SNT 0358 Sonship Rights
February 13, 1966
Teaching on our legal sonship rights, which are part of our new birth and must be claimed and acted upon.
SNT – 358
Publication Date: 02-13-1966
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
Heb 11:11; Eph 3:20; Joh 3:6; 6:63; Rom 8:5; Eph 4:8; 2Co 5:21
Mat 6:33; Rom 5:19; 1Co 1:30; 2Co 5:20, 21, 12, 13
2Co 5:13-19; Rom 10:17; Eph 1:3, 6-9, 11-14
Eph 1:17-23; 2:5-10, 14; 6:10-18; Col 1:13; 2:6-10
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: God, sonship, ambassador, born, spirit, Christ, word, power, flesh, son, legally, righteousness, sanctified, justified, redeemed
You know, when you take the word of God and you understand the new birth, then you realize that man is body, soul and spirit. Until a man is born again of God's Spirit. He has none of His. It is when we accept the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, that then we become children of God. God is our Father, I am his son, or we are His children. Just like from a human point of view, I am the son of my mother, and my father, I am the son, their son, because of birth. So and I am born again of God's Spirit, I am God's Son, or you're God's daughter, because of birth. Now, having been born into the wherewithal, family, I have certain legal rights even in the state of Ohio, or any other state. Why? Because I am a legally a son, you as a son or a daughter, in your father's family, you have certain legal rights. Now, when we are born again of God's Spirit, we become sons of God. And as sons of God, we also have some legal rights, these legal rights in my foundational class on power for abundant living, I call your sonship rights. What are your sonship rights? This is what I want to teach in part tonight. Because if you do not know what you have in Christ, Jesus, you cannot utilize it. If you do not know that you have $1 in your pocket or in your purse, you couldn't spend it. Even if you weren't starving to death. You couldn't spend it if you did not know you had it, right. So what we must find out, if I'm the child of a king, they always sing about and talk about, if I am a son of God, born again of God's Spirit, what do I have a right to legally what belongs to me, because I belong to Him. This is why I'm going to teach on this tonight, I'd like very much for you to pay very close attention to the greatness of this word as it unfolds tonight, because it will just set you real free, it will give you an A zest is that soap, it'll give you a real exuberance for the greatness of the power of God or real effervescence. Because once you find out what you have in Christ, man, they can't hold you when you make up your mind to do something for God with the things of God that belonged to you, because you belong to him. I perhaps ought to say that our believing is conditioned by what you think of God. Do you believe that God's word tells the truth? The word says it. The Word says, In the Gospel, die Word is truth. The word is truth. You must also come to the great realization, will God keep his word? In other words, what he has promised? Will God do this? And the promise says in Hebrews 11, that Sarah counted him faithful who had promised, remember that? Furthermore, the question is, Is he able, and the scripture says that it in Ephesians, he is able to do what? exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask for thick. Now, people, you and I can't go by what people say about the Word of God, you and I have to go by what the Word says. It's like the last will and testament, your read wants the deceased said before he died, what he signed his hand to what the witness has attested to. And you believe that you don't go by what the neighbors say your goal by the revealed written word. So it is with the Word of God. You and I are what the Word of God says we are. We have what the Word of God says we have. We will be tomorrow what the Word of God says we will be tomorrow, because God's word is faithful. Not only has he promised it, but he is able to perform what He has promised. Now to get into these great sonship rites. The first thing we need to look at is John chapter three. Verse six, that which is born of the flesh is what? flesh, and that which is born of the what spirit is what spirit. There you have it, that if you can't improve on it, the only thing you can do is record. And yet if you're directed to Cat racket, you only wreck yourself upon it. That which is born of the flesh is what flakes, and it'll always stay that way.
