How Do The Sons of God Come to Maturity – Part 2
The twenty second verse of chapter five in the book of Galatians tell us about the fruit of the Spirit. They represent the fruit that is produced by a heart that is regenerated. As part of the maturity of the sons of God, the Holy Spirit will lead us into God’s plans and purposes. Along the way, our lusts and the devil can lead us into various situations that will challenge our faith. The Spirit of God in us will use our responses to these situations to train and test our maturity in all these areas. The whole idea is to bring us to look, talk, and act like God as much as possible.
God wants us to walk in total liberty and freedom of the Holy Spirit. We are not to bring ourselves back into the law. We must know that we have our inheritance in God. We must not be looking for what to do to be blessed of God. That will amount to renegotiating your destiny. It engenders a slavery mentality. You are not a slave, you are a son! You are already blessed. Now walk in the blessing by studying the Word of God, knowing your rights and privileges, believing the Word, speaking the Word, acting upon the Word and being led by the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is responsible for training and disciplining the sons of God to maturity. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of our Father. He cannot lead you in the path of sickness, disease or death. If you cannot lead your children on such a path, your heavenly father will not do it.
Hebrews 5:8-9 – Although He was a Son, He learned [active, special] obedience through what He suffered; And, [His completed experience] making Him perfectly [equipped], He became the Author and Source of eternal salvation to all those who give heed and obey Him, [Isaiah 45:17.] Jesus came as a son of God and “learned obedience” by the things He suffered as a demonstration of His humanity. He was willing to suffer and die the death of the cross to save His brethren. His completed experience perfected and equipped Him for His ministry on earth. Having been perfected He became the Author and Source of our salvation.
The bible says that He was led by the Holy Spirit (not by the devil) into the wilderness Luke 4:1. Note that He was in the will of God, being led by the Holy Spirit, and yet the devil showed up to tempt Him. Lord, lead us not into temptations, but deliver us from every evil. Every temptation you overcome brings you closer to maturity and perfection as a son of God. So, how do you overcome? You do that by staying in the Word of God and allowing your faith to grow thereby. You also have to exercise this faith by speaking the Word of God into your situations and commanding the hands of the enemy to be removed. You must continually declare the Word of God over your life.