I 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.
I have been contemplating recently on realizing that we are sons and daughters of God. I think if we were much more frequently aware of who we are, we would not act the way we act.
The other day some brothers and I were commenting on a popular television show that some young people seem to be very interested in watching. (Of course, to make it “fit with the message”, many just wait for the full-season DVDs come out so they aren’t watching “TV”.) One brother suggested that it “was not too bad” and another brother said, “well, they do have episodes where they wear bikini’s and such”. I spoke up, “A Son of God, sitting in front of that?”
I guess I shouldn’t wonder why people think I’m harsh sometimes.
Yet the point remains, if we truly realized we were a Son of God, would we sit in front of such things? I’m not just talking about movies/TV etc. I’m talking about any of our actions. Bro Branham references kissing before marriage in the following quote:
QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS_ JEFF.IN COD SUNDAY_ 61-1015M 671-134 Someone told me sometime ago about they’d seen that two or three times at my church here, of… Not here in the church, but people who come to the church. And if you’re setting here this morning, I’m going to dig this to you right good. See? Women, young women, coming up and these men kissing these women. Don’t you do that. Don’t you… You keep away from there. You remember that. If she’s young, single, or whatever she is; she’ll be somebody’s wife someday. And you haven’t got no business doing that. Stay away from her. If you want to greet her, then be a son of God, shake her hand and say, “How do you do, sister.” And let that settle it right there. See?Stay away from those things; it’s filth. And it’ll soon get you into trouble. You just… Oh, that’s just… Sin is so easy, and it’s so appetizing, and so pleasant. It’s so easy to fall right into it. The best thing to do is, the very even appearance of it, stay away from it. Get back. Be a real Christian.
I think many of our actions would change if we truly realized who we were. I’ve heard many say “would you do such and such or say such and such if Jesus were in the room”. Let us wake up, if we believe we have the Holy Ghost in our lives, then if we are in the room, so is He.
WISDOM.VERSUS.FAITH_ JEFF.IN V-3 N-17 SUNDAY_ 62-0401 64-5 Satan knowed It by knowledge. Jesus knowed It by experience; He knowed It by revelation. He knowed that He was that Son of God that was to come into the world. He knowed His standing; He knowed He was born in this world for that purpose; and that’s the reason the Word of God could work through Him, because He knowed what He was. Glory! (Have you caught it yet?) He knowed what He was! Satan, at the back of it, he knowed what he was; and he knowed he had no business with his wisdom on the Word, because the Word was God. You get it?
Sons of God
I JOHN 3:2