THE LIFESTYLE OF SONS OF GOD
Text : 1 John 3:2” Now are we the sons of God… “
IF YOU’RE BORN AGAIN…
If you’re born again, you are in Christ. And in Christ we are born sons of God. Sonship is responsibility! God didn’t make us his sons for nothing. God is always a profit-oriented God. So it’s important to know what God requires of you as a son. That will help you to know how to make choices, decisions, and live your life while you’re still here on earth. Your sonship came with a purpose attached to it.
JESUS OUR EXAMPLE
Jesus was the first son of God to be born into this earth. When he first came to earth, be was the only son of God. But by his death, burial and resurrection, now God has many more sons – Romans 8:29. So we are sons of God like Jesus,and God expects of us what Jesus is to him. Read Ephesians 4:8-13, Hebrews 12:1–2. No wonder 1 John 2:6 says, “Anyone who claims to be intimate with God ought to live as Christ lived. ” The question then is…
HOW DID JESUS LIVE?
We can look at how Jesus lived when he was here on earth, and learn the lifestyle of sons of God. He came to model the life that God had created man to live, which Adam and Eve sabotaged, when they took on Satan’s nature of sin! It’s impossible to live a life acceptable to God with a sin nature. That’s why God sent Jesus to pay the price for man’s total freedom from sin and the tyranny of the devil… And he did a good job! Yes. Read John 3:16, Colossaians 1:13, Colossians 2:15. Alleluia!
We can’t claim to be sons of God and be living like mere sons of men – mere human beigns – John 1:13. That could be very dangerous! Read Job 14:1–2. There is a way sons of God are expected to live.
WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO SEE…
People don’t just want to hear about Jesus, they’re hungry to see him. People don’t just want to hear or know about God, they want to see him. They don’t just want to know what others are saying about him, they want to see him for themselves. They want to see his character. They want to see his power, and what it can do.Yes!
They want to see his lifestyle – how eternal life looks, and how eternal life functions.
Jesus was the first man to have eternal life – the same kind of life God has and enjoys.God put that life in him and sent him here on earth to advertise its reality and potency. And eventually share it with all of humanity… “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting love.” –John 3:16.
Now, everyone who has received Jesus has this life. Read John 1:14,1 John 5:11–13.Of course, the child of a goat is born with goat life. The child of a dog is born with dog life. Even so, everyone born a son of God, in Christ, is born with God life…eternal life -Zoe!
The leople told Phillip, “Sir we will see Jesus… ” Read John 12:20–21. Are you truly a son of God? Well then, it’s time to let Jesus think, talk, walk and live his life through you…
It’s time for us to, by the Holy Spirit in us, do the works that he did, and greater works…so that the world can see Jesus, thear Jim and touch him through us….
It’s time for us to reveal Jesus to the world on this earth, just as Jesus powerfully revealed the Father during his life here on earth.
What I’m I saying? It’s time for the manifestation of your sonship…Read Romans 8:18–20!
LET’S CONSIDER JESUS…
( to be continued…)