1.The Bible says: “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the SONS OF GOD CAME IN UNTO THE DAUGHTERS OF MEN, and they bare children to them…” [Genesis 6:4] The SONS OF GOD in antediluvian times were not angels but men PREDESTINATED by God to inherit the riches of His everlasting glory. Angels have no physical bodies or gender. They neither marry nor given in marriage, as it is written: “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven” [Matthew 22:30] The SONS OF GOD in the days of Noah were descendants of Adam through Seth, who kept FAITH with God and separated themselves from the race that sprang up from Cain, as the Bible says: “And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began MEN BEGAN TO CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD” [Genesis 4:26] Adam was the SON OF GOD by creation, his progeny were SONS OF GOD by PREDESTINATION and ADOPTION through FAITH in Jesus Christ [Luke 3:38] In the course of time, that generation of SONS OF GOD succumbed to SIN, as it is written: “….the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them…” The rest as they say is history [Genesis 6:4]
2. The Bible says: “But as many as RECEIVED HIM, to them gave he POWER TO BECOME THE SONS OF GOD, even to them that BELIEVE ON HIS NAME” [John 1:12] God dispenses “POWER TO BECOME THE SONS OF GOD” by PREDESTINATION for the purpose of ADOPTION, as it is written: “Having PREDESINATED US UNTO ADOPTION of children BY JESUS CHRIST to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will” [Ephesians 1:5] By PREDESTINATION, the SONS OF GOD were in Christ when the “…MORNING STARS sang together, and all the SONS OF GOD SHOUTED FOR JOY?” [Job 38:7] At the appointed time, God revealed Himself in Jesus Christ to save us by ADOPTION through the preaching of SALVATION in His NAME [1 Timothy 3:16] In like manner, the SONS who fell in the days of Noah were delivered from PRISON when Jesus Christ “…went and PREACHED UNTO THE SPIRITS IN PRISON; Which sometime were DISOBEDIENT, when once the longsuffering of God waited IN THE DAYS OF NOAH, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water” [1 Peter 3: 19-20] It is evident there is neither REPENTANCE nor SALVATION for fallen angels. The “SPIRITS IN PRISON” were the souls of SONS OF GOD, to whom GRACE was extended as done to us [1 Peter 1:12] Remember, we also were DEAD in SIN but now restored by POWER to SONS OF GOD when we RECEIVED Jesus Christ as God manifest in FLESH and BELIEVED in His NAME as GOD’S PERSONAL IDENTITY.
3. The Bible says: “For I reckon that the SUFFERINGS OF THIS PRESENT TIME are not worthy to be compared with the GLORY WHICH SHALL BE REVEALED IN US. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the MANIFESTATION OF SONS OF GOD” [Romans 8:18-19] God demands every SON to be proved and made perfect in OBEDIENCE as Jesus Christ, who being the only begotten SON, “…LEARNED OBEDIENCE BY THE THINGS HE SUFFERED; And being MADE PERFECT, he became the author of ETERNAL SALVATION UNTO ALL THAT OBEY HIM” [Hebrews 5:8-9] When the SONS OF GOD were proved in the days of Noah, the Messiah was not yet come and only eight souls escaped the deluge [1 Peter 3:20] The SAVIOUR has come and everyone that calls His NAME shall be thoroughly proved, as it is written: “…whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and SCOURGETH EVERY SON whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, GOD DEALETH WITH YOU AS WITH SONS…” [Hebrews 12:6-7] Are you pressed to breaking point by fiery trials on every side? I challenge you to ENDURE His CHASTENING. that the: …TRIAL OF YOUR FAITH, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, MIGHT BE FOUND UNTO PRAISE AND HONOUR AT THE APPEARING OF JESUS CHRIST” [1 Peter 1:7]
4. The Bible says: “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” [1 John 3:2] We are SONS OF GOD because we are BORN AGAIN of the incorruptible WORD OF GOD and sealed by the Holy Ghost from corruption [1 Peter 1:23] We have in our mortal BODY the TREASURES of ETERNAL LIFE, being the “EARNEST OF OUR INHERITANCE” and are JOINT-HERIS with Jesus Christ, yet have not the fulness of our INHERITANCE [Ephesians 1:14]. We are SONS, yet daily suffer the indignities of a servant, as the Bible says: “…the HEIR, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all” [Galatians 4:1] If you are a SON, you must not be discouraged, deceived or distracted by those who claim to be SONS by reason of fame, riches or titles. Listen carefully, we are all STEWARDS of FAITH and shall be approved or disapproved as SONS OF GOD at the APPEARANCE of the Lord Jesus Christ. At the long blast of His Trumpet, WHEAT shall be separated from CHAFF and we shall be TRANSFIGURED as Jesus Christ once did and it is written: “And was TRANSFIGURED before them: and HIS FACE DID SHINE AS THE SUN, and HIS RAIMENT WAS WHITE AS THE LIGHT” [Matthew 17:2] We shall be restored to the glory we had in Him from foundation of the world and reign forever with Him and in Him.
5. The Bible says: “And, behold, I COME QUICKLY; and MY REWARD IS WITH ME, to give every man according as his work shall be” [Revelation 22:12] The REWARD of our FAITH is not anything in this world but the “CROWN OF GLORY” which shall be placed on the head of every SON OF GOD [1 Peter 5:4] If any man manages to gain the whole world and loses out on the CROWN OF GLORY he is ETERNALLY DAMNED [Mark 8:36] If you are a SON, I exhort you to hold tight to your FAITH. If not, I commend you to the AMAZING GRACE of our Lord Jesus Christ which is able to SAVE the worst offender that comes to Him through FAITH in His NAME, amen