If you are born as a prince or princess, you receive your identity by virtue of your birth. It is your right.
Likewise, as sons of Adam, we receive our identity based on our father, Adam.
Adam was cast out of the Garden for his disobedience and as a consequence, all sons and daughters of Adam for all eternity are born to endure the same fate as Adam. Just as Adam could never return to the Garden, his children also will never see the Garden.
Jesus said, ““Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3
What did Jesus mean? Something very, very important. Please read the following very carefully. Your eternal destiny depends on it.
All who are born as sons of Adam will never see the kingdom of God! That includes you and I and every human being ever born!
That is really bad news!
But there is hope!
If you want to see the kingdom of God, you need to be born again. Not as a son of Adam but as a son of God! THAT IS THE GOOD NEWS! The sons of Adam will never see the kingdom of God but if you are born again as a son of God, you will see the kingdom of God!
This marvelous truth cannot be made any more plain! This is what Jesus came to do for us.
But to all who did receive him (Jesus), who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.John 1:12
He offers us the RIGHT to become children of God, sons and daughters of the Father, so that we can see the kingdom of God!
You are given the RIGHT to be a child of God but you are also given the CHOICE of accepting or rejecting that right. If you accept, then you are born again as a child of God and begin a new life, no longer as a son of Adam but as a son of God.
Likewise, if you reject the right to become a child of God, you continue your life as a son of Adam who will never see the kingdom of God!
Let me explain this through an analogy.
Let’s say, you are a beggar living in some dirty rat-infested alley. All your life you scrounge for scraps from the bottom of garbage bins just to find something to eat. One day, the King passes by and sees you covered in filth and sores. He is kind and compassionate and takes pity on you and decides to adopt you as his child. and bring you home.
What do you think will change in your life? Do you get a new lease of life? Think about it. One day, stray dogs are licking the wounds on your feet while you sleep. The next day royal servants are serving you a scrumptious meal you’ve never even seen before! Can you imagine it? It’s like you have been born again! Born as a beggar but born AGAIN as a prince. What a change!
But YOU have a choice. When the king wanted to take you in, you could say “No” to him. You could continue to sleep in a cardboard box in the rain and never set foot in a palace.
Or you could say Yes” and follow the king and become a son of the king. This is, of course, entirely based on the king’s mercy and grace. You do not need to perform for him to take you. You do not need to recount all your good deeds for him to accept you. You receive your new identity as a son because you said, “Yes” to his grace offered to you.
Do you want to see the kingdom of God? The kingdom of God is for God’s children, not for beggars or slaves. “And since we are his children, we are his heirs.” Romans 8:17
Are you a child of God? How can you become a child of God?
By accepting the salvation of God given to us through Jesus Christ.
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:26)
Behold what manner of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1)
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” (Romans 8:15)
You can call God “Father.” Do it today! Find a quiet place where no one is around and sincerely pray from your heart to the Father.
Say, “Father, thank you for your grace and mercy for me. I receive your love as your child. Show me what it means to be born again as your son/daughter. I want to live as your child from this day onwards. Please help me to see your kingdom. Thank you, my Father.”