From Children To Sons

 


The Ages Past


Since the beginning of ages, God has been preparing a priesthood for Him. Priests who are also kings and sons in His kingdom. These are also, "sons," "overcomers," and can be also called "the remnant." Whichever word is used, the bottom line is they are kings and priests to the Lord.


The Levitical priesthood under the leadership of Moses was an incomplete representation of the Melchizedek priesthood. God does not establish incomplete things. The priest in the Levitical priesthood lacked the spiritual ability to accurately bring Israel to the maturity of the Kingdom of God. The law was a tutor until the Messiah came.


The Kingdom's Journey


The Kingdom of God has advanced throughout history from the first Adam to the Last Adam who now through His Spirit lives in the hearts of His people. There is no shadow of a doubt that the kingdom is surely within us, as our Lord said through the Holy Spirit. However, that which is in the heavenly realms has come to earth in a visible, tangible way. And Christ within us is moreover is manifesting outwards through us His Church. 


Matthew 6:10 -- ​​​​​​​may your kingdom come, ​​​​​​may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.


His Kingdom and His will must be fulfilled in us first before it is manifested in this earth.   [tweet this]


God brings in the earth the foundations of the kingdom through Abraham the patriarch and He sees the Lord's day coming. God through Moses brought visibility to God's Kingdom first in the earth. Israel, who was handed the administration of the kingdom was only a child - an indisciplined child, and hardly faithful to the laws of God. Israel was not matured to be a kingdom of kings and priests.


Under the leadership of Moses, the church in the wilderness lacked discipline, much like a child needs the discipline to achieve complete maturity. 


Galatians 4:1 -- Now I mean that the heir, as long as he is a minor, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything.


The purpose of the law was to discipline us ("disciple us") and teach us to hear and obey the voice of God, however, Israel failed to do it. When we learn obedience, we will come to the maturity of the adoption of sons.


Galatians 4:5 -- to redeem those who were under the law, so that we may be adopted as sons with full rights.


The term "adoption" in Paul's time was different than what we call adoption today. It was the placing of the "huios," the matured son - the heir into a position of complete authority over the kingdom, giving Him absolute judicial rights to the inheritance. God will not give such authority to childish and immature believers. 


God desires us to be mature sons. His heart is that we grow from children to young men and to matured sons who can shoulder the responsibility of the revelation of Christ to the world.


May the Lord Jesus help us.


Blessings,

Godwin.



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