It'll always dates that way. And that which is born, the spirit is what? At it will always stay that way. They never overlap, never overlap that we're just born in the flesh is flesh that was born of the Spirit of spirit. In our so called Christian walk, most of us have confused the two we thought spirit overlap with flesh and flesh overlap with spirit it does. That which is born in the flesh is flesh will always remain one flesh. And that which is born in the Spirit is spirit and it will always remain spirit. You've got to keep this rightly divided, if you want to understand your sonship writes in in John chapter six, verse 63. See what it says. John 663 It is a spirit that quickeneth the spirit that quickeneth it's the spirit that quit you know the word quick and has been made alive. We talk about people being quick. It's an old cliche or something, which which means that you're alive. Couldn't couldn't be quick if you were alive. It is the spirit that quickeneth it's the spirit that makes us alive. The flesh profits a great deal. If does what? The flesh profits what? And nothing means what? Nothing, then why are people always working so hard on their flesh? Because they're trying to save themselves or trying to make an impression upon God that they're doing something wonderful. Man, when it comes to the greatness of God's word, it's the spirit that quickeneth Sir, it's the spirit that quickeneth the flesh prophets. What? Nothing, nothing means what anybody can understand that word wants to understand. What if the fruit is the flesh prophets, nothing. It's the spirit that quick enough, then man, we ought to go after more knowledge of that spirit. So we know what we have, that makes us alive and makes us vital, and enables us to live with an effervescence and a glow that just really sings in the hearts and lives of people across the world today. So in Romans, chapter eight, Romans chapter eight, it is the Spirit, that quickness of flesh, prophets, nothing. The Spirit quickness, makes alive. When it comes to the things of God, the flesh prophets, absolutely nothing, because it's the spirit Joe must have. And that's what makes you alive. In chapter eight, verse five, of Romans, four days that are after the flesh, do mind the things of the Lord, try flesh is, is the is the statement, the noun for the five senses category, you see, the man of body and soul has only the five senses as the medium or avenues whereby he learns. And so, as it says here for days that are after the flesh, those who go by the information of their five senses rather than by the revealed word of God, or the Spirit of God, they are obedient, they do mind, mind is, you know, to be obedient to the things of the flesh, but they that are after the Spirit, they're going to mind the things of God. So you have two types of walk here. One is a walk that goes according to the information gathered by the five senses. The other is the walk that goes according to the revealed word of God, either your walk by the flesh or your walk by the Spirit, right?
The process of redemption for you and for me, climaxed in the gift of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost.
And no human being could be born again until the day of Pentecost. It was not available. Christ Jesus came to make it available, but it was not available until the day of Pentecost. If any one person could have been born again before it was available, then everybody could be born again before it's availability that Jesus Christ lived and died and rose again in vain. The process of our redemption as sons of God climaxed in the gift from the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. It was He, God in Christ Jesus, who made it legally possible for us to become sons of God, that I Victor polar will could become a son of God, he made it legally possible. And ladies and gentlemen, our redemption, our salvation, our new birth is on absolute legal grounds. This new birth of ours would stand the test in any court of law on a legal basis, if not on a spiritual basis, it still would stand legally, because I am legally Victor Paul, where will So I am legally redeemed in Christ Jesus and I am his son with his wonderful name, because he is my father, spiritually, and I am his child. Look at Ephesians chapter four Ephesians chapter four, verse eight. Wherefore he says when He ascended up on high four, eight and sesiones for a, when he that's Jesus Christ descended upon high, he led what? captivity captive, and He gave gifts on dowhat. On Demand a little later on in the teaching, you'll see what those gifts are and how they're to be utilized. But I wanted you to see that it was he who did this because he legally ascended up for us and what he ascended up, He led captivity captive. So if you lead captivity captive, and you and I should not be led captive by captivity should we were set free, as sons of God legally. And in this new birth in Christ Jesus, ladies and gentlemen, he gave back to the man who is body, soul and spirit born again a God Spirit, body, soul and spirit. He legally gave back to the born again believer, everything that was lost in Adam, plus. Plus, in Adam, the spirit was in him upon a what condition? The days are eatest thereof, thou shalt not surely die. But in you who are born again, not You're not adopted sons of God, you're born again. And when you're born, you have seed in you, and being born of God having seed in you, you have something better than Adam had, because you can't lose it. Adam did. Though it's a tremendous thing. And everything that Adam sold out on, you legally have received back in Christ Jesus, and are the master is over legally, because of your sonship rights as a son of God, Second Corinthians please. Chapter Five. Isn't he wonderful? Second Corinthians chapter five, verse 21. For he God has made Him, Jesus, to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the what? The righteousness of God in Him, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. His righteousness is my righteousness. When I am born again of His Spirit. I am made the righteousness of God in Him.
