This has always stirred my spirit from the first time that I heard it. The revelation of the sons of God sounds a bit mysterious and many Christians do not know about this subject. To shed a bit of light on this subject, I have included a post by David Drew of Jesus Transformed Church:
The answer to every question about how the true Body of Christ will function in the last days will be answered when the sons of God emerge in the earth under the powerful anointing of the Holy Spirit.
“But IF the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” (Romans 8:11)
The sons and daughters of God are anointed DELIVERERS just as Jesus, the Apostles and the early Church were in their day.
If you are serious about exploring the possibility of being one of God’s sons as described in Romans chapter 8, then this article is for you.
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.” (Romans 8:14)
You will need to invest time to read this. It will take around 20 minutes, but it will be an investment in your foreordained calling. God is speaking on the subject of the sons more and more in recent days and it is absolutely essential we make time to hear what the Spirit is saying.
There is no place for compromise in God’s economy. Nothing less than God’s best; Jesus’ blood, righteousness and the gift of the Holy Spirit will do. We must be totally dependent on God and His provision.
Apostle Paul said: “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me…” (Galatians 2:20)
After Paul’s miraculous encounter on the Damascus road he knew that he knew, what he had been saved from. As one who had been party to the killing of Christians it meant he was the least qualified to be serving Christ. Death to his old life and ways was the only answer. He knew Christ had to take over his mind, will, emotions, body and spirit. He became truly filled with Jesus’ level, resurrection power. He knew there could be no compromise in his life in any shape or form, and was willing to die if necessary.
The result? Paul became the most prolific teacher and revelator of God’s eternal plans; more than any man who ever lived. The book Paul wrote to the Romans contains a lot of what we will be referring to today. Many biblical scholars have said the Book of Romans is the most profound explanation of the eternal purposes of God given by any man past or present. He wrote 13 epistles, some say 14 if you count Hebrews. Paul knew God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit personally. At one stage he was caught up to heaven. We must heed what this transformed Paul said, and be led by Holy Spirit in everything, just as he was.
The whole of creation is depending on it!
The nations have enough nuclear bombs to destroy mankind and everything on the earth. Mankind’s “darkness” is rapidly increasing. The potential is there now for the earth to become “without form and void” again like it was at the beginning.
But… God has a plan and it includes His foreordained, last day’s sons of God. They are to fulfill their destiny and play their part in God’s Kingdom coming on earth as it is in Heaven.
However, if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ he is not His.
“But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.” (Romans 8:9)
The emphasis made by Apostle Paul here is on the word “if,” (twice).
So the question we must ask ourselves is, “Do I truly have the Holy Spirit living in me?”
We are on the cusp of witnessing a whole new dimension of Kingdom Life (as it is in heaven) being activated by Spirit-filled sons and daughters of God in the earth.
The (true) Body of Christ will have the FULLNESS of Christ. It is not just a name. The name, “Body of Christ” given to describe all the Christians in the earth who have prayed the sinner’s prayer is spurious. It is not all the Christians on the earth nor will it ever be if each and every member is not filled with the Spirit. Read the scriptures above by Paul and all of Jesus’ standards for those who would follow Him if you don’t agree.
The word “Christ” can be translated “the Anointed One” and “His anointing.” God is going to have a corporate expression of His Son in the earth in these last days. They will be one, integrated Body with each member in their place. You can count on it!
The WHOLE of creation is yearning and longing for God’s sons and daughters to emerge out of the “cocoon” they’ve been in, and fly. Not in any strength of their own, but in the all-powerful, resurrection Life of the Holy Spirit. God ’s sons WILL operate in the same resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead.
This is their time.
The effect will be mind-boggling to the natural mind because the natural mind does not understand the ways of God. DELIVERANCE will accompany the sons everywhere they go; in themselves, and in others.
They will be the TRUE Body of Christ in the earth.
To be one of God’s foreordained sons in the earth will be evidenced by whether you are led by the Spirit in every area of life and thought.
