GOD’S WORD FOR APRIL 26
GOD’S WORD FOR APRIL 26 ~ ~ John 1:12 ~ ~ “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:”
Here comes another delivery for the bride!—–
We hear people talking about being children of God all around us. They think that everyone who is born is automatically a “child of God.”
This simply isn’t true. We are not born as children of God because we have been tainted and literally cursed because of the sin of our first parents, Adam and Eve. They were children of God in the beginning, but then they chose satan over God their Father and Creator. This was a free choice because they plainly knew what would happen if they made that choice. But they chose to believe the lies of the devil instead of the Truth of God.
So they were driven out of their home, for their own protection. God wasn’t angry with them. He is just and justice must be done. Besides that, He had a plan of salvation for them so they wouldn’t have to be in hell forever. To fulfill that plan, He had to keep them from eating of the tree of Life in the middle of the garden, which would force them to live forever in that horrible Godless state.
We are born into that Godless state that they were in, but when we accept the plan of salvation that God made for us, we will escape that horrible destination and live a joyful eternity with Jesus Christ and the Father.
The moment that happens——-the moment we make that choice and tell Jesus we do——We become sons and daughters of the Great and Mighty God of the Universe!!! We are truly Sons and Daughters of the Only True God!!!! And this, not of anything we did, nor could do, but despite what we’ve done. It is all because of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross to pay for our sins.
Here are some scripture proofs to show this gift that our wonderful Bridegroom gives us while we wait for our marriage ceremony!!!!
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
“For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.”
“And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”
Abba is the Greek name for “Daddy”. We can jump in His lap, throw our arms around His neck, and say, “Daddy” because we have been adopted by the Great and Mighty King!
As Paul tells us in Ephesians 1:5-8:
“having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence.”
And this in:
“that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,”
1 John 3:1& 2
“ Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”
This is why people don’t understand us. They resent us, persecute us in other countries, because it is a spiritual battle. God made a prophesy in the Book of Genesis after Adam and Eve sinned.
He said this to satan in Genesis 3:15:
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed; He shall crush your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”
Jesus is the seed (descendent) of Eve, and He did crush the head of satan at Calvary. Jesus made an open show of defeating him.
Ephesians 4:8 tells us:
“When He ascended on high,
He led captivity captive,
And He bestowed gifts on men.”
He put an end to the captivity of mankind by satan, which was given him by Adam when he sinned.
But Jesus took captivity, and it’s ruler, satan, captive, and crushed his head.
It was total victory, and instead of taking gifts for Himself, He gave gifts to us!!! Our Victor, Lord, Savor and King, gave His gifts to US!!!!
And what’s more, He brought us home to His Father to be adopted as His brothers and sisters, with one Father!!!! The King of Kings!!!!!
What a gift for an undeserving bride!!!!!
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