Class, how righteous is God? He's righteous. It's almost hard for people sometimes Stephen breeze, what the Word says, because we've been raised so negatively. And we have been taught so long that you don't amount to anything, that you don't have anything, and that you're really can't walk in victory, glory and power in this life. Yet the Word says that Jesus became sin who knew no sin that you and I might become the righteousness of God in Him, then how righteous are you before God if you are God's child, as righteous as God righteous as the god, that's pretty good. This is yours legally, you didn't earn it. You didn't work for it. It's just something God gave you. Now, if you go around the country saying, as a Christian, that you haven't got it, then somebody is a liar. Either you are God. If you know what the Good Book says, Every man is a liar, but God isn't. You and I are what the Word of God says we are and we have. And as a son, you have the righteousness of God, not in the flesh, that which is born in the flesh is what and law we state like but that was just born of the Spirit is spirit and in your spirit, which is Christ in you the hope of glory. In that spirit, you have the righteousness of God. And to the end you do what we taught. In our last section, renew your mind, you're manifested forth in evidence. You know, righteousness is the greatest need of the human soul because when You are righteous, and you realize what it is and what you have. It just sets you up as a new man or a new woman or a new boy or new girl or new young person, because righteousness is nothing more or less than the high and holy privilege of appearing before God right now, while we're still here upon this earth, appearing before him without any sense of sin, guilt, condemnation, frustration, fear, or anything else. And if we have the righteousness of God than right now, we appear before him without any sense of sin, or guilt or condemnation or frustration or fear. You know, most believers, most Christians, most born again, people are still held spell bound by sin consciousness. They've been born again for a Coon's age. But somehow or other, they're always enslaved. They're always sin conscious. How can you be that way? When the Word of God says, He has set you free and given you the righteousness of God? You know why? Like it says in Matthew, Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His what? Righteousness, they think something else first, then the kingdom and the greatness of His Word. You might turn that Matthew 633, right around where it says, Seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness and all these things will be added on to you seek anything else first, and they'll all be subtracted from you. It's a law, right? In Romans, chapter five, Romans chapter five. Without this knowledge of your sonship rights, you'll forever be defeated in your life. Right? Romans five, verse 19. For as by one man's disobedience, many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. So when you believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, you were made, what? Righteous, how righteous, as righteous as God, the righteousness of God is given to you, man, what a tremendous truth. You see, it's too big for the human mind. It's like those figures on the board. They're a little too big for my mind. This is too big too, but I believe it. And when you start believing it, you start manifesting. Look at first Corinthians chapter one. Boy, it's wonderful. First Corinthians Chapter One. Verse 30, but of him, of him, of him, if you're up someone, you have seed in you, you aren't his child, if you're of him, but of Him, Are ye in Christ Jesus, who a God, who of God is made unto us, he's made unto us what? Wisdom? Well, if he's made wisdom unto me, then I don't have to work for he's already made it unto me, right?
He has made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and what he has made unto us wisdom he has made unto us righteousness, He has made unto us sanctification. And yet I worked so hard to get sanctified. I don't know if any of you did. Man, I just cried my eyes to the bone in my ears to the wheels. I don't know how I did all this stuff. But I just tried and tried and tried to get what they called sanctified. You know, the second work and grace and the third one, this kind of thing that's like in baptism, I tried them all. But somebody said I got I didn't quite get it when I was an infant. So when I got a little older, I got immersed, I got dipped, I got sprinkled, I got immersed, I got dry cleaned. I just had our own because I didn't want to miss anything. And if you really got hungry, somebody says to you do so and so you're going to get so annoyed if you're really hungry. You're going to do one thing you can only follow leaders, right? And I tried to get sanctified stay on my I prayed 10 days straight once. Lord, that's a long time. But I just prayed and prayed and pray. Seeking the Holy Spirit. When I got through, you know what I had? Headaches? Yes, sir. sore knees, and a few others. thing. And just about the time Ma'am, I got good enough about the time I'd get to the place where I would feel I had arrived and got to be obligated. I'd slip a little, you know, Hey, he is made on to us what? sanctification? Wisdom, righteousness, sanctification. He has made this to us. If I could work for it, then he wasn't made for, to me was he? He is made unto us sanctification. And when I found out from working the integrity of the Word of God wants what it really was to be sanctified it you're blessed by soul, you know what it is? It is that you're heaven bound and all hell can't stop you from going, God, you're, you're up him, you're out of him. You're born of God's Spirit and being born of him. He has sanctified you because before you got born again, you was hell bound and all hell couldn't stop going or heaven. But when you got born again of God and spirit, you've got turned around understand, before that you had no eternal life. But when you got born again, you've got turned around and you went the other direction. That's what word sanctified means. sanctified means you get turned around and set the other way. He is made unto us wisdom righteousness, this is your son chip right he was made this for you. And being his son, you got her. You've got it. Whether