God will beget more Sons
as he had begotten Jesus Christ
God will beget more Sons as he had begotten Jesus Christ
of God says that God will beget many sons as he begot Jesus Christ and will give
them glory as he gave to Jesus Christ.
Will you be a begotten son of God to be with Jesus Christ
with Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Begotten Son of God and he is sitting on the throne of God on the right hand of God the Father. If we become God’s begotten sons/daughters, then we will be joint-heirs with Jesus Christ to sit on the throne of God with Jesus Christ to rule with him. Are you begotten of God? "1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Rom 8:17 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." If you are not begotten, please continue to read and find how to become begotten according to the Bible.
'God the Word' had equal status with 'God the Most High' until he was born as a Man. He left his Supreme position as God to become a mere man (made flesh) in order to save his people from their sins. "John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, Matt 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." Jesus Christ voluntarily laid down his reputation from being God and became a man. After becoming a man he humbled himself to be a servant of God even to the cursed death on the cross. "Phil 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."
"Heb 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. 7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God." When 'God the Word' became a Man, he said that he was coming to do the 'will' of 'God the Father'. Through out his life as a man he has just done that.
Jesus was careful to fulfill all righteousness, even when they appear to be very insignificant. "Matt 3:13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him. 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." As Jesus Christ was fulfilling the righteousness of God, heaven opened and God said "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." (Note: They were not father and son. They were equal in status before 'God the Word' became a man.) God calls the man Jesus as beloved Son because he pleased the Father in all things. Thus Jesus became the beloved Son before he was declared as the begotten Son. "Matt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." If we look forward to become the begotten sons, we should first become God's beloved sons, by fulfilling the righteousness of God.
God the Father and the Holy Ghost have raised the 'beloved Son Jesus' from his death and declared him as the 'Begotten Son of God.' It was done as the fulfillment of a prophesy in the second psalm. It is explained in the book of acts. "Psa 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Acts 13:33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee." It appears to be a hindrance because God called Jesus as his begotten son even before he was born as a man. "John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son," God calls the things of his divine purpose as it has happened even before it happens because as for as God is concerned it has happened before the foundation of the world. Another example is this: "Rev 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." If God does not reveal this very important fact, we will miss it. Here we see that 'God the Word' who was in equal status to 'God the Most High' became a man. Then this man was not brought to the same status as before, instead he was brought to a new relationship status. The man Jesus was made the 'Begotten Son' of God and 'God the Most High' became 'God the Father.'
God declared the man Jesus Christ as his Begotten Son and raised him to his right hand and to his throne to rule with the rod of iron. "Psa 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. 8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel." God has not only raised Jesus Christ but also he set up a scenario that he will raise all his sons to his throne to rule with him. "1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Rom 8:17 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. Rev 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. Rev 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne."
"Matt 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. 6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid." God the Most High calls Jesus as beloved Son and he told his disciples to hear him, which means to listen to him, to obey him. "Matt 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." After Jesus Christ has received all powers, he told his disciples to teach the people all the things that he had commanded so that the people may also obey them. The reward to the people is to be seated on the throne of God and that will depend on their overcoming as Jesus Christ has overcome and that will depend on their obedience to his commandments.
'God the Word' by his grace came as Jesus Christ, teaching us the things to do and to look for the blessed hope of our own resurrection. "Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." If we walk according to the teachings of Jesus Christ, God will redeem us from all iniquity and purify us unto himself.
Christians know that Jesus Christ has lived a pure, holy, sinless and perfect life. As the Lamb of God he died to give forgiveness for sins of the whole world. But seldom Christians know that we receive salvation by his life, even though we receive forgiveness by his death. "Rom 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life." He died to forgive our sins and to reconcile us with the Father. But our salvation is not forgiveness only. (Please read the article "The Salvation of the Bible"). We shall be saved by his life. For this reason he lived his life as an example for us to see and to walk by it. We are called for this. "1 Pet 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:."
The declaration of God the Father, which made the man Jesus as the Son of God, appears to be an unique incident. We surely will think that Jesus is the only person who deserves such a high honor and it is rightfully so. He was 'God the Word' in the beginning. He became a man and it is proper that he is honored in such a fashion. However, the very purpose of God the Word to become a man is to bring the obedient men unto himself. "2 Cor 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich." By rewarding the son of man Jesus, God shows us that as sons and daughters of men, we can also get the same kind of reward by obedience. If we follow the ways of the Holy Spirit we will become the sons of God. "Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." God wants us to humble ourselves and to live like Jesus lived, so that we may also be raised in the same manner as he was raised. "Rom 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you." The inheritance of the heavenly kingdom will come along as God beget us as sons and daughters. "1 Pet 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you."
See how our life is tied in the hope with the rewarded life of Jesus Christ. He was the first fruit and we are right after him. If we suffer with him we will rule with him. If we die with him we will live with him. "2 Tim 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:" Now he is the Only Begotten. There are many begotten sons on the making. You can be also one among them with Jesus Christ, if you obey him.
