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Adoption

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 – Romans 8:15

The Holy Spirit places the believer as a son in God’s family. Abba denotes the intimacy of the believer’s relation to God. Just as Abba has intimacy so is the word Father. We can tell how our relationship with God is by what we call Him when we’re praying.

As Christians, God desires for us is to live life in the Spirit. You may ask, how do we do that? Spirit-minded people are concerned about pleasing God. Their focus is on what must I do to please the Father. It’s not on what can I do to please my emotional or physical needs. We didn’t choose God, He chose us before the foundation of the world to become children of God (According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love – Ephesians 1:4). 

The goal of predestination wasn’t to send some to hell and some to heaven, but it is the believer’s glorification, to make every Christian increasingly more like His Son. God chose those He knew would participate in His plan of salvation.

We have been adopted into the kingdom of God, the eyes of God is upon us, there is nothing that can defeat us unless we place our trust in defeat rather than God. Just as an earthly father would come to the defense of his child, so does our heavenly Father. No weapon formed against us shall prosper, there is nothing too hard for God. There is not a moment in our life God doesn’t know what’s going on with us. Don’t fear or have anxiety, trust God, trust His Word, and believe His promises. The door of trouble, pain, and sorry also has an exit.

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