Depiction of God the Father (detail) offering ...
Depiction of God the Father (detail) offering the right hand throne to Christ, Pieter de Grebber, 1654. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Your Glorious Destiny

Just imagine. What if there was a way for you to become an immortal being. Imagine finding yourself a supernatural, interstellar force, which radiates glory as a brilliant star. You would have no beginning and no end. You would exist as the distilled essence of pure life.  Pulsing with unlimited power, you summon the explosive force of countless suns. You speak and stars take form. Every manner of life streams from your imagination, instantly transforming itself into physical reality. Life flourishes, the oceans rise to attention, the winds respond to your call, the mountains bend, and the stars cover their faces. All the laws of physics yield to you, their master.

Imagine a life where absolutely nothing is impossible to you. You can go anywhere and be anything. There is no dimension of time or space that eludes your immediate grasp doing things as you please, manifesting change to suit your whim. You enter the physical realm or the realm of spirit. Then you depart both to rest as a white-hot blast of self-perpetuating life. Every thought becomes reality. You have the wisdom. You have the power, and all around you dwells a select group of beings who are just like you. As lords of the created realm, these are your brothers. Each is a vibrant source of energy, flowing, attending to the infinite details of a thousand worlds.

Like you, each of them gleams with flawless character and endless life. You and they are united by a common origin, generated in antiquity and woven into a fabric of unalterable love and trust. In this matrix of tested camaraderie you are allied as the brilliant light of many stars might combine into a single dazzling source. Imagine further that you and your brothers dwell in the presence of God. Your eyes see his face, for he happens to be your Dad. You have his character and abilities, knowing also his mind and purpose. Your thoughts blend in perfect understanding; your communion is instantly effortless. Your personalities are similar, but your lives independent. As individuals you are separated by the bounds of autonomous immortality. As family you are called the Sons of God. God the Father is there. Jesus his firstborn Son is there. And you are there too, along with all your firstborn brothers.  Is this romantic fantasy, or could it be reality? Amazingly, these concepts are not really far-fetched. In fact they are fully supported by God’s own word. And when imagination is founded upon the Holy Bible, then what seems as fiction is called spiritual vision. In truth, God’s plan for you is actually far better than this puny sketch. Because what God intends for you is beyond your capacity to imagine. The truth of God’s promise for you far exceeds your wildest dreams. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. When human imagination collapses in fatigue, yet the certain destiny for the Sons of God will continue to stride boldly into uncharted glory. 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.

The Sons of God are reality. This group of celestial beings is even now rapidly nearing completion. The Sons of God begin as the sons of Adam, dwelling upon planet earth. In this humble state they live for a time, roaming to and fro as mere mortals. But during this brief and poignant time they acquire a secret ingredient. This essential component is the seed of spirit life, available through Jesus Christ.

When the spirit of a man fuses with the resurrected spirit of Christ, a new spirit child is formed. Though this infant spirit life dwells within a mortal frame, it is nonetheless begotten of God. This new child is a Son of God, fashioned from the genetics of God himself. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God.

As such, this spirit being is not subject to the bonds of death. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself. Instead, he is empowered to lay off the corruption of his mortal shell. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. When grown to maturity this spirit child will attain all the spiritual perfection, self-sustaining life, and creative power of its Father. That ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.  The Sons of God are spirit beings. They are not human. They are not earthly or mortal. They are not redeemed men. They are spirits who, while upon the earth, are conceived as the offspring of God.

Ultimately these Sons will come to a spirit birth, and find themselves born into the image of God their Father. What he is, they will be also. What he has, he will give them. What he does, they will do. Where he is, they will be. Like Jesus, they will exist with God, in him, and alongside him. Likewise, God will be in them, through them, and around them in unalterable perpetuity. That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us.

The assembly of these firstborn Sons will be called the “Body of Christ.” And you can be part of it. You can become what Jesus is, and have what he has as a personal possession. This is the promise of God and the staggering message of the Bible. Every other Christian doctrine is a dilution, adulteration, or appendage of this single, ultimate truth. The Sons of God are the only reason for the existence of the Christian religion. As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God.

This is a high calling, for being born from his genetics, the Sons of God will possess all the attributes of God, their Father. They will have his wisdom. In that day ye shall ask me nothing. They will possess his character, the perfection of agape-love. To know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge. They will dwell in the constant, intimate presence of God. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: For the Father himself loveth you. They will inherit all the physical and spiritual treasures of the created realm. He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

The Sons of God will attain to all the vibrant, living, powerful substance of God. That ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Absolutely nothing is impossible to God. For with God nothing shall be impossible. And you are to become exactly like him. And nothing shall be impossible unto you. This is the mystery of the many membered “Christ”- that you might become a reproduction of the creator of the universe. And this is the glorious goal of God for you. To the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

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