And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God (Elohim), and Jesus Christ (Yahusha the Messiah), whom thou hast sent.
Who are the sons of God (Elohim) that is mentioned below eleven times in the Bible? In what sense are they the sons of God (Elohim)? Let us examine each verse carefully together. I believe the Bible will interpret its self.
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
These sons of God ( Elohim ) could have a relationship with a woman. Because the daughters of men are mentioned, in no way, declares that the sons of God (Elohim) are other than men.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
The sons of God (Elohim) the offspring of the mating is declared to be men. I do not believe it would be correct to read that their offspring were giants. They were wise with correct knowledge or superior understanding compared to the norm of that time.
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD (Yahuah), and Satan came also among them.
My take on this verse is the following. On the Sabbath, the followers of Yahuah (God) gathered to worship and fellowship. This gathering took place on the earth. I draw that conclusion because of the question that Yahuah (God) put to Satan. Then Satan answered the LORD (Yahuah), and said, from going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. This may be a leap, but, that’s the way I see it.
Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD (Yahuah), and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD (Yahuah).
Nothing new here. We are made aware that this gathering of the sons of God (Yahuah) takes place frequently. It strongly suggests the Sabbath gathering.
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
This is an interesting chapter and verse. We are being directed to a time during creation. We are still talking about the sons of Yahuah (God). This verse speaks clearly to me of the preexistence as a component of humankind. Morning Stars sang is another way of saying the earlier sons of Yahuah (God), a group begotten before a host of other sons. The Father, Son relationship, in type, is unclear here but it is established without question.
But as many as received him, to them gave he the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
The Bible identifies the sons of Yahuah (God). The Bible removes private interpretation. Halleluyah! I strongly suspect that we shall discovery additional senses by which we are the sons of Yahuah (God). I take notice of the phrase, “gave he the power to become”. This tells me that there is a process by which men may become like Yahuah and therefore Sons. Do not sons and daughters have the potential to become like their parents? Belief is part of the process, as well as knowing and believing on his name. What is his name? Yahuah is his name! This truth has been mostly removed from the sacred scriptures, particularly the Bible.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Why are some led by the Spirit of Yahuah (God) and there are many that are not? I should seek to let the Bible answer this question. However, once again we are told who the sons of Yahuah (God) are. By the way, I hope no one would substitute breath for spirit, especially here. When someone is deceived by Satan, he doesn’t know it unless Yahuah reveals it to them. I am confident that many are being buffeted because of choices made prior to becoming mortal. I am unhappy about so many of us being unaware or even concerned about the evidence of this fact. Does anyone have a better explanation for the unequal circumstances we observe in the mortal existence of our fellow humankind? What is this nonsense about all men being born equal?
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
The sons of Yahuah (God) have a mighty work and the living universe awaits their maturity. This seems to me to promise an eternal adventure beyond our comprehension. This promise should excite the nature of the sons of Yahuah with the expectation of joy beyond measure because of this opportunity to be of such a universal service.
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
The sons of Yahuah (God) are in the world among men. As we learned earlier, they were during the foundation of this world also. It is a sure challenge to be blameless and harmless, let alone, a shining light among men. Let us take courage and continually strive to meet the challenges.
1 John 3:1
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
What are we to understand about men being called sons of God? And, men who are referred to as being of the world and not knowing Yahuah(God)? These are mysteries that surely the scriptures will make clear to the sons of Yahuah. From what I have observed, light may not shine for the men of the world during mortality. This surely has to do with teaching the lessons deemed necessary for the good of the entire universe and all the creation of Yahuah.
1 John 3:2
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
The believing members of the body of Yahusha (Jesus) are the sons of Yahuah (God). We look forward to being like Yahusha (Jesus) in all ways even as he is like the Father (Yahuah). We should all be one. The natural man or flesh constantly impede the progress we desire. Let us be on constant guard that we may overcome such evil as the Devil causes us to be confronted with.
In conclusion, I would suggest that the sons of Yahuah (God) are mortal men and they existed before the foundation of the planet earth in another state of being. Created as entities of unknown composition and had both self-awareness and awareness of their appointed future sphere of continued existence. Let us desire the eventual reconciliation for all of humankind. It is true that I as of yet lack a comprehensive understanding of the lake of fire. This is of interest, yet it must wait to be fully explored at another time.
I personally rest in the thought that Yahuah will do the very best on our behalf and we will agree with his judgment through the person of Yahusha, the Messiah. Please feel free to ask questions.