Welcome to the Family

Welcome to the Family

Romans 8:14-15

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.15 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.

Adoption – In Biblical time the sons had no rights, they were no different than a servant.  When they reached the legal age (appointed by the father) they were given a coat off an adult and were given all the rights of an adult and welcomed to the family

The Significance

Regeneration (born again) – you become a literal child of God

Adoption – you become a legal child of God

They both happen at the same time, not at a time appointed by the Father, but at the moment we say yes to Jesus Christ

Privileges of being a child of God

Guidance – we have Someone to guide us through the problems of this world, a Holy Compass, a Jesus GPS.

Acceptance – God loves everybody, even if we don’t believe it or deserve it.

Assurance – The Holy Spirit literally assures us in a whisper, if we will listen.  Close fellowship with the Lord is only a prayer away!

Inheritance – We are joint heirs with Christ.  We’re not a God, but we are just as much a Son of God as Jesus Christ is!

All are ours – Now!

About Adam Prose

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