23. Born of God

In our last episode we witness how God goes about undoing our human identity, heritage and nature so that nothing stands in the way of the God-birth that he has dreamed of and paid for at such high a cost since eternity past.

With our humanity out of the way by the power of his Word, God now moves to the establishment of a new beginning for each of his adopted children:

” But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:12-13 litv)

“..WHO WERE BORN.. OF GOD!”

This is a statement that must be carefully received, examined and understood. It needs to become who you are! It is the statement that describes you from here on unto eternity. It is the statement that declares your origin, your worth, your position, your rights and your responsibilities as well as your future: YOU HAVE BEEN BORN OF GOD!

Now you are adopted! Now you are God’s family! You are the realization of his most priced dream!

Please take time to receive this living words from your Father. He has spoken them to you and to all that is created. He claims you as his own! You are his greatest treasure and it all begins like all that He creates: With his Word.

Truth (divine truth) is as powerful as its origin. These words are truth to each and all that have received the message of adoption, the right to be made into children of God and each of the creative statements that complete the constitution of a new being: You – a new creation of God, in Jesus. But as we have already seen in previous episodes, God’s word is sent with specific intent and never fails to produce that which it was sent to do. In this matter of the greatest importance to God, He has spoken regarding your re-birth so that your being will now undergo the transformation that will accomplish every detail of what is implied in the statement: Born of God.

Of course, you and I must participate willingly and consciously in every step of our transformation process. It will advance as we receive our Fathers words and believe Him with his Faith; it will stop or slow down when we don’t. That is why the episode: “Learning to Believe Him” is of utmost importance to your success in this, the most important endeavor of your existence; because of it, please take all the time you need to absorb what your Father speaks to you. When your mind or your feelings just can’t line up with what He tells you, bring these or any member of your being to Him and exercising your right to be transformed ask Him to do whatever is necessary to make you compatible with his Word. He will do it! That is his covenant with you. God is his Word, He will never allow it to go unfulfilled: “Heaven and Earth will pass away, but my word will never pass”

Now, let’s deal with the implications of being such a person. Being born of God!

First of all, let’s take a look at some of the most important things that take place in contrast to our human existence so that a frame of reference can be established for the continuation of our transformation.

Once born of God, we are no longer human; we are no longer mortal; we are no longer corruptible; we are no longer destitute; we are no longer confused regarding our origin and our destiny. We now have an anchor that holds us steady in the midst of anything that defies us. We have the Creator of the universe as our loving Father!

What then is a son of God? How can we understand who we are now? How can we conceive what we have never seen? Who has ever seen God in person so that we can relate to him as children? How is He? Who is He?

“No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, that One declares Him.” (John 1:18 litv)

Who is “the only begotten Son”? It is Jesus! The Word that was with God from the beginning, who created all things and who became the Living Message of adoption. He is the only begotten Son of God. Why? Because when he came to Earth, He took the form of a man, but was not born of a man. He was born of God from the womb of a woman: Mary. She was the vessel in which his body was created so that He could live among us, and deliver the message to all along with the payment for our adoption! But there is another extremely important mission He came to accomplish on our behalf: He came to declare, or reveal who and how God is.

Never before in the history of humanity had this happened. Since the day in which Man decided to know evil until the coming of Jesus no one had ever seen God or truly known how God is. But now, Jesus is here to manifest just that! Time and again he repeated: If you have seen me, you have seen my Father! We are alike! We are the Same!

How does that relate to you and me?

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

The relationship between the manifestation that Jesus made of his Father and us is not only that in Jesus we can see who and how our Father is, but also, we can see who and how a Son of God is! In other words, the Living Message is also the Living Model of a child of God! Can you see the importance this has? We are not left to wonder what we have been invited to become, we are shown in full detail what our Father has committed to transform us into! We are to be conformed to the very likeness of Jesus, the only begotten Son of God!

That is what is being said in the verse above: The Word became flesh and dwelt among us so we could see his glory (character, heart, personality, etc.) The glory of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Here it is: Jesus is the living model of what God has committed to transform you into: A son or daughter of God!

There is no confusion, it leaves no doubt, He is real and so are you! He did not come to show us how we should be, of our own doing by our own strength, He came to show us what the Father will make of each of us if we allow Him the opportunity to transform every single part and aspect of our being!

How is that for a clear vision of your new self?

Throughout the entire process of your transformation, Jesus is who will be truth to you, life to you and a living way to enable you to experience the reality of your adoption as a child of God! In fact, the sum of your vision and your destiny is all embodied in Him. That is why you and I must learn to fix our spirit and mind eyes on Him, but not in the religious context of idolizing Him; that is not what He came to do. Our eyes must be fixed on Him as the promise we have been given; as the model and declaration of what we are being made into; as the author and finisher of our faith!

There will be more detailed episodes that will help you better understand how to do this, but for now, just admire Him! Take in his glory, his grace and truth; Let his love overcome you and lay to rest all your doubts, fears and unbelief; and receive Him as your vision: This is who my Father has promised I am going to be like! This is who I am being transformed into: Jesus! My older brother! Do you receive Jesus as your vision? Do you agree with your Father that you are to be transformed into his likeness? You are born of God!

See you in our next episode!

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