Sons of God
Defined: Sonship is not a generic term, it means a person who is mature enough to work directly with God the Father as was Moses, Elijah, Elisha, Joshua. The kinds of miracles they performed are God-realm miracles that go far beyond a gift or an anointing (healing, prophecy, words of knowledge, etc).
Distinction: Jesus is THE Son as one of the three persons of God but separately, sonship is what we are all called to; achieving this level does not equalize us with Jesus.
Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
Galatians 4:1-2 (KJV)
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 (KJV)
till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
Ephesians 4:13 (NKJV)
For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
Romans 8:19 (NKJV)
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
Romans 8:14-17 (NKJV)
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:26 (NKJV)
And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Galatians 4:6-7 (NKJV)
“And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’
There they shall be called sons of the living God.”
Romans 9:26 (NKJV)
God is a Realm, Not Just a Person
So the Lord said to Moses: “See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.”
Exodus 7:1 (NKJV)
I said, “You are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High.
Psalm 82:6 (NKJV)
Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’?
John 10:34 (NKJV)
For teaching on sonship and the God-realm, go to joshuamediaministries.org.