Jesus is our Forerunner. He is our example. He was led by the Spirit throughout His earthly life. He is the first-born among many brethren. (Romans 8:29)
It’s not everyone who prayed the sinner’s prayer at some time in their life or even those who had someone lay hands on them to be filled by the Spirit, or even if they speak in tongues. It is whether they have the Spirit leading them in every area of life, rather than relying on their natural mind and logic.
The natural mind is enmity (a state or feeling of active opposition or hostility) against God.
“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.” (Romans 8:7)
So, for all those who say God gave us a brain and we should use it by thinking things through does not cut it with the scripture given us above by the learned Apostle Paul.
Logic won’t help us and we should not believe everything we think!
Our natural mind is LIMITED no matter how bright we are or how much learning we may have done.
In saying this, I’m not saying we shouldn’t meditate on what the Word says and what the Holy Spirit is saying to us.
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” (Romans 8:1)
God uses people. This is His plan and His way to overcome Satan and the effects of the Fall. They are those who overcome Satan “… by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they love not their lives to the death.” (Revelation 12:11)
It’s a NEW Day and a NEW Way
I know those of you who have been reading my articles over the years have seen the above heading many, many times. It is now more real to me than ever before. It’s not hype designed to gee people up. God is doing a NEW thing!
The sons are what the whole of creation has been yearning and longing for! The sons WILL deliver creation from all that that has bound it.
Talk about a NEW Day and a NEW Way. This will be above and beyond anything we’ve seen in our lifetime, and different to anything seen before!
This article has been written for the sons of God to help prepare them for their foreordained role. I’m keen to raise your expectation level because I sense that God is about to do the miraculous in and through His sons in extraordinary ways. This is not a time to be “asleep” or lethargic like the five unwise virgins in Jesus’ parable.
If you are a son or daughter led by the Spirit, get ready for your foreordained destiny to manifest. The time has come!
Why being led by the Spirit is crucial.
“Nothing in my hands I bring simply to Your cross I cling…” are the words that come to mind from an old hymn. That is the essence of true Christian life. Everything coming from His all-powerful resurrection Life, and nothing of ourselves.
Here’s a new word I just discovered as I was writing this: Duendo – “The power to attract through one’s charm.”
In the Christian world (so-called) we are seeing an outpouring of “charm” being used to influence and gather people and their money. Many in ministry today are doing an amazing job of charming others. The TV ministries in particular are taking all their cues from secular TV shows.
The word charm is often used in a positive sense in our day and age, but its origins are: “the power or quality of delighting, attracting, or fascinating others, or, control or achieve by or as if by magic…
Remember the snake charmer’s supernatural power?
Man’s ways, wisdom and charm are counterproductive, and worse, are backed by the devil himself. One Christian show I saw presented a bevy of TV type celebrities to advertise and attract people to their mega event. If you didn’t know you were on a Christian program you would have thought it was advertising some glamour event being put on by Hollywood. It’s not for me to say whether these personalities are right with God or not, but to remind us that Satan can present himself “an angel of light.”
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.” (2 Corinthians 11:13-14)
Let’s face it. The Christianity of today is more and more bearing little to no resemblance to the early Church founded by Jesus. The true Church described by Paul so profoundly in his epistles is in direct contradiction to what we see around us today. We don’t realize how far we have fallen. It’s time for the final reformation!
To be led by the Spirit is absolutely crucial if the sons are to be able to fulfill their creation-healing role in the earth, and, the development of the Kingdom of God on earth, as it is in heaven.
It is important we get it clear that those who qualify as last day’s sons of God are chosen for a Kingdom purpose and are being led by the Spirit of God in everything they do and say. If they are not, they disqualify themselves.
As we said last month, God’s sons and daughters are foreordained and chosen for a purpose.
This is a very different deal.
We have not been this way before and the enemy is doing everything in his power to abort the process of the sons manifesting in the earth.
Concurrent with this, is the flurry of supreme effort in the “Christian world” to gain attention and funds. It’s as if they know their time is short.
