Jesus Gave the Right to Become God’s Children to Everyone Who Believes In Him

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Happy Friday Saints.

Galatians 4:4-5 “BUT WHEN THE SET TIME HAD FULLY COME, GOD SENT HIS SON, BORN OF A WOMAN, BORN UNDER THE LAW, TO REDEEM THOSE UNDER THE LAW, THAT WE MIGHT RECEIVE ADOPTION TO SONSHIP.”

In God’s infinite wisdom, Jesus came at the perfect time. And in accordance with the promise He made in Genesis 3:15, Jesus was BORN OF A WOMAN. Without any intervention from man, the Virgin Mary gave birth to the Son of God.

Jesus was born when all the prophecies about Him in the Old Testament could be fulfilled – leaving no doubt about His deity, that He came from heaven, and that He was, indeed, the Son of God.

In human form, Jesus was subject to the Law of God. He placed Himself UNDER THE LAW so that He could fulfil ALL of it and, in so doing, REDEEM all of us who are cursed for breaking it.

The Greek word translated “REDEEM” means “to acquire in exchange for money with the result that whatever has been bought is the buyer’s possession.”

The redemption that we have in Christ is two-fold. It delivers us FROM the curse and bondage of the law, and it delivers us TO God to RECEIVE ADOPTION TO SONSHIP.

Jesus was the price that was paid for your adoption. He took care of all the legal requirements, and by placing your FAITH IN HIM, He gives you THE RIGHT to become a child of God.

John 1:12 says that “TO ALL WHO DID RECEIVE HIM, HE GAVE THEM THE RIGHT TO BE CHILDREN OF GOD, TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN HIS NAME.”

Our adoption as CHILDREN OF GOD doesn’t come from keeping the law but from believing in the One who REDEEMED us from it.

If you believe in JESUS (the firstborn among many brethren), you are now A CHILD OF GOD. Hallelujah!

Have an awesome weekend. God bless, and lots’a love,
Warren


Pastor Warren Retzlaff