Romans 8:14-17 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory
Who are the children of God? According to scripture it is those who are lead by the Spirit of God. Those who have accepted by faith, God’s atoning work through Christ Jesus on their behalf at the cross.
Yes, we all are God’s creation but not everyone has accepted God’s free gift of “REDEMPTION” through Christ by faith, therefore, they are not God’s children.
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
We all were born in sin because of disobedience by our first parents, Adam and Eve. We could not atone for our sins so God put on flesh, came and dwell among us in the person of Jesus Christ, shed His blood and died for our sins and 3 days later He resurrected with all power in His hands and is now seated in heaven at the right hand of God the Father.
If you have not been Redeemed by the Spirit of God by faith you are still lost in sin and disconnected from God.
It is the Spirit of God that we received at the moment of salvation that joins with God’s spirit to confirm our identity in Christ.
1 Corinthians 6:19-Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.
How do you obtain the title of a “Child of God”?
Romans 10:14 But how will people call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how will they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher (messenger)?
Romans 10:17-So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. You must hear the word of God, believe it and take possession of it as your own in obedience to it.
Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
At the moment of salvation, the Holy Spirit of God comes and dwell within us. He immediately begins the work of changing our minds to think like the mind of Christ. Let this mind be in you which is also in Christ Jesus!
Romans 12:2 Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him.
As children of God, we are heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His spiritual blessing and inheritance] and his suffering so that we may share in His glory with Him.
If you are not connected to God by His Holy Spirit and you die in your state of being disconnected from Him because of your sins that you have chosen not to have forgiven, you will be eternally separated from God.
We cannot obtain salvation on our own for it is by God’s grace through faith that we are saved. The gift of “GRACE'“ must be received by all of us.
God has done His part in making a way for humanity to become children of God through Christ and now the choice to accept or reject is up to us.
Believe it or not, but there is no more work to be done as far as “Salvation” is concerned. God completed it over 2k years ago at Calvary.
If you are not a child of God, my advise to you is to seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near for today is the day of Salvation. Now is the acceptable time!
If you read this blog today and you choose to remain in a state of separation from God it s no one’s fault but your own. You have been given on this site today what you need to know to enter into a personal relationship with God through Christ Jesus.
Want to be identified with Christ as a child of God? Jesus awaits you at the foot of the cross! It is at the cross in the shedding of blood, death and resurrection where your identity in Christ begins.
Today, I declares my inheritance s a “CHILD OF GOD” for I have been REDEEMED by the blood of the Lamb and am no longer a slave to sin but a “CHILD OF GOD”.
Where do you stand on this morning? Is it among the children of God who are lead by the Spirit of God? If not, it is not too late for you. Yes, you! Open wide your mouth, seek God through His Word, confession your faith in Him and receive His free gift of salvation that is available to your right now.
Thank You Lord for saving a wretch like me.
Than You Lord that you have given the invitation of salvation to all that would believe, receive and obey.
We love You Lord!
Your servant Debra.