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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Family

Family is one of the most important structures in the Bible. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.  For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love  he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will Ephesians 1:3-5 

God knew before the foundations of the world that He would make a way for all humanity to be reconciled to him. He knew sin would enter the world, and he knew grace would be necessary to overcome it. Are you willing to bestow grace to other, even if they don’t see a need for it?


 Paul said we become God’s children “by Jesus Christ”. Jesus died to reconcile everyone to God. Adoption only requires you to say yes to grace.

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.  The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.  Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. - Romans 8:14-17
In Rome, when a child was adopted, he lost all his ties to his blood relatives. He became 100 percent a part of his new family, with full rights to inheritance. No difference was made between an adoptive child and the natural child. That’s the way it is for us and God. God’s grace has made you His child and you are in no danger of being abandoned to your old relatives, sin, and death.


To feel God’s grace is to experience His presence.