you know it, or whether you don't know if you've got it. If you're born again, a god and spirit. What you must do now is find out what you've got. And start getting it out of your pocket spiritually speaking, and start spending it. Putting it to work utilizing it. Sure, sure. Look at Second Corinthians. Oh, that's wonderful glow rebate. Make your shop Methodist or something. Or Baptist or just the good old Christian. That's wonderful. Second Corinthians, people say, well, where will you get all shook over this thing? Why sure I do. I got the best product to sell in the world. Wide the greatness of God's Word. Now, if I didn't get warmed up over this thing when a fry somebody cookies backwards or do something? Yes, man, this is alive. It's vital. And if it's vital, you got something. Why a man coming down there to sell your toothbrush without any bristles in it, man, he's got to be excited over his product tree couldn't do it. If say a good one. Hey, Second Corinthians, chapter five, verse 20. Now then, now that now then right now, not when I die, not in the by and by, you know, in the sweet by and by not someday, sometime somehow somewhere, but whatever this date is 1966. Now I am what? I'm what? An ambassador. You know what an ambassador is. An ambassador is a fellow who represents the country that sends him out. He doesn't speak his own mind. He speaks what the authorities say. He is our ambassador. When we send an ambassador like heroin, or anyone else to a foreign country. He is supposed to get his info from the top echelon, and he speaks only what they tell him to speak. Hey, I'm an ambassador. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ. Now, right now we're ambassadors, whatever, ambassadors,
what are we supposed to speak? What God says what His Word says what the top brass says. Right? And only what he said. So if it's if he says, you have the righteousness of God, then what must I speak that you have the righteousness of God right? The law would I speak contrary to that? I am not being his was ambassador, or I'm a poor stick. And most of us have been just that you know that. You know, if somebody called you tonight from Washington and asked you to be an ambassador to Timbuktu in the back alley of four square corners someplace, you know what happened? Every button blow off your shirt, not have to duck up here. God, you'd just be inflated. But God Almighty can give us an ambassadorship and nobody gets excited about because it doesn't mean anything today for it to be saved. And to really know what you have in Christ to the average for it doesn't get them all lathered up inside and effervescing and bite net the bed or something. But people were ambassadors were ambassadors. I didn't write them up. I didn't have anything to do with you getting to be an ambassador, but bless God and you're born again. It says now then we are what? These are our sonship rites and being an ambassador, you know what you do? You go up in the attic, you get out the oldest type to God. And you get out that old suitcase that's already weather beaten and worn out. Oh, isn't that big? And if you're gone to England as an ambassador, be sure to take your umbrella with the holes in it, because it rains in England. Is that right? And you get off that old tuck jab worn for 20 years, and the all this nice shiny stuff up here on the lapels, all mouthy and a little pants you can't quite get it in anymore. Is that what you do as an ambassador, if you were sent out to England? I should say not. You go down to Reichs or some other places by yourself the best looking Tux in town. And then you go to Samson or whoever. No, that was Delilah, man. But Samsonite, I guess it is luggage or something. Yet, by the best you could get why? you'd buy yourself a new top hat. And a black team and a beautiful umbrella. And boy, you'd walk back down the street say, Well, I was chosen as an ambassador. I'm going to England. Sure. And boy, you'd really put on the dog. Cuz you're gone. But the average Christian, you say to me, he's an ambassador, look at him some time and see what it looks like. What kind of an ambassador so it looks all beat up, you know, shriveled up. You know why? Because we've been taught you've got to carry Maggie McGinn sins on this shoulder, and Johnny jump up is over on this shoulder. And you've got to pray for everybody all the time. And you've got to bear all the burdens of the whole world. And so you go along like this. Oh, my It's hard to be a Christian. They maybe someday if I suffer my way through to heaven, I'll get my reward in the sky by and by, you know, sure. So I'll go oh, boy, oh, boy, what an ambassador. Ah, I tie a lot of Ambassador. No wonder nobody wants this stuff. I wouldn't want it either. Dry. Why the man coming out of the corner saloon was got a nickel left in his pocket boy has maybe three drinks. But he walked on that old street and he says, Boy, I'm the best man in town and I look anybody in town. So he tried. But a man born again a god spirits filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, who is an ambassador for God, What's he look like? Like the last rose, the summer that's already all faded and disappeared has been gotten leaf left on it. No wonder you can't sell. We can't sell our products. Because we have never believed that we are what the Word of God says we are. Ladies and gentlemen, the word says now that we're ambassadors, if we're an ambassador, it's bigger than being an ambassador to any foreign country. Even though our nation may be the greatest nation in the world. Our God is greater than all of our nations of the world. And he has called us to be ambassadors. So legally, we are as sonship rights, we have an ambassadorship. So ladies and gentlemen, you can throw your shoulders back and walk down the street tomorrow morning. And you can say what get out of the way, here comes an ambassador. You Bet Your Life. You can you can do just that, because that's exactly what you are. Now then we're ambassadors, we're ambassadors. I'm still reading from verse 20. It's in the book, as though God did beseech you by us, we pray you in Christ and be reconciled to God, for he has made him sin. Remember that? We're ambassadors because of what he did for us. I'd like for you to look at Romans. Well, since you're here in Second Corinthians stay put one two.
