Sunday, November 18, 2018

21 Day Devotional: Day 14: What Does It Really Mean to Be a Child of God?

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:” (John 1:12)

When you accept Jesus as your personal Savior, the Bible declares that you now have power and authority as God’s Son or Daughter.  The Bible tells us that we are “joint-heirs” with Christ (Romans 8:17) and this means that we have a place of sonship and authority in the kingdom of God. 

Our American society does not have a kingdom hierarchy.  Other countries governments, and during Bible times, they operated with a “Kindgom” culture.  In a kingdom, the king is the ultimate leader, authority, and governor.  He makes the laws, he decrees the laws, he enforces the laws.  Beneath him, his sons and daughters also rule and have authority, and carry the full backing of the kingdom with them.  If a prince or princess of the kingdom makes a decree, it is accepted and carried out just the same as if the king himself had given the order.  If the prince or princess travels to another territory or kingdom, they are given the same respect and honor the king would be given. 

As children of God, we walk in authority in the kingdom of Heaven.  Satan, demons, and enemies of Heaven have no authority over us.  When we speak, we have the authority to declare healing, to declare miracles, to speak and bring forth life because the full backing of the Kingdom of Heaven is behind us.  As children of God, we walk and talk and live like Jesus because He said Himself that we would do the same, and “even greater works”.  (John 14:12).  We share in the blessings, relationship, and fellowship with God that Jesus shared with Him.

As you read your Bible, you will find blessings and promises made, and every one of those blessings and promises and gifts belongs to you as a child of God.  Here are just a few:

You are set free.  (John 8:32)
You are healed.  (Isaiah 53:5)
You are strong and capable.  (Philippians 4:13)
You are more than a conqueror.  (Romans 8:37)
You are God’s workmanship.  (Ephesians 2:10)
You are protected.  (Isaiah 54:17)
You are strengthened by God’s glorious power.  (Colossians 1:11)
You are called God.  (2 Timothy 1:9)
You are chosen.  (1 Thessalonians 1:4)
You are the temple of the Holy Spirit.  (1 Corinthians 6:19)
You are forgiven of all your sins.  (Ephesians 1:7)
You are greatly loved by God.  (Romans 1:7)

Never forget who you are in Christ and the Kingdom of God.  “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, Abba, Father.” (Galatians 4:6).   

Read John Chapter 14.

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