Revealing Sonship Pt. 3
"Revealing Sonship" part 3
God knows that an orphan heart carries with it orphan thinking, which produces orphan behavior.
1. Experience the unconditional love of the Father
2. God is a perfect/loving Father
3. God loves us, accepts us and is pleased with us
Jesus came to a world full of orphans to reveal what we needed the most - the Father.
Jesus came to reveal true Sonship.
Mark 1:11 [CJB],Then a voice came from heaven, "You are my Son, whom I love; I am well pleased with you."
Matthew 16:15-16 [NKJV],He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" 16 Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Sonof the living God."
Mark 3:11 [NIV],Whenever the evil spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Sonof God."
Luke 4:3 [NIV],The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread."
Luke 22:70 [NASB],And they all said, "Are You the Sonof God, then?" And He said to them, "Yes, I am."
Position and Posture
Luke 2:49 [NKJV],And He said to them, "Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?"
flowed from intimacy, not works
identity as a Son, not performance
transaction of giving and receiving love
"The Father's mission was for Him to experience the Father's expressed love and to give it away to every person He met."
"The Great Commandment must always precede the Great Commission."
"Intimacy always precedes fruitfulness."
"Jesus wasn't striving or performing to earn the Father's or another person's love and acceptance. He didn't have a fear of trusting, fear of rejection, or a fear of correction. He didn't have a fear of opening up His heart to receive love, and He didn't struggle with expressing His love in an unconditional way. He wasn't constantly agitated with people who don't think like Him, He didn't see others as potential threats to His success, His thinking wasn't negative, He wasn't constantly frustrated, angry, argumentative, restless, depressed, emotionally out of balanced, defensive, insecure, independent, competitive, or emotionally detached. He didn't struggle with feeling safe or secure. He didn't wonder if He was being loved, valued or affirmed. He didn't have identity issues that caused Him to believe He had to argue, wrangle, and fight for anything and everything He wanted to accomplish in life."
What is Sonship?
"Sonship is a heart that feels at rest and secure in God's love; it believes it belongs, it is free from shame and self-condemnation, it walks in honor toward all people, and it is willing to humble itself before man and God. And it is subject to God's mission to experience His love and to give it away."
Galatians 4:6-7 [TPT], And so that we would know for sure that we are his true children, God released the Spirit of Sonship into our hearts - moving us to cry out intimately, "My Father! You're our true Father! Now we're no longer living like slaves under the law, but we enjoy being God's very own sons and daughters! And because we're his, we can access everything our Father has - for we are heirs of God through Jesus, the Messiah."
"When a person walks in Sonship they know the unconditional love they are receiving is never based upon their performance, rather on the nature of the One freely giving it. They do not depend on their own gifts, talents or anointing, instead they see the Father as their Source they gladly depend on. They are secure and confident in Him. They value and see their need for the Body of Christ. A person who walks in Sonship lives by the law of love, rather than the love of the law. They serve out of a deep sense of gratitude for who God is. They have generous hearts. They see Christian disciplines as a source of delight and pleasure, rather than a duty that must be fulfilled. They find comfort in God's presence. A person who walks in Sonship wants to be pure and holy because they don't want anything to hinder their relationship with the Father. They are teachable and see correction as an opportunity to grow into maturity. And they don't worry about their future because they know they have an inheritance in their Father."
John 20:21,"As the Father has sent me, I am sending you."
"To experience God's expressed love and to freely give it away to every person we meet."