Emanna for 09/12/2020

Being Children of God in God's Family

Bible Verses

John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of God, to those who believe into His name. Eph 2:19 So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.

Words of Ministry

After a person believes in the Lord, he receives not only an individual life but also a life that is related to many other people. It is impossible for us to exist alone. If we tried, we would surely miss the fullness and the riches in God. When a person believes in the Lord, he does not become God's only begotten son. He is one among God's millions of sons. He cannot lock himself up and be his Father's only son. The very nature of the life you have received does not allow this. In the physical family, you may be an only child without any brother or sister. But since the day you believed in the Lord, you are bound in fellowship to the other brothers and sisters. Because you are only one among many, there is the need for you to know them; there is the need for you to fellowship with them and to be related to them. If you are born of God, you will be drawn towards those who are also born of God. If you can shut yourself off from them, I have doubts about whether or not you are a child of God at all. We must remember that while we receive God's life to be His children individually, the life we obtain is also in thousands of other children of God. The very nature of the life I possess does not allow me to be individualistic. It desires instead to communicate with all the other brothers and sisters.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 84-86. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 8/17/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.