Are all God's Children?
Recently I saw a photo of a group of protesters holding a sign that proclaimed, ‘All are God’s Children!’.
We know our battle is not against flesh and blood (in other words people) but against the evil principalities and powers (Eph 6:12); those lies that destroy peoples lives and put them in bondage when they are received as truth.
The sign pronounced a lie and masqueraded it as truth in an attempt to deceive people. The message was clear that those that practice blatant unrepentant sexual immorality all are God’s children.
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” Galatians 6:7-8 NKJV
Friends, we must believe the truth and not believe this deception and lie. If we do not speak truth in love how will anyone ever know the truth and be set free? It is intimately knowing the Truth [Jesus] that sets people free from bondage and lies.
Jesus addressed the issue clearly and directly in Matthew 13:37-43 regarding who is God’s children.
“He [Jesus] answered and said to them: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” Matthew 13:37-43 NKJV
Jesus said the devil sows bad seed and the tares (weeds) are the sons of the wicked one. The devil deceives people and anyone believing and living these lies is a son of the wicked one and practices lawlessness. They are not sons of God.
The good seed are the sons of the Kingdom. These are the sons of God.
We are living in a dispensation (period of time) of wheat and tares where the sons of God and sons of the wicked one dwell together but this will not last forever.
Jesus sacrificed Himself and died on the cross and rose from the grave so everyone has the potential to become a son of God (John 3:16) and believe in His name and have their sins forgiven and receive the Holy Spirit to walk in victory over darkness.
Individuals have the potential to become a son of God so we honor people and should be led by the Spirit to proclaim the good news in love and demonstrate (healing, miracles, etc) the Kingdom of God so that people may encounter Him [Jesus] and be saved and transformed. The goodness of God leads to repentance. Romans 2:4
By the power of the Spirit and boldness Peter in Acts 2:40 exhorted people to ‘Be saved from this perverse generation’.
People are saved from the wicked generation and it’s judgement to come (furnace of fire) and brought into the Kingdom of God to become part of His chosen generation for all eternity.
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”
I Peter 2:9 NKJV
If all were God’s children regardless there would be no point in preaching the gospel to anyone and no need of repentance, etc.
Clearly God has sons and the wicked one has sons and not all are God’s children. Therefore let us be bold in demonstrating God’s love so that those that are sons of the devil (as we all once were) may repent and void their sonship with the evil one and enter the Kingdom of God through Jesus Christ and become sons of God.