How extremely important it is for those who profess belief in Jesus Christ to know and take their place as a child of God. John 1:12, admits, “as many as received him, to them he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in his name”. Jesus knew who he was, declaring, ” I am the vine, you are the branches”(John 15:5). Since we are connected to that very same power source as Jesus, we are to confess that we, as followers of his example, know, and, through our Godlike actions, take our place as children of God.
Jesus always had a positive confession. He said, ” I am the light of the world, I am the good shepherd, I am the way, the truth, and the life, my Father and I are one”. These are the confessions of His Divine Nature; he was speaking His Father’s word about Himself. Not only was he demonstrating who he was, through his connection with his Father, he also unveils to us our very own Divine nature in Him.
He has made us sufficient ministers of the New Covenant. Indeed, we are made new creations in Christ Jesus. He has taken us out of the old realm of defeat, depression, and despair, having translated us into the His new Kingdom realm of victory, joy, and peace. Being children of God, let us tell the world who we are, never to be “entangled again in the yoke of bondage”, and take our place as God’s chosen people.
L. Jerome Jones