Spirit of Son!
“And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts…..Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son” (Galatians 4:6, 7).
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is God’s only begotten Son. He gives you the authority to become the children of God when you accept Him. Further, sending the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, He says, “From now on, you are not a slave but a son of God. No more you are a stranger but the inheritance of God.”
Once when I was visited Saudi Arabia, a muslim youngster approached me to have an argument. I told him “I do not wish to argue with you but if you are willing to listen to me, I would like to explain things to you. Now you can put the questions to clear your doubts.”
He asked me ‘Lord God or Allah had no wife. Also, Allah had no brothers and sisters. He did not marry too. In that case, how could a son come to him? Why is he called as ‘Only-begotten Son?’ If so, is Mary the wife of the Lord?”
With the help derived from the Holy Spirit, I told him, “Marriage is not a compulsion for having children. Adam and Eve were created without parents. In the 7th chapter of the book of Hebrews, it has been written that Melchizedek had no parents. So, it is not a binding that the Lord God or Allah can have children only through a marriage.”
“To understand more about this, look at the sun. It stays like a fiery ball above and its rays of light travel to the earth and to the whole of the universe. One cannot say that the sun got married for the sun rays to come out of it. The Son Jesus says “I am the light of the world as the light coming out of the sun.”
“So, He can be called as the son of the sun who came from the sun. Not only the light but also the fire descends from the sun. We call Him, who is empowered with heat as ‘one with Spirit. He gives Baptism with Holy Spirit and fire. So, we cannot argue that the sun alone is there and there is no heat and light. God remains as a trinity. Not mere Allah or Jehovah, but the “Son and Spirit” are also there.”
Dear children of God, you have been combined with Him through the Salvation offered by the Son of God. You have been the children of the King of kings. As you are the children, you not only become the heirs but you also become free. You are the son of Christ. Being the son, you obtain the privilege of boldly getting nearer to the Throne of Grace of God.
To meditate: “For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption” (Romans 8:15).