The more we read and the more we closely study the gospels, the more are we impressed with the Divine Sonship of Jesus. Right throughout His life He identiﬁed Himself with this Divine heirship, for nothing could blur or diminish that consciousness within Him that He expressed in those words, “I and my Father are One.”
But have we not forgotten that He constantly impressed upon His disciples that this consciousness was not for Him alone, but for all who would believe His word: that the life He consciously possessed was the life of the world, and His mission was to declare this truth, for He said, “I have come that ye might have lite,” and, “He that hath the Son hath life.”
How many of us have been content with something less than this! Alas, we have been content to be partial partakers of his life, seeking a certain salvation, often from motives of selﬁshness, to save ourselves, and that without remembering that such a motive would render that very salvation an impossibility. “He that loveth his life shall lose it.”
The more I study the Gospels the more am I convinced that the mission of the Son of God to this world was something more than to bring such a small salvation to men. Our Lord taught, and that not only to His disciples but to all who earnestly sought His teaching, that there was within Him the divine consciousness of absolute union with God, and that that same consciousness was not only the privilege of all men, but their divine birthright. Hence His prayer, “that they may be one with us,” is a constant reminder to us that nothing short of a consciousness of our divine sonship with Him can be he fulﬁlment in us of His mission to the world.
Only through this divine consciousness can we work out our own salvation. Through entering into this consciousness we know the Truth about man and the universe. Once this divine consciousness is realized then life becomes ever-expanding and abundant. We know! But this knowledge is not derived from any outward source, nor is it found in scientiﬁc discoveries, nor in the writings of great intellects of the past or present. It is the “new birth” and all who have experienced it are here and now living the life of the Son of God, “begotten of God,” and in that consciousness all modern quibbles, arguments and learned disquisitions pass by as the wandering winds in the tree tops.
Once the spirit of man has entered into the consciouness of Divine Sonship he has become ONE WITH DIVINE POWER. Of this life Jesus said, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” What was that TRUTH of which He so often spoke, that TRUTH that would make men free once they were conscious of possessing it? Surely the TRUTH of our DIVINE SONSHIP. “Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of Truth is come he will guide you into all truth, for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear that shall he speak, and he will how you things to come. He shall glorify me; for he
shall receive of mine and show it unto you.”…“And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them.”…“I in them and thou in me."
It is impossible to read these words of the Son without realizing their full meaning, the absolute union of the soul with God; or, the Divine Sonship which is the Christ Consciousness, or, the Life Abundant which our Lord came to witness to.
But who can express all that this means to the soul that has entered into it! Can it ever be expressed? We also bear witness to it for the help of man, and for the glory of God. “Let your light so shine before men," said the Christ.
With this Truth as our clue (the consciousness of our sonship) we shall enter into that full and complete heirship of which the Apostle spoke, “heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ.” That which is God’s becomes man’s, and even as the earthly heir has possession of all that he is heir to, so the divine heir enters into possession of all that the Divine Parent possesses. “All that I have is thine.” All knowledge, all wisdom, all power, all dominion—nothing is withheld. Is not this a wonderful clue?
Does it seem too much to claim? Did not our Blessed Lord declare, “Greater works than these shall ye do,” and, “he that believeth on me (that is he that accepteth His message) out of his belly shall ﬂow rivers of living water." The Apostle Paul said, “Ye are all sons of God, through faith in Christ Jesus,” and again, “as many as are led by the Spirit of God these are the sons of God."
Never once in all His ministry did our Lord give any indication that He possessed powers or privileges that His faithful followers could not possess; nor did He ever in any way hint that He had possessions that were denied to others. He called Himself the Witness to the TRUTH, saying plainly that When the TRUTH had come to us consciously, then we too would be free. For He said, “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
Let no one have hesitancy in accepting this clue. Take now within you the right to be, with Him, a son of God, through faith in His Word, and enter your Divine inheritance, for, "for this cause came He into the world.”