Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.
As children of God, there is a resilient attitude we must have. An attitude of certainty in issues regarding our identity. Who are you? Where are you from? Have trials, persecution, difficulties, confusions disguised as messages from God (Rhema) caused you to lose connection with your fathers’ kingdom?
Dear friend, these things will persist and even intensify. The bible says in the last days many will come in the name of Christ with the aim of deceiving many. For the sake of fame, money, and power many will even distort the word of God to favor their evil desires.
- Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, (Matthew 24:12)
- But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, (1 Timothy 4:1)
- For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. (2 Timothy 4: 3 -4)
We see today all these things. We see an explosion of information, several contradicting explanations to the word of God, several prophecies/encounters contradicting the bible, deceit in the form of miracles in churches.
Where can we run to?
The story of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11 – 30) reveals the beauty of belonging to a family. The prodigal son recognized he had a family he could run to. Dear child of God understand you belong to the family of Jesus and your identity is of this family. Take your eyes away from the troubles, the lies, and confusion in the world and attach practically to your family.
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into that within the veil;
By Joshua Sopuru