“For ye are the children of God by Faith in Christ Jesus” Galatians 3:26
Only Christians are the children of God, and only because of the Faith in and of, the LORD Jesus Christ. Children of God!
God is not some impersonal principle, or some unknown inanimate force. God is a living, personal God. Some religious people know Him as the Supreme Being, but His children know Him as God the Father. Ephesians 1:3 , 1 Peter 1:3 and 2 Cor. 11:31 .
“Neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him” Matthew 11:27 . “God is Spirit” John 4:24 . “God is light” 1 John 1:5 . “God is love” 1 John 4:8 . “Our God is a consuming fire”Hebrews 12:29 .
“This is life eternal that they might know Thee, the ONLY true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent” John 17:3 .
This excludes all other gods. The ONLY true God is known as “The God of Peace” Hebrews 13:20 . “The God of all Comfort” 2 Cor. 1:3 . “The God of all Grace” 1 Peter 5:10 . “The Father of Mercies” 2 Cor. 1:3 . “The Father of spirits”Hebrews 12:9 . “The God of Hope” Romans 15:13 . This same God is known in the Old Testament Scriptures as the “God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” “The Lord which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.”
When we believe and receive Christ, we are instantaneously born of God and become the children of God. John 1:12-13 . Then we belong to the Household of God. Ephesians 2:19 . “For which cause He (The LORD Jesus Christ) is not ashamed to call them brethren.” Hebrews 2:11 . The LORD Jesus Christ said, “Go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and your God.” John 20:17 .
The Bible is very clear in its teachings that a person has to be born into the Family of God. One of the lies of Satan is that ALL men are the children of God. To be sure all have their being in God; for there is no life apart from the living God. BUT, it is one thing to be born of blood, the will of the flesh and of man; but something ENTIRELY DIFFERENT and separate to be born of God. John 1:13 .
Now, for example, the Prodigal Son had departed FROM his father’s house: some saints do, in this way, depart from God’s House and return. But NO UNSAVED one was ever IN God’s House. Remember, through unbelief, Adam departed from God and took the whole human race with him.
Now, to those religious “enlightened” men who rejected Him, the LORD Jesus Christ said, “Ye are of your father, the devil.”John 8:44 . To another the Apostle Paul said, “Thou child of the devil.” Acts 13:10 . Also, “In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil.” 1 John 3:10 . Therefore, we see there are two kinds of children in the world, and the cross of Calvary stands between them.
What a sad day it will be when the great multitudes of religious people who are asserting sonship without obtainingRegeneration, will stand with all their guilt and sin uncovered before the true and Holy God in that awful Day of Judgment! Some religious self-righteous sinners are trying to behave like children of God without having experienced regeneration, without having received His Divine nature, the new birth which is the imperative for Divine sonship. Read Titus 3:5-7 .
Remember, it is one thing to be born of human parents within the natural law of procreation; it is another thing to be born of God by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. That which is born of the flesh is flesh. “Ye must be born again, ‘from above,’ of the Spirit” How? By believing and receiving Christ, as your LORD and Savior. John 1:12 .
“He that hath the Son hath the Father.” 1 John 3:1-7 .
“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying ‘Abba Father.”’ Galatians 4:6 .
“The Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit that we are the children of God; and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ.” Romans 8:17 .
“The Father Himself loveth you, because ye have loved Me.” John 16:27 .
When the Apostle Paul wrote to the Philippians these words, “my God shall supply all of your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19 , he was confirming the statement of The LORD Jesus Christ, “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him.” Matthew 7:11 .
“Pray to thy Father” Matthew 6:6 . This is the instruction of the Son, our LORD and Savior. So prayer should be directed TO the Father, THROUGH the Son, with the Holy Spirit making intercessions for us. Romans 8:26 . God delights to be addressed as“Almighty God, Our Heavenly Father, the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” Acts 16:31 , while there is still time!***
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.
So There You Have it!
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Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.
In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry
Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-20)
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