Second Corinthians, chapter five. Let me show you something else that it says in this great as your sonship writes with Scott about with verse 12. For we come in, not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion of glory on our behalf, that you may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearances, and not in heart, for whether we be beside ourselves, it's to God, or whether we be so Brett's for your cause. What were the accusing him of? We're sure, he said, to get a little too radical, Paul. Paul, you're getting a little too loud. You're getting too excited about your product. And all he says, if we, if that's what you think, if we'd be beside ourselves to be to God, or if we're sober, it's for his cause. For the love of Christ constrains us, because we just don't judge that if one died for all, then we're all was dead, and that He died for all that they which live right now should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them. And what you see our ambassadorship is under him. He lived and died and rose again. Wherefore, verse 16, henceforth, no, we know man after the flesh, yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh. Now henceforth No, we have no more after the flesh, we know him according to Spirit. Therefore, verse 17, If any man be were in Christ in Christ, they use this as an evangelistic sermon. It's not new with evangelism has everything to do with a Christian who has already been evangelized. The cause for you to be in Christ is not salvation. Christ in you is salvation. Yes, are you in Christ is your walk as a son, you in Christ is your walk as a son, Christ in you is one thing you in Christ is something else. And here we're talking about the man being in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away. Behold, all things become new, to the extent that you are in what price? And all things are a God who has past tense, reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, what class if he has reconciled us, then we are one, reconciled? If he's already reconciled you do you have to work to get reconciled them? Do I have to pray about it? He's already done it, ma'am. We are past tense, he has past tense, reconciled past tense us to himself by Jesus Christ. And here we are, what given to us, given to us the ministry of what reconciliation in the Gospels, Jesus Christ said, I will build my watch. But here in the church epistles, it says that if anybody's going to be reconciled for God, who has the ministry, you do, I do. As ambassadors, we do the work. We do the work tremendous difference. The Church of the of the Gospels is called the bride and the Church of the Gospels, Jesus Christ does the work in but the church of the epistles to which you and I belong, which started on the day of Pentecost, which is the body not the bride, the body in that body, he has given to us as ambassadors, the ministry of reconciliation, it is our job to teach stories to share it with our neighbors, because if anybody's going to be reconciled, you're going to have to do it with a power of God that's in you. Amen. And amen. It's a tremendous proof, a tremendous reality. Listen further, verse 19, do it that God was where in Christ God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them and has committed unto us the word of us, ladies and gentlemen, that's what it says. That's what it means. You couldn't have a ministry of reconciliation without the word to do the reconciling. But he has committed to us.
He has committed to us the word. Well, if if God committed to you the word, then you're responsible for its utilization right for its operation. If God has committed to us, the born again, sons of God, the word of reconciliation and the ministry, then it's our job to carry the word and to carry the ministry and without us carrying that word in ministry, men and women will not be reconciled to God. Jesus Christ paid for it. That's right. But how do you and I get it? The only way you and I can get it if somebody teaches us the word faith comes by hearing, and hearing comments, a lot Reader's Digest life look, Saturday Evening Post time, what to say, third, Romans 1070. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word. Amen. That's why class as ambassadors, we've got to learn what our sonship rights are, throw our shoulders back, and we've got to go to work upon the authority of God's Word with the power of God within us. And how in the world can you have the power of God and he got filled with the Holy Spirit and 611 Jesus told the apostles on the day of the ascension that worked with him for three years at a thought they had enough power and enough knowledge to the word he said go back to Jerusalem and ship stay put until you get in do with power from on high. And in Acts chapter two was the record a board that got a dude with power from on high and when they got born again a God Spirit filled with the Holy Spirit. The initial outward evidence that they had the real McCoy on the inside was a spoke in tongues. And by the grace of God today you have to bleed your heart out he Hmong, the Christian to get them to believe they are speaking done by the matter with us. Oh, we don't know our son chip. Right. And man, if you want power, you got to get plugged in. Oh, sure. Look at this fan that got up here to keep me cool. The only reason that fan works is because our it's got it plugged in. It may be the most wonderful fans with electrified ice cubes flowing through it for all I know, but unless you plug it in, it wouldn't do anybody any good what? Class unless we get plugged in the greatness of God's word into the power thereof, we're not going to have what an ambassador has to have to carry out the job. So the first thing you do is get born again filled with the Holy Spirit, start operating manifestation. Then as an ambassador, you're given the word of reconciliation. You have the ministry of reconciliation your righteous before God He justified