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The children of GOD are all people who come to GOD by faith in Christ Jesus.
All who by faith in Christ Jesus receive the salvation of God are the children of God.
The children of God are all of one faith of one God (Ephesians 4:4-6). The children of God are all one brethren united under one Lord, under the Lordship of Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:18). There is only one head of the church, only one who has preeminence, who is above all others, and He is Jesus Christ the Savior of the world (Colossians 1:18).
The children of God are Christ's and Christ is God's (1 Corinthians 3:23). Only through Christ Jesus do we become the children of God (John 3:17). Jesus is the name by which men are saved and there is none other name by which any can be saved (Acts 4:12).
Do not be deceived. God the Father has ordered this universe, His universe, and the order He placed for us is that we must go through Jesus and none other, we must have faith in Jesus, join Jesus, be part of Jesus, follow Jesus, have fellowship with Jesus, put on Christ in order to be part of the family of God. Without faith in Jesus for your salvation you are not part of the family of God.
The children of God are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28), because of Jesus, none other. Jesus is the reason we are the children of God.
The children of promise are the children of God. Galatians 4:28
The children of Abraham are the children of God. All who come to God in faith to salvation are the children of Abraham (Galatians 3:7, 9). Although we are never to think that we are the children of God because of Abraham, for we are the children of God because of our faith in Christ Jesus (Galatians 4:14).
The children of light and the children of the day are the children of God.
The children of the living God.
The children of the Kingdom of God.
The children of the Highest
The children of the resurrection are the children of God (Luke 20:36).
The children of the devil
The children of the devil are NOT the children of God (1 John 3:10).
The unrighteousness are NOT the children of God (1 John 3:10).
The children of the night/darkness
The children of the night and the children of darkness are NOT the children of God (1 Thessalonians 5:5)
The children of disobedience
The children of disobedience are NOT the children of God.
The children of God obey God. All people who love God obey God (John 14:15, 23). The love of God changes everyone. When we come to God and ask for His salvation though our obedience to the faith, we receive the salvation of God and the power of Christ Jesus to obey and follow God. Our change, our turning from sin to walk in righteousness with Christ Jesus, our change to walk daily in faith for God, to follow His will above all else, is the greatest expression of our love for Him. God desires that we obey Him because we love Him, not because we think following some rules will get us into heaven, but because we love Him so much we can't image doing anything else.
The children of wrath
The children of wrath are NOT the children of God.
The children of the flesh
The children of the flesh are NOT the children of God.
The children of the wicked
The children of the wicked one are NOT the children of God.
The Word of God states that we all have a choice who we become, which is based on who we choose to serve. We become part of whomever we serve. The Scriptures tell us that we can have only one master. We either serve God or we serve another, no one can have two masters (Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:13).
We choose to be a child of GOD or we choose NOT to be a child of God, it is our choice alone, no one can make that choice for you, no one can do it for you, no one can force you be a child of God, is your choice alone.
Becoming a child of God is your choice alone.
God assures His own who they are in Christ Jesus. No one has to guess if they are a child of God, because gives all His children His Spirit, the Holy Ghost to comfort us and assure us who we are, and assure us that we are the children of God.
Spirit to spirit - The Spirit of GOD Himself bears witness to our spirit that we are the children of GOD. Romans 8:16
Every person born of GOD is given the Spirit of GOD. The Holy Spirit guides us, comforts us and assures us that we are God's children, that we belong to God, that God loves us and we are His.
The Spirit of GOD confirms that we are the children of God to our spirit. The Holy Spirit communes with each and every spirit belonging to the children of GOD. Spirit to spirit, God's Spirit to our spirit.
The children of GOD are given assurance by the Spirit of God that we are the children of God. This assurance is forever.
Full assurance is given to all men who are of GOD (Acts 17:31; Colossians 2:2; 1 Thessalonians 1:5).
The children of God never need to doubt who they are because God promises to give them full assurance to the end of this life into the next life.
God gives all of His children assurance of who they are in Christ Jesus. If we live in doubt we are not living in the blessings of God. Fear and doubt comes from the enemy. You choose who you listen to. Choose to listen to God. God promises that we have the power to tell the enemy to depart and he must depart (James 4:7). Don't let the enemy steal one more day, one more minute, of your life away from God.
