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This month's teaching : Repentance

Sons of God – Part 2

Our minds are pervaded with questions about the mystery and expectation of the manifestations of the sons of Almighty God. If the power has been granted to become sons of God, according to John 1:12, how does one become one? Is it by appointment? Is it by calling or exception? It is clearly written in the Bible that there are divine exceptions made for those that bear a deeper love for God. 1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. V.10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit. (Emphasis added). In truth, this verse is not speaking about what heaven is like. It is speaking about function, provision, calling, and position through His written promises here on earth as kingdom occupants. Here we notice that the revelation of God is upon the ones who love Him in a deeper way than is commonly found acceptable in nominal Christianity. This is easily made clear since the shallow state of many professing Christians produces a great lack of understanding in anything deeper than that which the natural eyes perceive.

From among the children of God there are some who will not accept shallow faith and easy believe-ism as the faith of true disciples of Christ. These are the ones who have consecrated their lives to the deeper purposes of God, relinquishing the cost. They are not only willing to suffer if necessary unto greater perfection, but further are formed by the Spirit of God for purposes beyond what is seen or communicated through human perception. Their eyes of spiritual understanding are watching into the seeming dark, yet their vision is lit with shekinah light invisible to the human senses. This is a solemn place where natural light offers no understanding. These deeper lives pray back to heaven that which is revealed to them from the very throne of God concerning His promises and prophecies spoken by the ancients. These are they who live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. They are moved by the Spirit of God in communication with God in heavenly places in Christ. The usefulness of these saints is deeply spiritual. It is a place of position–seated with Christ. Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (Emphasis added). The place described here is filled with spiritual priests and kings who have been seated with Christ, yet as though in obscurity and by the majority unnoticed. Within this spiritual minority, these have been formed solely by divine resurrection at the excellent hand of Christ. It is within these saints, unrevealed to the natural eye, that the power of true spiritual intercession and usefulness resides. These sons intervene by the voice of spiritual understanding and revelation in complete accordance with God’s word. Within their heart is an awareness designed to shatter spiritual legalities deemed as strongholds refusing to dissolve in people, culture, communities, and nations. Elijah, Daniel, Moses, and many others are an example of this function. Their effort was focused toward unions of adversity against God, even in governments and high places. These sons are not manifested in large numbers, but I believe as the end approaches God will increase them in number and magnificence.

Sons of God are servants of Almighty God and are sent to set things right in the way God has ordered. They are a direct threat against the kingdom of darkness. They shine the light of God in all they do. They are miracle carriers from the presence of God to do His work. They are spiritual fighters and fight by faith alone. They wrestle against principalities and powers and works of the darkness of this world. The spirits they fight against are experts in delusion seeking to direct God’s children to focus chiefly on the tree of knowledge. The distraction they present is in deciphering what is right or wrong, to keep those distracted from eating of the true tree of life. This was Satan’s first earthly battle against mankind and he won. We must remember, there is no life in pursuing what Adam and Eve pursued. There is no life in knowing what is right and wrong. Life comes alone from the tree of life.

May God lead us into a realm where He can make us useful in kingdom life, taking us beyond what is achieved by human ability! This place is in joint union with Jesus in heavenly places and is one that has no boundaries except human ability, and natural subjective theory at the tree of knowledge. Hallelujah!

Sons of God?

Where are the Sons of God? There is a great mystery and misinterpretation about man’s function in the Kingdom of God on Earth and the ability he is to perform with as an overcomer. There are numerous accounts where Jesus speaks about flesh and blood that give understanding on things not naturally perceived. After Jesus spoke to the disciples in John 6 Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Why is it that there are so many that seem so lifeless? It comes from having so little of Jesus within our life. The true sons of God do eat His flesh and drink His blood in a spiritual sense that the natural man finds no understanding in. Our flesh part of man needs exchanged by the flesh and body of Christ and so our blood has to be exchanged for His. The spiritual application seems insensitive but is very real. The spiritual son has distinct realities where he is given the option to put on Christ and suffer the consequences. It is at this point where our outer man must decrease.

As Jesus spoke more on the subject it became so offensive to them that many disciples left Him and walked no more with Him. We must never forget that the natural mind cannot receive anything from the Spirit of God. It is actually impossible according to the Bible. An easier way to understand this is simply that the Holy Spirit does not speak to the natural mind. Our flesh and blood cannot even inherit the kingdom of God and therefore there has to be a sovereign exchange. This exchange is clearly the sub-humiliation of the professing saints under the sphere of laying down our life for an eternal one that bears the nature and presence of Christ. This is not near anything that most Christians experience but is the only means given to become Christ-like in nature. These are sons of God. 1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God… So how does this all work or how do we understand the deeper Christian life? Since these are facts concerning eternal life, it needs to concern us deeply about the deeper understanding of Christ’s gateway of salvation in a deeper sense than most ever walk in. Paul could not speak much about this because of their carnal condition as they were only on milk and carried the ability to hold offence. We clearly read Paul’s dilemma in 1 Corinthians 3.

I want to address this subject and the different facets of genuineness to draw us to truth. First, I find it important to understand what the Bible says about our needy mind. Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. When a person has been transformed by salvation, something transpires from the throne of God that grants divine authority and opportunity for that soul to enter the door of divine sonship. It is alone possible through the narrow path of spiritual faith. It is absolutely not automatic but only a doorway. John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave He the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: We understand that power to become offers a suggestion and not a final act of transition. God has granted this power to all them that choose to believe. Most have no idea what the Bible speaks about here and would even argue that all are sons yet could never confess that they would be themselves.

Among the deepest cries of spiritual earthen vessels is the spiritual expectation for the sons of God to manifest themselves as men of power and authority so great that even Satan trembles. Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. The earnest expectation of the creature speaks about anticipation, possibility and hope for the deeper work of the Holy Spirit. One distinguished criteria manifested in true sons of God is boldness through meekness that causes them to be led by the Holy Spirit always. Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. True sons of God are at a loss without the Holy Spirit’s constant presence. It is a daily continuous relationship of cohesive action that divides the ties of the human understanding of spiritual things. I will write further on this subject for the next reading.
Hallelujah!