September 16, 2018
The Gospel to the believer is a message of SONSHIP –
The Father has now ADOPTED, ACCEPTED and APPROVED us as His own!
The law (which is God’s standard of righteousness) no longer has the right/authority to define me and label me a “sinner”.
Grace now has the right/authority to define me and label me a Son or Daughter – I am child of God!
15 And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,”[b] leading you back into the fear of never being good enough.[c] But you have received the “Spirit of full acceptance,”[d] enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join him in saying the words of tender affection, “Beloved Father!”[e] 16 For the Holy Spirit makes God’s fatherhood real to us as he whispers into our innermost being, “You are God’s beloved child!” 17 And since we are his true children, we qualify to share all his treasures, for indeed, we are heirs of God himself. And since we are joined to Christ, we also inherit all that he is and all that he has.[f] We will experience being co-glorified with him provided that we accept his sufferings[g] as our own.[h]
The Christian life is about embracing our Sonship (which is complete) not trying to fix ourselves.
Col. 1:21-22 (The Passion Translation)
21–22 Even though you were once distant from him, living in the shadows of your evil thoughts and actions, he reconnected you back to himself. He released his supernatural peace to you through the sacrifice of his own body as the sin-payment on your behalf so that you would dwell in his presence. And now there is nothing between you and Father God, for he sees you as holy, flawless, and above reproach,[k]
“He has reconnected you back” – God has carried out this transaction. We are reconciled with Him. Reconciliation is a right relationship with God. An amazing fact is that the nations, not only Israel, are now part of God’s intimate circle. Gives us the picture that of a complete change or alteration of state. It means to exchange hostility for friendship/intimacy.
Ephesians 2:19 The Passion Translation
19 So, you are not foreigners or guests, but rather you are the children of the city of the holy ones,[a] with all the rights as family members of the household of God.
“Household of God” = It is a picture of one who has been adopted into His family (His “household”).
Galatians 4:6-7 The Passion Translation (TPT)
6 And so that we would know for sure that we are his true children, God released the Spirit of Sonship into our hearts—moving us to cry out intimately, “My Father![a] You’re our true Father!” 7 Now we’re no longer living like slaves under the law, but we enjoy being God’s very own sons and daughters! And because we’re his, we can access everything our Father has—for we are heirs of God through Jesus, the Messiah!
So let me declare this over you AGAIN!!!
You are my beloved!
I am singing over you.
You are my beloved.
You are my beloved.
Receive what is yours.
I am yours and you are mine.
I am raising you up.
I am calling you up.
To higher places.
Don’t be afraid.
Don’t hold back.
Don’t look to your past.
Set your gaze upon Me.
I have chosen you.
I have called you.
I have set you apart.
Be who I see you to be.
Enter into your sonship.
You are my sons and daughters.
Don’t think anything otherwise.
Allow my LOVE to overwhelm you.
Be SECURE in my love for you.
I love you because I am love.
I am for you and not against you.
I speak these words over you.
They have the power to raise you up.
They have the power to lead you to a place of Victory!
They have the power to transform your life.
They have the power to become!
Receive a new identity.
Receive a new grace.
Receive new strength.
Receive a new lens.
Receive the power to live.
Receive my love.
Don’t get sidetracked.
And I will cause you to REACH people.
You are my beloved.
You are my son.
You are my daughter.
You are mine and I am yours
Says the Lord!