An Abba Moment
Rev. Jackie Love Prim
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 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. The spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; If so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together."
We are through the spirit of Christ made heirs and joint heirs with Jesus. We have been given all the privileges that come with sonship. or daughtership. We are the sons and daughters of God, and He is our Father. We were strangers. Understand this, beloved. Unless you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are a stranger to God. You are His creation; He knows everything about you; but you are not in relationship with him. Understand the difference? I know the lady who runs the deli in my building. I see her almost every day when I go to get my tea. Sometimes, I eat lunch there; we talk about stuff. If I saw her on another floor in the building - I know she was the deli lady. But put her out at the mall - I might not recognize her. I don't know her name; and she doesn't know mine. We have no relationship. We have not chosen, nor agreed to become a part of each other's lives. We're not "building nothing". We are acquaintances. And some folk who religiously attend church, and do church stuff, are merely acquainted with God. There must be a relationship in order to have a father.
So we who have agreed to the terms of the covenant - we accept the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ on our behalf, and we consent to give over to God control of our lives -we're working on something with God -- now we are His children.
Therefore, we are subject to His blessings. It's like the story of the boy who was taken by his father to the fair. His dad said tha ...
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