“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”. Jn.1:12.
If I could tell how to become a son of the president or a millionaire I would get many eager listeners. To be a child of God involves much more – In this life and also in the life to come.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN BEING A CHILD OF GOD?
a. Our absolute security in this present life. Jn.10:9
b. The supply of every real need. Mtt.6:8, not all our wants.
c. The child of God must receive joy, peace etc. Gal. 5:22-23
d. The believer is born in the likeness of God. I Jn.3:1,2.
e. Infinite joy here after. Rom. 8:17
HOW MAY WE BECOME SONS OF GOD
But someone may ask, “are we not already sons of God?” We are not. We are all God’s offspring – Acts 17:28-30
a. Simply receiving Jesus makes us sons of God. Jn.1:12
b. He offers Himself as our atoning Saviour, as the one who bore our sins in His own body on the cross. Mtt. 20:28
c. He offers Himself as our deliverer from sin’s power. Jn.8:36
d. He offers Himself as our rest – giver. Matt.11:28
e. He offers Himself as our teacher. Jn.13:13
f. He offers Himself as our way of access to God. Jn.14:6
g. He offers Himself as our life abundant. Jn.10:10.
Conclusion: The Lord has done much for us and the only thing we can do is to accept Him into our life and we become sons and daughter of the living God. Please take a decision today before it is too late.