If one is not careful to search out the sum of Father’s Word on passages such as Psalm 82, leaven can quickly destroy the unleavened truth that is profitable for pure doctrines:
1 Corinthians 5:6-8 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? (7) Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are unleavened. For our passover also hath been sacrificed, even Christ: (8) wherefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 Every scripture inspired of God is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness: (17) that the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.
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Let’s work through each verse of Psalm 82 considering associated precepts that help us understand what the Holy Spirit is conveying:
Psalms 82:1 A Psalm of Asaph. God(Elohim ~ sons of God) standeth in the congregation of God(EL~ Most High Father); He(EL~ Most High Father) judgeth among the gods(Elohim ~ sons of God).
The 22nd Psalm contains prophesies of Jesus and His bringing many sons unto glory through His suffering:
Psalms 22:1 For the Chief Musician; set to Aijeleth hash-Shahar. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
The God(Elohim) standing in the “congregation” of God(EL) is Jesus standing in the midst of a congregation of His brethren, who are also sons of God, praising His Father who is the Most High God:
Psalms 22:16-23 For dogs have compassed me: A company of evil-doers have inclosed me; They pierced my hands and my feet. (17) I may count all my bones. They look and stare upon me; (18) They part my garments among them, And upon my vesture do they cast lots. (19) But be not thou far off, O Jehovah: O thou my succor, haste thee to help me. (20) Deliver my soul from the sword, My darling from the power of the dog. (21) Save me from the lion’s mouth; Yea, from the horns of the wild-oxen thou hast answered me. (22) I(Jesus)will declare thy(Father’s) name unto mybrethren: In the midst of the congregation will I(Jesus)praise thee(Father Most High). (23) Ye that fear Jehovah, praise him; All ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; And stand in awe of him, all ye the seed of Israel.
Psalms 22 is quoted in Hebrews chapter 2 where it is proven that Jesus is in the midst of many brethren who are one congregation of gods(Elohim) before our Father praising Him:
Hebrews 2:9-13 But we behold him who hath been made a little lower than the angels, even Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God he should taste of death for every man. (10) For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings. (11) For both he that sanctifieth and they that are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, (12) saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, In the midst of the congregation will I sing thy praise. (13) And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold, I and the children whom God hath given me.
The Father is always judging among us “gods” to see who is judging unjustly or a respecter of persons among his fellow brethren:
Psalms 82:1-2 …He(God ~ the Father) judgeth among the gods(Elohim ~ sons of God). How long will ye judge unjustly, And respect the persons of the wicked? Selah.
We are commanded in the OT law not to respect the persons of the wicked or the mighty but in righteousness we must judge our neighbor:
Leviticus 19:14-15 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind; but thou shalt fear thy God: I am Jehovah. (15) Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty; but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor.
This same command has been passed on to us in our NT covenant:
James 2:1-9 My brethren, hold not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. (2) For if there come into your synagogue a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, and there come in also a poor man in vile clothing; (3) and ye have regard to him that weareth the fine clothing, and say, Sit thou here in a good place; and ye say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit under my footstool; (4) do ye not make distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? (5) Hearken, my beloved brethren; did not God choose them that are poor as to the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him? (6) But ye have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you, and themselves drag you before the judgment-seats? (7) Do not they blaspheme the honorable name by which ye are called? (8) Howbeit if ye fulfil the royal law, according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well: (9) but if ye have respect of persons, ye commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.
Sons of God are required to demonstrate compassion for the poor, the fatherless, the afflicted, and the destitute:
Psalms 82:3 Judge the poor and fatherless: Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
This is pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father as His sons:
James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
To rescue the poor and needy in their affliction from the rich or wicked who often oppress them:
Psalms 82:4 Rescue the poor and needy: Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
We are to love the poor and needy in deed and in truth:
1 John 3:16-18 Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. (17) But whoso hath the world’s goods, and beholdeth his brother in need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the love of God abide in him? (18) My little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth.