God the Father has raised Jesus from the dead and declared him as the Son of God. By the abundant mercy of God we also have the same hope of resurrection so that we will be the kind of first fruits as Jesus Christ was. God will beget us and we shall be joint-heirs with Christ. "Jas 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. Rom 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Rom 8:17 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."
God will beget us with the word of truth. This means that our obedience to the word of truth is required so that God shall declare us as the sons of God, as he has done with our Lord Jesus Christ. According to the next verse, we must suffer with him in order to be glorified and to be joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. "Rom 8:29.For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren." God has predestinated that we must be conformed to the image of his Son. This means that we must live in the same way as Jesus has lived while he was a Man. Then we will be born after him. That is, we also will become the begotten sons of God as Jesus Christ and will be joint heirs with him.
God requires from the spiritual person that he brings the flesh body into subjection to the spirit body so that the flesh body may become a vessel of God to dwell, rather than to be used for the sensual sin. We know that God has blessed the marriage and the relationship. But immorality is sin. So, God wants us to keep ourselves pure from all immoral works of the flesh. For a person who does not have the spirit man, this is nothing but killing himself and so he will not understand this spiritual concept. But the Holy Spirit, through the spirit man, will impart supernatural power into the person, so that victory can be achieved with joy over the world and the flesh. But for a person without the spirit man, it is agony and failure. "1 Cor 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." So if you do not have the spirit man, ask God very earnestly, but with obedience. If you have received the spirit man, he will draw you towards the Holy Spirit and you will shun the fleshly sin. If you are sincere with the spirit man, and if you desire to receive the Holy Spirit, ask God and he will give you the Holy Spirit. If you continue to obey the Holy Spirit, he will dwell in your body. Then your body will become the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Today, it is a Christian cliché to say 'Jesus is in my heart' without any victory over sins. In real Christianity, the power of God is involved. "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: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." If we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord, that is to submit ourselves as servants to him, then God gives us power to become the sons of God. So it is up to us to receive his power and to use it to become the sons of God OR love the flesh and the world and thus reject Jesus Christ from being our Lord.
We are all in the body made out of flesh. We are joined with the pleasures and sufferings of our body. To be detached from this reality is impossible. Does Jesus Christ requires us to deny this reality? No! But the true Jesus Christ shall give the spirit of man for reality in spiritual life, which is as real as the physical life. "John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Natural birth and the spiritual birth of a person are two separate happenings. A complete person has a body, a soul and a spirit. An animal is born with a body. A human is born with a body and a soul. But he/she shall be born again as Jesus Christ gives the spirit of man. As the physical birth is real, the spiritual birth is also real. This birth happens after the conviction and the true repentance of sins.
A born again person, who has received the spirit of man, will be eager to receive the Holy Spirit. As children they should ask the Father for the Holy Spirit in order to receive from him. "Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" God gives the Holy Spirit to his obedient children. "Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him." Those who are lead of the Holy Spirit to become children, should him for abiding. "John 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you."
The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is the condition for the glorified resurrection. And as sons you will be joint-heir with Jesus Christ. "Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you." Now the victory is yours through your obedience to the doctrine of God, by the power of the Holy Spirit and by the abiding of the presence of God. Now you will have victory with joy.
The indwelling Holy Spirit, who is God, shall mortify the sinful deeds of the flesh body and shall keep the person from sin. Thus we will become the children of God and become joint-heirs with Christ. "Rom 8:12---, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons 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."
When God the Word became the man Jesus, he humbled himself and obeyed God even unto the cursed death on the cross. So, God the Father raised him up from the death and raised his name above every name on earth, in hell and in heaven. Jesus Christ became the Lord of lords and the King of kings. "Phil 2:5 ---, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ." God the Father and the Holy Spirit call the Son as God, which makes Jesus Christ God of all. "Heb 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever:..9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows." The Lord Jesus Christ is King of kings, Lord of lords and God of gods. "Rev 17:14 ... he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. Psa 136:2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. 3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever." Those who will overcome as Jesus Christ has overcome will inherit all things. But they will all serve the Lord Jesus Christ, who will be the only King of kings, Lord of lords and God of gods. These will all happen for the glory of God the Father and by the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
On the day of the coming of the Lord, the sons of God will be transformed to such a glory which will be equal to the same glory as of the Lord Jesus Christ. Many Christians claim that when the trumpet sounds they will fly in the sky with him. But just believing that cliché will not help them to be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. The following verses gives the test to find who are these sons of God who will be caught up with Jesus Christ. "1 John 3:2 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." The sons of God will purify themselves as Jesus Christ was pure even when he was a Man. "1 John 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not." The true genuine sons of God will receive his grace, which is his very presence and power. By this grace, they will overcome the wicked one by keeping themselves from committing any sin. They will be declared as the begotten sons of God and they will sit on his throne to rule with him.
I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
If we love God with reverential fear, we will obey God - We will stop sinning.
Blessings of God God, having raised up
his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you,
in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and
2 Cor 13:14
the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
Blessings of God
God, having raised up
his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you,
in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and
2 Cor 13:14
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