Unfortunately, a great number of persons confessing Christ have unwittingly subjected themselves to the bondage of sin. Daily, through lack of revelation of what God has done for them and made them to become, they conduct themselves as slaves, not realizing that, through Christ, they are sons and daughters.
Under the system of slavery, slaves were compelled to carry out the master’s every demand; their movements, activities, and aspirations were curtailed to the point of near suppression. After emancipation, slaves were freed, but many wandered not knowing what to do in life, while others simply felt more comfortable remaining under the rule of former masters.
In like manner, many people who have come to Christ find themselves wandering about, not knowing their rights and privileges, turning back to the mastery of sin as slaves. This slave mentality is merely a deception of Satan who is attempting to blind God’s children of the goodness and grace of God which has given them a heart of repentance, and made them sons and daughters of God.
Understand children of God that Christ has paid the purchase price for our lives, redeeming us from sin and death through His precious blood. God has “blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ”. And according to Ephesians 1:4, He has “predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ unto Himself”.
In other words, God’s grace has changed our status by settling the sin problem once and for all through the blood of Christ, and has freed us from our sin consciousness. We no longer need to wander about unsure of who we are or what we have in Christ. We have been made us to sit in the heavens in Christ where we boldly take our place as sons and daughters of God.
L. Jerome Jones