The sons (along with Jesus) are Satan’s mortal enemy. They are to overcome him. (They are vessels in the hand of God. Jesus Christ actually live and work IN and THROUGH them.)
Sons and daughters of God know WHO they are and WHAT they are here for.
“For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren.” (Romans 8:29).
Were you foreordained for this time? It’s time for us to take our place in Christ’s Body.
Conformed to whose image?
Generally speaking, the average Christian in the 21st century tends to be conformed to the image of their favorite preacher, author, worship leader, singer, youth leader, rock star, denomination, tradition or ministry. It doesn’t take much discernment to pick this up. Just looking at the plethora of Christian TV programs, we see young people who are “clones of clones” spawned by their admiration of people rather than being conformed to the image of Jesus.
People can be idols just as much as the idols (graven images) that were prevalent in early bible days. Jesus is the only one we must admire and worship. When He was ministering on earth He only did and said what He saw the Father doing and saying. Jesus was and is the express image of Father God. That is why he could say of Himself,
“He that has seen Me has seen the Father.” (John 14:9).
The sons of God must see that this is their purpose too. The time is here where the sons will be able to say, “He that has seen me has seen Christ.” Does that sound too spiritual for you?
The sons TOTAL purpose is to be “Jesus” on the earth and be a vital member of the true Body of Christ. We must be transformed by the renewing of our mind and “see” ourselves doing and saying what Jesus would do and say.
We are to be in the Spirit and of the Spirit. A Spirit to spirit connection taking place daily and every hour of the day. “He that has ears to hear let him hear!” said Jesus repeatedly. What He was saying is, “Let him hear what the Spirit is saying.” If we are not listening to the Spirit’s opinion about everything we will at least be led astray and at worst be totally deceived.
Pray and ask the Lord to help you to be completely filled with the Holy Spirit, and to be able to clearly hear what He is saying. Shut down your mind, will, and emotions. It’s the soul that wars against the Spirit, as we have said.
Deception is the spirit of the age in which we live. Listen to what Paul said to the Galatians without any equivocation:
“O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?” “This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith.” (Galatians 3:1-2)
The tendency of the fallen human heart is towards works. “If I work hard for my church, ministry and God, attend all meetings, pay my tithes and work hard and well, etc.… then God will accept me and be pleased with me.” This is satanic deception.
As we proceed in His Kingdom way, we may be giving (sowing) much more like the early Church people did who in some cases gave up houses and land.
To further highlight the difference between the sons and that which currently purports to be Christianity, it’s clear that nearly all the TV churches and preachers are all copying what the other “successful” TV churches and preachers are doing, even down to their trendy dress and shoes. Some of the younger ministers are emulating the latest “hip hop’ entertainers in dress and preaching style. Who do they think they are going to impress? Certainly not God and probably not many young people who are good at spotting phonies. Am I being too harsh and judgmental? (Lord, correct me if I am!)
Why the mega video screens in the mega-churches showing the minister and, or, the musicians like they were performing in a theater putting on a “show?” The reason why is because they are putting on a show! It’s like they are all being led by the same marketing/public relations company who advised them on how to get the maximum impact on their audience. Give them a “good show,” help them to enjoy it and to feel good, and the money will keep rolling in. And a “show” it is. The frightening thing is that quite often, THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS LEFT THE BUILDING AND NO ONE HAS NOTICED!
What an indictment!
The Bible warns us about offending the Holy Spirit. The end result is not good.
Jesus and the apostles warned us of what would take place in the last days and it is being portrayed before our very eyes, but the vast majority of Christians are completely unaware.
“Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.” (Matthew 24:11)
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” (Matthew 16:24-25)
This is KEY. In Jesus’ seemingly “upside down Kingdom” it is ONLY those who are willing to lay down their lives completely, that qualify as sons and daughters of God!
This is the ONLY way you can hear what the Spirit is saying as our natural minds are often against God’s ways. (At enmity with God).
