Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is – 1 John 3:2
How inspiring this is! The Word says, “Now are we the sons of God.” This is the reality. This scripture is already fulfilled in you if you’re born again; it’s not something that’s going to happen after the rapture of the Church or when we get to heaven; no! NOW are we the sons of God; it’s a “present truth” for you to walk in.
Let’s review the entire verse: “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” The underlined portion lets us know that though outwardly, we may not look that way, we know inside us that we have the same life and nature with Him; we have the same Spirit with Him. Glory to God! What does this tell you?
It shows that as a child of God, as an associate of the God-kind, there’s really nothing more you need God to do in you or for you, because you have Christ in you. He already made you complete in Christ (Colossians 2:10); that means you’ve been perfected; nothing needs to be “added” to you, and nothing needs to be taken out. You’re complete in Him; you were born that way when you were born again.
It’s like in natural birth: when a woman gives birth to a child, that child is hundred percent human; that is, he’s perfectly and completely human! The child doesn’t grow in humanity, for he’s born that way. In the same vein, when we were born again, we became sons and daughters of God; we were complete and perfected in righteousness and holiness. You’re as righteous and as holy as He is, because you share His divinity (2Peter 1:4). He’s your life (Colossians 3:3-4), your call and your heritage. As He is, so are you in this world (1 John 4:17). You’re the effulgence of His glory, and the express image of His person. Therefore, walk in righteousness and holiness according to your true nature in Christ.
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Thank you Father for the privilege of being your very own; I live in this reality today, manifesting your Word in every area of my life. I’m complete in Christ; there’s nothing lacking in my life, because Christ is my completeness, and as He is, so am I in this world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Galatians 3:26 CEV; Psalm 2:7 CEV