Jesus Came To Make
Us Sons Of God
“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not” (1 John 3:1).
Jesus didn’t come to initiate or head a nice religion; rather, He came to give us life and to make us sons of God. Hebrew 2:10 says “For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.”His mission was to make us like Himself; to bring us into the same glory that He has. No wonder the Bible says as He is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17).
John 12:24 says, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”God planted Him as seed because He wanted many sons brought unto glory, just as Jesus is the glory of God.
Jesus came to represent man to God, such that the judgment God placed on Jesus on account of man’s sin sufficed for the salvation of all men. (Isaiah 53:4-5). He was man’s substitute. That’s the reason when He suffered and died on the cross, we suffered and died with Him. When He was buried, we were buried with Him. When God raised Him back to life, we were raised up together with Him. When He ascended into the presence of God, we were brought into the presence of God, where we are now; living and reigning with Him.
His death, burial and resurrection were a means to an end; it was to unveil the emergence of the new creation. We are that new creation, which the Bible describes as the glory that should follow the sufferings of Christ (1 Peter 1:11). We’ve been born sons of God: “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”(John 1:12). He has thus identified with us as His brethren, having brought us into union and oneness of spirit with Himself:“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” (Hebrews 2:11).
I’m so grateful for the privilege of being a partaker of your great wisdom; I thank you for the unquantifiable love you bestowed on me, that I should be called a child of God. My life is continuously and constantly improved because of this consciousness of my divine nature, root and inheritance,
in Jesus Name. Amen.
Romans 8:14; Roman 8:19
1 Year Bible reading plan: Revelation 10; Daniel 1-2
2 Year Bible reading plan: Acts 1:12-26; 2 Chronicles 32