The fact that God's word declares us NOW to be His sons and daughters, qualifies us to be completely accepted in God's presence. It also assures and equips us to operate with the authority of God's kingdom, which belongs to our Father. It is not God's will for us to think we must earn the favor of God in order for us to be able to do the works of God. Walking in our delegated authority, first and foremost comes about from believing who God says we are and what He has bestowed upon us now.
“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”
(1 John 3:1-2)
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”