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Sons of God

A person “Male or Female” that is favored by YHWH to be one of His Chosen because of the Precious Shed Blood of His Only Begotten Son, Jesus.

The Apostle John in 1st John 3:1-2 wrote, Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not. *Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.

To bestow is to lavish or give abundantly.  We need to remember that once we accept the Precious Shed Blood of Jesus for the Forgiveness of our sins, we are then and therefore the Sons of God/Saints.

Jesus is/was the Son of God made flesh and we, the Saints of God are flesh being made the Sons of God. We are changing from Glory to Glory, until the Second Coming of Jesus when we shall be like Him and Joint Heirs with Him.  Praise His Holy Name!

We read in St. John 1:12, As many as received Him, to them gave He Power to become the Sons of God, even to them that Believe on His Name.

The Saints, through Blood-Birth, have received the Spirit Power to become the Sons of God because we Believe in the Power of His Name.  A Believer is one that hears the Word of God or sees the Written Word of God and responds to it by complying with the Word.  Life is in the Blood thus, the Precious Shed Blood of Jesus has given us the Life to be Sons of God.

The Apostle Paul in Romans 8:14-19 wrote, For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. *For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. *The Spirit itself 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; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. *For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. *For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

To be led by the Spirit of God is to comply with the Leading of the Spirit of God.  The Saints have received a Precious Son-ship through Adoption.  One that is Adopted is Called Out and Chosen.  We are Chosen by God to be His Sons.

We were once slaves, but the Spirit of God in, and through the Precious Shed Blood of Jesus has set us FREE.  Praise His Holy Name!

The Written Word of God bears proof that we are the Sons of God.  And  because of the nature of God, we as Sons, may suffer like His Only Begotten Son Jesus and the Apostles did.  We need not be discouraged though because Jesus overcame, therefore, we also will overcome.  Praise His Holy and Righteous Name!  

Because of the nature of this Spiritual Adoption, we are anxious to receive the Fullness of the Spirit of God.

In Galatians 4:4-7 the Apostle Paul wrote, But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, *To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. *And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. *Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

In thinking about the phrase, “The fullness of Time,” it reminds me that the Scriptures state that Jesus came in the End of the World, Hebrews 9:26.  The End of the World and the Fullness of Time, in some respect, have the same meaning. 

There was a job that had to be done before the End of Time therefore, Jesus came to fulfill that portion of His destiny in living a Righteous Life in a wicked world. He suffered the pain and the shame of dying on the Cross that you and I might have the privilege of becoming the Sons of God.  Praise His Holy Name!

We read in Genesis 6:2, The Sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Here is a Scripture that many people misunderstand.  This Scripture IS NOT saying that Angels from Heaven came down to the Earth and had physical relations with women; that produced children that were giants.

The Born Again Believers are the Sons of God, just like in the Beginning of Time when Adam was called a Son of God; the Saints today are called the Sons of God.

What this Scripture in Genesis 6:2 is saying is, the men of God “The Chosen Ones of God that were men” that lived in that time took to themselves the daughters of sinners “The Heathen or Uncircumcised People” and had physical relations with them.

The same thing is happening today.  Men and women that Believe in Jesus and because of Him are called the Sons of God “Saints” are dating and marrying men and women of the world “Sinners” and these Unions generally cause problems.

Reading further on in this Scripture may also imply that the results of these physical relations produced giants, but that may not be exactly true either.  It may have simply meant that there were also giants in the land during this time period.

In St. Luke 3:38 we read (in part), Enos was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the Son of God.

Here Luke states that Adam was called a Son of God.  Therefore, it stands to reason if Adam was called a Son of God then, his offspring could be called Sons of God too.

We read in Hebrews 1:5, Unto which of the angles said He at any time, thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee?  And again I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to Me a son?

As far I can see, there isn’t one Scripture that calls an Angel a Son of God.  In fact, one Scripture says that the Angels even desired to look into the Salvation given to the Saints, 1st Peter 1:12.  And there’s a song (Ten Thousand Years) that states the Angels cannot sing the song of the Redeemed.

In Job 1:6 we read, Now there was a day when the Sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and satan came also among them.

Think about this for a moment. In the Book of Revelation we read where the Angle of the Lord told John that the Lord knows where satan’s seat is in the church, Revelation 2:13. 

Just because satan has a seat, doesn’t mean he has to necessarily be in it all the time.

If the Saints, the Sons of God, will get in the Spirit of the Lord and Praise and Worship God “YHWH” in Spirit and Truth, I don’t think satan will want to hang around.

We read in Revelation 2:13 (in part), “The angel of the Lord was speaking to John about the Churches” I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where satan’s seat is.

In Revelation 21:7 we read, He that overcometh shall inherit ALL things, and I will be his God and he shall be my Son.

The phrase, “He that Overcometh” has an inclination that to inherit all things there is some effort on the part of the Believer “The Saint” that is necessary.

The Apostle Paul in Galatians 3:26-27wrote, For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. *For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Every one that is willing and obedient; that have put off the old man, which is the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, and have put on the New Man (which is renewed after the knowledge of Him that Created Him), Colossians 3:10 and have put on the mind of Christ, 1st Corinthians 2:16, they are the Sons of God.

Derwood A. Stewart, Minister
House of Prayer Sabbath Ministries