Those “sons of God” who shut up their compassion do not understand the truth:
Psalms 82:5 They know not, neither do they understand; They walk to and fro in darkness: All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
They prove they walk in darkness and do not know they are headed to hell for the darkness has blinded their eyes to loving their brother:
1 John 2:9-11 He that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother, is in the darkness even until now. (10) He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is no occasion of stumbling in him. (11) But he that hateth his brother is in the darkness, and walketh in the darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because the darkness hath blinded his eyes.
It is God who makes one rich and another poor:
1 Samuel 2:7 Jehovah maketh poor, and maketh rich: He bringeth low, he also lifteth up.
Proverbs 22:2 The rich and the poor meet together: Jehovah is the maker of them all.
Jesus taught the parable of the rich man and Lazarus to prove our Father will condemn those who choose not to love the poor as themselves:
Galatians 5:14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Luke 16:19-23 Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, faring sumptuously every day: (20) and a certain beggar named Lazarus was laid at his gate, full of sores, (21) and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table; yea, even the dogs came and licked his sores. (22) And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: and the rich man also died, and was buried. (23) And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
God blessed the rich man with a lifetime of good things and Lazarus with a lifetime of evil things but the rich man did not care enough to give Lazarus the crumbs that fell from his table! Both Lazarus and the rich man were sons of Abraham but the rich man walked in the darkness of failing to love his poor brother Lazarus as himself:
Luke 16:24-26 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame. (25) But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things: but now here he is comforted, and thou art in anguish. (26) And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that they that would pass from hence to you may not be able, and that none may cross over from thence to us.
Jesus made it very clear that all Christians will be judged on how they treated the least of His brethren and this will determine the righteous who enter heaven and the unrighteous who will enter hell:
Matthew 25:31-46 But when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory: (32) and before him shall be gathered all the nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats; (33) and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. (34) Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: (35) for I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; (36) naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me. (37) Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or athirst, and gave thee drink? (38) And when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? (39) And when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? (40) And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, even these least, ye did it unto me. (41) Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels: (42) for I was hungry, and ye did not give me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink; (43) I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. (44) Then shall they also answer, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? (45) Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not unto one of these least, ye did it not unto me. (46) And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal life.
As sons of God we are to renounce all that we have to be a disciple of Christ:
Luke 14:33 So therefore whosoever he be of you that renounceth not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
This develops into a body of Christ who truly seeks equality among the brethren such as occurred shortly after Pentecost:
Acts 2:42-47 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and the prayers. (43) And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. (44) And all that believed were together, and had all things common; (45) and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all, according as any man had need. (46) And day by day, continuing stedfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they took their food with gladness and singleness of heart, (47) praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to them day by day those that were saved.
Acts 4:32-35 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and soul: and not one of them said that aught of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. (33) And with great power gave the apostles their witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. (34) For neither was there among them any that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, (35) and laid them at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto each, according as any one had need.
Those such as Ananias will be judged unworthy to stand in the congregation of the righteous for pretending to love his neighbor unconditionally:
Acts 5:1-6 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, (2) and kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet. (3) But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land? (4) While it remained, did it not remain thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thy power? How is it that thou hast conceived this thing in thy heart? thou has not lied unto men, but unto God. (5) And Ananias hearing these words fell down and gave up the ghost: and great fear came upon all that heard it. (6) And the young men arose and wrapped him round, and they carried him out and buried him.
Psalms 1:5 Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
From the very first millennium, it has always been those who walk with God who will be a part of the congregation with Jesus:
Genesis 5:24 and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
Genesis 6:9 These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, and perfect in his generations: Noah walked with God.2
Kings 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, which parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
For more understanding on who the “sons of God” are in Genesis and Job please see this link:
The congregation of the righteous will only be made up of sons of the Most high God who is the Father:
Psalms 82:6 I said, Ye are gods, And all of you sons of the Most High.
Jesus was the firstborn Son of His Father who is God Most High:
Luke 1:31-35 And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. (32) He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: (33) and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. (34) And Mary said unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? (35) And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee: wherefore also the holy thing which is begotten shall be called the Son of God.
