells us that their teachings are nothing more than heresy.

Let us get back to the story. The Pharisees confronted Jesus and this is what Jesus said.

17 But Jesus replied, “My Father is always working, and so am I.”
John 5:17 (NLT)

They even got angrier. Not only had Jesus broke the Sabbath rule, he called God his Father. In the Jewish mind, calling God your father is equivalent to making yourself equal to God. I would like to remind you that the Bible was not written based on the perspective of modern day religion. It was written based on the Jewish perspective and mindset. If you call God your father, you are making yourself equal to God.

Here is my question for you. Is God your father? There is no middle ground here. If you are afraid of the religious people, you better stop calling God your father because if you do, you are making yourself equal to God. However, if you choose to obey God and call him your father, you must realize that you are God’s equal. It is not easy being God’s equal. The religious people will slander and spread lies on you but your reward will be great.

The following part is meant for those who choose to call God their father. It is not for those who are intimidated by the religious people. If you are afraid of being slander more than wanting to obey God, I suggest you stop reading this article because it contains truth that will rock your religion.

Now that we know we are God’s equal, what is next? You should have realized by now that, this is an engineering blog. Engineering is about using knowledge for our prosperity. My focus has always been using the truth from the Bible to bring us prosperity in every area in life. So the question is, what are the benefits of becoming God’s equal? Here we go.

Being equal to God means intimacy with God.
When I was in my religious church, I had the impression that God is way up there and I am way down here. There is a great distance between us. I must be careful when I approach him. After all he is God and I am nothing. Great disaster will befall me if I make a wrong move or say a wrong word.

Thank God, I am free of this lie. I am God’s equal. I can now approach God anytime I want and sit on the same sofa with him. I can talk to him as though he is a friend, an equal. I don’t have to observe any protocols or obey any rules. There is no more distance between us. Prayers are no longer an event to be dreaded, nor do I need to be blackmailed to perform. I pray because I want to and not because I have to.

This is true freedom.

Being equal to God allows us to be completely honest with God.
There is no need to hide anything from God, not that we can do that. We can say whatever we want to God, even words that are considered as rude or disrespectful. Are you disappointed with God? Do you think he is an idiot? Do you think God should resign and let you take over? Tell him. He is big and gracious enough to allow us to voice our frustrations to him. There are no words too bad, rude or disrespectful for him. Tell him what you think and feel. Share with him all your anger and pain. Let him minister to you.

This is the privilege the religious people can never have.

Being equal to God allows us to have access to all his blessings.

The moment 18 So the Jewish leaders tried all the harder to find a way to kill him. For he not only broke the Sabbath, he called God his Father, thereby making himself equal with God.
John 5:18 (NLT)

Are you shocked by the title? I am sure those religious folks will be furious reading the title alone. Please understand that I do not seek to provoke them intentionally. I have been reading the book of John and I have reached the above verse. So, as usual I will continue to write on what I have learned. I cannot be possibly pleasing men all the time. I would rather please God than men. Why? God is richer than all of them.

Let us continue with yesterday’s story. After Jesus met the man he healed the second time, he told them man to stop sinning. Then the man got back and reported to the Pharisees that it was Jesus who healed him. The Pharisees were angry with Jesus. Jesus had committed an unpardonable sin, he healed on Sabbath.

Welcome to the world of religion. You can read similar responses from the hostile comments in this blog. Basically they don’t care how much good you are doing. You may have lead many people to Jesus, bring them hope or even heal their disease. The only thing these religious people will look for is whether you have broken their rules. One of them even labeled the preachers of Gospel as pimps. So if those who promote Jesus are pimps, what will you call Jesus? They are calling Jesus a prostitute. This tells us that their teachings are nothing more than heresy.

Let us get back to the story. The Pharisees confronted Jesus and this is what Jesus said.

17 But Jesus replied, “My Father is always working, and so am I.”
John 5:17 (NLT)

They even got angrier. Not only had Jesus broke the Sabbath rule, he called God his Father. In the Jewish mind, calling God your father is equivalent to making your self equal to God. I would like to remind you that the Bible was not written based on the perspective of modern day religion. It was written based on the Jewish perspective and mindset. If you call God your father, you are making yourself equal to God.

