Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Timothy 1:2 (KJV); Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
Sonship is not when men come and submit to you as a spiritual authority. That is merely them recognizing your fatherhood. Over the years, I have seen many people come and submit to the ministry but they did not act like sons.
Service alone does not make you a son. We served anointed men but that did not make us their sons. Some may have claimed us as spiritual sons because of our service but we had received nothing from them to qualify us as their sons. Jacob was a servant to Laban, not a son. Elisha, on the other hand was a spiritual son to Elijah.
Being a part of a church family does not make you a son in the ministry either. In my life of the gospel, I have seen sons outside the household and servants within the household.
What then creates the difference?
As a son, you must have been positioned by God to receive of the spirit of the man you call a father to you. The spiritual father multiplies what is upon him and cannot claim as a son, one who does not have anything resembling him in spirit.
There must be a distinction from the spirit of the father figure that is reflected in your way of life that makes men judge that indeed you are of your father’s kind: in how you believe, how you pray or how you serve God.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 4:15, Titus 1:4
GOLDEN NUGGET: The spiritual father multiplies what is upon him and cannot claim as a son, one who does not have anything resembling him in spirit.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for opening my eyes to what makes a son. I am positioned for impartation and receive what You have prepared as my portion. I am my father’s child and imitate him even as he imitates Christ, in Jesus’ name, Amen.