14 For all
who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
15 For [the
Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you
once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the
Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)!
16 The Spirit
Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we
are children of God.
17 And if we
are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs
with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His
suffering if we are to share His glory.
18 [But what
of that?] For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present
life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed
to us and in us and for us and conferred on us!
19 For [even
the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for
God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their
20 For the
creation (nature) was subjected to frailty (to futility, condemned to
frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the
will of Him Who so subjected it—[yet] with the hope
nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and
corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children.
Romans 8:14-21 AMPC
A spiritual orphan lacks emotional
and spiritual identity. They try to earn
their identity by self-effort and works.
They are very critical of everything and everyone except
A spiritual orphan is also defensive. The moment an authority figure in their
lives seeks to correct their behavior they are ready with a defense and they constantly
believe they are misunderstood. They have many imagined enemies
They seek after approval while
blaming others. They do things to gain approval
Both the older and younger
son had the spirit of the orphan
The younger got his identity from pleasure and squandered his inheritance while
the older son worked acceptance from his father without knowing that he is
already loved and accepted.
The younger son was aware of
the inheritance he had but he did not wait for release from the father. Process
leads to an opportune moment of release; sons stay until they are released into
their function. Sons do not pursue their destiny prematurely.
God will usher you into your
place of function after you enter into a depths of fellowship and relationship
Many people in the church
are like the elder son, working for the acceptance of God. Sons do not work so
hard for the love of the father because they know that they are accepted. A
congregation is not made up of perfect people.
There are also others in the
church who those who feel like they do not need the father, just as the younger
son felt when he got his inheritance. We are not exempt from authority just
because we are successful.
When we are at the epitome
of success is when we need to be very careful and walk under authority. We should also guard ourselves against
pride. Pride in our accomplishments can
lead into sin
People fall into sin because
they have pride by virtue of what they have attained.
They get deluded that we can do it without God.
The older and younger sons
were poor; they had a poverty mentality. People who don't like authority and
work for the approval of men have a poverty mentality.
Sons respect authority
despite the age of the person in authority. Authority does not come with age in
the kingdom of God but with maturity.
son realized his mistake and came back. The older son never realized his
mistake, he still tried to earn favors from the father. He became jealous when
the younger son came back.
It is dangerous for Christians
to earn love, favour and acceptance through self-righteous works. Self-righteous
works are seen by the motive behind what we do.
Our motive will determine
how we give. Our giving is vetted against our motive on the scale of eternity.
The resources of God are
spiritual and not material. Worship is
the motive for giving. Giving is not done to manipulate the anointing.
Prayer is communion with God
and being of one mind with God. If our petitions are not answered, He is still sovereign
Our petitions are answered by
God’s grace not by our own effort, how hard we pray or trying to figure out
things on our own.
For who are you, O great
mountain [of human obstacles]? Before Zerubbabel [who with Joshua had led the
return of the exiles from Babylon and was undertaking the rebuilding of the
temple, before him] you shall become a plain [a mere molehill]! And he shall
bring forth the finishing gable stone [of the new temple] with loud shoutings
of the people, crying, Grace, grace to it!
Zechariah 4:7 AMPC
who are jealous, gossipers, and love strife are not any different from the
immoral. The expression is different but the spirit the same and serves the
vision of the enemy.
For wherever there is
jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry and selfish ambition), there will also
be confusion (unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all sorts of evil and vile
James 3:16 AMPC
In the Jewish culture sons
were adopted and can only be adopted as adults. It is possible to adopt one who
is not your biological child.
But if some of the branches
were broken off, while you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among them to
share the richness [of the root and sap] of the olive tree,
Romans 11:17 AMPC
True sons relinquish
everything including their reputation and allow God to do things his way
instead of taking matters into their own hands.
God expects us to pay the price for
others just like Jesus did so that others don't have to pay the price like we
15 For [the Spirit which]
you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in
bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit
producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father!
16 The Spirit Himself [thus]
testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of
17 And if we are [His] children,
then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ
[sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are
to share His glory.
Romans 8:15-17 AMPC
We are adopted as sons not
because we have earned it but because we have been predestined for it,
according to the purpose of God’s will.
This breaks the orphan spirit and gets us a new standing and we walk in
the blessing of blessing of power.
5 For He foreordained us (destined
us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children
through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [[a]because it
pleased Him and was His kind intent]—
6 [So that we might be] to the
praise and the commendation of His glorious grace (favor and mercy), which He
so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
Ephesians 1:5-6 AMPC
When God adopts us is not
because we are unworthy but because we are very worthy; infinitely precious in
his eyes. Even if we make mistakes we are still worthy.
Jesus did not die to put
shame on us but to remove it from us so that we can walk in our inheritance.
We are to be free from the
orphan mindset and adopt the kingdom mindset.
We were created as spiritual
beings. Adam sinned and we became human beings.
Human beings don't have the capacity to execute the purpose of God.
God wants us to be spirit
beings and living beings.
Sons are not be controlled
by the current economy or inflation. They live in eternity and provide
solutions to the world.
The curriculum of the Spirit
is dynamic; it is perpetually being upgraded per time per season.
Sons are called to cunning
works in the name of the Lord.
1 And the Lord spake unto
2 See, I have called by name
Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:
3 And I have filled him with the
spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all
manner of workmanship,
4 To devise cunning works, to work
in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
5 And in cutting of stones, to set
them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.
6 And I, behold, I have given with
him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of
all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have
Exodus 31:1-6 KJV
God ordained Adam to
function as a living being in the context of his existence as spirit being in
the Garden of God.
God ordained Earth to be
central insofar as the Kingdom of God is
concerned. The Earth did not exist in
time but in Eternity. Its original primordial locus was eternity. It was put
in time to stop the multiplication of sin.
Our destiny is beyond this
There will be a new earth
and a new heaven
God wants sons to arise so
that they can pervade the galaxies with light
1 Then I saw a new sky
(heaven) and a new earth, for the former sky and the former earth had passed
away (vanished), and there no longer existed any sea.
2 And I saw the holy city, the new
Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, all arrayed like a bride
beautified and adorned for her husband;
3 Then I heard a mighty voice from
the throne and I perceived its distinct words, saying, See! The abode of God is
with men, and He will live (encamp, tent) among them; and they shall be His
people, and God shall personally be with them and be their God.
Revelation 21:1-3 AMPC
God created everything; all
principalities, powers and princes were created by God.
Satan did not have any kingdom
to start with; he only got it by Adam sinning.
When we becomes sons of light, we banish darkness by our light.
Satan uses darkness and sin
to rule. When you walk in light, Satan
Matters pertaining to my
life emanate from the second heavens.
18 Truly I tell you,
whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on earth must be what
is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and
lawful on earth must be what is already permitted in heaven.
19 Again I tell you, if two of you
on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever
[anything and [c]everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for
them by My Father in heaven.
20 For wherever two or three are
gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I Am in the
midst of them.
Matthew 18:18-20 AMPC