Thursday, November 22, 2012

Psalm One Hundred

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mercy says:

This is a message about we are precious children of God 
I hope it touches your heart in a special way, blessings


We are precious children of Jesus

Many of you look at yourselves and think you are worthless and nothing and that you don’t
deserve to be in a relationship with Christ in a way that He is the authority, parent figure, or
maybe you’ve never experienced a Father that shown love, compassion, or forgiveness to you.

I want to share what you that you can indeed find love, forgiveness, compassion, and
acceptance in Christ Jesus-He wants to be our Heavenly Father and we are called Sons and
daughters of God. He has adopted us into the family of God.

Let’s look at some scriptures and
then explain them more. (Romans 8:14-17). Romans 8:14 “ For as many as are led by the
Spirit of God, they are sons of God.”

(Another way of describing true believers is to say that
they are led by the Spirit of God. Paul is not referring here to spectacular instances of divine
guidance in the lives of eminent Christians.

Rather, he is speaking of what is true of all sons of God-namely, that they are led by the Spirit
of God.

It is not a question of the degree in which they are yielded to the Holy Spirit, but of a
relationship which takes place at the time of conversion. Sonship implies reception into God’s
family, with all the privileges and responsibilities of adult sons.

A new convert does not have to wait a certain time before he
enters his spiritual inheritance it is his the moment he is saved, and it applies to all believers,
men and women, boys and girls.)

Romans 8:15 “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”.
(Those living under the law are like minor children, bossed around as if they were servants,
and shadowed by the fear of punishment.

But when a person is born again, he is not born into
a position of servitude. He is not brought into God’s household as a slave. Rather, he receives
the spirit of adoption; that is, he is placed n God’s family as a mature son. By a true spiritual
instinct he looks up to God and calls Him “Abba, Father”.

Abba is an Aramic word which suffers in translation. It is an intimate form of the word
“Father”- such as “papa” or “daddy”.

While we may hesitate to use such familiar English words addressing God, the truth remains
that He who is infinitely high is also intimately nigh. The phrase the Spirit of adoption may be
a reference to the Holy Spirit as the One who makes the believer aware of his special dignity
as a son.

Or it may mean the realization or attitude of adoption in contrast to the spirit of
bondage. Adoption is used in three different ways in Romans. Here it refers to the
consciousness of sonship which the Holy Spirit produces in the life of the believer.

In 8:23 it looks forward to that time when the believer’s body will be redeemed or glorified.

In 9:4 looks back to that time when God designated Israel as His son (Ex 4:22).

In Galatians 4:5 “To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” and Ephesians 1:5 “Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by
Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.”

The word means “son placing”- that is, the act of placing all believers as mature, adult sons
with all the privileges and responsibilities of sonship. Every believer is a child of God n that he
is born into a family of which God is the Father. But every believer is also a son- a special
relationship carrying the privileges of manhood.

In the NT adoption never means what it means in our society to take a child o
other parents as ones’ own.) V16 “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are
the children of God:”

(There is a spiritual instinct in the newborn believer that he is a son of
God. The Holy Spirit tells him that it is so. The Holy Spirit Himself hears witness with the
believer’s spirit that he is a member of Gods family.

He does it primarily through the word of
God. As a Christian reads the Bible, the Spirit confirms the truth that, because he has trusted
the Savior, he is now a child of God.) V17 “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.”

(Membership in God’s family brings privileges that boggle the mind. All God’s
children are heirs of God. An heir of course, eventually inherits his fathers estate. That is just
what is meant here.

All that the Father has is ours. We have not yet come into the possession
and enjoyment of all of it, but nothing can prevent our doing so in the future. And we are
joint-heirs with Christ.

When He returns to take the sceptor of universal government, we will
share with Him the title deeds to all the Fathers wealth. When Paul adds, if indeed we suffer
with Him, that we may be glorified together, he is not making heroic suffering a condition for
salvation.

Neither is he describing some elite inner circle of overcomers who have endured
great afflictions. Rather, he sees all Christians as being co-sufferers and all Christians as
glorified with Christ. The if is equivalent to “since”.

Of course, there re some who suffer more than others in the cause of Christ, and this will result
in differing degrees of reward and glory.

But all who acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Savior are seen here as inaccuring the hostility of
the world with all its shame and reproach.”

There is a song that Jim Keeling wrote called “I’ve been adopted” and I’d like to share it with
you. V1 As I amble along down the pathways of life, Not knowing which way I should turn,
And then I met Jesus, the light of my life, And now I await His return.

I've been adopted, yes, adopted, and filled with his infinite Love, I've been adopted, yes, I'm
adopted, I'm a child of the Almighty God. V2 He'll come from the portals of glory above, to
reach down and take me away; Forever, He'll keep me in heaven above,
nevermore from his presents to stray.

Jesus gave His life to save me one day, His pure blood was shed on the cross, He hung in
suspension between God and man, but that was in our Father's plan. I've been adopted, yes,
adopted, and filled with His infinite Love, I've been adopted, yes, I'm adopted, I'm a child of
the Almighty God!

song lyrics by; James W. Keeling

Jesus often referred to us as little children; here is an illustration why Jesus wants us to come
to Him in simple child like faith. Let’s look at Mark 10:13-16 V13 “And they brought young
children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought
them. V14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little
children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. V15 Verily
I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not
enter therein.

