This teaching about recognizing your position as a son of God has three parts: (1) who we are – sons of God, (2) what does it mean to be a son of God? and (3) act like a son of God. Holy spirit changed us, and we are no longer the same people we were before we were born again. Let’s wake up every day and believe we are God’s kids. We get to enjoy being sanctified, righteous, justified, forgiven, redeemed, and we can’t lose these sonship rights. Jesus Christ paid for everything mankind lacked, so we are complete and going to Heaven. We need to believe the truth of who we are in order to see the effect on our lives and the lives of others. We have the responsibility and privilege of reconciling others back to Him. Our citizenship is in Heaven so we should live our lives like sons of God. We are not in this life alone; we are laboring together and doing it together with God.
Topics: The New Birth, Sonship Rights
Date: April 25, 2009