The children of God are those people who are called by God. The children of God are those people who have been born of God and according to the will of God. The children of God are the children of promise. The calling to become a child of God is open to everyone who will believe in God and in the Lord Jesus Christ. As it is written and explained in John 1:11-13, “He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
It is important to note that the children of God will be brought together in unity from all the Nations that God called them from. Apostle John also noted and explained in John 11:49-52, saying,“And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all, nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish.” Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad.”
God the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit are united in calling and making the children of God. As it is written in Acts 2:38-39, “Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”” Also in Romans 8:16-17, it is written and confirmed that, “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”
The trials, tribulations, and sufferings of this world are not to be compared with the glory that God has awaiting for His children. As explained by Apostle Paul in Romans 8:18-21, saying, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”
There is a significant difference between the children of God and the children of the world. As it is written and explained in Romans 9:8, “That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.” The right to become a child of God is not based on being born in any particular country, but in being called by God and in being born of God. Also, this message is further explained and reconfirmed in Romans 9:25-26, “As He says also in Hosea: “I will call them My people, who were not My people, And her beloved, who was not beloved.” “And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ There they shall be called sons of the living God.”” Also in 1 John 3:10, it is further explained, “In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.” Also in 1 John 5:2, “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.”
As a child of God, you should imitate God by walking in love. “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children,” (Ephesians 5:1). And, in addition, Apostle Paul provided further admonition, saying, “Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain,” (Philippians 2:14-16).
It is such a great privilege to become a child of God. As it is written in 1 John 3:1,“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.”Also in 1 John 3:2, it is further explained, “Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”
As a child of God, you are an overcomer in Jesus Christ. “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world,” (1 John 4:4). Also in 1 John 2:28, apostle John also noted the importance of abiding in Jesus, saying, “And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.”
In summary, Apostle Peter explained the glorious heritage of the children of God in 1 Peter 2:9, saying, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” It is such a wonderful privilege, an amazing miracle, and a tremendous blessing to become a Child of God! You can click here to learn how to become born again or how to become a Child of God. Receive the Salvation of God and become a Child of God. Be blessed always! Live your best life with God, and live inspired!
Article post by Evangelist Dr. Unyime E. Bond
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