Summary: People today, still think its about what we can do, still playing that same old broken, impossible to achieve record! By the one hit wonder band of me, myself and I, but thats not the case and it hasnt been for some 2,000 yrs. (Praise God!)
It's All About YOU, JESUS!!!
Romans 8:!4-17 NKJ
14. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
15. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, Abba, Father.
16. The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
17. and if children, then heirsheirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
When you made the choice to follow Jesus, I want you to know
That it came with the most fabulous benefits package, there has ever been thought of, has been recorded, or will ever be!
Its not like medicare, or obamacare, with our Loving Abba-Father on the job, we have His constant care,
When you are adopted into the family of God, you should want for nothing, He has thought of everything,
He has crossed all the Ts, dotted all the Is, He has even put His angels at your disposal!
Psalms 91:11 NKJ
11. For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
Its not like a Cinderella story, just a step child experience, with no love or benefits to be offered!
There is no long waiting period for you to go through to enjoy 100% coverage either
The moment you become born again, whether you were aware of it or not, God says; you are covered
You are no longer a slave to sin, but a son or daughter of the Most High God.
Gal. 4:4-7 MSG.
4-7.But when the time arrived that was set by God the Father, God sent his Son, born among us of a woman, born under the conditions of the law so that he might redeem those of us who have been kidnapped by the law. Thus we have been set free to experience our rightful heritage. You can tell for sure that you are now fully adopted as his own children because God sent the Spirit of his Son into our lives crying out, "Papa! Father!" Doesn't that privilege of intimate conversation with God make it plain that you are not a slave, but a child? And if you are a child, you're also an heir, with complete access to the inheritance.
Complete access, those are two words that say it all, not just limited access, but complete access, to your creator, to the creator of the universe!
God does not just call you His son. He also calls you an heir through Christ.
As a joint heir with Christ Jesus, you inherit everything that He is.
Some people have a hard time with this, accepting that we have and are entitled to everything that Jesus has,
even though it is taken straight from the Bible, Gods Holy Word and made possible by a covenant that Jesus Himself, is the guarantor of, they dont think that its for them.
Let me tell you, if you inherited an estate from a relative and their will spelled out everything that you were entitled too,
Even if someone opposed you on the matter, No matter what, you would want to get, everything that was coming to you,
and that piece of paper, would be your guarantee that you would.
Thats exactly what Jesus did for us, when He introduced Grace to the world,
He made a new covenant available to us, before this, it was about what we were capable of, which was and is very little!
But Grace made it about what He did, He became the guarantor of our spiritual inheritance! Praise God!!
People today, still think its about what we can do, still playing that same old broken, impossible to achieve record!
By the one hit wonder band of me, myself and I, but thats not the case and it hasnt been for some 2,000 yrs. (Praise God!!)
And how do we know, because we have the Word of God on the subject
John 1:1 NKJ
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God
TBS.(the bible says) in;
Romans 8:5-8 MSG.
Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life.
Those who trust God's action in them find that God's Spirit is in themliving and breathing God!
Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life.
Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, ends up thinking more about self than God.