By: Tim Sader
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
Last week we learned about the parable of the talents that Christ told so we would learn the lesson from it. A talent is a large amount of money more than what a common servant would make in 15 years so the amount given by their master was his investment in their abilities. The servants didn’t want to waste the masters money so they did what they thought was best with the talents. The servants with five and two talents went out and doubled the master’s money so when he returned he was pleased and praised them and they shared in his joy. The slave only given one talent feared because he thought the master was a hard man so he buried it and wasted his abilities so he made nothing on his master’s investment. The slave because he knew the master should not have feared he saw everything he had and knew the master always made money on an investment and wanted to on this servant’s ability to. God wants to invest Himself into our abilities to so we can bring glory and a wealth of souls into the Kingdom. When we faithfully use our abilities we make Him glad and we get to share in His joy but if we are lazy and waste our ability we will lose it and it will go to some who was faithful and will use it. If we lose our ability we become worthless to the master and He must send us away from Him because we would not labor for Him. Christ worked hard as a man and our savior he earned maybe a talent so let’s not waste the talent He invested in us so our abilities bring Him more glory.
The investment He made in us He made because He loves us and through Him we become children of God. Mark 3:31-32 says, “Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.” Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see Jesus where ever he was ministering at and his family sent someone for Him. Inside where Jesus was a large crowd had gathered but the message was delivered; they told Him that His family was looking for Him. Christ did not right away run out there and greet them like most people would because they are not only who He considers to be His family. Mark 3:33-35 says, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.” He asked the messenger who His mother and brothers are not because He didn’t know who they were but He seen family in a different way. He looked around at the crowd and gestured that those in the crowd are also His family because they were there following His teachings because they believed in Him. Those who were with Him were doing God’s will because God was with them and they were learning from Him. In Luke 8:21 He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.” Those who are Christ’s mother, brother or sister are those who hear His word and act on what they hear. If we believe Christ is who He said He is and do His will then we are His family and children of God.
Today’s verse Romans 8:14 says, “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” To do what He tells us to do we must learn to be led by the Spirit of God and follow the word of God to be children of God. We must open up to the Spirit of God if we are children because we must do what the Father is telling us to do. Galatians 3:26-27 says, “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” We have been clothed with Christ if we have chosen to live our lives for Him by faith believing He died so we could be siblings with Him. To be clothed with Christ means that we will live our lives by His example like we put on our newest Jesus suit and in that suit we only act like Him. If we are clothed in Him we should follow the Spirit and learn to always do the right thing what Gods first son has already done. 1 John 3:10 says, “This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.” Children of the devil are people who chose not to do what is right, they do not care if they hurt others because they do not love others. We know who children of God are based on how they act if they go around doing good like Christ then they are acting like children of God. Mainly His children are recognized by how much they love others if we will show great love others will know we are His kids.
I will be working on transitioning this study into both the written format on Tuesday and adding a weekly or bi-weekly group discussion at my church if you’d be interested in attending let me know. The church I attend is MorningStar in Fort Mill, SC you can view School of the Spirit meetings by going to www.morningstartv.com and register for free then watch Friday for prophetic training and healing ministry tune in at 7pm EST and Sunday at 9 and 11am EST by clicking the watch live tab at the top of the web screen. Let the words spoken and the message spread into your area share it with friends, loved ones and local believers to spread revival across the nation and around the world. Also for those who don’t already forward the torch to others feel free to forward it to everyone on your buddy list, lets reach more people than ever before with its message. Share it with your churches if you feel lead to. Thanks I pray the Lord will continue touching each of your lives. All of what Christ did he did so we would believe in who he said he was. He told us not to take his word for it but to believe in what he did according to the will of his father who showed him what to do.
I pray that this message will sink into your hearts and minds this week and if anyone is not a believer my prayer is they will meet the Lord. If it’s on your heart to make Jesus Christ your Savior send a message to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will help you do that.
Look out for next Tuesdays Torch found on www.myspace.com/trippy91 or sent from email@example.com this study is written by Tim Sader inspired by The Holy Spirit.
Blessed are you who enter in God’s name—from God’s house we bless you! God is God, he has bathed us in light. Psalm 118:26-27