Days ago I had the privilege of being invited to preach in a church whose denomination was totally different from what I am accustomed to. On this day, I felt God leading me to say something about identity. To be clearer, I began to meditate on how much the power of God is only manifested in who is His child.
You may be saying now, “we are all children of God”. And in fact, the confession of our sins as well as the surrender of our lives to Jesus gives us the right to be called children.
Jo 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them he gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe in his name”
The fact that I want to pay attention to, however, is not what we call the children of God. But to act like.
We know that our salvation comes through repentance of our sins. We also understand that repentance is the change of the world’s behavior towards an alignment of our culture with the culture of the kingdom of the heavens.
Which leads us to think that. If we do not change our behavior. If we continue to live in darkness, we do not act as children of light, we are children of darkness and we are not repentant. We have no part with Him.
1Jo 3:6 “Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: but whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, nor known him.”
(The practice of sin without transformation and change shows that we have not yet met the Father)
(7) Little children, do not be deceived by anyone. He that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. (8) He who practices without proceeds from the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this the Son of God was manifested: to destroy the works of the devil. (9) Everyone who is born of God does not live in the practice of sin, because in him the divine seed remains; he can not live sinning, because he is born of God. In this the sounds of God and the children of the devil are made manifest: everyone who does not of righteousness does not come from God, and the same is true for him who does not love his brother”.
So that if in our life there is the practice of justice in the first place. And conscious without continuing to occur frequently, we do not act as children of God, nor do we attribute to this title the real importance it has.
I do not write these things for the brothers to grieve. I do this by asking the Holy Spirit to convince us every day that there is no point in wearing masks of “good Christians” a few times a week without there being in us a desire and an effort to sanctify ourselves every day. In order to reach the stature of the firstborn son. Of the first among many brethren, Jesus Christ.
In the midst of everything we experience every day, be it in the world or in the church, we accumulate things in front of our eyes that draw us the focus of God’s chief purpose for man. That is to be children, holy and blameless.
It is! That simple. Man’s greatest purpose is to be like Jesus as a son. What shows us that if He is the light and we are constantly in sin and darkness, we are not in Him!
Transforming us into children
Finally, I hope everyone understands that the transformation of our attitudes so that we are increasingly recognized as children undergo a process. It is a time where we begin to align our thoughts and actions with God’s standards. In this, we leave aside the old man and the sins that were common to us. In a totally rational way. Only in this way can we experience God’s perfect and pleasing will for our lives.
Rom 12:1 “Therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, I pray you to offer your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God. This is your rational worship. (2) And do not live according to the standards of this world, but let God transform you by the renewing of the mind, so that you may experience what is the good, pleasing and perfect will of God”.
Thanks for this refreshing message, I will keep striving, God helping me.
This is very encouraging we have to live according to God’s word, we cannot say something and do something else. We have to live as children of light
This is wonderful, 23 years.
I am Highly impress.
God is good!
What a timely word, keep doing the
Thanks for the message came just in timw
Jesus is coming soon, let us all repent and carry out the will and follow his will for us! Let’s finish this race strong and glory to our lord! Amen
Motivating article.we truly need to repent and prepare the way for the Messiah Jesus in our hearts as we are expecting him on take his own,( the righteous ones) who shall be found worthy to receive him.iam really touched.Iam Justice from zambia in a company of Prophets.end time warning messangers.
You are exactly correct or rather God is through you meaning from the outside your alignment is bearing fruit. He is in you and with you. Keep it up and God bless you and those you love. Amen. Holy is His name!
Brother in the Lord,
I want to really thank you for this wonderful message i always recieved,it has brought revival to my soul,i always share because i want people to experience the Grace of God.God bless you and you missionary work.
Great article, it has made me very motivated to continue the righteousness that God has taught me. If it wasn’t for God I would be in a disaster right now, or, I wouldn’t even be alive. Everyone STILL struggles with sin every now and then. But we got to ease off as quick as we can. Let Jesus help us to stop sinning. And keep praying for salvation. Stay in the faith everyone!
God bless you
My dear brother in Christ, your message” Living as children of God”, is a confirmation for me, wanting to be teachable, usable and humble, as a vessel of God, in true holiness in every moment of our lives is vital! Thank you for the refreshing and anointing!😊
I need to change more and more everyday so that I can experience God and know Him. I wanna thank you for you sharing this precept. I wanna know Heaven and not the world
PRAISE JESUS!! THOSE REMARKS ARE SOOO TRUE , ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD!!!
Thank you Marcello, what you wrote is the Holy truth. God bless you.
Well said. In John 3:16, God called Jesus as his son. This is a very important subject that needs level headed Christians to understand you in order to make a point.
The question is: are we claiming that we are sons/daughters of God? Or God is accepting us that we are sons/daughters of Him? Which matters, we claiming that we are sons/daughters of our God or he is saying we are? Let’s treat this as a special piece. Thanks
Thanks for reminding us pastor.. You are a blessing keep on writing. I thank the Lord for this wonderful Word. GOD Bless you
What a great bread of life so well shared. Thank you so much for the blessing.
Nice article Marcelo
Thank God for your statement because it was my prayer for yesterday, my life to be changed totally and tobe a door for the www to know the truth, our Lord Jesus. Using everything we have to spread the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
Thank so much,you blessed my day.
Hi Marcelo. I am 68 and retired but still learning to live in submission to our Father God and be a disciple who lives and breaths Jesus love to others. Thank you for the words and readings from scripture.
Thanks. Very true.
What if you felt like u have tried to overcome sin but u just continue to sin. I feel like I just want to be free but cannot
Don’t let the devil trick you! You can stop sinning! God loves you and wants you to be saved! The main key and Christianity is love. Love for your brothers and sisters, love for your enemies, which might take time, as it did for me, and of course, love and obedience to God. The secret to that is to love… Love your neighbor ask yourself, the Ten Commandments. But the most important command is the Golden Rule that sums up all the scripture. Love your neighbor as yourself and do unto others as you would want them to do unto you. That is the essence of all the commands to by all the prophets. It is found in the Book of Matthew, (Matt 7:12). Don’t be afraid to pray for help if you feel you cannot do it. Have faith!
Amen please help me understand the will of God,I appreciate this,I wanna live a holy life now
Awesome.. Thanks for sharing this article… More Grace
God blesa you, young man and make you shine his light forever.
I love you!
I love how God is using you at the at the age of 23. May God keep you forever and may He be forever praised.
Hey Marcelo, thanks for the scripture’s, I’m Tanui also 23 years I feel very motivated by this message.Thanks
Dear brother in the Lord ,
Please give the reference of scripture with the internationally recognised acronyms. This will help new believers from other religions,other than the Christian faith, to understand and refer their Bibles correctly.
For example, you have just mentioned Jo1:12 for John. Christians may figure it out correctly but others may confuse it for either Job or Joel.
Also, kindly mention the Bible version used by you for the verses given.
God bless you and your mission.
Yours in His service
Servant of the most high God
Dr. Vinoj Matthew Philip.
Kingdom of God Ministry
I like your messages about God. Its reminding me again to repent my sins. Again and again temptations comes everyday, everywhere. and anytime. I am enlighten by your messages. Thanks. I hope i can continue to read more. May God continue to annoint you.