Children of Jehovah God are those born unto him in accordance with John 1:12. Believers are nowadays assisting in passivity to the global phenomenon of titles in christian churches. Leaders will literally go for extravagant titles to affirm their greatness, authority and achievement if there is some, by getting titles such as: bishop, archbishop, doctor, professor, general overseer, general bishop and so on.
But there are two qualifications that matters before God as we go through His words: it all is about being God’s people, God’s servant and His children(Exodus 3:7-10; Psalms 79:2, 2Chronicles7:14; Isaiah 53:11-12; Ezekiel 44:10-31, John 1:12; Malachi 3:17; 1Peter 2:9)
The most important in all these is to be son to your Creator known as Yahweh. That is the ultimate aim of Yahweh’s love manifested to us when he was creating us(Genesis 1:26-31); saving us John 3: 16; Isaiah 53, Ephesians 4. Yahweh went out of ways to show us his love by establishing us as sons and daughters to Him. Even when Jesus taught us how to address Him He said “When you pray, say this: ‘Father:…”
That’s why no title may it be academic, diplomatic, political, spiritual, charismatic, theological… can beat this. The Bible tells us He has never called angels “His son”! Those of old testament longed for the era of John 1:12 with all their hearts in tremendous expectations as seen in Luke 2: 25-38; Matthew 2:1-12.
A great Yahweh’s power demonstrator like pastoral Alpha Lukau, the supremely anointed son and servant of God Almighty stood for this truth when he spoke, in one of his powerful sermons, about three dangerous traps, virus to ministers nowadays, known as: sexual immortality, love of money and pride!
In any circumstances, family in Christ, let us do our best to be sons and daughters to Yahweh before people in this passing world so that we may benefit God’s everlasting love as it is written below:
-See how much the Father has loved us! His love was so great that we were called God’s children -and so, in fact,we are. This is why the World doesn’t know us: it hasn’t known God. My dear friends, we are now Gid’s children, but it is not yet clear what we shall become. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he really is. Everyone who has this hope in Christ keeps himself pure, just as Christ is pure. Whoever sins is guilty of breaking the law. You know that appeared in order to take away sins, and that there is no sin in him. So everyone who lives in union with Christ does not continue to sin; but whoever continues to sin has never seen him or known him. Let no one deceive you, my children! Whoever does what is right is righteous, just as Christ is righteous. Whoever continues to sin belongs to the Devil, because the Devil has sinned from the very beginning. The Son of God appeared for this very reason, to destroy what the Devil had done. None of those who are children of God continue to sin, for God’s very nature is in them; and because God is their Father, they cannot continue to sin. This is the clear difference between God’s children and the Devil’s children: all who do not do what is right or do not love others are not God’s children –
So then, fight with all the energy in you to be a child of the Almighty; not for titles. Jesus did that identifying himself as Son of God through his works and words. Then people titled him, Rabbi, prophet, Messiah…even Beelzebub! Check yourself spiritually and fixe what is not right.