(St. John 1:11-12) says “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 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.”
The fact is that many during the time Jesus walk the earth didn’t receive him as Lord and savior. Many, certainly those of his own culture and race, saw him as a great teacher, but not a savior. Thus, their loss was the gentiles gain because salvation has now come to all mankind. And so it is today, there will be many that won’t receive Jesus as Lord and savior but for those who do you will receive power; power to become someone you were not before; power to be different; power to be changed; power to be healed, delivered and set free; power to speak to some things into the atmosphere and watch the very atmosphere around you be changed; power to become a son of God.
With this power to become a son of God comes all types of benefits. Some of those benefits are the right to be called a son of God; the opportunity to go to heaven if you endure to the end and the opportunity to walk in the blessings and promises of God. However, he didn’t give us this power only for the blessings though. He gave it to us so that we would have power to cause men to be reconciled unto him. To see others lives changed by the power of God.
Finally, he also gave it to us to encourage and assist us in the midst of suffering, adversity and challenges because every Christian will go through some form of suffering, but with this power we can be like David when he said “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou art with me.” Thus, more than anything the power that Christ has given us to become a son of God should cause us to be able to stand in the midst of adversity, and having done all, Stand.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal mason