Monday, May 9, 2016


The Bible teaches that Jesus came into the world, and although the world was created by Him (Jn. 1:1-3; Col. 1:16-17; Heb. 1:1-2), the world did not recognize Him.  He came unto His own people, the Jews, and they rejected Him.  As a result, Jesus offers salvation to all those who will receive Him(accept Him; trust Him)!  He gave instructions to His disciples, that they were to proclaim His Gospel to all the world (Mt. 28:19-20; Mk. 16:15; Lk. 24:46-47; Acts 1:8; etc.), the Good News which has the power to save (Rom. 1:16)!  All who place their trust in Him, become the adopted children of God.  They are Spiritually born again (Jn. 3:3-18), not because of their bloodline; not by works of the flesh; not even because they want to; but because God wants them to be His children (Jn. 1:10-13; 2 Pet. 3:9; etc.)!  These verses describe the believer's relationship to God:

Romans 8:14-17 - "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the (children) 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 (Himself) 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."

Ephesians 1:3-7 - "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:  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:  having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved.  In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace."

1 John 3:1-2 - "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:  but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is."

1 John 5:11-13 - "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.  These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life...."
God wants to "adopt" you!  Believe it or not - He really does!

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