Led by the
For all who are
being led by the Spirit of God,
these are the sons
of God. Romans 8:14
We will look at four
questions in this teaching:
Who are the sons of
What exactly is "being
led by the Spirit"?
being led by the Spirit of God.
What is walking by the
How do you do
Who are the sons of
Let's start by looking at Jesus under His
the Son of God and the Son of
Jesus - The Son of
Father called Jesus "His Son" in many
different time frames such as:
example: Psalm 2 :7 I will surely
tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me,"Thou Art My Son,
today I have begotten Thee.
(This is Jehovah speaking to Adonai in a
psalm of David long before Adonai took on flesh and walked the earth.)
Adonai is a name of the Messiah, in this
Jesus is the earthly
name of "the Son".
Christ is a name
referring to His risen and exalted position.
2. during his time on the earth
example: at Jesus' baptism , Matthew
and behold a voice out of heaven saying,
"This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased."
3. in glory
Son of Man
example: Jesus always refers to Himself
during this time period as
the Son of Man, not the Son of God. I
believe it is because of the authority that he received as the sacrifice
lamb who takes away the sins of the world. Because he redeemes the world
back to God, He acts under a new name--
Son of Man.
These are the words of Jesus:
For the Son of Man is going to
come in the glory of his Father with His angels; and will then recompense
every man according to his deeds. Matthew 16:27 also Mat 19:28, 25:31
"and they will see the Son of Man
coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory." Mat24:30
He is referred to by a great many other
names in the book of Revelation concerning His different roles in future
judgments and glories.
We, as the "sons of God", also receive
new names. Is 65:15
Now that we have taken a look at Jesus as
a Son, let's look at our position as sons.
Our position as
In 2Cor 6:18 we have a quote that is part
of the blood covenant of relationship.
"And I will be a father to you, and you
shall be sons and daughters to Me,"
says the Lord Almighty.
1. We Are Adopted Sons
What does the Bible say about adoption?
It speaks of the adoption of
1. "the righteous", Mt 5:9, 2Cor
2. "of Israel", and Is 63:8-9
3. "of the Gentiles" in these six
1.through the gospel Eph 3:6
2. by faith in Christ Gal 3:29
(John 1:12 tells us that
once we have received Him then
gives us the right to become sons of God. )
3 .by grace Gal 4:16-17
4. by predestination Rom 8:29
5. testified to by the Holy
Spirit Gal 4:5-7
6. according to promise Rom 9:8
The Holy Spirit is the enabler in this
Galatians 4:5 tells us that:
we receive the adoption as sons.
And in verse 6 that because we are sons,
God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying Abba!
And if you are a son, v.7, then an
heir through God.
These are the promises to the sons of
Romans 8:15 -17 says almost the same
Verse 17 expands the link of sons to
heirs. It tells us that if we are sons, then we are heirs also. It even
links us (as sons of God) to Christ through a sharing of His inheiritance
by saying that "we are heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ if
indeed we suffer with Him in order that we might be glorified with Him."
Please notice the qualification of suffering with Christ if we wish to
be heirs with Him.
In Job 38:7 we find some pre-creation
sons of God shouting for joy over the laying of the foundation of the
earth by God. Now here is a good cause for some questions that cannot be
answered! It appears that God always had a family.
being led by the Spirit of God
1. We must be reborn
from on high.
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one
is born again,
he cannot see the kingdom of God. John
The wind blows where it wishes and you
hear the sound of it,
but do not know where it comes from
and where it is going;
so is everyone who is born of the
Spirit. John 3:8
2. We must DO the will
of the Father.
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do
the will of Him who sent Me,
and to accomplish His work." John 4:34
Not everyone who says to me Lord,
Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven ,
but only he who does the will of
my Father who is in heaven. Mt. 7:21
He who believes in the Son has eternal
life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the
wrath of God abides on him . John 3:36
Therefore everyone who hears these
words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who
built his house on the rock. Mt. 7:24
And the one on whom seed was sown on
the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it;
who indeed bears fruit, and brings forth, some a hundred-fold, some
sixty, and some thirty. Mt. 13:23
And why do you call Me, Lord, Lord,
and do not do what I say? Everyone who comes to me, and hears My words,
and acts upon them, I will show you who he is like: Luke
But prove yourselves doers of the
word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a
hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his
natural face in a mirror; James 1:22,23
3. He must have his
spirit, soul, and body,
subjection to the Spirit of God .
For we who live,
are constantly being delivered over
to death for Jesus sake,
that the life of Jesus may be
manifested in our mortal flesh.
2 Cor 4:11
When we are under subjection to the holy
Spirit, this is what you will see:
But the fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness,
against such things there is no law.
May the God of peace Himself
sanctify you entirely;
and may your spirit and soul and
body be preserved complete,
without blame at the coming of Jesus
Christ. 1 Thes 5:23
4. His mind is
continually renewed in Christ Jesus.
But we all, with unveiled face
beholding as in a mirror the glory of he Lord,
are being transformed into the same
image from glory to glory,
just as from the Lord, the Spirit. 2
Therefore we do not lose heart, but
though our outer man is decaying,
yet our inner man is being renewed
day by day. 2 Cor 4:16
that you be renewed in the spirit
of your mind,
and put on the new self, which in the
likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the
truth. Eph 4:23,24
Walking by the
If we live by the Spirit, let us also
walk by the Spirit. Gal 5:25
But I say, walk by the Spirit,
and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its
desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are
in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you
please. But if you are led by the Spirit you are not under the law.
(including our words) is our walk.
It is the outward manifestation of what
is in us.
The Holy Spirit (in us) needs our
cooperation to clean up our spirit, soul and body. Yes, this is about a
Our lack of cooperation with Him, is the
cause of crookedness between what we
People of the world, our own families,
and especially teenagers, can easily spot this crookedness in us (not in
themselves of course); and their word for it is hypocrisy. In order to be
rid of this crookedness (from original sin) such as lying for example;
each individual event, as recognized, must be brought to the light
by our own decision to do so.
By that I mean, that you must make the
crookedness known, by a statement,
or in some outward way (apology?) so
that it does not stay hidden.
This cleansing or straightening process
is called sanctification .
It is represented spiritually by washing
Until we clean ourselves up
with the guidance of the Spirit and maintain the standard of Christ, we
will be hypocrites --not walking in truth.
Yes, I really mean using our will
to become and stay clean.
Yes, we bring that dirt to the light
(manifested and willingly made
known to other people, not just Jesus), for cleansing.
Yes, we eat humble pie.
Humble pie is the choicest desert at
Jesus' banquet table!
Everyone who eats it becomes more like
Right now I can hear lazy people saying,
"But Jesus took all of that on the cross.
I don't have to do anything."
My reply to you is, "There is no
hypocrisy in you then, since He took it all?"
How do you walk by
Here is the answer !
I therefore, the
prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy
of the calling with which you have been called,
to one another in love,
being diligent to
preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace . Eph 4:1-3
This scripture shows us precisely how to
walk.. I hope that you have a picture of the kind of man that can be led
by the Spirit of God.
It is nothing less than the New
Creation Man who can be led by the Spirit of God.
May I never boast
except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
through which the
world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
circumcision or uncircumcision means anything;
is a new creation.
those who will walk by this rule (the new creation)
peace and mercy be
and upon the Israel
of God. Gal .6:14-16