June 10th, 2018
Be Like Him
1 John 3:2 (KJB) Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Be like Him!
Now, that is one giant spiritual undertaking to be like God. It is true that any believer who genuinely professes to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ are indeed sons of God from the very moment they first believe in Him through faith.
Being a son of God is to identify with Him and separate from the god of this world. It is to agree with God about the nature of sin. It is to adopt the fruit of God’s character and align our lives with Him as we sojourn on this earth. It is to give Him all the glory and honor rather than lift our own selves up to high acclaim.
When we do arrive in the eternal realm one day, whether it be on our physical death or upon His second coming, we will see God just as He is. While we are alive on this earth we can only know about God with a limited knowledge, as is written in His Word, however when we can see Him as he is in eternity our hearts and eyes will be opened to the true eternal character of God.
From the moment a person believes in God and accepts His gift of life through faith on this earth he is considered a son of God. His personal relationship with God matures each day and is divinely made spiritually whole once he is present in eternity and can see God in His eternal glory!