But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name. John 1:12 (NKJV)
Reading: John 1:1-12
(Galatians 3.26; Ephesians 3:6, Romans 8:16)
Title: Because of Jesus, I am a child of God.
The apostle John wrote his testimony about knowing Jesus who was there from the beginning with God. (John 1:1-2). John also testified that all life on earth was made through Jesus. (John 1.3). Jesus was life and the light of men (v.5). John further testified that another man, also named John, was a witness to the deity of Jesus.
“He was not that light but was sent to bear witness of that light”, (John 1:6).
The apostle John was referring to John the Baptist.
The apostle John further explained, Jesus was sent by God into the world, but the world did not receive Him. (v.11)
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” John 1.12
What a great truth and blessing to be called ‘children of God’, because by nature, we, the people of the world are all born with sin. (Psalm 51:5).
Ephesians 2:3 says we are by nature children of wrath. And because of Jesus we are now called children of God.
The apostle Paul wrote, “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus”. (Galatians 3:26)
He also wrote in Romans 8:16-17
“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God… heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ”.
Through the Lord Jesus Christ we are adopted into the family of God and become part of His Kingdom.
Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, because of You, I am now a child of God, and a fellow heir with You. I am forever grateful to You!