It’s a Narrow Way
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. (Matthew 7:13-14)
Question: How many in “Christendom” are preaching on the above verses today?
The Last Day’s Joshua Company
Joshua was a protege of Moses, and as such he had seen all the miraculous ways in which God used Moses to lead the people out of Egypt and to the entrance of the Promised Land.
God chose Joshua to lead the people to final victory and He is leading you and me in the same way. Joshua and Caleb were the ones who did not go agree with the other ten spies. The other ten could not see with the eye of the Spirit like Joshua and Caleb. The majority of the Children of Israel rejected Joshua and Caleb when they said the land could be conquered. They wouldn’t listen. Forty years of wilderness wandering was the price of the Children of Israel’s unbelief and the death of all who heard and rejected their message. By the way, the Christian Church has been wandering in a 2000 year “wilderness,” 40 X 50 Jubilees since Jesus left the Church in disciple’s hands and went to heaven.
Joshua was clearly a foreordained son for his day as was Moses.
Please read the scriptures below:
After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, it came to pass that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying: “Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel.
Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory.
No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:1-9)
Joshua’s task was enormous and it couldn’t be done in his own strength or ability. It was his task to lead the people into their God- given inheritance. This was the final stage of their “coming out and going in,” after more than forty years of wilderness wandering being payment for their unbelief.
We, the sons and daughters of God at this end of the age, have this awesome task of being leaders, forerunners, and activators of the Kingdom of God coming into the earth as it is in heaven.
Do you believe God wants to use people to usher in the Kingdom Age? Why doesn’t He just do it Himself?
Satan deceived the first man and woman in the Garden to give us the mess we have today. It’s been going on for 6000 years! However, God is looking for people like faithful Joshua who will meditate on God’s word day and night, who will not lean on their own understanding, and who will listen for the voice of the Spirit to lead them in everything. This is His plan and purpose. God intends to use men and women born of the Spirit to rectify what the first Adam did in the Garden.
The eternal lives of millions standing on the edge of an abyss are at stake.
The whole of creation is yearning groaning and waiting. (Romans 8:22)
Can I do it? Can you do it? Do you believe you can do it?
No, we cannot do it in our own strength or ability. We have no chance of pulling off such a monumental task. NONE.
The masses are being herded like sheep to a dammed outcome by all the forces that can be used to fool them. It can only be done by God and an out-pouring of Holy Spirit upon yielded people!
It’s totally up to Him. But again He has chosen to use flawed people to do His work, just as He always has down through history.
Practice makes perfect they say: Practice listening to the Holy Spirit and lean not on your own understanding. Read the Word day and night and meditate on it as Joshua was commanded to do. Let its integrated power guide you. “Lean on Me” says the Lord. “My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
We are about to have the privilege of being a partner in the most spectacular move of God we’ve ever seen!
All that it requires is our total abandonment to His will and way, and He will do the rest.
We can cast out the “Hittites” and all other enemies in our day and age just like Joshua did with God’s mighty power. We will cast down and bind the demonic spiritual powers in high places controlling the world; looking unto Jesus our Chief Commander, and being led by the Holy Spirit.
Hallelujah! We give Our Captain ALL the glory!
I am looking forward to meeting you soon – God willing! Love and Blessings.
– David Drew (Jesus Transformed Church)
P.S. I was just reminded. The word below was to Zerubbabel when he was called to do a very practical task of re-building the temple previously destroyed by enemies.
This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the LORD of hosts. (Zechariah 4:4)
ASR Martins’s Comments: Although the principles discussed above are valid, the reality is that the sons of God do operate in the same resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead, for a very long time already. The belief that the sons of God are to be revealed in the future is not true. They were revealed in the distant past already (just before and during the siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD). The sons of God have been going out to extend and complete the work that Jesus has started for a long time. They have been reigning as kings and priests of God for a long time already. They have made a huge difference and are still making a huge difference in the world. This event was still in the future when Paul made that statement but this event occurred soon after he revealed this to the early Christians. Still, this article written by David Drew is very powerful and very relevant.
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