Here is my question for you. Is God your father? There is no middle ground here. If you are afraid of the religious people, you better stop calling God your father because if you do, you are making yourself equal to God. However, if you choose to obey God and call him your father, you must realize that you are God’s equal. It is not easy being God’s equal. The religious people will slander and spread lies on you but your reward will be great.

The following part is meant for those who choose to call God their father. It is not for those who are intimidated by the religious people. If you are afraid of being slander more than wanting to obey God, I suggest you stop reading this article because it contains truth that will rock your religion.

Now that we know we are God’s equal, what is next? You should have realized by now that, this is an engineering blog. Engineering is about using knowledge for our prosperity. My focus has always been using the truth from the Bible to bring us prosperity in every area in life. So the question is, what are the benefits of becoming God’s equal? Here we go.

Being equal to God means intimacy with God.
When I was in my religious church, I had the impression that God is way up there and I am way down here. There is a great distance between us. I must be careful when I approach him. After all he is God and I am nothing. Great disaster will befall me if I make a wrong move or say a wrong word.

Thank God, I am free of this lie. I am God’s equal. I can now approach God anytime I want and sit on the same sofa with him. I can talk to him as though he is a friend, an equal. I don’t have to observe any protocols or obey any rules. There is no more distance between us. Prayers are no longer an event to be dreaded, nor do I need to be blackmailed to perform. I pray because I want to and not because I have to.

This is true freedom.

Being equal to God allows us to be completely honest with God.
There is no need to hide anything from God, not that we can do that. We can say whatever we want to God, even words that are considered as rude or disrespectful. Are you disappointed with God? Do you think he is an idiot? Do you think God should resign and let you take over? Tell him. He is big and gracious enough to allow us to voice our frustrations to him. There are no words too bad, rude or disrespectful for him. Tell him what you think and feel. Share with him all your anger and pain. Let him minister to you.

This is the privilege the religious people can never have.

Being equal to God allows us to have access to all his blessings.

The moment we believe in Jesus, we are blessed with every spiritual blessings in the heavenly realms.

3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.
Ephesians 1:3 (NLT)

This means we have been blessed with everything we need. The only issue here is our blessings are all spiritual and we have to use our faith to transfer them to the physical realms. This is why we do not pray begging prayers. We don’t beg God for blessings as though he has not decided whether to give us what we ask for. When we want something, we pray to inform God what we want and believe we will receive what we pray for. All we need is faith to serve as a bridge between the spiritual and the physical realms.

We are blessed. As God’s equal, we have the right to be prosperous in every area in our lives.

Are you glad you are God’s equal?

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3 Responses to “Are You God’s Equal?”

  1. ade Says:

    Hi Chee,

    I am a fellow sister in christ from new creation church as well and I thank God for the many blessings and truths that I have gained through the church.

    I believe that we have been taught that God is our Daddy, our Father, and that Christ is in us, the Hope of glory, and that we are the righteousness of God in Christ. All of these point to the direction of Christ in us and us in Christ, and because Christ dwells in us, we are being made more christ-like each and every day in our walk with God. I believe this does not translate to us being equal with Christ, or equal with God, even if we call God our Father. Calling God our Father does not mean we are equal with God, as just because we are in Christ, does not mean we are Christ, so when Jesus calls God as Father (and the bible says that means saying He is equal with God), it is not the same as us calling God our Father. I believe that in new creation church we have not been taught that we are equal with God. I would suggest another phrasing of what you might actually be trying to say in this post- that we have “right standing” with God, in God’s eyes. This does not mean “equal” standing, but “right” standing, such that we can call God father and friend. Our Daddy 🙂

    God bless

  2. Yeap Chee Seng Says:

    If you look at the application, I am refering to the relationship and not the role. Being equal to God does not mean taking over God’s job. It means talking to him without being separated by positions.

    Furthermore, the verse I used tells us about the Jewish mentality. They caonsider calling God your father is like making yourself equal to God. I was only explaining that.

  3. Elango Gopal Says:

    Thanks brother,
    you are right . i like your explanation formula .
    all your messages ,touch my heart ,you are blessed one who make clear and strong connection between us and god.
    and brother
    look at this articles some mismatch happened that same paragraps two times appears in here.
    example two times appearing …

    “Being equal to God means intimacy with God.”
    “Being equal to God allows us to be completely honest with God.”

    my heart is overflowing with love after found the exact meaning of truth.


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