you. Oh, man, oh, man, what a message to our age and in our time. When all around you everybody's negative, every situations negative. And they're always talking about the words coming tomorrow. So lot. You've got Christ in you hear an ambassador, we've got something ladies and gentlemen, and we'd like for others to have it. That's why we work at the ministry. That's why we teach. Wow, bless your heart. Look at Ephesians Corinthians Galatians Ephesians. Ephesians chapter one. Verse three, bless it be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has past tense, who has passed and blessed us with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in what he has passed. Hence blessed us, ma'am, if he has blessed us, then are we blessed? Even if I don't feel like I'm still on? And look what he's blessed us with, with every spiritual blessing. Class, are we lacking anything then his spiritual blessing? Do I have to pray for an added spiritual blessing? No, he has already blessed me. This is my son chip, right. He's done it. I am his son. He is my father. This is mine because I'm his man. It's just like being born in a family. If my earthly father was a multimillionaire, and I'm born in that family, I become a multimillionaire. Because I'm born in the family. I have a legal right to everything my father has. A our heavenly father made me his son. And everything that my Heavenly Father said he gave to his children. These things belong to me. I don't have to pray for them. I have to beg for them. I can't buy them. All I do is believe them. He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. What a tremendous message to the soul of a man or a woman lists.
It says, verse six, to the praise of the glory of His grace, we're in he has past tense made us accepted. He has made us He has made us accepted. If he has made us acceptable with God than are we acceptable with God. He's made us accepted in the Beloved, verse seven, In whom we have, we've got it ladies and gentlemen, In whom we have redemption, through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the poverty of His grace, according to us, the riches, not the poverty of gods, but the riches class. If only we could hear it again, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace, how rich is God in grace, and we have remission and forgiveness of sins according to the riches of his grace. My there's no one in this auditorium, I'm sure and people listening to the broadcast tonight. Who need ever be concerned about getting so far from God that God could not by His mercy and grace have reached them tonight. Remember what the scripture says it's in there someplace, he is able to save to the uttermost. There is no man or woman that gets so low, but that underneath are the everlasting arms of God. There is no man or boy or girl or young person or adult who gets so far out in left or right fields, but that outside of the bounds of that individual are the everlasting arms of God. We've got a tremendous God, ladies and gentlemen, and a wonderful Savior, who has who has passed 10 already given all this according to his riches in glory. Well, it says in verse eight, wherein he has a bounded toward us, he are bounded toward us in all ways. His domain prove you know what the word prudence is good sense. And verse nine, having made known unto us, having made known unto us the mystery of his lust, according to His good pleasure which He has purposed in Himself not wonderful, we if he has made known the mystery, then we know it. Every time I think of this word, mystery, I'm thinking of a woman's purse. You know why? Because I think this little experience just so impressed itself on my mind a number of years ago, that every time I read the word mystery, I always think of the same story because a number of years ago, we were having a game. And what they did they they tried to get a few women's purses without the women knowing it. And then they had a whole group try at some time, if you've lived through it, a whole group seated in a circle, and then one of the boys ran in with that woman's purse, and he dumped it all out on the floor right in the middle. The Mysteries been revealed. What a mystery. You'd be surprised what a woman sometimes carries in a purse. Then the rest of them were responsible. In about a minute or two, they come in, gathered up, put it quickly back in person, and you were supposed to write down all the articles you've written, remember that that woman had in her purse? The Mysteries been revealed. Spiritually, the mysteries been revealed, well, if it's been revealed, and then it's no longer a one, as long as you haven't seen it, it's still a mystery. As long as you do not know what I have in my pocket. It's a mystery. But once I show it to you, it's no longer a walk. And it says he made known to the mystery of his will to this is to the church. Well, if he's made known as well, then do I know it? Sure. I know it's because the word of God nowhere like God, no man can know the will of God without knowing nor to God. And once you know the Word of God, you know God's will, right? Why sure. I said to you tonight, let's sing him number 30. And one just saying, you sang for she sang seven you sang nine you sang 11? No, you didn't. Why not? Because my word was my will, how much more God's word must be God's will ladies and gentlemen than mine. So we have what the Word says, we have we are what the Word says, we are. Looking at verse 11, in whom also we have obtained a lot, inheritance, being predestinated, according to the purpose of him, who work of all things after the console of his own way, that we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ, in whom you also trusted. After that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also when our after that you believe you are sealed, sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, one of your seals your seal, right? Your candle, to be sealed is to be candid, not to be can but canned up.
