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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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SONS OF GOD V (a)

 In my previous post SONS OF GOD IV, we focused on the incarnation of Jesus the Son of God, reasons for his incarnation, the miracle of his incarnation and then the uniqueness of the human beingness of Jesus Christ. In this post, we shall try to draw down the curtains on Jesus, the Son of God by looking at the significance of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, the Son of God.

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29 NIV

At the very beginning of Jesus’ public life, prophet John De Baptist, whose birth, life and mission were to prepare the way of the lord, introduces him to the world as the Lamb of God with the ultimate mission of taking away the sin of the world. The focus of Jesus’ mission was not the sins of the world but the sin. The sin that we are looking at is the taproot of all other personal sins. The sin Adam committed brought spiritual death on the entire human race. When that foundation laid by Adam I, is destroyed, then the absolute power of mastery Satan holds over the entire human race will come to an end and then each human being will be left with the choice of whom he will submit to.

Was Jesus born to die? Absolutely yes! The purpose of the incarnation of Jesus was death, not just physical death but the ultimate death, spiritual death.

Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death — that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. Heb 2:14-15 NIV

For God to redeem (buy back) man, He had to identify completely with man.

Man was human (humus + man: clay + spirit), God had to become human

ADAM: Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man's nostrils, and the man became a living person. Genesis 2:7

JESUS: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1-2, 14 NIV

Man sinned; Jesus couldn’t sin but was made sin on our behalf (not made to)

ADAM: So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate. Genesis 3:6 RSV

JESUS: For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Heb 4:15-16 NASU

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV

Adam died spiritually on the very day he sinned, Jesus died spiritually the very day he was sin

ADAM: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die." Genesis 2:17 RSV

JESUS: About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi,  lamasabachthani?"-which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Matt 27:46

THE AGONY OF FORSAKEN SON OF GOD

Adam died physically years later and Jesus died physically too a few hours later

ADAM: Thus all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died. Genesis 5:5RSV

JESUS: And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.  Matt 27:50 NKJV

Don’t get confused. Jesus had a mission to accomplish when he came on earth as the Son of God. Everything Jesus did prior to His betrayal and going to the cross was to show to man what God had intended for the creation of the human race.

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. John 9:5

Having mentioned that, let’s not lose track of His mission: to get to the very chamber of hell and break that slavery code of spiritual death over the whole of creation. This code was what prevented any human being from accessing and walking in eternal life, God’s very kind of life, Zoe. There were no other legal means of getting there except to use the very means that all humans who got there used: spiritual death followed by physical death. Anyone who ever went to hell or shall ever go to hell must, by divine requirement, be spiritually dead at the point of departing from this world. Jesus had to fulfil this in order to have an audience with that old Traitor angel, the one who caused mayhem in heaven 1000s of years ago and who has also succeeded in disconnecting the whole earth and its inhabitants from its original government. Jesus had come to confront the rebel leader and take back this colony of heaven and her citizens to Himself.

Really, if Satan had known this fact of Jesus’ coming, he wouldn’t have laid a finger on Him.

None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 1 Corinthians 2:8-9 NIV

And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Colossians 2:15

The death of Jesus, the Son of God is what actually begins our redemption process. I really need you to take time to digest what you have read before we consider the death of Jesus proper in my next post.

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 too 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 it possible.

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SONS OF GOD I



For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

Romans 8:19

There are sons of God in hiding or hibernation in this world.

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

The fact that we have the privilege to be referred to as sons of God is an explicit expression of the Father's love for us. But we can only best appreciate this conferment of the name sons of God when we come to really understand who a son of God is and what it actually means to become a son of God.

Then King Nebuchadnezzar, full of fear and wonder, got up quickly, and said to his wise men, Did we not put three men in cords into the fire? and they made answer and said to the king, True, O King. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

Daniel 3:24-25

King Nebuchadnezzar had some form of revelation about the son of God in the fire.

From scriptures, four personalities are referred to as the son or sons of God: Angels, Adam, Jesus Christ, and Believers. In this blog series, I shall be taking you through each of these persons and my real intention is to show you who you really are in the sight of God.

A son refers to the identity of a male offspring due to his personal and special relationship with his parent.

SONS OF GOD I: ANGELS



Angels are spirit beings and yet very real. Spirits are as real and tangible as any physical thing if not more real.

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

Job 1:6

Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.

Job 2:1

When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Job 38:7

Sons of God gathered and Satan also was there. He also showed up in his capacity as a son of God. If Satan is an angel, a fallen one at that, and a son of God, then angels are sons of God in their own right. Angels are considered sons in the sense that they owe their existence to God, have a personal and special relationship with God, and definitely possess some key characteristics of God.

Then King Nebuchadnezzar, full of fear and wonder, got up quickly, and said to his wise men, Did we not put three men in cords into the fire? and they made answer and said to the king, True, O King. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men lose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. Nebuchadnezzar spake and said, Blessed, be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered the servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and have yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.

King Nebuchadnezzar saw the son of God in the fire with the three Hebrew boys he had thrown into the fiery fire. In his continual expression of admiration towards the God of heaven, he makes plain that the son of God he referred to was an angel of God.

THEY ARE SPIRIT BEINGS

And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

Hebrews 1:7

Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

Psalms 104:4

And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

2Kings 2:11

And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

2Kings 6:17

THEY EXCEL IN STRENGTH

Bless the LORD, ye his angels that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

Psalms 103:20

THEY LISTEN AND ACT ON THE VOICE OF THE WORD

Bless the LORD, ye his angels that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

Psalms 103:20

THEY ARE MINISTERS

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?

Hebrews 1:14

Angels as sons of God do the pleasure of God all through their existence. As heirs of salvation, angels have the task of ministering for us. For angels to minister for you from today, you ought to possess salvation by giving your life to Jesus Christ.

Please pray this prayer out now:

‘Lord Jesus, I come to you today. 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 too 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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