Spiritual maturity produces kingdom confidence
The Bible refers to the church as the body of Christ.
Ephesians 1:22- 23And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
We start as babes in Christ and we grow to spiritual maturity
1 Peter 2:2
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
How do you grow? Through the receiving of the word of God.
The Bible also refers to the church as the sons of God
1 John 3:1
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him
Romans 8:16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
Many Christians have an identity crisis. They don’t know who they are where they fit in what they should or should not be doing.
As a son matures Is identity becomes clearer.
When does the separation take place between when a child is a servant and when he becomes a mature son in the house. When the child matures and begins to make decisions that reflect the father
When he takes a step from knowing what he has been told he should do into making decisions confidently based upon The knowledge of who he is.
A servant does what he’s told. The mature son does what he does for the benefit and the success of his house.