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BECOMING A CHILD OF GOD BY: Pastor Abraham Bascon
BECOMING A CHILD OF GOD BY: Pastor Abraham Bascon
BECOMING A CHILD OF GOD
ROMANS 11:29 - if we have been paying close attention to the preaching of The Word for the past few weeks, every one of us, would or should easily remember how very important it is for us to know and clearly understand what God tells us in:
Romans 11:29- “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” In other words, when God gives us any gifts or calling, He does not take them back! They are never to be revoked or withdrawn! That is great news!! Praise God!
In JOHN 1:1-17 we are told that: faith in The Name of The Lord Jesus Christ, empowers a person to become a Child of God. The Word was God. The Word that was in the beginning with God, is God! And, what is also even more exciting about this, is that The Word took on flesh! The Word, (Jesus) took on flesh, and dwelt among us!
Jesus had flesh and blood, and lived among the people. (And, John is writing this Gospel) Jesus dwelt among His own people, the Jews; and yet, they rejected Him for who He claimed to be, The Only Begotten Son of God (JOHN 3:16), The Messiah, The Christ and our Passover Lamb because, you believe you have eternal life!
Everlasting Life, that we are going to experience throughout all eternity, with no end! How blessed we will be when we see Jesus, face to face!
And to see all our friends and families, and perhaps some so-called enemies! And we will say: Praise God, we have been saved by God’s Amazing Grace!! Who can know the mind of God? God is greater than all!
In both JOHN 3:16 and Romans 11:29, we are assured that when Jesus gives you Eternal Life, it is irrevocable! God will never revoke or withdraw the free Gift of Eternal Life that He has given to every Believer of The Lord Jesus Christ, His Son. That’s what scripture explains in EPHESIANS 2:5-8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: It is the gift of God:” Jesus took on flesh, and by His death, he defeated and destroyed the works of the enemy!
In JOHN 1:11 - Israel rejected Jesus. In verse 12, we read: “ 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:” He gives us power to become sons and daughters of The Living God! ROMANS 11:29 - There is no one who can undo what Jesus has done already! This is God’s Grace! In 2 COR.5:17 - ALL things are become new!
God has also called us unto a life of good works, to stand before Him in love. God has preplanned this life of love:loving God and loving your neighbor, as you love yourself.
And as long as we abide by this rule, we are able to satisfy all Ten Commandments of God! Some people hate everyone….why?? Because they hate themselves! They need to get some heavy counseling from The Holy Spirit! God has a wonderful life for every Believer! And, all we have to do, is to walk in it!
Jesus told Peter to come….just come. He calls us to do the same.
Just go, and you will walk in the miraculous!
JOHN 10:10-Jesus came that we might have Life more abundantly! Having this ABUNDANT LIFE, is to have the UPPER hand!
It is to have the ADVANTAGE!
It is to be in the ADVANTAGEOUS position!
God says: Vengeance is mine!
No matter what trials and tribulations that the devil tries to tempt you with, we have the ADVANTAGEOUS life!!
Even when facing great difficulties, we have the ADVANTAGE!! God says: “Be of good cheer!!”
We can still experience the “peace that passes understanding” (God’s Peace), because no matter how difficult the trials ---- we have the ADVANTAGE! DON'T give up!!! YOU are a WINNER!! Hang on to JESUS!!
When your child asks for bread, you give him bread.
How much more will your Heavenly Father give to you!!
Jesus says in JOHN 3:3- “Unless ye be born again, he cannot see (perceive) the kingdom of God.” JOHN 3:5-8 - “….he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” Believers are inheritors of the Kingdom of God!
All that God has in His Kingdom is yours! And, it starts with Eternal Life!! And, Eternal Life starts when you become a Child of God! The Kingdom Of God is open to every Believer!
ROMANS 11:29 - IRREVOKABLE! The proof that a Believer is a Child of God, is: that their faith is in Jesus Christ, that they receive Him and Believe upon Him!
JOHN 1:12 No man can know the heart of another;except the spirit
of that man! And, Jesus said: “By their fruit, you shall know them.” John The Baptist said:
“Show me the fruit of your repentance.”
One who has a CONVICTION, no matter what, they will stand firm for God!
Remember:not everyone who says they are a Christian, is a Christian! One who has a genuine conviction will say:
“No matter what, my conviction is that Jesus is my Lord, and anything that is offensive toward my God, I cannot participate in!”
In ROMANS 8:16- The Word of God tells us: that the Holy Spirit bears witness with our spirit, that we are the Children of God.
There is absolutely no doubt in a true believer’s heart, that they are a Child of God!
Children of God also have The Trinity (The Father, Son and Holy Spirit) dwelling within their spirit! In ROMANS 8:9 - “but ye (believer) are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” All three, The Father,
Son and The Holy Spirit dwell within the believer NOW!
If God be for us, who can be against us??
We have the “Big 3 Fixer-Uppers” dwelling within us! Watch out devil!
ROMANS 11:29 - Clearly tells us, all the gifts and callings of God are IRREVOKABLE!! How great is our God!!!
If you don’t have The Spirit of Christ within you; you cannot be one of his!
A Believer is not only born-again; but is also spiritual minded! Believers are led by The Spirit of God.
This should be natural for a Child of God!
But, to be carnal minded or worldly minded, is to be led by the things of the world! If given a choice, do you want to be disobedient to God today? It is not even a choice for a true Believer in this new life in Christ Jesus! This new life in Christ Jesus, is obedience toward God!
Disobedience, is not even a choice for a child of God.
It is not even a part of our walk with Christ! We forsook that choice of being disobedient toward Christ!
GALATIANS 2:20 -
Apostle Paul says: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
It is Christ living in us, who is obedient to The Father! Remember, by their fruit ye shall know them! If The Trinity lives within them, you will see the fruit! Live by The Holy Spirit, and not by the world!!
Do you want Sodom and Gomorrah or The Kingdom of God?
Deal or no deal??? NO DEAL!! The Kingdom of God is our life!! There is no other choice!! We already made our choice when we received Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior!! Praise Him!!
Remember, to be carnal or worldly minded is death. ROMANS 8:6 To be spiritually minded, is life and peace!! Keep in mind, that the Word of God tells us that: in the flesh, we cannot please God! The Word says, that the carnal or worldly mind is an enemy of God! The carnal mind, is not subject to the Law of God, neither can it be. A worldly minded person, will not subject themselves to God and to His Holy Spirit.
If you don’t have The Trinity living within you, 'spiritually' speaking, you’re dead!
You are bowing down to the wrong God--- to a loser!!
All the world’s stuff, costs you money.
But, Jesus says: “Come unto me, all ye that are heavy laden; and, I will give you rest.” The Word of God says: Come, buy bread without money ---- it’s free!! Get “high” with the Holy Spirit ---- He’s FREE!! He costs you nothing!! In the world, you may get “high” and at some point, you have to come down! Drinkers get drunk; and get hung-over. And, then consume even more to get drunk! But, the Holy Spirit is totally FREE! And when you take a drink of God’s Holy Spirit, you will never thirst again!! He is Everlasting!!! He will never perish!!! The Kingdom of God has NO END!! PRAISE GOD!!
If you have not as yet responded to God’s calling upon your life, don’t hesitate to answer His Call!
You are cheating yourself of all His gifts and blessings that God has for your life right here on earth, right now! Receive The Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior TODAY, and let God give you the ADVANTAGE over ALL your needs!
Thank You Lord!!!