V16 and he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed
them.” Now lets look at John 1:12 “ But as many as received him, to them gave he power to
become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” Coty Pinckney, from
Community Bible Church, Williamstown, MA says this “John says that those who have the type
of faith you just expressed may become children – of God! By God’s power and love, you kids
can become the children of God – and by His power and love, we adults can become children
too.

If we are to belong to God, we must come to Him as children.” Let us now go on and look
at Romans 8:14-17 “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
V15 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.

V16The Spirit itself beareth witness with
our spirit, that we are the children of God: V17And 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.

Now I want to look at what the BBC says.

Romans 8:14-17 “V14 another way of describing true is not referring here to spectacular
instances of divine guidance in the lives of eminent Christians.

Rather, he is speaking of what is true of all sons of God- namely, that they are led
by the Holy Spirit, but of a relationship which takes place at the time of conversion.

Sonship implies reception into God’s family, with all the privileges and responsibilities of adult
sons.

A new convert does not have to wait a certain time before he enters his spiritual inheritance;
it is his the moment he is saved, and it applies to all believers, men and women, boys and
girls. V15 those living under the law are like minor children, bossed around as if they were
servants, and shadowed by the fear of punishment.

But when a person is born again, he is
not born into a position of servitude. He is not brought into God’s household as a slave.

Rather, he receives the spirit of adoption; that is he is placed in God’s family as a mature son.
By a true spiritual instinct he looks up to God and calls Him “Abba Father”.

Abba is an Aramaic word which suffers translation. It is an intimate form of the word,
“Father”- such as “papa” or “daddy”. While we may hesitate to use such familiar English words
in addressing God, the truth remains that He who is infinitely high is also intimately nigh.

The phrase the Spirit of adoption may be a reference to the Holy Spirit as the One who makes
the believer aware of his special dignity as a son.

Or it may mean the realization or attitude of adoption in contrast
to the spirit of bondage. Adoption is used in three different ways in Romans. Here it refers to
the consciousness of sonship which the Holy Spirit produces in the life of the believer.

In Romans 8:23  looks forward to that time when the believer’s body will be redeemed or
glorified. In Romans 9:4 it looks back to that time when God designated Israel as His son
(Ex 4:22). In Galatians 4:5 and Ephesians 1:5, the word means “son placing”- that is, the
act of placing all believers as mature, adult sons with all the privileges and responsibilities
of sonship.

Every believer is a child of God in that he is born into a family of which God is
the Father. But every believer is also a son- a special relationship carrying the privileges of
manhood. In the NT adoption never means what it means in our society- to take a child of
other parents as one’s own.

V16 There is a spiritual instinct in the newborn believer that he
is a son of God. The Holy Spirit tells him that it is so. The Holy Spirit Himself bears witness
with the believer’s spirit that he is a member of Gods family.

He does it primarily through
the word of God. As a Christian reads the Bible, the Spirit confirms the truth that, because
he has trusted the Savior, he is now a child of God. V17 Membership in God’s family brings
privileges that boggle the mind. All God’s children are heirs of God.

An heir, of course,
eventually inherits his Fathers estate. That is just what is meant here. All that the Father has
is ours. We have not yet come into the possession and enjoyment of all of it, but nothing can
prevent our doing so in the future.

And we are joint-heirs with Christ. When He returns to take
the sceptor of universal government, we will share with Him the title deeds to all of the
Father’s wealth. When Paul’s adds, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may be glorified, he
is not making heroic suffering a condition for salvation.

Neither is he describing some elite
inner circle of overcomers who have endured great afflictions. Rather, he sees all Christians
as glorified with Christ, and this will result in differing degrees of reward and glory. Bt all who
acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Savior are seen here as incurring the hostility of the world,
with all its shame and reproach.”

Wow that is awesome and so powerful! Let’s now look at
1 John 3:1-10 “ 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. V2 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.
V3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

V4
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the
law.V5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

V6
Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known
him. V7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous,
even as he is righteous.

V8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from
the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the
works of the devil.

V9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth
in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

V10 In this the children of God are
manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God,
neither he that loveth not his brother.”

There is a song the Gaithers wrote called “the family of God” It shows exactly what we are, a
family of brothers and sisters in the Lord.

V1 You will notice we say "brother and sister" 'round
here, It's because we're a family and these are so near; When one has a heartache, we all share
the tears, And rejoice in each victory in this family so dear.

V2 From the door of an orphanage
to the house of the King, No longer an outcast, a new song I sing; From rags unto riches, from
the weak to the strong, I'm not worthy to be here, but PRAISE GOD!

I belong! Chorus: I'm so
glad I'm a part of the Family of God, I've been washed in the fountain, cleansed by His Blood!
Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod, For I'm part of the family, The Family of God.
Are you a part of the family of God? Are you a child of the Most High King? If you haven’t
become a child of the king please ask Jesus into your heart right now and ask Him to forgive
you of your sins and tell him thank you for giving His life for you on the cross.

Romans 10:9 says “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe
in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Amen