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April 8: Begotten of the Father

James 1:18

“Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.”

1 Peter 1:23

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

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Our opening Scripture reveals that the child of God is born of the Word of truth. God and His word are one. God is in His Word and His Word is in Him; they are inseparable. The Bible tells us in John 1:1-3 that everything was made by the Word, and there was nothing that was made without the Word. The Word laid out the foundations of the heavens and the earth. God in creating the world released His creative ability ─ the spoken Word, and created the universe. The world is a product of God’s Word. The Word made everything, but when it was time for man to be created, God did not call man forth, as in “Let there be man”. God reached out to the core of His gene and life, and said, “Come let us make man in our image”. Reached deep down to the seed in Him, His very own nature, His being, His life. Man was made in the image of God and in His likeness. The character of God was released into man to act like Him. Hallelujah!!! Man was begotten of the substance of the Father, the very substance of His life, created with the same capacity that the Word has. You can and will grow into the fullness of the Word if you let the Word thrive in you. The seed to make that happen has already been sown in you. You are the begotten of the Father God in Christ. Hallelujah!!!
Animals and the other creatures that God made have the signature of God’s creation on them; but they do not have in them the seed of God’s Word. We are born of the Word. The Word of life birthed us. We are a kind, a special kind, of God’s reproduction. For example, a carpenter makes or produces furniture but he reproduces or makes babies. Making babies is intimate, personal and family. Family is different from business; his children are a part of his family but his business is a tool to nurture his family. In the same vein, God reproduced you and produced other creatures; while God manufactured them by His Word, He replicated Himself in man. A product wears a company’s label to indicate its source but a child carries in him his father’s DNA. Beloved, you are begotten of the Father; His DNA is in you. You are a special kind of firstfruits of His creatures. Hallelujah!!!

My Solid Front (Confession):

I declare that I am born of God. I am begotten of the Father. I am a specific and precise breed made after the order of God. I express the nature of the Father in me to the fullest. Therefore, I get uncommon results in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Further Meditation:

John 1:1-3; 1 John 5:11-12