“It is the responsibility of every son, in every generation, to catch and embrace the heart and Spirit of the Father in their lifetime”
- There are six stages of growth and development
1. Brephos – an unborn or new born
- Nephos- an infant, little child
- Paidon- a young half grown child
- Teknon- a adolescent, young person
5. Huios- a young adult, mature son
6. Pater- a father
Galatians 3:28-29 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.
SON – hyios (huios) – properly, a son (by birth or adoption); (figuratively) anyone sharing the same nature as their Father. For the believer, becoming a son of GOD begins with being reborn (adopted) by the Heavenly Father – through Christ (the work of the eternal Son). In the N.T. hyios (“son”) equally refers to female believers.
Romans 8:14 – For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
“The cycle of discipleship is not complete until the discipled becomes the discipler”
Note: The pat-ayr’ [pater] is no more or less a son than a brephos, but an unborn baby is still being formed in his mother’s womb. If the matrix in which he is being formed is the family and local work, then it needs to be safe and secure place for him to grow and develop. Even a brephos can distinguish the sound of the voice of his mom and dad when they enter the room. It has been proven that he responds to the sound of his parent’s voice even in the earliest stages of life. That being said, even though he responds to the sound of their voices, he does not fully comprehend what they are saying. It is only when he is kicking to get out of the matrix of the womb, that he will take his first independent breath of life. He will need both his mother, father and family to help him learn, grow and become all that he can be. Learning to hear and obey the voice of the Father should be a big part of his training and upbringing. Praying and studying the bible does not teach us to hear. Learning and responding to the heart of the Father in His SONS is how we grow in the grace and knowledge of the truth.
“Sonship is our destiny and our inheritance is wrapped up in discovery”