Gal. 4:1-7, Ro. 8:14-19
John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, “My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.”
The sons of God inherit the promises and are doing the “will of him that sent me”. Children don’t do the Father’s business. They have stewards or guardians. Though children in the legal manner are “masters”, they are not able to exercise their “office” because they have need of maturity. They need to really understand who they are, who their Father is, who their elder brother is and as a family together what their mission is “whilest it’s yet day”.
When we speak of going on to maturity, we mean going on to, through and with the “elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.” Heb. 6:1-2 Going on to perfection then means going on to maturity. One of the main elements of maturity is doing the Father’s business.
What is the Father’s business? Matt. 4:23 says, ” Now Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.” 1John 3:8 states “He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” Read Is.61:1-3
From the above scriptures (and others) we can see that the will of Him (the Father) is to teach and preach the gospel of the kingdom, heal all kinds of sickness and disease and destroy the works of the devil. We could mention many others here such as to “seek and to save” and “that none should perish but have everlasting life.” But suffice to say the above makes clear our mandate. This mandate or work or business of the Father is why the sons of God need to inherit or have manifest the promises or inheritance of God. The inheritance is what gives us the power and ability to “destroy the works of the devil”. Now that we see the need of responding to the call of sonship, so that we might finish his work (Jn. 4:34), let’s talk about how we release this kind of power that would destroy the works of the devil.
Stay tuned for Part 2!