Tell the enemy that you know who you are. Tell the devil to depart from you. Tell the enemy that he is not welcome in your life anymore. Tell the enemy that you are a child of God; you will not listen to his lies and he cannot touch your life today or ever again.
Some people assume that since God creates all human beings then all people are automatically are the children of God. This would be true if God did not decide a long time ago to give us free will to choose Him.
The plan of God is that all mankind be given free will to choose Him. God created us out of love and because of the great love that God has toward us; God allows each of us to choose rather or not we want to be with Him. Love does not force affection, love gives affection.
The children of God are all people who choose God, who choose to believe that He is God and choose to believe all He says that He is, as it is written in His Word (Hebrews 11:6).
Everyone who comes to God for His salvation, His truth, does so by their free will, believing in God alone to save them from sin and death.
No one is born with the salvation of God because one must choose to accept all of God; this is the perfect plan of God.
God desires that all people accept Him and His free gift of salvation, but God forces no one to accept Him. Salvation, faith in God, believing in Christ Jesus is a choice set before every human being. God sets before everyone the choice of life and death, and God desires that we choose Him, that we choose life, His gift of eternal life (Deuteronomy 30:19).
The children of the devil are NOT the children of GOD.
The Word of God clearly states that all people are NOT the children of GOD, as in 1 John 3:10 the Holy Scriptures state that "whosoever does unrighteousness are the children of the devil".
God shows us the difference between the children of GOD and the children of the devil all throughout His Word.
The children of the flesh are NOT the children of GOD.
The children of God are born again. We are all born in a natural state of flesh and blood, the children of the flesh. The children of God who have chosen God through faith in Christ Jesus to salvation (Galatians 3:26), have been born again, born of the Spirit of God.
Many things separate the children of God from all other people:
"Of God" separates the children of God from others.
The children of God are of God. Not all people are of God, not because God does not want them, but because they have chosen not to accept God.
Believe in all God is
Believing God in all He says He is separates the children of God from others.
The love of God
The love of God separates the children of God from the rest of the world.
The children of God have chosen to yield and submit to the call of God, to the call to salvation, the call of needing a Savior, the call of Jesus, the call of faith, the call of the love of God.
The whole purpose of mankind is love. God is love. We were created out of God's love. God created mankind and all things out of His love. Mankind is the product of the love of God. God loves us.
God desires us to be where He created us to be, which is with Him for all eternity. God wants to give us His love, but He forces no one to accept it. Accepting God is our choice alone.
To accept the love of God we must believe that He is all who He says that He is. By faith we accept the truth of God, by faith we accept the love of God, by faith we accept the free gift of eternal life, which is the salvation of God.
The children of God love God and have chosen to accept the love of God into their lives, by faith to salvation.
The love of God separates the children of God from all others. This is not because God doesn't love everyone, because He in fact does love all people, but because people do not love Him. God forces no one to accept His love.
The love of God is a gift, freely given by God to all people, and any person who seeks God will find God (Jeremiah 29:13). God is not far from everyone of us (Acts 17:27).
The children of God answer the call of God.
God calls everyone to come to Him (Galatians 1:6; 2 Thessalonians 2:13, 14; 1 Peter 1:15, 2:9; 5:10).
Everyone in the world is called by God but few answer His call and come to Him.
God calls everyone to Him, but not all people come. God calls everyone to Him, but one must be willing to come to God.
God calls everyone to Him and many people choose to say no to God, they reject Him. Others tell God, "not now, later", or "next time", but God never promises that He will continue to call anyone.
All the children of God respond to the call of God. The children of God are called into the fellowship of Jesus Christ our Lord (1 Corinthians 1:9).
Say yes to God when He calls you. God never promises to call anyone indefinitely. This is why if you hear God call you, that you must respond today. Today if you hear His voice, harden not your hearts (Hebrews 3:7-8, 15; 4:7).
The ability to hear God's words
The ability to heart God's words and follow them separate the children of God from others.
The children of God hear God's words.
Live in Righteousness
Righteousness separates the children of God from others.
Sin is unrighteousness. The children of God forsake, do not yield, turn from sin, run away from all sin.
