And on the followingActs 10:24-26
daythey entered Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am a man.”
Chris Oyakhilome, a charismatic preacher in Nigeria recently claimed that the apostles were wrong for rejecting worship from men and not teaching them that they also had the ability to become gods if they “believed in Jesus.”
I want you to understand the graduation of revelation. I want you to understand, at a certain period the apostles thought they were humans. They said so, they thought so when they tried to stop others from almost worshiping them. They said“look, [unintelligible] we’re humans like you.” No, that’s where they were wrong. Their spirit was right, but their answer was wrong. Their human nature was right, but their answer was wrong. They were supposed to say to them, “don’t worship us, this is the message we have brought to you, that you also have the potential to become gods if you believe in Jesus.”
When you received Jesus into your life, it was not a religion you got. When you received Jesus into your life, you didn’t just become a follower. No. You’re not what you call a believer. When you believe, you receive something. You believe to become.