What do Psalm 82 and John 10:34-36 mean to you? Jesus, the son of the Living God, said that people to whom the Word of God comes are themselves gods; according to God Himself (in Psalm 82). This means that if YOU have received the Word of God in you, then you are a child of the Most High God (El Elyon) and a god.
God calls on such men to judge righteously, and stop accepting the evil behaviours of the purveyors of darkness. And to bring healing to the downtrodden and the weak. Sexual proclivities that only lead to diseases, death and destructions are widely accepted today as being "good" even by people who have accepted the Word of God, as a result, incurable diseases run rampant in the lives of many. Many of the people engaged in such behaviours are prisoners of a negative self-image, based on pain in their formative years. We are called to bring life to those people and health to their spirits and flesh.
But the problem of the gods is that they are unnaware of their standing(ie position and status) in God. Like he said in Psalm 82:5, they are ignorant of this and they refuse to understand, so they walk on in darkness(confusion, ignorance, chaos) and as a result, the entire world is in turmoil.
Consequentially, like men, these gods fall victim to circumstances and situations. Heed the Word of God and take your place as a Magistrate in this realm!
Psalm 82 (King James Version)
1God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
2How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
3Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
4Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
5They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
6I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
7But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
John 10:34-36 (KJV)
34Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
35If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
36Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
Psalm 82 (Amplified Bible)
A Psalm of Asaph.1GOD STANDS in the assembly [of the representatives] of God; in the midst of the magistrates or judges He gives judgment [as] among the gods.
2How long will you [magistrates or judges] judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
3Do justice to the weak (poor) and fatherless; maintain the rights of the afflicted and needy.
4Deliver the poor and needy; rescue them out of the hand of the wicked.
5[The magistrates and judges] know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in the darkness [of complacent satisfaction]; all the foundations of the earth [the fundamental principles upon which rests the administration of justice] are shaking.
6I said, You are gods [since you judge on My behalf, as My representatives]; indeed, all of you are children of the Most High.
7But you shall die as men and fall as one of the princes.
8Arise, O God, judge the earth! For to You belong all the nations.
John 10:34-36 (AMP)
34Jesus answered, Is it not written in your Law, I said, You are gods?
35So men are called gods [by the Law], men to whom God's message came--and the Scripture cannot be set aside or cancelled or broken or annulled--
36[If that is true] do you say of the One Whom the Father consecrated and dedicated and set apart for Himself and sent into the world, You are blaspheming, because I said, I am the Son of God?