We all know John 3:16, watch a football game and it will appear behind the goal post at every game. It has been taught over and over again, with whom ever is teaching it putting their spin, their message of salvation right along with it. In that message you can be assured one thing, they will tell you that if you give your life to Jesus, you will not need to worry about a thing, well as long as you do these other things also. What other things? Serve the church, repent your sins, ask daily for forgiveness and of course tithe. You will not need to sacrifice an animal anymore, Jesus took care of that part for you with His blood. But all of the old covenant things, you know the law of Moses stuff, yep that is yours to still do.
In my time with God, He has been showing me, in my new awakened state He has been revealing many things. He has lead me to different teachers, but never once leading me away from the Teacher. The Bible calls Him many things, Rabbi, Lord, Messiah and the most important, Son. I know that He is the blueprint for a Kingdom life, not a lifestyle, but a life! He came to free us from the law, but many out there continue to teach both sides of the covenant, old and new. Why? I’m not total sure, but I believe fear is the number one reason. But that’s a whole different teaching.
Here is where I’m going, before John 3:16 there is chapter that steps into something that Paul teaches a lot about later. His words are an amazing tribute to the teachings of Jesus through revelation. This chapter, shows us what Jesus is, who He is and what He really was trying to tell us. Read the following and pay attention to the highlighted part.
“He was the true Light, which doth enlighten every man, coming to the world; in the world he was, and the world through him was made, and the world did not know him: to his own things he came, and his own people did not receive him; but as many as did receive him to them he gave authority to become sons of God — to those believing in his name, who — not of blood nor of a will of flesh, nor of a will of man but — of God were begotten.”
John 1:9-13 YLT1898
Not through blood, nor of the flesh, not even mans will, but of God you are given authority to be a Son! Wow! It wasn’t the sacrifice of Jesus, not His blood, but of God we were begotten. We were made heirs the the Kingdom, because God said so, not because Jesus died for our sins. Not because we repent or give our time and money, but because we believe we are. No sinners prayer needed, just a belief, I will go even farther in saying, knowing who you are as a Son! Why isn’t this being taught? It is right there in the same book, same book as 3:16, but I have never heard this preached. Paul talks of it a lot, it is the main topic of his revelations, in which Jesus taught him. Here is John telling you the same thing, who taught him? Jesus in the flesh. Are both of them wrong? Do we believe the made up sinners prayer or do we believe the words spoken directly to us? I am not a believer of the word being Inerrant, but I do believe that the word will give you revelation on its truth. I read the above verse and things came into alignment for me. I have a revelation being taught as I write this, I will share that as it is revealed further.
I want to share this with you because you are not a servant, you are not lost nor are you a sinner. If you believe Jesus was sent to teach you, then take hold of the authority and see who you were sent here as, a Son. We are an heir, you are a light, you are just as He is. All of these things are said also, in the Word. We need to stop trying to do and start being who we are. No blood, no money, not one bit of serving will give you what you already have, you are a Son. He loves you as a Son, unconditionally, with mercy and grace. Step into your authority, step into your inheritance and just be who you were sent to be!