Sons of God

Sons of God

 "In the place where it was said to them, "You are not my people," it shall be said to them, "Children of the living God."" (Hosea 1:10 ESV) >> ~Romans 9:25-26~

 "Not my People?"

  • Sense in which all humanity is      -- in His image, his descendants (Psa8 / See Rom9:8)
  • Because of the fall into sin      (Isa53:6), become children of wrath! ~Eph 2:2,3~
  • Imperative need for all mankind      to be reborn. ~John 3:3-8~ / Rom9:26

 Given the Right! ~John 1:12~

  • Not a position or power already      held OR acquired by self.
  • A gift or right / privilege      given on certain conditions
  • Not for all mankind, but for      the few who will fully acknowledge WHO His is.

 Who's Your Daddy?

  • "Son of..." means: Like Him,      descendant in quality: "Like Father, like son."
  • Sons of thunder ~Mark 3:17~ / Son      of Encouragement ~Acts 4:36~
  • Those of certain traits of      character as to merit the name ~Matthew 5:9~
  • Men of faith, like Abraham?      Following God OR another? ~John 8:39-47~

 The unmistakable marks of a father are seen in my life! Whose?

 OT Children of God: Ex4:22 / Dt14:1 / 32:5,6 / Isa 63:16 / Hos11:1 >> Mt2:15...

 Adoption* as Sons

  • *"The Roman process of legal      adoption by which the chosen heir became entitled not only to the      reversion of the property but to the civil status, to the burdens as well      as the rights of the adopter - became, as it were, his other self, one      with him." -- Merivale.
  • ~Romans 8:14-17~ Spirit-children, led by the Spirit, so adopted and      heirs of glory!
  • ~Galatians 4:4-7~ rescued from under a      system of law-keeping, to justification by grace thru faith
  • ~Ephesians 1:4,5~ His love set upon having      a family, appointing members from from sinful humanity!

 Closeness of the Sons of God

  • "Abba" = Daddy! ~Romans 8:15~ / ~Gal 4:6~
  • Jewish / Aramaic & Gentile      / Greek -- both united in the family of one Father.
  • Intensity -- repeated in      earnestness & Affection -- sincere and powerful emotion

 Implications of Being Sons of God

  • Jewel of Creation / Master of      the animals / Regaining original dominion
  • Acquainted with Him, In Divine      likeness, partaking of His character ~2 Peter 1:3,4~.
  • Heirs of eternal glory -- from      Father of glory!

 "Be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world." (Philippians 2:15 ESV)

 Behold, what Love!

  • Love bestowed ~1 John 3:1~ & enjoyed now. With      future nature to exceed ~1 John 3:2~
  • Called 'children of God.' And      ARE -- by doing right -- NOW ~1 John 3:3~!
  • Sons of God in glory will be      like the angels! (Job1:6, 2:1, 38:7 / ~Romans 8:18-23~ / Lk20:36)

 "In Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith..." (Galatians 3:26-27 ESV)

Notes by David Teel Saturday, 15May2010 / Revised 31Oct2010 and Saturday, 5Oct2013