Message for February 16, 2020 From Pastor Shirley

The good news of the gospel is that you and I are no longer slaves, but have received the Spirit of sonship.

      Romans 8:15 “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

      In the midst of darkness of enslavement and hopelessness God breaks in with good news – But when the proper time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born subject to [the regulations of] the Law, to purchase the freedom of (to ransom, to redeem, to [atone for) those who were subject to the Law, that we might be adopted and have sonship conferred upon us [and be recognized as God’s sons]. Galatians 4:4-5

      When we accepted Jesus as our Savior our identity was established as children of God.  We were released from the spirit of slavery and given the spirit of sonship. This spirit of sonship speaks about our adoption as sons of God.

      In Paul’s time the adopted person lost all rights in his old family and gained all the rights of a legitimate child in his new family.  Our adoption into sonship means that you now gain all the privileges of a child in the God’s family.

      We now live from the position of sonship. Knowing who we are and living and walking in the inheritance we have from Him.

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