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01/06/13 – “Sonship in the Body of Christ” I – The Legitimacy of Our Inheritance

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LIVING SUPERNATURALLY II


East Location

January 6, 2013

 

Sonship in the Body of Christ I

(The Legitimacy of Our Inheritance)

Central Location

January 6, 2013

 

Sonship in the Body of Christ I

(The Legitimacy of Our Inheritance)

 

 

REVIEW

  1. God can work through any agency He desires to bring His will to past in the believer’s life.
  2. God’s will for the believer is the abundant life.
    1. III John 2
    2. St. John 10:10, KJV & AMP
  3. God is sovereign.  God can use anything and everything to work His purpose in the earth.  (Romans 8:28)
  4. In other words, there are no limitations or restrictions with God.

 

PREFACE

  1. Everything God said through His sovereign power will work; however, we must position ourselves to see more of the miraculous in our lives through the application of knowledge from the word of God.
    1. Proverbs 24:3-4
      1. Acquiring wisdom, understanding and knowledge from the word of God will equip you to live a victorious life.
      2. We hear and receive the wisdom of God by reading the Word.  In other words, God speaks through His word God.
    2. I John 5:4
      1. We overcome the limitations of the world by our faith.
  2. Our inheritance from God is legitimate but we must understand what makes it valid and applicable to the believer.
    1. Galatians 3:26-29, KJV & AMP
      1. There are three stages to our relationship with God: infancy, childhood and maturity.
      2. Infants and children will not see the results of their inheritance.
      3. God will only transfer His supernatural miraculous power into the hands of mature sons.
      4. Christ’s covering propels us to success not our ethnicity, gender or status.  (verse 28)
    2. Genesis 12:1-4
      1. Salvation connects us back to Abram and the Abrahamic covenant to bless (an empowerment to prosper, to give the green light, the go ahead) his heirs.
      2. Naturally, Abraham’s heir was his legitimate son.  Spiritually, heaven’s blessings are only transferred to [legitimate] mature sons.
    3. Genesis 13:1-6
      1. Abraham was so great in substance that he and Lot could not dwell together.
    4. Hebrews 12:1-9 [Modify text to include sons]
      1. We cannot develop into sons unless we have a mature man speaking into our lives.
      2. Sonship is a framework of thinking.  Sonship is a man teaching his children how to obey his words.
      3. A bastard (a thinking concept) does not understand sonship.  Bastards have an un-submissive spirit and refuse to bring their thinking in line with authority.
      4. A spiritual bastard has a mentality of thinking outside the framework of the Father.
      5. A father/son relationship is how God releases His power in the earth.
      6. Even Jesus had to conform to the pattern of sonship while in the earth.
  3. Creation is waiting for us to understand our sonship.
    1. Romans 8:19
    2. Romans 8:21
      1. Creation awaits sons who can restore back the earth to its pre-cursed stage.  Only sons will be given the power to do this.
    3. Romans 8:23
      1. Creation awaits sonship and God’s power demonstrated to the same degree our physical bodies are awaiting the resurrection bodies.

 

INTRODUCTION

  1. Our Father is preparing to bestow His supernatural riches, sovereign power and glory of His Kingdom upon a people and that without measure; however, He cannot give that power to spiritual infants nor will He give it to spiritual children.
  2. The Father has timed that all creation must come to the place of producing sons.
    1. James 5:7
  3. Observations
    1. Growth from spiritual childhood to that of a son is the process God is developing in us so that He may transfer His power for the supernatural and miracles into our hands.
    2. A bastard is one born not in lawful wedlock but of a concubine or a female slave.
    3. A bastard mentality is having God as your Father and Satan as your thinker.

 

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