What is "Sonship?"
First notice.....a CHILD is BORN..a SON is Given
Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Everyson is BORN of FAITH...A Child is Born of the Flesh.....
Notice by example...that Issac was BORN ( (As a son of PROMISE....by FAITH? AT THE TIME WHEN ABRAHAM was 100
Gen 21:5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him....
we all do the same..all move from One age to another..from the age of a Child\slave\bondman\underlaw, moving from Death unto LIFE...\ children of PROMISE unto a son \heir
Pro 29:21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become [his] son at the length.
Gal 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Gal 4:6 And because ye are sons,
God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Gal 4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant,(Bondman slave) but a son
; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Jhn 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Jhn 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
1Pe 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever
As Paul says...those born again are SPIRIT not Flesh....
The flesh having DIED with Christ ...we then are RAISED IN HIM
1Cr 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
Rom 8:6 For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace.
Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Rom 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Rom 8:10 And if Christ [be] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin; but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness
for mine...all summed up nicely here in Isa
65:20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner [being] an hundred years old shall be accursed.