Who are the sons of God?
Rom 8:14 “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”
By following or being led by the Holy Spirit, we prove our sonship. That leading will be away from our carnal passions so that we can walk with Jesus. To truly walk with the Lord a death must occur. Not a physical death but death to our flesh i.e. a death to our sinful passions.
Rom 8:13 “For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live” NIV
But there are those who are enemies of the cross. They are not enemies of Jesus death on the cross, but they do not want their death to the flesh and hence they never experience what comes after death, the resurrection.
2 Cor 4:7 “For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.”
Teacher Alex Delpercio