Because Ye are Sons
Galatians 4:6 -
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
We learned from last message that Jesus as man was the only Son of God and He came to make us into Sons of God by the working of the Spirit of God in us. But since we were full of sins He needed to wash us to an extent that we be worthy to receive His Spirit. It did not need us to be perfect and completely sinless for the sin nature still remains in us even after we accept Jesus Christ and His sacrifice. It is for dealing with the sin nature that Jesus Christ gave us His Spirit. It was the Holy Spirit that kept Him free of sin and thus made Him able to resurrect from Hell. The power was not exercised in Hell but exercised here on earth when He was man and manifested when He was in Hell. Our becoming Sons of God is a process in which all are part and the result comes at the end. That means individually we will not become but as the Bible states 2 among us near the end become, and then God says 'it is sufficient' for 2 left Paradise and cause us from Sons to be sinners and by the working of the Spirit in 2 we are made perfect and caused to return back.
Now there are scriptures which seem to state that we have already become Sons of God like today's message, also in Romans 8:14 and 1 John 3:2.
The 12 Apostles were led by the Holy Spirit to rewrite the half completed books of the New Testament from Aramaic to Greek because the written text of Greek gives just the perfect expression and meaning of God's Word.
The Greek language is one of the riches language, its grammar (TVM - Tone Voice Mood) of the verb gives the perfect rendering to what the person wants to express. The Lord taught me the Tone of TVM is to do our natural being, Voice with our inner man / soul and Mood with our spirit and thus every single scripture by itself is complete; when gets into this one can write like Paul did.
When we check the TVM of the verb 'are' in both the above scriptures verb 'are' the TVM number is (5748).
TVM: Present 5774, Not Stated 5799, Indicative 5791
The Tone states as Present and this tense is not as simple as the present tense in English. The Greek language states-
'The present tense represents a simple statement of fact or reality viewed as occurring in actual time. In most cases this corresponds directly with the English present tense.
Some phrases which might be rendered as past tense in English will often occur in the present tense in Greek. These are termed "historical presents," and such occurrences dramatize the event described as if the reader were there watching the event occur. Some English translations render such historical presents in the English past tense, while others permit the tense to remain in the present.'
The Voice not being there shows Sonship is not directly connect with the inner-man but the spirit of man in Heaven and in body on earth (this enabled Jesus to transfigure and do many other mighty wonders), even though it is though the refining of the inner-man that we gain our Sonship.
Mood being indicative tell us Sonship is a matter of fact or promise to us that cannot change.
If we put this in picture we see that we were Sons of God when Adam and Eve had not sinned, but by their sinning we too lost our Sonship. Now by the working of the Holy Spirit in us we will gain our Sonship, even though today we have not received it fully. We have a hold to the title 'sons' only because of the Lord' promise to us in His Word. Jesus shows us this whole picture in His parable of the prodigal son. When the son left the father's house he did not consider himself part of the family but when things did not go well with him he started linking himself back to the family. The father on other hand never thought his son to not be a part of the family and waited daily for his return. Even from far the father knew his son had truly returned. And when the son returned the father reconfirmed his sonship by putting the family ring of authority on his finger.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You made us for great things but sin kept us far from You. Even though we were far from You, You always kept yourself close to us and your mercy kept us alive. Lord, today we love You because You loved us first. You welcomed us with open arms and a heart full of love. Lord, we pray your people who have yet not returned, will return and we all will gain Sonship in You...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Romans 8:14 - For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are ( the sons of God.
John 1:12 - 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:
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
7 Why you are no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
15 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the middle of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world;
16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.
1 John 3:1-3
1 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.
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