Sonship (4)

Adam was the first ever human son of God. Adam’s sonship afforded him many blessings, not because of who he was, but because of who his Father was. Probably the greatest gift his Father gave him, was a spiritual blessing – being a Divine nature.

Genesis 1:27 reads: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them”. God made Adam to be the express image of Him, that is to display His nature and character in all things here on earth.

When a son is born, it is not uncommon for him to display some of ┬áhis father’s mannerisms. Some of these characteristics are inherited and some are learned of course; but the ones that are inherited “of the father” are unmistakable even as a babe. Adam did not get some of God’s image, or some of His likeness; but he got it all. Adam was made to look, think, walk and talk like his Dad. He had it all. It is spiritual genetics 101.

We who are born of Christ, like Adam, are also born with God’s Divine nature (Ephesians 4:24). As sons, we are afforded the liberty to walk, talk, think and act like our Father. And, in as much as the physical characteristics inherited from our parents are obvious, so our spiritual genetics should be remarkable to all the world.