Destiny in Sonship

Our destiny in Christ is to walk in greater levels of sonship.

The Apostle Paul walked in sonship, for he spoke about this in Romans 8:14-15 (ESV), “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!””.

The Apostle Paul told the Church of Corinth, which was very carnal, that if you are born again then you are a “new creation” in Christ. Mainstream Christianity has not even scratched the surface of what it truly means to be identified in the reality of being a new creation. Too often we want to mentally ascend what Salvation means, however, there is so much more than just mentally ascending the complete work of Christ.

Everything we go through in life is an experience, we experience pain, joy, sorrow, happiness, and love (to name a few). If these are experiences and if God is love, then being born again is an experience because Salvation is the work of God, it is an encounter with Him and being placed back into union and right-standing with Him.

The greater levels of sonship mean a greater level of Christ-like character and conforming to His Image for His Glory. The world needs to and is waiting to see an Eklessia of people who live this life as their identity as Christ in them being unveiled through their very lives and identity.

Paul continues in Romans 8:19 (LSB), “For the anxious longing of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.”.

This is best summed up in Colossians 1:27 (MSG), “This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it’s out in the open. GOD WANTED EVERYONE, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. THE MYSTERY, IN A NUTSHELL, IS JUST THIS: CHRIST IS IN YOU, so, therefore, you can look forward to SHARING IN GOD’S GLORY. It’s that simple. That is the substance of our Message. We preach Christ, warning people not to add to the Message. We teach in a spirit of profound common sense so that we can bring each person to maturity. TO BE MATURE IS TO BE BASIC. CHRIST! NO MORE, NO LESS. That’s what I’m working so hard at day after day, year after year, doing my best with the energy God so generously gives me.”.

Every part of the believer’s existence is to be rooted in Christ Jesus!