Son of God
Matthew 14:33 -
Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
In this scripture given to us today we see the disciples were amazed with the authority Jesus had even over the waves of the sea and they called Him "Son of God".
To understand this scripture let us look at the exact words of the scripture so I will note the interlinear (word to word) translation.
Matthew 14:33 - And the (ones) in the ship worshipped Him saying: Truly of God Son thou art.
In the Bible the term Son of God was used for Adam and also for the Angels other than for Jesus. What we see during the Noah floods after the fallen angels came into daughters of man they were no longer called Sons of God and were called devils (demons, hairy goats). Even with Adam after he sinned, he too lost the title Son of God.
Christians even today do not have a proper understanding of the term Son of God and thus do not know Jesus nor know themselves.
Jesus is Son of God but He alone is not Son of God, all the Angels also are Sons of God. This term is used for those who have the image of God in them. When Adam was made he had the image of God in him but when sin came into him, he lost the image and thus the Son-ship. Being 'born again' means (start the process) to gain back the image of the Son in us.
Scriptures tell us Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. What makes Him different from other Sons of God?
It is written God humbled Himself and became man. There are scriptures which state that God does not change, so what does this humbling mean?
What does not change is the Nature of God. God the Son humbled Himself but yet there was no change in His Nature and this image being in Jesus is the reason He is referred to as Son of God. There is one scripture which clearly defines the difference between God the Son and Sons of God which is John 1:18. The word translated as 'bosom', in Greek literately means 'creek'. God the Father is not a mountain to have a creek. It means the Son existed in the Father and it was the Father Who declared Him to all as a separate entity. Even before being declared He existed, therefore it is written He was from the beginning. Being a part of the Father He is identical to the Father and although be a part of the Father He still is infinite for a proportional part of infinite is not finite but infinite. Also being part of the Father they share the same Spirit. The Spirit of the Father Who is a being in Himself is also the Spirit of the Son. Therefore they cannot be separated even though they are individual beings.
Jesus came so that we can gain back the image of God which we lost and become Sons of God again. Being in the flesh we can still become Sons of God by having the nature of God in us. Since man did not know the image of God Jesus became the manifested image of God for man to know and imitate (Corner Stone). It is the Son who has authority over all (earthly) creation including spirit beings dwelling in this level of creation like the fallen angels.
To become Sons we need to overcome the flesh that does not mean the body, but the restrictions which this body holds (this is why Adam felt naked when he lost his Son-ship). It is only when we are led by the Spirit, and we walk in spirit we can overcome this flesh and become Sons. Believing Jesus Christ is the Son of God means Jesus who came as man has gained victory and gained back the image which man lost and being in Him we will also gain that image therefore are saved for no one can enter Heaven other than Sons. When we enter Heaven we will become part of the glorious body of God the Son which is our marriage in Him.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, the world does not know You because they do not know your Nature - your Name. Your Name is about every Name and nothing unholy can stand before thy Holy Name. You are redeeming us and making us Sons so that we may know your Name and have power in You. Your plans are always to prosper us, in this world by believing in You and following your instructions we become little Christs, but by having relationship with You in Heaven You have plans to make man into little gods having power in You. You are working in us to make us perfect like You. Lord we pray for your inheritance by becoming Sons...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Luke 3:38 - Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
John 3:18 - He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 1:18 - No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Job 1:6 - Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
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:
Romans 8:14 - For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
1 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.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth 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 hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
Psalms 82:6 - I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
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