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Day after a Reverend Memorial vacation in the United States.
We ALL have “Reason”! That is why you breathe. Is breathing easy? Loving God should be easier! It is natural. Do you blink?
Feel wanted, needed? Do you give freely? An amazing fact is God is TRULY Love!!! Mankind stepped away from God…
God chose a people. Yet, they rebelled and were punished – This prophecy came to Jeremiah in 605 BC (Jer 25:1)—Nebuchadnezzar’s first year, and the beginning of Judah’s phased exile to Babylon. It specifies that Judah and the surrounding nations would serve the king of Babylon 70 years (Jer 25:9-13). Everyone agrees Babylon’s terminal year was 539 BC. In the Hebrew Bible, the captivity in Babylon is presented as a punishment for idolatry and disobedience to Yahweh in a similar way to the presentation of Israelite slavery in Egypt followed by deliverance. The Babylonian captivity had a number of serious effects on Judaism and Jewish culture.
Our opening is who you are. Jesus was sent for ALL Man. To adopt us into The family of God!
indwelling Spirit gives the realization of this sonship to the believer’s present experience. Paul reminds us in Galatians 4:6–7, “Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.”
The Holy Spirit enables the child of God to call God, Father. The Holy Spirit testifies to our human spirit that we are children of God. Our own spirit has found peace with God and testifies to the fact that we are his children, but the voice with which it speaks is the Spirit of God. Ours is a Spirit–energized spirit that gives witness to our being a child of God. At the present time we have only a foretaste of what it will be like when Christ returns in His glory because the full manifestation of our sonship awaits the resurrection of the saints.
The Spirit gives access into God’s presence.
The believer has access to God because he has been adopted as His child. The believer is a child of God with all the privileges of sonship, of access to God, of entering into His presence anytime and anyplace. This relationship enables the believer to break the bondage of fear.
My daughters have always been able to gain access to my presence. I have enjoyed an open loving response to them quick to lay aside whatever I am doing to give them my wholehearted attention. When our oldest daughter was in high school she came by my office one afternoon and made herself an appointment through my secretary! She had called the office earlier and each time she called I was busy with someone. She told my secretary she wanted her own appointment with her father. Lois quickly gave her a time slot before someone else got it. We have that kind of relationship with our heavenly Father, but we don’t have to go through someone else to get it! He is never in a hurry, never too busy, never preoccupied, never any chain of command, etc. Our heavenly Father reaches out to us ready to give us that sense of belongingness.
God’s love for the adopted Child is as great as God’s sovereign power. God will do everything for the believer who is His adopted child.
We wait for our complete manifestation of adoption (Romans 8:23).
“And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body” (Romans 8:23). This is future and only when we have received our glorified bodies at the Second Coming of Jesus will we possess all that our adoption as God’s children involves.
We have an eternal inheritance with our older brother because we have been adopted into His family. We are joint heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17). “If children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.” We shall inherit all that God has and all that Christ is and has. We are part of the family! We are given the privilege of sharing in all things with the Son of God.
Everything we have is His, also. Every member has responsibilities within the family.
Are you a member of God’s family by adoption? Have you been born spiritually into His family?