doesn't spoil, right? Yes, you will, ladies, you seal things to keep them from spoiling, sealed up with that Holy Spirit of promise. Verse 14, which is the earnest it's the earnest ever heard about earnest money? Is low downpayment. Earnest money. That's the word. The word earnest means a little bit of the real thing. It's what it means. The word earnest. The Holy Spirit of promise, is the earnest. This is our token of our inheritance, until the redemption of the purchase possession onto the praise of his glue. With all this greatness of the Holy Spirit in us, it's tremendous thing, but this is our earnest this is our token and unless you operate the manifestations of the spirits, like tonight, unless you speak in tongues, you have no proof. This is our earnest, the Holy Spirit's are earnest on kills a redemption of the purchase possession, ma'am, until he comes back until that time, it's going to be here. Well, sir, verse 70, that's the garden of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, where the knowledge where the wisdom deserting spirits is a knowledge of Him, verse 18, that the eyes of your understanding your spiritualize, the Watts and like, that he may know that she may know not question not doubt, but that you may know that you know that you know that you know that you know, that you may know, what is the hope of his watch, and watch the riches of the glow rate of his inheritance is in the that you may know. We got to know our sonship right, verse 19. And what is the exceeding greatness of His power? To us word hooping ease, according to the working of his mighty power, which he brought in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power in Might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come and has put all things under his seat and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is his bride, which is his last body. Amen, which is His body, the fullness of Him that fill it all, in all, the churches, his body, Christ is the head. We are members in particular in that church. And that's why in the body, the church is referred to as the temple. Not the individual is the individual in the Bible. The individual believer in the Bible is called a tabernacle. The body of believers together is called a temple. The body is the temple of the Lord. I am not the temple of the Lord, I'm just a tabernacle, it says the individual, the whole body of believers make up the temple. Now, he wrote this in Christ when He raised Him from the depth, and that we might know the exceeding greatness of His power to us word who do one thing what believe, that is tremendous. This belongs to us, because we belong to him. Look at Ephesians chapter two. Verse six, well go back to verse five, even when we were dead, in what sins has quickened us together with Christ, by Grace here, safe and half past tense, raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus past tense, and I'm still pitching down here. But as far as God is concerned, I am already was seated with Him in the heavenlies. Why? Because I am his son. Because you are his daughter, you are his son. Therefore, you're still here upon this earth, operating the word of reconciliation, the ministry, but you're already seated with Him in the heavenly. That's what I call a tremendous freedom. Ladies, gentlemen. Sure. I didn't write the book
has raised us up together and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, verse seven, That in the ages to come, he might show the exceeding riches, exceeding riches of His grace and His kindness toward us, through whom Christ Jesus. For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of whom not of works, lest any man should watch, For we are His workmanship. We are His workmanship. The first time I'm born, I am born on my father and mother's workmanship. When I am born again, I am born of my father's workmanship. We are his God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, that wonderful. Boy, what a tremendous thing. Look at what verse 1414 says, For he is our last peace. Well, if he is our peace, and have I got peace, I've got him. Well, then why get all flesh traded? Why get all shocked about world situations, and everything else? You have Christ, you have peace. You've got his peace. You don't have to work for it you've got but you must renew your mind. It's your sonship. Right? You'll have to understand what you have in Christ before you can make it really alive and vital in your life. It's just loaded with tremendous truth. Look at Ephesians chapter four.
