FAMILY OF GOD
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
John 8:34-36 NIV
Sin has its way of making someone a slave of it. It's like an addiction that won't leave you alone until you fulfill its needs. It will drag you in the places that you didn't imagine before you will be. It will force you to do things that will hurt you at the end of the day.
Scriptures says in Romans 6:23 that the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Jesus teaches us that everyone who sins is a slave of sin. Being a slave mean a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them. In other words when you live a life of sin, you become a legal property of sin and being forced to obey its desires.
If we sin we don't have permanent place in the family of God, but if we give ourselves to the Lord and become children of God; will belongs in the family of God forever. Jesus will set us free from all unrighteousness and we will be free indeed for the rest of our lives.
This morning, I what to remind you to make sure that you are in the family of God. There are some people who go to Spirit filled Churches but they don't belong in the family of God. No all people who call themselves Christians; and attend every service in every Sunday have given their lives to the Lord. Some go to filled Spirit Churches because their friends or relatives go to those Churches.
You need to have a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. You need to live a sin free life if you want to be child of Most High God. Jesus is the only way to the Father, no one goes to the Father except through Him. Jesus is the only one who can break the curse of sin and give you strength to overcome sin in your life. Give a room to Him today, and your name will be written in the book of life, the book of those who are going to heaven.
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Heavenly Father, forgive me for all my sins that I have committed before You. Lord I'm asking that You may give me strength to overcome sin and live a life worth of my calling in Christ Jesus. In Jesus' Name, Amen.