SONS OF GOD VI: BELIEVERS IN CHRIST

 

In my previous post SONS OF V (b), we focused on the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In this post, we shall be focusing on the believer, the Son of God, the final in this series.

So far we have considered three categories of sons of God: Angels, Adam, and Jesus Christ. In this post, we shall move on to deal with the fourth category of sons of God: the believer in Christ Jesus. Recollect at this point that Adam, the son of God had the authority to have brought into this life all of the sons of God. That authority is transferred to Jesus after He successfully accomplishes His mission here. As the firstborn of the new creation, He possesses the right to bring into existence the sons of God to populate the divine family.

Children of the devil

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44

Even though God created all humans and Satan created none, Jesus describes some people as children of the devil in the above scripture. It is abundantly clear from scriptures that every human being falls under one of two broad categories: child of God or child of the devil. I’m afraid to say then that if you are not a child of God yet, then you are still in Satan’s domain.

Righteousness, the foundation for eternal life

I believe you recollect that the life of God that flows in man is on the platform of righteousness, right standing or connectivity with God. When man lost his right stand with God, the flow of divine life into man was interrupted. For the flow of divine life to resume in man, man must be made righteous, stand right with God.

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

2Corinthians 5:21 (KJV)

Jesus sacrificed his life in order for us to have a right standing with God. Why? So that the flow of divine life in us will begin to flow again.

It is the flow of God’s life in you that identifies you with Him. It is proof that you are His child.

Becoming sons of God

What must I do to become a child of God? God’s children are human beings who have God’s very life flowing through them. And God’s life will only flow through a human being who has God’s righteousness in him.

He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:10-13

See how the Amplified Bible translation puts it versus 12-13:

12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the right [the authority, the privilege] to become children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name— 13 who were born, not of blood [natural conception], nor of the will of the flesh [physical impulse], nor of the will of man [that of a natural father], but of God [that is, a divine and supernatural birth—they are born of God—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified].

Receive and Believe in Jesus     

This is the key to unlocking your goldmine: Receive and Believe in Jesus. Jesus took upon himself the whole responsibility there was to restore man back to glory. All you have to do to make the flow of divine life in your reality is to believe and receive Him. You are not required to stop doing anything whatsoever before becoming a child of God. If by the energy if the flesh we can bring an end to all activities of darkness, if we can win the war against sin in our lives by our own effort, then what will be the essence of Christ coming into our lives? Jesus gives the authority or right for one to become a child of God.

Confirmation that we are sons of God

The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. Romans 8:16

The Holy Spirit knows every heart and testifies that of a truth you are a child of God. Only He can tell whose heart is at home with Christ and which is absent from Christ. Many people can put up much different pretentious behaviour towards many people, but the Holy Spirit knows all things.

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God”. Romans 8:14 

The same Holy Spirit who testifies of our genealogy also guides us in all affairs of life. Our connectivity to God as His children gives us access to the influences of the Holy Spirit. As children of God, we ought to really demonstrate our resemblance to our Father who is all-knowing and the only wise God.

HOW MUCH HE LOVES US

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 1John 3:1

To be referred to as children of God is a great honour and the demonstration of God’s highest form of love towards us. It’s such a great privilege that we are called God’s children that we should clench onto with all our inner strength. I am not a child of any president in this world so I can only imagine the sense of pride and privilege with which children of presidents go about. As a child of God, you are more honourable, don’t cower before any man or devil.

Joint Heirs With Christ

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 together. Romans 8:17

To be called a child of God is the highest call anyone can ever receive because it is an upward calling to become an heir of God and joint-heirs with Christ. Do you understand such great and blessed divine statements? Whatever Christ is, you share with Him in it.

For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. Romans 8:19

It’s no wonder therefore that the whole creation is waiting for the revelation and demonstration of the sons of God.

They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course

 I have said, Ye are gods, and all of you are children of the most High.

 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

Psalms 82:5-7

Being a son of God is not a mere title but a living reality. Children of God are gods on the earth. As gods, we issue decrees and judgments that are established forever.

Just as any parent will take pride and joy in seeing his children taking up responsibilities on their behalf, God does not see blasphemy at all when His children walk the devils out of their father’s properties and restrain then from trespassing and encroaching any more on God’s property.

Children of God must act on their father’s behalf.

…'Witches from the world could not come to Benin' insisted Benson, as he would 'kill them all'. The city became a buzz.

The press characteristically returned to the Chief Host to inform him about Idahosa's response and he boasted 'Not even God can stop it’! 'I am a wizard and I know the power we carry' he went on. The next day, all the headlines of the national dailies carried the story on their front pages. Idahosa was informed about the response of the Chief Wizard Host, that God cannot stop the event from holding. 'Yes he is correct' said Archbishop Idahosa...

'That is why I am here, God does not need to waste his time considering matters as trivial as stopping the conference of witches'. 

http://churchgistinfo.blogspot.com/2017/04/confrontation-between-benson-idahosa.html

God does not need to waste his time in trivial matters if his sons will take up the challenge to walk in their true identity as God’s children. This is someone who knew God and knew himself as a son of God so well.

In conclusion, if you are a child of God, the Father intends for you to grow up into the fullness of the measure and stature of Christ, in order words be like Christ in every possible way. This feat can only be attained if you embrace the challenge and responsibility of spiritual growth resulting from knowing, understanding and practising the word.

If you haven’t really met Him personally, or have been living a life contrary to Him, I think it’s time for you to reconsider Him. I humbly invite you to please pray this sincere prayer out now:

‘Lord Jesus, I come to you today for I now see you for whom you really are. I am a sinner, I cannot help myself. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with your precious blood. Deliver me from sin and Satan, to serve the living God. Today, Lord Jesus, I accept you as my Lord and my Saviour. Thank you for saving me! Now I know, I am born again!’

If you have prayed this prayer in faith, you are born again, saved, a child of God.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he the power to become the sons of God, even to them, that believe on his name

1John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. As simple as it may seem to you, you are saved or born again by this prayer of faith. You have been restored to sonship. Get a bible if you don’t have one yet and start reading it for yourself. May the Holy Spirit also be your guide.

Please leave a comment below for me to know how this has helped you. Be at liberty also to connect with me if you have any personal spiritual concerns. I’ll be more than interested to be of help in any way the Lord makes possible.


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6 comments:

  1. God bless you for this wonderful message. Am entreating all to read this post in order for our lives to be transformed.

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    ✓ You taught something about pride . I remember you used the bird peacock as a plausible example.

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  2. I feel blessed by your wonderful message. May God bless you behond measure.

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