I think we better take chapter six Ephesians six verse 10, finally my brethren, be strong in every other individual's opinion. Be strong in the amount of quotations you can give from different books and different sources. Know these strong in one thing, one in the Lord, be strong in the Lord and be strong in the power of my mind. Oh, his mind don't just see tremendous in ourselves. We are not strong, but with him and us. He makes us strong. For we are what he says we are and we have what he says we have. And we represent Him because He is our Father. We are His children. Be strong in the Lord. Verse 11, put on work. Put on the whole armor of God, don't put on just a half or nine tenths of it. Now 1/10 Put on the whole armor. How can you and I wait to battle unless we put on the whole armor, right? Put on the whole armor of God, that he may be able to stand against the wiles of what? And having done all the one thing one tour, For we wrestle nuts. We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that He may we be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all the one thing what as an ambassador, there's your order. Having done all do one thing, one, don't push around. Don't let anybody shove you. But we are what the Word of God says we are. We have what the Word of God says we have, and having done all bunk bunk, here I stand if you like it, alright, if you don't like it, it's all right to So out here I stand. Having done all reminds me of old Martin Luther. Remember, when you nail those 95 Little old Diddy's on the door in Wittenberg or wherever it was, you know, thesis. Well, where was it worms? I thought we had good Lutherans in this class. I've even forgotten I knew all these things. I think it was a worm. That's a poor diet. Anyways, man hat. It was he who said something other. This is all I can do. Having done this, here I stand reminds me of Ephesians. But this is a record of the Word of God for men who get conviction of the greatness and the integrity and the accuracy of the words having done all here, I stand here I stand. Sure, people aren't going to like it. So I'm not interested in whether people like it. I'm interested in whether I'm doing God's word according to His will. As long as God likes. That's what comes first and foremost, I pray that others will like it. But I learned long ago, you're never going to get to a place where everybody likes you anyway. So I do better get the approval from the highest god. And then there'll be people who will love you a little, and you'll be able to love them a little more. And it makes really interesting. Well, to stand fast, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of rock, and your feet shot with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Above all, taking the shield of faith, the shield up believing verse 16, the shield up believing we're with ye shall be able to claim one cancer, the fiery darts, quench all this your sonship right, ma'am. quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Verse 17. And take the helmet of salvation, the wholeness, the sword of the Spirit, which is what? The Word of God, praying always, with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit to pray in the Spirit is to pray in tongues. Otherwise, you pray with your understanding. pray in the Spirit, it tells you to do it. These are your commands as ambassadors. This is your opportunity as a son of God, these are things we carry out because of our sonship. Right? Watching there unto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. That tremendous thing, in Colossians, a page over I'll read a verse or two, it's all loaded with your sonship, right? And you'd have to have at least four to five hours to go with a class, minute after minute, just driving hard to cover even 50% of your sonship rights that are listed in the Word of God. In Colossians, chapter two verse 13. In the King James we read, who has past tense, delivered us from the power of darkness, I mean, Colossians 113. Sorry. 130. He has delivered us from the power of darkness, who is the power of darkness, Satan, right the old devil, and according to us, He has delivered us past tense He has delivered us. So in our late Satan tries to put something on you what what are you telling? But God has lost delivered me. God has set me free. You have no rights, no rights, trespassing. This property belongs to God. So get off the back boy. I don't belong to you, I belong to God. You're sad. He's trespassing. Every time he touches your man, every time he endeavors to defeat you, every time he endeavors to obstruct you, he is trespassing, legally on property that does not belong to Him, for I belong to God, you belong to God if you're born again, right? Amen. Boy. That's why He has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us in desert kingdom of his dear son, even while we're here up on earth. He has already taken us out of the operative influence of Satan, and has seated us in the heavenlies with him like we read anything, same truth. You know, in chapter two it says as he had verse six, therefore receive Christ Jesus the Lord. So walk in Him, verse seven, rooted and built up in him, and established in the face, as he had been taught, abounding there in with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world and not after Christ. For in Him, verse nine, in Him, in Christ dwells all the fullness of the Godhead, bodily. And verse 10, Ye are what completes in him? Er was complete in Him. If you're lacking anything, Ma'am, are you complete? Nope. If you're complete, you're complete, you're lacking nothing. D are complete, complete in Him. If we're complete, we're complete. If we're lacking one iota, we're not complete. The Word of God says, we aren't complete in Him. These are sonship. Right? This is what belongs to us because we belong to Him ladies and gentlemen. And until the church rises up, to confess that it has what the Word says it has, that it is what the Word says it is. The church will constantly be on the run and be defeated and frustrated in its life. At its people are the embodiment and the manifestation thereof. This is why ladies and gentlemen, when you get to know your sonship rights, the things which legally belong to you because you belong to Him, then you're able to walk with a greatness of the power of God. And once you begin this walk, it becomes more enjoyable, more invigorating, more enlightening, more enthusiastic every day, because you'll start seeing some prayers getting on soon, you'll start seeing some people getting delivered. And when these things to come to pass, you'll see once again that the same God who spoke and moved in Christ Jesus is the same God who is living in men and women today who are born again of God's Spirit filled with the power of His Holy Spirit.