The children have been awaken to sin by the Holy Spirit. The children of God know what sin is and stay away from it because it harms their spiritual walk with the Lord.
Fellowship with Jesus
Fellowship with Jesus separates the children of God from all others.
The world may know of Jesus but only the children of God have fellowship with Jesus Christ.
The children of God belong to Him because of Christ Jesus. Only through Christ Jesus, believing in Jesus for salvation from sin and death, can anyone become the children of God (Galatians 3:26).
We are God's children because we are Christ's (1 Corinthians 3:23).
The children of GOD keep His commandments.
The children of God love God above all else.
The children of God love and follow Christ.
The children of God love and obey God's Word.
The children of God reverently fear God (Acts 13:26).
Faith separates the children of God from all others. Faith in God to salvation separates the children of God from all others.
The children of God have used their God-given faith to step out of darkness into the light. Every human being is given a measure of faith (Romans 12:3) to believe in God, but it is our choice alone whether or not to exercise that faith.
Inheritance separates the children of God from all others.
The children of God are all heirs to the Kingdom of God
When believers answer the call of God and accept His free gift of salvation we are adopted into the family of God and become co-heirs with Christ in God's Kingdom.
Seek the things of God
Eternal life separates the children of God for all others. Eternal life is promised by God to all of His children. The children of God will never die, but pass from this life to life in the Kingdom of God, where we will be with our Lord God forevermore.
The children of God reflect their Father, the Father of Glory, the Father of mercies, the God of all comfort, the God of all grace, the God of love, the God of hope, the God of patience, who is love, who is kind and merciful, who is faithful, who is longsuffering, who is forgiving, compassionate, true, righteous and holy.
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Luke 6:36
The children of God have the love of God and they show the world His love through themselves.
The children of God love. The children of God show God's love to all people no matter what the circumstances, no matter what is going on around them or to them.
The children of God love one another. 1 John 4:7
The children of God are peacemakers. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 1 John 5:2
The children of God love their enemies. The children of God love not only each other but they love their enemies, and do good, lend hoping for nothing in return, kind to the unthankful and kind to the evil.
The children of God walk in the Light. The Lamb of God, Jesus is the Light of the world. The Light, Jesus, shines through the children of God into this dark world. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: Ephesians 5:8
The children of God overcome the world.
Even today many people confuse religion with faith; they are not one in the same. Religion is not faith. Religion is manmade and faith is God made.
Religion saves no one. Faith in God to salvation saves people.
We are saved by the grace of God through faith in God, nothing else (Ephesians 2:8). Nothing can be added to the grace of God, as it is completely sufficient to save all of mankind.
Ye do err not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God (Matthew 22:29).
Do not let anyone mislead you, find out what God says in His Word yourself.
Too many people give glory and power to their religion instead of God. Religion doesn't save anyone, religion is not the power of God, and religion should not be glorified. God alone is to receive all our glory and praise (2 Corinthians 10:17), never religion. Have faith in God (Mark 11:22), not religion. God alone holds all power, not religion.
For there is no power but of God (Romans 13:1).
God holds all power. God alone is worthy of all honor, glory, praise, worship, and power. No one is to receive glory in the presence of God except God (1 Corinthians 1:29).
Far too many religions abuse their God given talents and power and hinder the gospel.
The Word of God is clear, no human being is above another, no believer is better than another believer, the children of God are all equal in the eyes of God. God loves us all the same.
If one thinks that he is bigger, or better, or more righteous or holy than another, then he is deceived, for the Scriptures tell us God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34), none of us are greater than his brother.
The children of God are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28).
The children of God are all the same, we are all servants of Christ Jesus. There is only one Head of the church (Ephesians 5:23; , one Head of the Body of Christ (Colossians 1:18), and He is our Lord and Savior (2 Peter 2:20), the Lamb of God (John 1:29, 36), Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1:8), the beginning and the end (Revelation 21:6), the first and the last (Revelation 1:11; 22:13), the Saviour of the world (John 4:42), the Son of God and man (1 John 5:13), Jesus the Christ (1 John 5:20).
Heirs to the Kingdom of God
The children of God are all people who are saved by God; the saved in Christ are the children of God.
