THE SPIRIT OF ADOPTION
"For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have receive the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father" (Rom. 8:15).
Religion has a very difficult time giving up control of man through the law. While at times it appears that they are well-intended, we know where good intentions can often lead. Good intentions by themselves, seldom lead us to the correct outcome. Paul makes it clear that the law was our tutor or schoolmaster to bring us to Christ so that we could be justified by faith (Gal. 3:24). Paul goes on to tell us, that "after faith has come, we are NO LONGER under a tutor" (Gal 3:25). That is a hard statement for religion to swallow. That just cuts their control plan for man to ribbons. However, that it the reality of the eternal plan of our Father that he has for us.
Our Father saw to it that we were Spiritually rebirthed
and that we would have the Seed of Christ to be placed in us at the initial
moment of that Spirit rebirthing ( I Pet. 1:23). From that very moment
we were made sons of God and joint heirs with Jesus (Gal. 4:1). While
we received everything complete in us in the Spirit realm, we were just the
same in the soul realm -- our mind, emotions and will. The Holy Spirit
would then have to reveal Christ in us, and train and teach us who we are in
Christ (Gal. 4:2). This is extremely important for our fellowship with
the Father. The Divine operation of the
Trinity works this way. The Father
send the Holy Spirit to save and then
teach us. The Holy Spirit reveals
and teaches us Christ (John 14:26;
15:26; 16:13-15). Then, Christ
reveals and teaches of the Father (Matt. 11:27).
Written by Dwight Davis
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