DATE: THURSDAY 11 DECEMBER 2014
THEME: POWER TO BECOME A CHILD OF GOD
MEMORISE: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the
sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: John 1:12
READ: JOHN 1:9-13
1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the
1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew
1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of
God, even to them that believe on his name:
1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of
man, but of God.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: NEHEMIAH 1-3 and ECCLESIASTES 7:19-29
There is virtually nothing anyone can do without power. Power is described as
the ability to act or produce an effect. It is also described as possession of
control, authority, or influence over others. The types of power available in this
world include: physical, mental, political, economic and spiritual. The good thing
about the type of power we are considering today is that it pervades all spheres
of human endeavour. This power is the power to become a child of God. It takes
a great deal of power to become a child of God; therefore, if anyone wants to
become a child of God, he or she must access the power that is required to bring
about this transformation. This power is accessed by receiving Jesus as your
Lord and Saviour. The power to become whatever God designed you to be shall
come upon you today in Jesus’ Name.
After the fall of man in Genesis 3:6-10, all human beings came under the
influence and control of the devil, and consequently became children of the devil
(John 8:44, 1 John 3:10). The Bible in Romans 3:23 says that,
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
Also in 1 John 3:8, the Bible further states that:
“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning.”
To transform a person from being a child of the devil to a child of God requires
power. To become a child of God, you must be born-again by the power of the
Holy Spirit (John 3:5). The power in the Name of Jesus is also involved in this
process according to 1 Corinthians 6:11. The power in the Name of Jesus brings
about the justification (the total wipe-out of a person’s past) necessary to
become a child of God. The word of God also plays a key role in releasing power
to become a child of God (Ephesians 5:26). The word of God empowers the
sanctification that is needed to become a child of God. This marks you out as
separated to God and untouchable to the devil.
The rights and privileges associated with being a child of God are so many that
if you have not given your life to Christ before now, you must not allow today to
pass you by. When you become a child of God, you become joint-heirs with
Jesus Christ in glory. You become bold to confront your adversaries and they
will flee from you. Your prayers receive speedy answer from your Father in
Heaven. You will also make it to Heaven when you close your eyes in death.
Praise the Lord.
Father, I reject the devil and his deeds. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Saviour
DATE: THURSDAY 11 DECEMBER 2014