Sons of God

We are sons:

Some of the things I’m going to say might shock some people, but if you open your spiritual hears and study the Word of God revelation knowledge will come.   In the book of Acts Paul speak of those that believed, in that when they heard the Word they received it with a ready mind.  “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so (Acts 17:11).  I recommend that you spend time in the Word of God and be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;  But  speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.

We must understand what Jesus really did for us.   He didn’t just died for our sin, he redeemed us back into the family of God.  When God formed us out of the dust of the earth and breath into us the Spirit of God, we were suppose to live forever.  We were never suppose to die, but because of disobedience sin took over and we died spiritually and eventually died physically.  Jesus (the Word), who is the second Adam came in the form of flesh so He could redeem us back to the Father.  He came so that we could become sons of God.  Yes, when you accept Christ you are put back into son-ship.   We were with the Father from the beginning.  We existed before we were ever flesh and blood.   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 1:12-13).   Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee (Jeremiah 1:5).  Why would the Father say He knew us before we were formed in the belly, because we were with the Father from the beginning.  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. (Ephesians 1:4-6).

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. that means there is a second, third, fourth, one millionth, you get the picture. (Romans 8:29).     If Jesus is the first begotten, then there has to be a second, third, fourth and so on.  I don’t know which one of the begotten I am, but I’m in there somewhere.

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.  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.  And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. (1 John 3:1-3). We are sons of the most high, we are joint heirs with Jesus the Christ.

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.  (1st Corinthian 13:12 ).

Here is the prayer that Jesus prayed right before He went to the cross.

These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.  And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.  I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.  I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.  Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.  For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.  I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;  That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.  And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:   I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. (John 17:1-23)

…more to come.