February 16, 2020
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Security in WHO GOD is & His Nature Of Love toward Mankind…
Romans 8:15-17 (TPT)
15 And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,”[a] leading you back into the fear of never being good enough.[b] But you have received the “Spirit of full acceptance,”[c] 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!”[d]
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.[e] We will experience being co-glorified with him provided that we accept his sufferings[f] as our own.[g]
Ephesians 3:17-19 (TPT)
17 Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of his love will become the very source and root of your life.
18–19 Then you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiences—the great magnitude[f] of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is his love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding—this extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God!
Who we become in Christ is dependent on the mindset we receive or embrace.
The mindset of a son vs the mindset of an orphan
Prodigal son and his brother.
1Cor. 2.16 (NKJV) For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
The mind of Christ is the mindset of a son.
At the cross, Jesus cried out, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46). For the first time, He addressed His Father as “God.” He experienced distance—in fact, a cutting-off—from the Father because He was carrying all our sins upon Himself.
John 1.11 (NKJV) He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.
John 1.12 (NKJV) But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
John 1.13 (NKJV) who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
1 John 3:1-3 The Passion Translation (TPT)
3 Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love that he has lavished on us! He has called us and made us his very own beloved children.[a] The reason the world doesn’t recognize who we are is that they didn’t recognize him.[b] 2 Beloved, we are God’s children right now; however, it is not yet apparent what we will become. But we do know that when it[c] is finally made visible,[d] we will be just like him, for we will see him as he truly is.
Every day as a son or daughter our prime objective is to receive from my Father –
Freely you have received, freely give.
1. God’s view of us. – beloved son or daughter of God.
2. His purpose for us. – to dwell within us.
3. His thoughts toward us. – precious and numerous.
Col. 3.2 (NKJV) Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
1. A mindset of Surrender… rather than constant Push Back
The spirit of sonship is all about having a heart attitude of
surrender – being subject to another’s mission.
Abraham had it. Yes Lord
John the Baptist. I decrease.
Jesus – not my will.
2. A mindst of Rest… rather than circumstantial.
Two fold – 1. Rest in the midst of trials. 2. Immunity from God’s Wrath to come.
Matt. 11.28 (MESSAGE) “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.
Matt. 11.29 (MESSAGE) Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.
Matt. 11.30 (MESSAGE) Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
3. A Mindset of Favor… rather than a victim.
I have God’s Divine advantage in my life… Joseph…
4. A Mindset of Obedience… rather than Digging your heels in
Nothing better than to do God’s Will. The path of obedience is full of God’s blessings. Obey His Word, Obey His voice.
5. A mindset of Full Acceptance… vs fear of being rejected
The orphan heart always feels like you’re on the outside looking in.
Never fully belong or feel accepted.
6. A mindset of Receiving… vs. Transacting
7. A Relational mindset… vs. functional
8. A mindset of Get to… vs. Have to
I don’t come here early cause I have to. I get to. The moment I lose that is the moment I lose.
The joy of serving God.
The joy of giving to God.
The joy of worshiping God.
The joy of knowing God.
Hebrews 12:6-11 The Passion Translation (TPT)
6 For the Lord’s training of your life
is the evidence of his faithful love.[a]
And when he draws you to himself,
it proves you are his delightful child.”[b]
7 Fully embrace God’s correction as part of your training,[c] for he is doing what any loving father does for his children. For who has ever heard of a child who never had to be corrected?[d] 8 We all should welcome God’s discipline as the validation of authentic sonship. For if we have never once endured his correction it only proves we are strangers[e] and not sons.
9 And isn’t it true that we respect our earthly fathers even though they corrected and disciplined us? Then we should demonstrate an even greater respect for God, our spiritual Father, as we submit to his life-giving discipline.[f] 10 Our parents corrected us for the short time of our childhood as it seemed good to them. But God corrects us throughout our lives for our own good, giving us an invitation to share his holiness. 11 Now all discipline[g] seems to be more pain than pleasure at the time, yet later it will produce a transformation of character, bringing a harvest of righteousness and peace[h] to those who yield to it.[i]
How do we go from Orphans to Heirs?
Become as a little child.