Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Continuing with our Study

Today we are continuing the study of Journey Into Spirit Life. Let's continue with the Tri-part being.
When a person believes on Jesus and is reconciled to God by the blood of Jesus, that person becomes a child of God. There would be those who would argue that all mankind are in a general sense, by virtue of being His creation, children of God. However, we speak of a more specific spiritual adoption into the family of God through belief on Jesus. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. -Romans 8: 15-16
There is maturing process in the young or underdeveloped believer. Some call it sanctification. Some call it perfecting. We are the sons of God when we believe. As we mature in our spirit, led or taught by the Holy Spirit, we begin to look more and more like our Heavenly Father and are more easily recognized as a child of God. Someday, when Jesus returns for His church, we will graduate into absolute fullness as a son of God. We should not use this Kingdom truth as an excuse for neglect of our spirit-man during our earthly journey. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. -Romans 8:19
Herein lies a problem. Many believers, through lack of comprehension by revelation, are waiting for their death and passage into the presence of God or for the Second 3 Coming for fullness when a large measure of fullness is available right now. Jesus said we should pray, "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven". Just like the first disciples, we pray as if we expect God to physically lower His Kingdom I!lpon the earth. Jesus, however, said the Kingdom of God is without observation, not being a visible kingdom, but that it is within the believer. He spoke just that to His disciples. Neither shall they say, Lo here or, 10 there for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. -Luke 17:21
We are to mature into more complete sons of God by the development of our spirit. The Holy Spirit is our teacher. That's why the scripture says: But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as It hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
-I John 2:27

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