Topic: Power to Become a Child of God [Thursday December 11, 2014]

Memorise: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: – John 1:12

Read: John 1:9-13

1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 

1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 

1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 

1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 

1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.


There is virtually nothing anyone can do without power. Power is described as the ability to act or produce an effect. It is also described as possession of control, authority, or influence over others.

The types of power available in this world include: physical, mental, political, economic and spiritual. The good thing about the type of power we are considering today is that it pervades all spheres of human endeavour. This power is the power to become a child of God. It takes a great deal of power to become a child of God; therefore, if anyone wants to become a child of God, he or she must access the power that is required to bring about this transformation. This power is accessed by receiving Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. The power to become whatever God designed you to be shall come upon you today in Jesus’ Name.

After the fall of man in Genesis 3:6-10, all human beings came under the influence and control of the devil, and consequently became children of the devil (John 8:44, 1 John 3:10). The Bible in Romans 3:23 says that,

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

Also in 1 John 3:8, the Bible further states that:

“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning.”

To transform a person from being a child of the devil to a child of God requires power. To become a child of God, you must be born-again by the power of the Holy Spirit (John 3:5). The power in the Name of Jesus is also involved in this process according to 1 Corinthians 6:11. The power in the Name of Jesus brings about the justification (the total wipe-out of a person’s past) necessary to become a child of God. The word of God also plays a key role in releasing power to become a child of God (Ephesians 5:26). The word of God empowers the sanctification that is needed to become a child of God. This marks you out as separated to God and untouchable to the devil.

The rights and privileges associated with being a child of God are so many that if you have not given your life to Christ before now, you must not allow today to pass you by. When you become a child of God, you become joint-heirs with Jesus Christ in glory. You become bold to confront your adversaries and they will flee from you. Your prayers receive speedy answer from your Father in Heaven. You will also make it to Heaven when you close your eyes in death.

Praise the Lord.

Prayer Point: Father, I reject the devil and his deeds. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Saviour from today.

Bible in a Year: Nehemiah 1-3

Open Heavens Daily Devotional written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

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