Closer To God?
I have heard people make statements such as ‘You know you are closer to God than I am’ or ‘He is closer to God than we are’.
The truth is that a sinner is far away from God and the bible says “everyone has sinned and is far away from God’s saving presence. But by the free gift of God’s grace all are put right with him through Christ Jesus, who sets them free.” (Romans 3:23-24 GNT).
This means that Christ came to die for our sins in other to link us back to our heavenly source; God. That was why he said to Thomas in John 14:6-7 after Thomas asked Jesus how they will get to where he (Jesus) was going when they do not know the way there. “Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one goes to the Father except by me. Now that you have known me,” he said to them, “you will know my Father also, and from now on you do know him and you have seen him.”
This answer given by Jesus clearly shows that no one is closer to God than Jesus who is the only way one can get to the Father (God) and by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior, it means you have known Jesus and by knowing Jesus, you have automatically known the Father.
As a Christian, No one is closer to God than you are. We all have the same intermediary which is Jesus Christ for he said “No one can come to the father except by me” and we all have same access to Christ.
It is true that God gave us Pastors, Teachers, Apostles to guide and lead us but it is also true that we all have open access to the blessings and grace upon their lives. The same way God gave us Pastors is the same way he gave Pastors the congregation, it is the same way he gave husbands, wives and gave to wives, husbands. Without one, the other can not function well. So do no let us deceive ourselves, shortchange ourselves, nor play down the mercy, goodness and grace of God upon our lives by making human our intermediary with God.
Yes! There are some people that enjoys special anointing from God and this is made possible by their relationship with Jesus. They are like you and me but they have devoted their time and lives to live by the word of God which if you can also make conscious effort to do, you will also enjoy that kind of anointing too.
As the signs of the end-times as described in the bible keeps unfolding, there is no better time to get closer to God than now. This is how far we can know, we definitely can not know when the second coming of Christ is.
Stay blessed, love your neighbor and do good to all.