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01/20/13 – “Sonship in the Body of Christ” III – What Kind of Son Are You?

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January 20, 2013

 

Sonship in the Body of Christ III

(What Kind of Son Are You?)

Central Location

January 20, 2013

 

Sonship in the Body of Christ III

(What Kind of Son Are You?)

 

 

FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS

  1. Hebrews 12:1-9 [Text modified to clarify the sonship relationship]
    1. Mature sons endure chastisement (purging) and corrections by the Father.  (verses 5-7)
    2. The Father corrects mature sons with His word.
    3. Bastards reject correction or purging from the Father.

 

OPENING OBSERVATIONS

  1. Sons/Sonship
    1. Sonship is a term for believers and is not gender specific.
    2. Sonship is a mindset or a position in God that empowers the believer’s life.
    3. Son is used to describe one who depends on another or is his follower; a pupil; a descendant; one of the posterity of another; the offspring of another.
    4. Sons are those who have become mature and developed by the instruction of their teachers; those who have their character molded by another.
  2. Bastards
    1. A bastard [or bastardized thinking] is the opposite of a son [or the sonship relationship].
    2. A bastard devalues the words of a father.
  3. Three stages of development in the body of Christ [into sonship]
    1. Infancy (Romans 10:8-10) – characterized by an ability to change, persistent and consistent crying (or complaining), messiness.  The power of God cannot flow through you in the infancy stage.
    2. Adolescence – characterized by rebellion and refusal to submit to authority.
    3. Maturity – characterized by submission.  You have an understanding that you will never disconnect from your life source.
  4. Sonship is developed and depicted through a father/son relationship.
    1. St. John 15:1-4
    2. I Corinthians 11:1
    3. St. Matthew 6:9
    4. I Peter 2:21
  5. In the mind of God, inheritance is only passed down through a father/son relationship.
    1. Jesus had to become a son to receive the Father’s inheritance.  (St. John 1:1-3)
      1. Hebrews 1:1-3
      2. Galatians 4:1-9

 

  1.          I.            The “intangibles” of sonship must be reproduced to transfer God’s supernatural power in the earth.
    1. The intangibles of God are transferred through a spiritual father.
      1. Sons have their father’s spiritual DNA.
      2. Sons are anticipatory.  They are able to anticipate the needs of the father.
      3. Intangibles also include mindsets and dispositions such as character, maturing and maturity, developing and development; being free of envy, jealousy and strife; free of insecurities, inadequacies, inferiorities, and dangerous comparisons.
      4. If you cannot love and serve the father you can see, how can you love and serve the Father you cannot see?
      5. God’s supernatural miraculous power is not released as a consequence of superficial (physical) traits of sonship such as names and titles or similarities in appearances.  Many powerful impactful men for the Kingdom of God influence and substance were not reproduced in their offspring.
    2. Galatians 4:21-23
      1. Abraham’s character, anointing and grace were not transferred to his son of the flesh [Ishmael], consequently, Ishmael did not receive full inheritance; however, his son of promise [Isaac] received full inheritance.  Sonship impacts how you will rule, legislate and conduct your life.
      2. The military subjects its enlistees to a rigorous [self-willed breaking] transformation process before power is released into their hands.  How much more is the body of Christ?

 

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