The children of God are all who come to God by faith in Christ Jesus.
The Scriptures tell us all that 'whosoever' believes in God - all who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Whosoever includes all nations, all races, all people of this world.
The salvation of God is freely given to all people who come to God and believe in Him.
Anyone who believes in God, believes that Jesus can save them from sin and death, can be saved and become part of the family of God, a child of God.
I love this question. As with every question concerning God and the things of God the answer is found in His Holy Word, the Holy Scriptures, the Holy Bible of God.
The number of the children of God are as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered.
Only God knows the number of the children of God.
Many times throughout the word of God when a number is too great for our limited human calculations the Scriptures point us to the stars or the sand of the sea, meaning it is not to be measured or numbered.
As the children of God we trust God and we have faith in God that what He wants us to know He tells us and what He doesn't want us to know exactly like we think we should is all for our benefit.
Once we realize and comprehend that the things of God are past finding out (Romans 11:33) we can put our mind at rest and place our trust and faith in God that what truly matters is that He knows.
The wrath of GOD
The wrath of God is promised to the children of disobedience.
The Scriptures tell us that all who choose not to believe in God will be separated from Him for all eternity. Jesus is coming again soon.
Biblical truth about the children of GOD:
Becoming a child of God is a choice each of us must make ourselves. No one can force you to become a child of God and no one can prevent you from becoming one either. It is a choice we make in our spirit, in our soul, and in our heart.
God does not have grandchildren. We are all either a son or daughter of God.
If we are a child of God our earthly children do not automatically become children of God.
Each person must make their own choice to come to God themselves (Romans 10:13). A parent cannot do it for them.
No one can receive the gift of salvation for someone else.
The gift of God, eternal salvation, is the operation of God gifted to anyone who comes to God. It is a personal gift exchange between God and that person.
Anyone can reject God
God does not force anyone to become His child. We all given free will by God to reject Him.
God desires every one to come to Him but forces no one.
God is not willing for any to perish, but desires that all come to Him (2 Peter 3:9).
Not all people are of God
We are not all the children of God. Some people like to believe that everyone is a child of God by default, simply because they were born, but this is not what the Word of God states.
Not all mean have faith (2 Thessalonians 3:2).
Many Scriptures throughout the word of God tell us who is and who is not the children of God.
The children of God obey God
The children of God obey God.
The faithful of God are called His children because He is our Father. God is our Father and we are His children.
After we receive the gift of salvation, eternal life, by the grace of God through faith in Christ Jesus to salvation, we are all called the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26), we become the sons and daughters of God (2 Corinthians 6:18).
Whether you are 10 or 110, if you have faith in God to salvation you are called the children of God.
Why does God desire a Father child relationship with mankind? Why children?
God calls us His children because He is our Father. God calls us His children because that is who we are to Him.
The love of God is more than we will ever comprehend in this life. God loves us so much that He decided before the creation of this earth, before all creation, that He would be our Father and we would be His children.
The family dynamic is God created. God created family and this is why the enemy is so bent on destroying families any way he can.
Everything that God does for us is for our benefit. God gives us His love. God gives us life. God gives us joy. God gives us peace.
God made a way for us to be with Him forever. One day we will die. Every human being dies. We are here for only a season in our earthly bodies.
Scripture says that our life here on earth is like a "vapor" as it is only temporary (James 4:14). While we are on this earth we are given the opportunity to come to know God. It is our choice alone to receive God or reject God. If we choose God then we are given His gift of salvation and eternal life with Him.
Eternity with God cannot be compared with this life, as there are things that we cannot imagine that God has prepared for us, for all who choose Him. Greatness and beauty, wonders beyond wonders, gifts beyond anything that we know about on this earth.
God desires to give us all good things, if we come to Him and let Him. This is what a father does. A father gives his best, his everything to his children.
There is no greater honor than to be called the children of God. Think about it. The One True God who created everything wants to call me His child !! This is truly an amazing thing, the highest honor we will ever have on this earth !! Praise the LORD !!
Special Note: It is very important for you as a child of GOD to know who you are in Christ Jesus, because when you do then you are able to exercise the power of GOD in your life through Christ Jesus, you will know the truth of GOD and you will not be turned by anything in this world.