Series: Other Speakers
Sun am 2nd May 2010 – Sam Festus
Rom. 8:14-17; Gal. 3:26-28; Luke 15:25-27; Matt. 6:25-34
When a child is adopted, the father and mother make the choice to adopt. In the same way God has decided from the beginning of time that you and I will become His sons. Once a child is adopted, the father cannot say he does not want the child any more. The father has lost his right to give up the child.
As sons we have an inheritance, and we have to understand what that inheritance is. Those who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. We have received the spirit of sonship; the spirit within us is not a spirit of fear. We are not called to be slaves; when God called you into sonship, it was his intention for you to walk in freedom.
It is important for us to know that God has chosen us, because when things get rough, then you don’t feel like a son or a child of God. You don’t even feel like God cares for you. You cannot walk by sight, you have to walk by faith and believe what the Word of God says. God disciplines the child that He loves. The discipline is about stretching you. He is opening up avenues in your being that you did not even know existed. Your entire walk with God is a preparation to complete the destiny that God has for you. God will guide you in the direction of your destiny. He’s making you into the son He wants you to be. Maturity is something that progresses; and you should be learning through everything you go through.
We want to do things for God so that He can bless us. But we get all things from God anyway because we are sons. What father will withhold anything from his son?
In Christ there is neither Greek nor Jew, nor Black nor White, nor Indian nor Chinese; nor male nor female. We are not men or women, we are sons of God (Gal. 3:26-28). There are none of these groupings in the household of God. You must no longer look at your brother and sister after the flesh.
The way inheritance works is: you did nothing for it, but you will receive it. Inheritance comes because you have a father and you are his son.
In the parable of the prodigal, the older was his father’s son, but had no relationship to his father. When he heard that there was a party, he did not go to his father but went to one of the servants to find out what was going on. He didn’t realize he had an inheritance. If you are not aware of what you have in Christ, you walk around like an orphan. You talk to everybody except the Father. You don’t talk to the Father; you don’t receive from the Father because you are continuously talking to other people. Stop allowing the Word to come to you on a second or third level when you can receive it directly. We need realize that we are heirs of the Father and co-heirs with the Son.
When God says He gives you everything for life, it doesn’t mean He gives you everything to store up. He gives to you when you need it. He gives to you based on purpose. God is blessing us to give.
Seek first the Kingdom of God. God has already blessed you and God will give you the day to day things. First see to the house of God before you seek your paneled house.
God doesn’t want you to do anything; He wants you to be a son. God has given you everything for life; you just need to write out a requisition. If you do what God wants you to do, all you need to do is ask. An orphan will beg, but a son will ask. A son who understands his position in Christ won’t just ask, he will declare because he knows what has already been done. And you don’t have to ask for what has already been done. You need to understand what has already happened. You are wasting your time asking God for something that has already happened. What has already happened has to be declared, and what has not yet happened has to be asked for because you are a son.