Thank You, Jesus. If you would, turn in your Bibles with me to the
book of Proverbs chapter one. Proverbs chapter one. Glory to
God. And when you reach Proverbs chapter one put your
bookmarker there. Close up your Bible, and lift it high in the air.
When you’re there, say amen.
This is my Bible. I am what it says I am. I can do what it says I
can do. And because of this Word I am made whole. Because of
this Word I am delivered. Because of this Word I am set free.
And because of this Word I will eternally prosper in Jesus’ Name.
Open your Bibles back up to Proverbs. Proverbs chapter one.
Somebody say amen. Look at verse eight. Solomon said:
8. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the
law of thy mother:
9. For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and
chains about thy neck.
10. My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
11. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk
privily for the innocent without cause:
12. Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as
those that go down into the pit:
13. We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses
14. Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
15. My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot
from their path:
16. For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
17. Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
18. And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their
19. So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which
taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
Let us pray.
Most holy and gracious heavenly Father, we thank You for giving
us a heart to praise and to worship You in the beauty of holiness.
We ask, Lord God, in the Name of Jesus, that we would hear
what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the church, God. Father, in
the Name of Jesus, I ask that You would hide me, Your son,
behind the cross, that Your people would see and hear You only
and not me. Lord, I decrease as You increase. And Master, let
the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be
acceptable in Thy sight, oh Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
I thank You for setting the captives free this night in Jesus’ Name.
And the people of God said in victory, amen. You may be seated
in the house of the Lord.
Tonight we’re going to talk from the subject of sonship. We’re
going to talk about sonship, because there are some things that
we need to really understand, focus and listen. You see,
Solomon was saying a son is one who possesses a certain
You see, your character’s manifested by the decisions that you
make. Your character is manifested by your destiny. Your
character is manifested by your desires. And your character is
manifested by your deeds.
You see, if I’m truly going to be a son, then I need to have the
revelation of my sonship, because my sonship has a lot to do with
my character. Amen, somebody. Because life in the Kingdom of
God begins with the revelation of sonship, and through faith in
Jesus Christ according to Galatians three and verse twenty-nine,
we are made sons of God and heirs according to the promise.
However, our sonship alone does not qualify us to receive our full
inheritance in the Kingdom of God. Look at your neighbor and
say, “I need the whole thing.”
It will position us. Listen. Your sonship will position you for
eternity, but not necessarily for your destiny. I need to say that
again. Your sonship will position you for eternity, but your sonship
won’t necessarily position you for your destiny. Amen, somebody.
Paul said in Romans chapter eight and verse fourteen, he said:
14. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons
You see, the word translated as “sons” in the Greek word is
“huios,” h-u-i-o-s, which literally means “the fully matured sons of
God.” In other words, if you are going to receive your full
inheritance from the Lord, then you’ve got to be fully matured.
Amen. Give God praise in this place.
Why is this so important to understand? Because the immature
(listen) and the rebellious (glory to God, not talking about us) and
the spiritually ignorant must continue training in the process until
they are made ready to receive their inheritance in Christ. You
see, if you are going to receive your full inheritance in Christ, then
you have got to learn how to endure the process.
What is the process? The process is speaking the Word of God
with every situation and circumstance that arises in my life.
Amen, somebody. And many of us are finding ourselves going
through the process, but along the way we begin to get faint-hearted, and we want to give up. But that’s not the time to give
up. That’s not the time to give in. That’s the time to lift up holy
hands without wrath and doubting and bless the Lord, oh my soul.
Listen. Let me give you an example. You see, if I continue to
give my children blessings, even though they don’t deserve them,
even though they’re messing up, then what I’m doing is setting
them up for failure. If I continue (I need to say that again) to bless
my children, even though they don’t do what I tell them to do,
even though they’re not obedient, then I’m setting them up for
failure. So in the natural, so in the spirit.
If God blesses you, though you refuse to go through the process
and be obedient even when you’re in the fire, God will set you up
for failure. But God’s not going to set you up for failure in the
house of God. Amen, somebody.
And this is where I am. And this is where a lot of you are.
Because we’re trying to train up our children in the way that they
should go, that when they are old they won’t depart from it. And
that’s what I’m trying to do with the people of God in the house of
God. I’m trying to train you up in the way that you should go, that
when you get fully mature, you won’t depart from the thing that
you have learned in God’s house.
This is why I ask you who’s going through trials. This is why I ask
you who’s going through tribulations. Because those that are
people that I know that are in the process. These are the people
that I know that God is dealing with and causing them to trust
Him. When no one else can help, when there’s no other
resources around, God is causing you to trust Him while you’re
going through the process. Oh, don’t make me jump out of this
He’s maturing you. He’s not trying to hurt you. God is seeking to
help you. And if I took a poll of the people of God in here that are
going through the fire, just about everybody, including myself,
would lift up their hands, because God has an inheritance that
we’re not ready to receive. But if we finish the process . . . Oh,
let me tell you something. The blessing is going to be so great
that you won’t be able to contain it.
The inheritance He’s put there for those that are fully matured.
It’s a learned place. Paul said, “Whatever state I’m in,” he said,
“I’ve done” what? “Learned to be content.” It’s a learned place,
that you would be able to suffer and yet be content, that you
would be able to go through and still have a smile, not only on
your face, but joy in your heart. Oh, my God, somebody.
Those are the ones that God can trust with the inheritance.
Because the inheritance is not just for eternity. The inheritance is
right here on earth. But when every time something happens or
something doesn’t go my way, or if I seem as though I’m not
moving and progressing, if I start complaining . . . I don’t have to
verbally say it. I do it in my heart and in my mind. God sees the
heart. And God knows you’re not ready for the next level.
You say, “But pastor, I believe I’m ready for my inheritance.”
