Restoration of Sonship
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Malachi 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Malachi 4 speaks about the end times and what the Lord would do – He will send the spirit of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the sons and the sons to their fathers. If this does not happen, a curse will be released on the earth! Why is this so serious?
For a long time, I too have meditated on this verse and wondered how serious the consequences of a generation that has the fathers not reconciled to their sons and vice versa. If we look closely at the bible and trace the truth of sonship, we will realize that this is something that runs eternally from the beginning to the end of time. Before even the creation of Adam, God had already been existing as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The Father-Son relationship was from eternity to eternity.
Once we realize this, we can then understand more fully the revelation of Sonship through the ages! Jesus did not die on the cross to make converts, he died so that we might be restored back to sonship! On this Resurrection Sunday, let us remember that Jesus rose from the dead to raise us up as sons! – no longer slaves!
The entire creation waits in expectation of the manifestation of sons as Paul explained in Romans 8. Creation has been waiting for a long time and the revelation and manifestation of sons is now a truth that will be realized and experienced in our time! What a privilege! For us to fully walk as sons, we need to understand this restoration of sonship thoroughly so that we will experience all our father has intended for us. Listen closely to this sermon and you will walk in a fresh revelation of your identity and calling. Amen.
Pastor Kang Seng