“How to Know You are a Child of God”
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the Children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Romans 8:14-16
The Apostle Paul was sharing with the believers in Rome, how they could KNOW that they were Children of God. He told them that those who are LED by the Spirit of God are the Children of God. Those who are willing to SUBMIT themselves to the LEADERSHIP of God’s Holy Spirit. The Spirit that they had received at the time of their conversion did NOT make them slaves, like they once were to sin, but it brought them ADOPTION into God’s family, and by Him they were able to cry “ABBA, FATHER,” which is an intimate term used by God’s Children. They were then able to approach God in an intimate way. Then the Spirit, Himself, will testify to their spirit that they are God’s children.
This is the same way WE can KNOW that WE too are God’s Children, through coming before God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, and SUBMITTING to Him for the LEADERSHIP of His HOLY SPIRIT in our lives, and who will set us FREE from the SLAVERY of SIN, and living in FEAR from the sinful lifestyle, which we were once enslaved. The Spirit of the Living God, then brings us ADOPTION into God’s Holy Family, and we can then come into His presence, intimately calling Him, “ABBA, FATHER.” Then we have the ASSURANCE that His Spirit testifies with our spirit that WE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN.
If you have NOT come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, and WILLINGLY SUBMITTED yourself to the LEADERSHIP of God’s Holy Spirit, then you are NOT a Child of God. Instead, you belong to Satan’s family. But you can change your FAMILY AFFLIATION, by coming to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART and CONFESSING your sins to God asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and WILLINGLY SUBMIT yourself to the LEADERSHIP of His Holy Spirit, and receive the ASSURANCE that His Spirit will testify to your spirit that you are NOW a TRUE CHILD of GOD. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!