SIXTH SUNDAY IN TRINITY
July 23, 2017
SUB-THEME/5: PREREQUISITES FOR HEALING THE LAND
TOPIC: Sonship Relationship with God.
TEXT: II Chron. 7:12 -14; John 1:12, 13.
i) Understand what it means to be a child of God;
ii) Appreciate the privileges and powers of sons of God.
iii) Realise that only people in sonship relationship with God can receive healing for their land.
In the last section, we saw divine agents for healing of nations. In this new section, we will examine the requisite qualities and qualifications of the human agents God uses to heal nations and communities. First and foremost, they must be children of God so they can relate with God at a level of great authority and power. They must be filled with the Holy Spirit (as “spiritual DNA from God” or “God’s Nature Attributed” (GNA)) (see Gal 4:6; Rom 8:9). This will help them to communicate with Him effectively, know His mind and operate by His divine power.
1. Read John 1:12; 17:3; Acts 26:18; Rom 8:9.
i) Who is a ‘child’ of God? (God’s children are both sons and daughters)
ii) How may a person become a ‘child’ of God e.g. Acts 26:18?
iii) What privileges and rights do God’s children have?
2. God’s children are His ambassadors here on earth. Discuss their mission and powers from II Cor. 5:17-20; Jer. 1:9, 10, 17-19; Luke 10:19, 20.
3. What must children have, know, be and do to actualise the divine purpose of healing their land? I Tim 2:8; Rom 6:22; John 8:32; Psa. 18:34; Josh. 14:12.
When sinners put their faith in Christ and turn from their sins, God forgives them their sins and adopts them as His children. They become His ambassadors on earth and God uses then to destroy Satan’s kingdom and powers on earth.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Children have the privilege to exercise the authority of their Father to bring healing to their land.