Adoption - God Today
Sunday, May 12th, 2019Lydia Marrow

Adoption

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Hi, I’m Lydia Marrow, and I serve at Shake The Nations Ministries. It’s a great joy for me to be able to spend a couple of moments with you as a part of God Today.  It is going to be an awesome scripture we are looking at today. Paul said in the book of Romans in verse 15 he said, “For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again.  But, you have received a spirit of adoption, as sons, by which we cry out, ‘Abba, Father!’ The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are the children of God. And if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.  If indeed we suffer with Him so that also we may be glorified with Him.”

You know, the natural process of adoption involves choosing a child.  Usually, an orphan child that has no father or mother. You have to sign the appropriate legal documents and then you bring the child into the family.  Once all of that has been done then you give the child the family name and they become a part of the family. Friend, not only have we been adopted and given the name of Jesus, the family name of heaven, but friend, Jesus told Nicodemus that we had to be born again.  That is because everyone one of us was born into this world with the fallen, defiled DNA of Adam. When you become a child of God you’re not just adopted, you’re not just grafted into the family. But you are literally born again. So that the DNA of heaven courses through your body.

Friend, we’ve been given a wonderful inheritance into this family.  We’ve been welcomed in and it is our joy to not just have that fallen DNA anymore, but we actually are apart physically, spiritually, and every way, we are a part of the great family of God.  Maybe you have strayed away, but today I want to ask you, “Come back home.”

Come on.  Let’s pray right now.  Father, in the name of Jesus, for every person watching me, Lord, we just come back to you.  We want to step into the fullness of our inheritance in Christ, of being heirs in this great family of God.  Lord, I pray right now that you would remind every one of us of what you paid for so that we would not only be adopted but also born again.  Help us to live our inheritance in you. In the name of Jesus. Amen. Friend, we love you, keep watching GOD TV. We hope to be with you again real soon.