MY FATHER’S SON
Problem: We are religiously taught as sons of men to be servants of God. Biblically speaking, we should be taught and trained as born again sons of God called and anointed to be servants of men
There is a huge difference between the position and attitude of a servant and that of a son:
1/Servants’ quarters or house of the Father
2/Serve temporarily or abide eternally
3/Ordered to do or asked if you would
4/Believer’s choice: work unwittingly, unwillingly and unprofitably as a servant or learn, mature and inherit as a son
The simple truth: John 8:35 And the servantabideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
Problem: If I act as a servant, and such have I been to you, you give no credence to the things I say. If I behave myself as a son, you say, “Just who do you think you are?” And you still won’t listen. Is this my problem, your problem or our problem? It is ours, for we have all largely been taught as servants and not as sons (Gal 4:1-7).
A servant can never just choose to be a son, but a son may choose to be a servant. I am my Heavenly Father’s son and His heir by birth, but I am man’s servant by my Father’s assignment and by my choice to agree with that assignment. My Father is entirely self-sufficient, and, therefore, has no need that I should serve His Person. The way I can presently serve Him is to serve those among men that He directs me to. If I first think of myself as my Father’s servant I will waste my work, thinking I do Him service when I am only trying to appease my servant’s attitude and that I might go to heaven when I die (which doctrine is biblically questionable: Matt 5:5; Rev 21:1-7). If I first accept myself a son, (which relationship is primary biblical Truth concerning the believer’s position: Gal 4:1-7; 1Jn 3:1-3), I will do only what I see my Father doing: I will rest from my own efforts and serve Him by entering into the works He finished from the foundation of the world (Heb 4:1-3).
19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.