Sunday Message Summary, 21 March 2021
Flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of GOD, so for a man to enter and inherit the Kingdom of GOD, he must be born again (John 3:3-6). When we are born again, GOD removes that heart in us which is enmity against Him, being fleshly and set on the things of this world (Ezekiel 36:26-27). This is so epic a change and transformation that it is impossible to miss, and there is no one who is born again who does not know that they are born again. However, no person can be born again without the Holy Spirit because the reality of the new birth experience takes power (John 1:11-13).
We are born again by the preordained, pre-appointed, premeditated, and predestined will of GOD. Unless we are born again, (i) we do not belong to GOD; (ii) there can be no fellowship with GOD; and (iii) we cannot receive anything from GOD. It does not even matter which church denomination we belong to unless we are born again. It is solely by the grace of GOD that we have received the Holy Spirit who makes us sons of GOD, to the effect that we call GOD our Father (Romans 8:15-16). Anyone who does not have the Holy Spirit does not belong to GOD, nor Jesus, is not a Christian, but is a fraud. What matters is what is in us. It is through the Holy Spirit that we are heirs of GOD and joint-heirs together with Jesus (Romans 8:17). Therefore, everything that belongs to GOD belongs to us, because everything that belongs to GOD belongs to Christ. It is only the Holy Spirit who reveals to the one who is born again what rightfully belongs to him (John 16:13-15).
When the risen LORD Jesus revealed Himself to Mary Magdalene, he referred to the disciples as His brothers (John 20:17), indicating that we are co-heirs with Him in the literal sense. GOD became Father to the disciples, and Jesus became their brother the moment they received the Holy Spirit and were born again (John 20:22). The Holy Spirit is a Spirit of adoption and sonship for us (Romans 8:15-16). The Holy Spirit is our confirmation and guarantee that we are children of GOD, and He is the DNA that confirms GOD as our Father. The Holy Spirit is the surety and guarantee of our promised blessings. We therefore have a better, greater assurance, confirmation, and consolation than Abraham had because we have the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is our confirmation and guarantee that we are children of GOD, and He is the DNA that confirms GOD as our Father.