Well, I came to tell you that your actions speak louder than your
words. Look at your neighbor and say, “Continue the process.”
You’re trying to get out of the process. I see you. You’re trying to
bypass the process.
Don’t you understand that Jesus had to go through the process?
Don’t you know the Bible says that they spit on Him? Don’t you
know that the Bible says that his face was so marred that He was
unrecognizable? Don’t you know it was church folks that did Him
in? He had to go through the process. No cross, no crown.
He’s talking to us tonight. Because we’ve been crying out saying,
“Lord, You promised. Where’s my inheritance?” And it hasn’t
show up yet. You know why? Because we’re trying to sidestep
the process. Get back in the process. Get back in the line of fire.
Look at your neighbor and say, “You need to get back in order.”
He’s talking to us tonight.
Let me tell you something. You have to be made ready to receive
Listen, youth and children. There’s a show on TV called “I want to
be Made.” Let me talk to you for a moment. When you watch
those kids that say, “I want to be made,” they’re going through a
process, aren’t they? A lot of them are going through a grueling
process to get where they need to go.
Same way in the spirit, people of God. There’s a process. It’s a
grueling process for you to be made into who God has ordained
for you to be. So you might as well clap your hands, and shout
“Glory, hallelujah,” anyhow.
It’s the process. In John ten and verse nine, Jesus said, “I am the
door.” He said, “By Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved,
and shall go in now and find pasture.” So He’s saying this, He
said, “I am the entrance into eternal life, spiritual sonship, and the
promise of your inheritance.”
Now, within the door, being that He is Christ, being that He holds
our divine destiny, He also holds the process within the door.
Amen, somebody. The process is learning to apply what you
I’ve seen people that have been in church for years. I’ve seen
people that are so anointed that they can blow on folk, and they
pass out, and slain in the Spirit, but yet when they start going
through something, they start flipping out. You can’t even
recognize who they are. Their personality changes. It’s because
they’re not mature. They don’t want to go through the process.
Is there anybody in here looking for an inheritance? If you’re not
looking for it, you’re still going to go through. So you might as well
get the reward of going through. Your sonship entitles you to so
much. When you talk about sonship, you include the daughters
also. He’s including everybody in the body of Christ.
There are sons that are sitting out here, but the Bible says there
are also . . . There are those that are illegitimate. Let me put it
like that. Because they refuse to submit to God. I didn’t want to
say it, because we got children present, but I believe you know
what I mean.
We say that we are sons, but we don’t want to act like we’re sons.
We want to be sons today, but we don’t want to be sons
tomorrow. Your sonship doesn’t stop because you don’t feel like
it today. Your sonship goes on into the next life. And if you would
understand that you are a son, then no matter what you’re going
through, Daddy is able.
If you looked at yourself as a real son, and you looked at Him as
your real Father, then you would understand that you could come
to your Father and ask anything of Him, and He will hear you. But
if you don’t know that you’re a son, then you think you’ve got to
kick and holler and scream to get His attention.
Who’s a son? Do you know that you’re a son? Be real with
yourself. Don’t raise your hand to impress me. Don’t raise your
hand to impress anybody else. But if you don’t know that you’re a
son, then you need to tell the Lord, “I don’t know that I’m a son.”
Because a father is always going to reveal himself to his son. If
He has not revealed Himself to you, then maybe you have not
been looking hard enough.
Some of it’s tight, I know. But you need to hear it. Because if I
understand that I’m a son, when I walk through the door, I’m going
to reverence my Father. He’s talking tonight. He’s talking to us.
Because we’re looking for our inheritance. But it seems to be
nowhere in sight. Am I talking to anybody?
The process brings maturity. And He’s calling us in this season to
come to a place of maturity. When I come to a place of maturity
this is what my inheritance includes for me . . . Listen very
carefully. It gives me the power to defeat my enemy. It gives me
spiritual, emotional, and financial prosperity. Talking about our
inheritance. It gives me favor with men. It gives me rest from all
my enemies. It gives me the earth. There’s so many things that
my sonship entitles me to. Who’s tired of not being a real son?
By that I’m saying you can’t see your inheritance. He’s talking to
When you wake up in the morning, you need to acknowledge your
Father, and that you’re His son. When you lay down at night, you
need to acknowledge Him as your Father, and that your are His
son. Don’t continue to walk around like the Father, your Father is
not there. Don’t continue to walk around like your Father doesn’t
care. Don’t continue to walk around like you’re on your own.
Because if you’re a son, He’ll never leave you nor forsake you.
This word tonight is for a lot of us. Because we have been going
through tremendous warfare, and it seems like there’s nobody left.
But He wants you to know that He’s there. I know it sounds like a
cliche that He’ll never leave you nor forsake you, but He’s the
same yesterday, today, and forevermore. It sounds like a cliche.
We say it so much, until those words, a lot of times, don’t have
any meaning to them. But the more time I spend with Him, the
more these words become real.
Every head bowed, and every eye closed.
Father, there are men and women and children that are in this
house that have not felt like they were sons of God. But we know
it’s not by feeling. We understand that it’s by faith. But Father,
I’m asking You that You would reveal Yourself to Your people on
a one-on-one basis, not in the midst of the crowd, but when
they’re all alone in their bedroom. I’m asking You, Lord, that You
would come into the midst of them, and show them that You are
But there are some people that are here tonight that are at the
point of fainting, giving up. But if You would reveal Yourself to
them, they would have reason to go on. Father, I know You hear
my prayer. Lord, I thank You that You hear me. So Father, for
every one that receives this prayer tonight, Lord God, I ask that
You would give them a special visitation, that they would be able
to come and testify about their experience that they had with You
alone as their Father. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
Somebody give the Lord a handclap of praise tonight.