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Romans 10:9-10
   That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

     When a man or woman confesses with his or her mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believes in his or her heart that God raised him from the dead [Romans 10:9-10], that person receives holy spirit within.  He or she is born again.  With God's holy spirit as seed within us, we are the sons and daughters of God.  We are God's children and He is Our Father.

1 Peter 1:22-23
   Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth [Romans 10:9-10] though the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
   Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and aideth for ever.

   The first time you were born you were born the son or daughter of your natural father because his seed is in you.  When you obey the truth as presented in Romans 10:9-10, God places His incorruptible seed in you and you are born again - this time with spiritual seed from God.  This makes God your Father.

  Before the day of Pentecost believers were servants of God, the blood line of Israel, and they referred to God as Jehovah, Yahweh (YHWH), "the God of Abraham" or other such titles.  Only Jesus Christ, the only begotten son of God, could rightfully call God his Father.  The truth regarding our sonship and the father/son relationship we have with Him today can only be found in the epistles written to the church after the day of Pentecost.  In these seven church epistles you see God referred to as Our Father rather than Yahweh or Jehovah.

Romans 1:7
  To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:3
  Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:2
  Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Galatians 1:3-4
  Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,
  Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

Ephesians 1:2
  Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:2
  Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:2
  To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 1:1
  Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:1-2
  Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
  Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Sons of God

Romans 8:15-17
   For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but the ye have received the Spirit of adoption
[sonship], whereby we cry, Abba [daddy], Father.   [Aramaic reads: Father my Father]
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 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.

Galatians 4:4-7
   But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons
[sonship]. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba [daddy], Father.  [Aramaic reads: Father my Father]

   Abba is an Aramaic word. It means "father" and is used as we use the more personal term "daddy." The translators left the Aramaic in the Greek translation. However, in the Aramaic translation Abba occurs twice and is rightly translated as Father my Father.

We are not servants as believers were in the Old Testament.  We are born again sons with holy spirit in us.  We are able to have a father/son relationship with God.  We can approach Him and call Him "daddy" because He IS our Father in truth.

1 Corinthians 2:9-12
   But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
   But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
   For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
   Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

   The greatness of that which God has prepared for us was not made known to man before it was revealed to the Apostle Paul.  We can know the deep things of God because we have His gift of holy spirit born in us.  Today, we can walk and talk with God our Father.

 Ephesians 1:4-5
   According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
   Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children
[sonship] by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

  The words "adoption of children" are the Greek word huiothesia from huios meaning "son" and tithemi meaning "to place." God made us His sons not by "adoption" but by placing His holy spirit in us. God is our Father and we are His children.  Now, we can truly fellowship via spirit with our loving heavenly Father.

Philippians 2:13-15
   For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
   Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
   That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

   This is the real greatness of our father/son relationship.  It is God at work in you to will and do His good pleasure.  When we walk in light of God in us we shine as lights in this dark world.  We let the world see "the sons of God!"

1 John 3:1-2
  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 not.
  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

   Our sonship is not a future thing.  Beloved NOW are we the sons of God and we call God OUR FATHER!

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