Since this month began, we have been examining our spiritual pictures as shown to us from scriptures. Last week, we explore our eagle nature and how to operate in that realm.
This week, we will conclude this series by looking at another picture of who we are in redemption as described in scriptures (James 1:22-25).
The Bible helps us to recognise that every child of God is redeemed a ‘Sun’ of Righteousness: We discover from scriptures that Jesus is the Sun of righteousness and as the Father has sent Him, so has He (Jesus) sent us. It, therefore, means that we are redeemed as ‘suns’ of righteousness.
However, we must understand that though redemption has made us suns, it is revelation that helps us to see and actualise it (Psalms 84:11; Malachi 4:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Isaiah 60). What is the Sun worth?
• Scientifically, the sun is an entity of global phenomenon: The sun is worth all that engenders life on the earth.
For instance, plants are absolutely dependent on sunlight; otherwise, they will die. We also know that animals are absolutely dependent on plants, because they, including humans, survive by the oxygen that plants supply.
Therefore, the sun is the fountain of life! Likewise, every child of God is redeemed a global phenomenon and a fountain of life (Matthew 5:13-16).
• There is enormous heat in the sun: Naturally, no chaff can survive the heat of the sun and we understand that whatever is not planted by God in our lives is chaff.
Thus, when the sun in us comes fully alive, nothing can survive except what is planted by God (Matthew 3:11-12).
In scriptures, Jesus, the Sun of righteousness, is described as the burning and shining light.
When He appeared, the demons couldn’t stand His presence and they cried out, Have You come to destroy us before the time? (John 5:35; Matthew 8:29) Likewise, redemption has made us ‘suns’ of righteousness and the overriding Sun (Jesus) dwells in us.
Therefore, we are indeed shining and burning lights that cannot be molested by demonic forces because of that unquenchable heat from the Sun in us (Colossians 1:27). How is this heat generated? The Holy Ghost is the fire from heaven, the Word is the wood and inside that wood is also fire.
When the fire within the wood and the fire of the Holy Ghost come together, then we generate the heat of the sun. Also, we understand from scriptures that where there is no wood, the fire goes out.
Therefore, we generate and maintain the heat of the sun by our encounters with the heated Word of God (Jeremiah 20:9; Proverbs 26:20).
This means that we cannot emerge as eagles and manifest as ‘suns’ of righteousness without the Word, because it contains all we need to actualise our destinies in God. Therefore, it is not enough to access God’s plan, we must know what it takes to actualise it and commit to press our way into it.