King’s Kid?
-- OR --
Illegitimate Brat!



A “King’s Kid” is someone who’s been adopted by the “King of kings and Lord of lords” – the Lord God Almighty! And what an awesome adoption it is! But just what does it take to make it become a reality? Well, the answer to that one is easy:


It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him [Jesus], we shall also live with him [Jesus]: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him [Jesus]: if we deny him [Jesus], he [Jesus] also will deny us:” (2 Timothy 2:11-12 KJV)


That’s God’s concise (and to the point) standard for becoming a “King’s Kid”…and it must be met before the adoption can become final! In fact please note the three “IF’s” that makes it (God’s requirement) a life-long process. In other words, it’s conditional! The adoption ain’t over till it’s over!


Now that’s God’s Truth! However, not everyone agrees with these strict standards for God’s “King’s Kid” adoption. I mean there are actually some folks who lay claim to the Royal Family Name of Jesus without having suffered through God’s “Three IF Adoption Program”. You see these folks believe they can make their “King’s Kid” adoption become reality by merely confessing it. They are commonly referred to as “Word of Faith”, and they believe they can make things come into existence by just speaking it.


In fact a real good example of this “adoption by word of mouth” can be found on the Benny Hinn 1999 CD Atmosphere for Healing Volume 2. The title of the song is King’s Kid. Nancy Harmon sings the lead, and it goes something like this:

- King's Kid -
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Praise God, praise God, I’m a child of the King.

Made in His likeness, created in God’s image, the very Breath of God lives in me.
Made with mercy, crowned with favor, (look around), goodness and mercy follow me.
Seed of Abraham, been adopted royalty, I’m a holy line I am a special breed.
I was made in His likeness, created in God’s image, and the very Breath of God lives in me.

Cause we are King’s kids, God knows who I am, a holy child, a seed of Abraham.
I’m a righteous one and redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb, and the only King of kings in me.

The Bible says that we’ve been adopted, accepted, anointed and appointed. We have authority as born-again believers. We’re baptized, blessed, blameless and Blood-bought. We’re the children of God. We’ve been called the children, as citizens of the household of faith. We’re dedicated disciples delivered and determined. We’re the elect of God. We’ve been encouraged and endued with Power from on high. We’re examples and epistles known and read of all men. We’re evangelist and eyewitnesses of the mercy and grace of God. We’re faithful, we’re forgiven and we’re free. We’re the godly. We’re full of good works. We’re heirs of God. We’re innocent. We’re jewels. We’re justified. We’re kings and priest under God. We’re ministers. We’re messengers. We’re laborers. We’re the loved. We’re ordained overcomers and obedient overseers of the Church of the living God. We’re partakers. We’re peacemakers. We’re pillars, patient and pure. We’re praisers and we’re possessors of the promise. We’ve been redeemed. We’re remnant. We’re the righteousness of God. We’re the salt of the earth. We’re sheep of His pasture. We’re sons and daughters. We’re the sanctuary of the Holy Spirit. We’re the temple of the Holy Ghost. We’re workers, we’re watchmen and we’re witnesses. We are the workmanship of Almighty God. We are King’s kids, hallelujah!



Now, you tell me: “Was that song intoxicating or was that song intoxicating?” I mean, let’s get real! With all that belligerent boasting even the most sanctified follower of Jesus could get staggering drunk on pride!


So are you starting to get the picture: “King’s Kid” or “illegitimate brat”? Well how about another Scripture to add a little more color to it:


Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.” (1 Corinthians 4:8 KJV)


Now was that one tailor-made for these “Word of Faith”, “name it and claim it”, “health, wealth, and prosperity folks” or what? I mean, let’s get real! If what they claim is actually true, we could all bypass the life-long suffering and become “King’s Kids” instantaneously. Wouldn’t that be nice? But, of course, it just ain’t so:


For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together…For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;” (Romans 8:14-17 and Philippians 1:29 KJV)


So do you really want to be a “King’s Kid”?


And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me [in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer], in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.” (Matthew 19:28-30 and [2 Thessalonians 1:4-5] KJV)


Well, if you really want to be a “King’s Kid” then stop playing the part of an “illegitimate brat” (that is if you are):


- One Thing You Lack -
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And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God…For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.” (Luke 16:15 and 14:11 KJV)


(See sermonet “Dead Liver-less Frogs And The Word-Faith Movement” for more on the subject!)



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