Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | July 3, 2013

SONSHIP: Part Seven

“JESUS – Son of God, Son of Man”

” ‘Therefore the LORD himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name EMMANUEL’ (Isaiah 7: 14). Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the LORD by the prophet, saying, ‘Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, GOD WITH US’ ” (Matthew 1: 22, 23).

I believe this is the final message on Sonship and it culminates in the SON OF GOD! It is the seventh article and the number SEVEN is a symbol of “completion and perfection” and that is in JESUS.

Last week I mentioned the destiny and purpose found in a name. As you see in the name Jesus, God spoke the essence of Christ’s nature through the prophet Isaiah many years before His birth; He is GOD WITH US.. Even before Isaiah, God purposed and planned His “mystery” (restored fellowship between God and man); He (God) became flesh (1 Timothy 3: 16). He spoke it to the enemy in the Garden of Eden: “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her SEED; It shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.” (Genesis 3: 15; Psalm 110: 1; Mark 12: 35-37; Hebrews 10:13)

“Now to Abraham and his SEED were the promises made. He saith not, ‘and to seeds’ as of many; but as of ONE, ‘And to thy SEED, which is Christ’ “(Galatians 3: 16). Jesus said in John 12: 23, 24, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces MANY SEEDS.”

It is GOOD NEWS to know that all of us who have been reborn (John 3: 3-7) into Jesus Christ, are truly His seed; therefore, we share in the blessings given through Abraham (Galatians 3: 14-18; 26-29). Verse 14 says, “That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles, through JESUS CHRIST; that we might receive the PROMISE of the Spirit through FAITH.” Hallelujah!

In Genesis 12: 2, 3, is given the seven-fold blessing pronounced by God upon Abraham (and on us, the seed of Jesus; His Bride/Church): (1) “I WILL make thee a great nation, (2) and I WILL bless thee, (3) and make thy name great, (4) and thou shalt be a blessing: (5) And I WILL bless them that bless thee (6) and curse him that curseth thee, (7) and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” WOW!!! What amazing promises of blessing through Jesus!

Christ Who Lives In Me IF I am crucified with Christ: I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me (Galatians 2: 20). Solomon, the wisest man ever known (2 Chronicles 1: 12) asked a question I am sure all of us have asked ourselves at various times; “But WILL God in very deed dwell with men on earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain Thee; how much less this house which I have built” (2 Chronicles 6: 18)! We have two witnesses that give a resounding “YES!”

First, John tells us, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwealt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1: 14) Our second witness is Paul and he speaks of the indwelling presence of God in both 1 Corinthians 3: 16, 17 and in 2 Corinthians 6: 16-18. A child will often take on many of the characteristics of the parents; therefore, as we allow our hearts to be renewed by Holy Spirit who indwells us, our old nature is removed as the nature of Christ takes control (John 3: 30; Colossians 3: 8-14).

In this series I have named Joseph, David, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, Azariah as examples of some of God’s sons. “Sons/children of God” is not gender specific; there is another example I want to include here. Mary, the mother of Jesus magnifies the LORD in such a beautiful way in Luke 1: 46-55. Her words tie the Sonship messages together very well:

“And Mary said, ‘My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. For He hath regarded the low estate of His handmaiden: for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is His name. And His mercy is on them that fear Him from generation to generation. He hath shewed strength with His arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He has sent empty away. He hath helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy; as He spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to His seed forever.”

I pray that as a son of Almighty God, you too will be willing to allow “”ALL” of your ‘self’ to fall to the ground and die. For as you became a seed of Jesus’, so shall your life produce many seeds and the fruit from those seeds will glorify Jesus and bring great honor to our heavenly Father. God bless each of us as we die daily to self and become all that God has purposed, in Jesus name!

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