And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Revelation 12:13-17;
Why are we surrounded with so many challenges, troubles and attacks from all angles, and there seems to be so many battles to fight? The answer is simple: thereís something in us so precious that we must guard jealously, enemies rarely hunt for something that is worthless! Satan will never bother or dissipate energies over what he does not consider a threat. From the moment you declared your stand for the Almighty God, you have become a threat to Satan and his kingdom. When you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour and obtained forgiveness of sins through His atoning blood, you became a son of God. As a son, enclosed within you is the seed (gene) of the Almighty God. With Godís seed in you, you possess authority, dominion, lordship and could actually operate in the realms of God if you live up to your full potentials! This is actually why the devil is after you because he recognizes the great exploits you can do which will wreck havocs on his kingdom.
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 1John 5:4-5;
With Godís seed inside of you as a son, you are indomitable; this is the reason why all the devil is fighting to achieve is to make you lose your sonship. As long as you retain and fully exercise your right as a son of God, thereís no force on earth that can overcome you. Just as the dragon could not prevail against Christ, all those who carry Godís seed are meant to be all round victors that the enemies cannot overcome. As long as we remain in Christ and stay away from sin, attacks from the devil cannot bring us down.
However, there is a wide gap between a child and a son. The moment someone accepts Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour, he becomes a child of God. However it is expected that the newly born baby should grow to become a full statured man, a son who can exercise his authority and appropriate his inheritance. It is not a subject of argument that a child, as an heir, possesses birthright that confers on him the right to inheritance of his father, but he simply cannot enforce that right because he is still a child! This is the reason every child of God has the strict responsibility to grow in Christ and in the knowledge of God so as to become all that God destined him to be.
It is dangerous for a believer to remain a baby in the Lord! If a believer refuses to grow to the full stature of a son in Christ, thereís no way he or she can enjoy the full benefits of the cross; the enemies will abuse and cheat him! A baby Christian, according to the scriptures, is not better than a slave, because he is too young and too weak to exercise his God-given authority and mandate. Galatians 4:1-5; says ĎNow I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sonsí.
Believers which toy with sin and immorality obviously have failed to realize the risks involved, your sonship through Christ is not something you ever want to part with or lose for anything. As a son of God, heaven is counting on you to represent God and represent Him very well here on earth. There are so many things God wasnít to accomplish in our world, but Heís depending on His sons. The whole world is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God! Donít lose your sonship, the whole world is waiting for you!