We are foreordained to be conformed to the image of Jesus who is the firstborn of many brethren:
Romans 8:29 For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren:
As sons of the Most High, we are to learn to love, be kind, give, and be merciful as our Father:
Luke 6:35-38 But love your enemies, and do them good, and lend, never despairing; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Most High: for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil. (36) Be ye merciful, even as your Father is merciful. (37) And judge not, and ye shall not be judged: and condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: release, and ye shall be released: (38) give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall they give into your bosom. For with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again.
Jesus quoted Psalms 82:6 in the book of John. He clearly said the scriptures cannot be broken thus proving a “son of God” in both the OT an NT are gods:
John 10:34-36 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? (35) If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken), (36) say ye of him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am Son of God?
The Word of God came to both the Jews and the Gentiles who are called to be “all Israel” but only a remnant will be saved:
Romans 9:24-28 even us, whom he also called, not from the Jews only, but also from the Gentiles? (25) As he saith also in Hosea, I will call that my people, which was not my people; And her beloved, that was not beloved. (26) And it shall be, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, There shall they be called sons of the living God. (27) And Isaiah crieth concerning Israel, If the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, it is the remnant that shall be saved: (28) for the Lord will execute his word upon the earth, finishing it and cutting it short.
For more understanding on who “all Israel” is please see this link:
Paul made it very clear that it was the circumcision of the heart that made one a Jew in the Father’s eyes:
Romans 2:28-29 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh: (29) but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
One who is called to be a son of God is a debtor to God to be led by His Spirit in the putting to death their flesh:
Romans 8:12-14 So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh: (13) for if ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
This death to our flesh must occur in order to be acceptable to God as a living sacrifice to Him:
Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. (2) And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Father expects the death of the flesh in all His sons as He did of His firstborn Son which He sent to die:
Psalms 82:6-7 all of you sons of the Most High. Nevertheless ye shall die like men, And fall like one of the princes.
Jesus demonstrated that as a “son of God” He must be delivered into the hands of men to put to death his flesh which was the “son of man”:
Matthew 17:22-23 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be delivered up into the hands of men; (23) and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised up. And they were exceeding sorry.
John 12:32-34 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself. (33) But this he said, signifying by what manner of death he should die. (34) The multitude therefore answered him, We have heard out of the law that the Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?
The Hebrew word for “man” is “adam” for in our flesh we are all a “son of Adam” and thus a “son of man”:
Luke 3:38 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
We are not to put any trust in a “son of man” which is our flesh:
Psalms 146:1-10 Praise ye Jehovah. Praise Jehovah, O my soul. (2) While I live will I praise Jehovah: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. (3) Put not your trust in princes, Nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. (4) His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; In that very day his thoughts perish. (5) Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in Jehovah his God:
Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith Jehovah: Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Jehovah.
We are commanded to become united with Jesus in the likeness of His death. This is the crucifying of our old man which is our “son of man”:
Romans 6:5-8 For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection; (6) knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away, that so we should no longer be in bondage to sin; (7) for he that hath died is justified from sin. (8) But if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him;
Jesus learned obedience through the suffering of the death of His “son of man” so that He can now be the author of that same salvation in us who choose to walk in that same obedience:
Hebrews 5:7-9 Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and having been heard for his godly fear, (8) though he was a Son, yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered; (9) and having been made perfect, he became unto all them that obey him the author of eternal salvation;
Our body is the “son of man” that must spiritually die so that the life of Jesus who is the “son of God” will manifest in our mortal flesh:
2 Corinthians 4:10-11 always bearing about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our body. (11) For we who live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
This is called casting off the works of darkness in our flesh and putting on the Lord Jesus Christ which is the armor of light:
Romans 13:12-14 The night is far spent, and the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. (13) Let us walk becomingly, as in the day; not in revelling and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and jealousy. (14) But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Father has promised that He will punish any of the King’s sons who as princes have on foreign apparel rather than the Lord Jesus Christ:
Zephaniah 1:8 And it shall come to pass in the day of Jehovah’s sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king’s sons, and all such as are clothed with foreign apparel.
