What makes you a child of God it is not just that you believe in Jesus Christ and that you confess Him. It is that you are filled with the Holy Spirit and are led by the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ gives His Holy Spirit in those who truly believe in Him, who obey Him and who go after Him.
We can only follow Jesus Christ, and do what is pleasing to him if we all led by the Holy Spirit, in all things. The apostle Paul wrote in Romans 8:14 “those who are being led by the Spirit of God they are the sons of God.” If we do not have the Holy Spirit then we do not belong to Jesus. If we do not follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit then we cannot do what is pleasing to Him, and we cannot bear fruit. Jesus Christ will guide us in all things, if we follow Him, if we go after Him and if we seek to serve Him, and that is what He requires of us.
I want to share my testimony with you. Recently before the Lord told us to return to the United States, He told us that we will be living in a camper. After we arrived here, we did not know what you do, we did not know where to go, but the Lord spoke to my wife and he gave her the name of a street. We drove to the street, and as we drove up the road, there was a campers standing at the side of the road for sale. It was exactly what the Lord had planned for us. We did not have a vehicle to tow the camper but the owner delivered it for us to a trailer park that was a half a mile away. That was where the Lord wanted us to go. Dear friends, if we truly follow Jesus Christ, He will teach us, He will guide us, in all things, but we have to be serious about following Him. If we are not led by the Holy Spirit, we cannot do will of God, If we do not seek the Holy Spirit, if we do not ask Jesus for His Holy Spirit, we will not receive, and if we do not insist on the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and trust Him, when He speaks to us, then we will never be led by the Holy Spirit. “The righteous will live by faith, and if he withdraws My soul will have no pleasure in him” thus says the Lord. We can only please God by faith. We walk by faith. Faith comes by hearing, of the word of God, not of the Bible, but of HEARING the voice of God. “Man shall not live from bread alone but from every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”
Jesus said:”My sheep hear my voice, they listen and follow Me.” If we do not hear His voice then we either are not His sheep, ore we are not following Him. You have to be led by the Spirit of God to be a fruitful child of God. You have to go after Jesus, commit yourself to Him; pray, seek Him with all your heart, seek to do His will, and He will guide you in all things. You cannot follow Jesus if you are not led by the Holy Spirit. That is what makes you a child of God. He will not control you, He will not force you, but He will guide you, and you have to go after Him. You have to seek Him with all your heart, and live your life to please Him, in all things. Then He will speak to you, He will guide you, and you will be a fruitful obedient child of God.
Every branch in Christ that does not bear fruit, will get cut off, and burned. We must bear fruit, we must follow and obey Jesus, we must do what He tells us to do. We must follow His guidance. If we are not guided by the Holy Spirit, and we do not follow that guidance that He gives us, then Jesus will say to us when we stand before Him, He will say:”Go away I never knew you, you workers of wickedness. You went your own way, you never listen to Me, you never sought Me, you never followed Me.”
Those who are being led by the Spirit of God, they are the children of God. Are you a child of God? Seek Jesus with all your heart, obey His words, repent and be baptized in water, be holy, be righteous. Turn away from going after your own desires, and seek will of God, seek His Holy Spirit, and He will give His Spirit in, you to guide and teach you. Stay with Him. Do not stray from Him, stay with Him every day until the very end, and He will guide you, and He will teach. Those who are being led by the Spirit of God, they are the children of God. Are you a child of God?
May Jesus bless you.