"We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one"

Pardon me for starting so harshly but how incredible is this verse? To some, it may be pretty frightening, and to others a sigh of relief.

If the whole world is under the control of the evil one, then how is it that we can become God's children in order to make sure we're not a part of that vast group controlled by Satan.

First and foremost, how is one called a child? Well we all know where babies come from, but what about biblically speaking? is it the same concept? A verse in 1 Peter really peaked my interest regarding this....

"For it is time for judgement to begin with the family of God, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?" (1Peter4:17)
This verse implies two things:
1) Not everyone is part of God's family because the judgement will only start from there.
2) God's family must exist on earth, because we are the one's awaiting judgement.

Then, why are God's people referred to as God's "family"? Easily they could have been called the people of God, but the Bible says the FAMILY of God.
Going back to my days of sociology family is defined as the following:
1. Parents and their children, considered as a group whether dwelling together or not.
2. Any group of persons closely related by blood.
(thank you dictionary.com)

*So in order to be called "family" there must be parents and there must be blood relation.

HM, interesting. Then what about God's family? It Should be the same. But how? Let's break it down. First a foremost, the parents must exist.

2000 years ago Jesus said pray to our "FATHER" who is heaven.(Matt.6:9)
Yes of Course, we've always known God to be our Father. But in order for a man to be called Father a child must be existing.
As we know when Jesus came to this earth he came as a son. Again one must wonder, why as a son?

"I have set you an example, that you should do as I have done for you"(John13:15)
- so the reason Jesus Christ (God Almighty) came to this earth as a Son, was to set an example for US. Therefore in order to be a son/child of God, we must follow the example of Christ...Then how did Christ show us to become a child of God the Father?

John 6:57 "Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me"

"And he took the bread gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you....In the same way after the supper he took the cup saying "This cup is the new covenant in my blood which is poured out for you"(Luke 22:19-20)

- - - How did Christ set the example? The one who feeds on Christ will live, just as Christ lived because of the Father. Luke 22:15 "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer"
- So Christ came to set the example for us. By keeping the Passover Jesus gave us the example to follow. Of course Christ doesn't need to live from his own body and blood, but he set that example as a SON for us that we may follow in the same way by keeping the Passover. THIS must be how we become children of God.

BUT Something is missing. A family is defined as "Parents and their children"....that's plural.. we must understand why, I've never known God to be plural (Father, Son, Holy Spirit is same one God, and all male image)

however, the Bible still says otherwise...
"For since the creation of the World God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and DIVINE NATURE have been CLEARLY seen from what has been MADE, so that men are without excuse"

okay men, no excuses. How did God make a family system on Earth?
Father - Child - MOTHER. Here on earth, a family couldn't possibly be existing without a mother, that is why the Bible also testifies of a Mother, and no ladies and gentleman, not Mary.

"But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is OUR MOTHER......
Now you, brothers, like Isaac are children of Promise." (Galatians 4:26-28)

The Promise that God gives us is Eternal Life. And as we know, through every living creature that God made, life comes from a Mother. Can we receieve that promise by only knowing Father? Not according to the Bible...

---Then as Children of God, how important is it to obey?
"Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right. "Honor your Father and Mother"-Which is the first commandment with a PROMISE-"

I'm going to break this one down. First of all, what is the first commandment?
Exodus 20:2 TEN COMMANDMENTS
"You shall have no other gods before me"

but the verse in ephesians says "Honor your Father and Mother is the first commandment" ....

first commandemt WITH....A PROMISE
"And this is what he promised us - even eternal life" - 1John 2:25

***Can life exist without a Mother and Father both being present? NO
That is why God clearly showed us, in order to have eternal life We have to go to both Father and Mother. God said you shall have no other gods before me then stated in Ephesians that honor your Father and Mother is the first commandment... WHY?

because God is both Father and Mother

"The Spirit and the Bride say "Come!", And let him who HEARS say "Come!", whoever is thirsty let him come; and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the Water of Life. - (Rev.22:17)

* This very last prophecy of the Bible states that we must go to the Spirit and the Bride. (Father and Mother) to receive the water of life (Eternal life - John4:14).

"that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends RAIN on the righteous and unrighteous" (Matt5:45)
--- this earth is under the control of the evil one, then in order to be called the righteous sons of God, it's important to see how the scriptures have told us to do so.

Sure it's not what we may have been accustomed to in our lives of faith, but think about how the Jews felt when Jesus came to this earth...talk about raining on their parade.

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