Many are called to put on the Lord Jesus Christ as a wedding garment but few will be chosen to be a part of that wedding for not doing so:
Matthew 22:11-14 But when the king came in to behold the guests, he saw there a man who had not on a wedding-garment: (12) and he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding-garment? And he was speechless. (13) Then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and cast him out into the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. (14) For many are called, but few chosen.
As “sons of God”, we are to arise above the earth:
Psalms 82:8 Arise, O God(Elohim ~ sons of God), judge the earth; For thou shalt inherit all the nations.
We are first born a natural earthy “son of man” but when we are born from above we become a spiritual heavenly “son of God” by faith:
1 Corinthians 15:45-48 So also it is written, The first man Adam became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. (46) Howbeit that is not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; then that which is spiritual. (47) The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is of heaven. (48) As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
Our natural earthy “son of man” lived in the lusts of our flesh and did the desires of our flesh and mind and were by nature children of wrath who walked according to the prince of the powers of the air:
Ephesians 2:1-3 And you did he make alive, when ye were dead through your trespasses and sins, (2) wherein ye once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the powers of the air, of the spirit that now worketh in the sons of disobedience; (3) among whom we also all once lived in the lusts of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest:–
But now as a “son of God” we are required to put to death that “son of man” and learn to sit in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Ephesians 2:4-6 but God, being rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, (5) even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace have ye been saved), (6) and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus:
We learn to dwell in heavenly places through the blood of the Lamb as we learn to live the testimony of Jesus:
Revelation 12:11-12 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death. (12) Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe for the earth and for the sea: because the devil is gone down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time.
Jesus listed some of His testimony and the promises to those “sons of God” who live accordingly:
Matthew 5:1-12 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain: and when he had sat down, his disciples came unto him: (2) and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying, (3) Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (4) Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. (5) Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. (6) Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (7) Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. (8) Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. (9) Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God. (10) Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (11) Blessed are ye when men shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. (12) Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you.
Those “sons of God” who overcome their flesh will inherit all the promises of Father’s Word but those who do not will take part in the second death:
Revelation 21:7-8 He that overcometh shall inherit these things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. (8) But for the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part shall be in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.
Jesus listed seven promises to the overcomers within the seven churches proving that not all those in the church will receive them:
Revelation 2:10-11 …Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee the crown of life. (11) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.To him that overcometh, to him will I give of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and upon the stone a new name written, which no one knoweth but he that receiveth it.
Revelation 2:26-27 And he that overcometh, and he that keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give authority over the nations: (27) and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to shivers; as I also have received of my Father:
Revelation 3:5-6 He that overcometh shall thus be arrayed in white garments; and I will in no wise blot his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. (6) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.
Revelation 3:12-13 He that overcometh, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go out thence no more: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God, and mine own new name. (13) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.
Revelation 3:21-22 He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne. (22) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.
Father has a congregation of gods He has redeemed through the blood of His Lamb to be the tribe of His inheritance whom He will sit as Most High over them:
Psalms 7:6-8 Arise, O Jehovah, in thine anger; Lift up thyself against the rage of mine adversaries, And awake for me; thou hast commanded judgment. (7) And let the congregation of the peoples compass thee about; And over them return thou on high. (8) Jehovah ministereth judgment to the peoples: Judge me, O Jehovah, according to my righteousness, and to mine integrity that is in me.
Psalms 74:1-2 Maschil of Asaph. O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? Why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture? (2) Remember thy congregation, which thou hast gotten of old, Which thou hast redeemed to be the tribe of thine inheritance; And mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.
Psalms 111:1 Praise ye Jehovah. I will give thanks unto Jehovah with my whole heart, In the council of the upright, and in the congregation.
This congregation is continuing to assemble in mount Zion:
Hebrews 12:22-24 but ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable hosts of angels, (23) to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, (24) and to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaketh better than that of Abel.
So let’s continue to suffer with Christ that we may be glorified with Him as sons of God in the congregation before our Father:
Romans 8:16-19 The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God: (17) and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified with him. (18) For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward. (19) For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revealing of the sons of God.
Psalms 82:1 A Psalm of Asaph. God(Elohim ~ sons of God) standeth in the congregation of God(EL~ Father); He judgeth among the gods(Elohim ~ sons of God).