THE GOD OFFICE

God is not His name.
God is His office.
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I remember serving as a President of a youth ministry some years ago and it seemed many even forgot my name and started calling me “Presido”, it never stopped till date. Even some members of my family didn’t call me my name anymore, they would just refer to me as “Presido”. Sometimes I would call someone on phone with an unfamiliar phone line and he or she would ask “please who am I speaking with?” and I’ll respond “George” and they will still not know who was talking with them until I say “okay… I am Presido” and I’d feel reverence in their voice afterwards.
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Well, Presido was never my name for once but it was an office I occupied, an identity that defined my responsibility and not a nickname. My name remained George. I also remember I had members of the decision making body as a President, we would sit together and make decisions. And whether it was I or the Secretary that declared something, it was still believed to be coming from the office of the President.
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It is not a sin to refer to Him as God just as we can call a president “the president”, but God is not a name but an office. In that office of God, we are members of the ruling cabinet just as there are members of the Presidency. The Angels aren’t part of the God-office anyway, the Bible says God has made man a little lower than Elohim. In Psalm 8:5, the translators of KJV found it too hard to really point out what the Bible said there, I’d say they were afraid but the Bible never really said God has made us a little lower than Angels. The word translated as Angels in that verse is Elohim from the original Hebrew, it is a word usually used in Hebrew writings as God’s name which means “The Master of All”. So, the Bible said God has made us a little lower than Himself who is the Master of all. The Bible also said we were crowned with honor and glory! If we were made little lower Ghana Angels, how can we be crowned with honor and glory? It wouldn’t even be news-worthy. But we were crowned with honor and glory because we were made a little lower than God.
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The Bible then went further to say in Psalm 82:6 “Ye are gods…” the word translated “gods” here is a plural form of “Elohim” which means “ye are Masters of all.” Jesus confirmed it yet again in John 10:34 that God’s original design for man was to exercise the Divine-Diminion mandate. God made man to be Gods who rule on His behalf from earth. The devil ripped man off that identity but Jesus came to restore us to the place God has designed us to be and even more.
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Having understood this, let’s get a bit further. The presidency is not a person, it includes the president and all functionality arms. In the same way, God is more than a person, it includes the different functionality arms of God in which we are operating. It pleased God to make us part of that office. It pleased Him to call us Gods, it pleased Him to bring us in union with Himself in Christ. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 6:17 “But he that is joined unto the Lord is one Spirit.” The Believer is an authority.
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The Believer’s place is Christ and the desire of anyone should Christ. In Christ all things consist. We are sure that anywhere Christ is, we are there because we are in Him. Christ is the place humanity got united with divinity and it birthed what is known today as the New Creature. In 2 Corinthians 5:17 we see that whosoever is in Christ is a new creature, the old identity is passed away and every thing has become new.
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Heaven is His throne. (Matthew 5:34, Isaiah 66:1). It doesn’t mean heaven is His Home. A throne is a seat of operation and Home is a place of dwelling. The most important thing right now is that we live in Him and He lives in us! Every single believer is a living stone making up God’s spiritual house. What a mystery! God designed a home in us and also made Himself our home. What a glorious thing to be a part of God.
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