KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:12 KJV “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
Jesus did not come just to raise followers, but to raise a family for His father. He came to make men like himself. Heb 2:11 KJV “For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,” The preceding verse says the one who sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of one. The word ‘of’ is the Greek word ‘ek’ which shows the origin of a thing. This means the one who made us whole and those of us who are made whole come from one source. As a result, we have become brothers. Now the process of making us His brothers was that He gave His life for us (John 3:16, John 15 :13, 1 John 5;12)
Jesus gave His life by dying for all men. Anyone who believes in Him receives that life.1Jn 5:12 KJV “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” It is that supernatural life which was in Jesus, that becomes the life of anyone who receives or believes in Him. The scripture said as many that received Him, were given the power, or ability to become, sons of God. This statement has been treated very trivially by a number of Christians. To be given the power to become Sons of God, automatically changes everything about us.
It means to be given the right or power to become like Jesus.
It is not to be enlisted among a group of people with certain identities, no. You become one with Jesus. Please note this, Jesus was the only begotten Son of God, but after He died and resurrected, we also became begotten sons of God. He has ceased to be the only begotten to become the FIRST BEGOTTEN. (Col 1:15)
Many Christians look powerless, fearful and weak because they do not understand what took place when they become children of God. They are still subject to diseases, demonic harassment and what have you? Please understand that anything that cannot overpower Jesus Christ cannot overpower you. You should not allow it to over power you. By your decision to accept Jesus you have been given that right or power to enter the class and status of Jesus our Lord. This is what the grace of God is about. Now if there is any work of the devil in you, rise up in faith and declare you have received the divine ability like Jesus and you put that thing off from your life. Break the power of disease and every demonic harassment right now.
Lord Jesus, you died for me, and I believe in you. I confess you as my Lord. I am a son of God, with the authority over every evil work of darkness. In the name of Jesus, I break the power of every disease or evil spirit over my life, right now.
THOUGHT: WHEN YOU RECEIVED JESUS, YOU BECAME A SON OF GOD LIKE HIM.
Rom 8:29 KJV “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”
1 John 4:4 KJV “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”