DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF A CHRISTIAN

You are a bona fide Child of God

 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the children of God, to those who believe in His name” (Jn. 1:12).

The first thing to note is not everyone that is created by God is a child of God. Only those who have been saved from their sins have become bona fide children of God.

 

“He who sins is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever has been born of God does not sin; for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God” (1 Jn. 3:8-9).

 

You are now a son of God and God is your father, you belong to Him and you are no longer a child of the devil as you were before. You now have the right to call God – “…Abba Father” (Rom. 8:15), which also means “Daddy”. This was what made our Lord Jesus to teach His disciples to pray in this manner: “Our Father…” (Matt. 6:9). The phrase, ‘Our Father’ reveals to us the new relationship we have with God – a father to son relationship. As a Christian, the spirit of God should be bearing witness with your spirit at all times that you are a child of God (Rom. 8:16).

Since you now have God as your father, you can be confident that whatever you ask of Him in accordance with His will, He will surely give it to you. A father can never deny his son of any good gift.

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