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Should be the Loftiest of Joy.

Joy in the Lord should be the loftiest of joy. Charles Spurgeon


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Adopted Children of God

The term “Son of God” refers preeminently to Jesus Christ’s deity (Matt. 11:25-2716:16-17). He alone is one in substance and glory with God the Father. Believers in Christ, although “adopted” are never on a par with the uncreated, divine Son of God.

“Adoption” is the term the apostle Paul uses to describe the act of the Holy Spirit whereby the believing sinner becomes a member of God’s family, with all the privileges and obligations of family members.

We were “children of wrath” by nature (Eph. 2:3). However, those upon whom God bestows His saving grace become the “children of God.”

The word adoption in the New Testament means to place as an adult son. It was a term used in the Roman legal practice in the apostle Paul’s day referring to a legal action by which a person takes into his family a child not his own, with the purpose of treating him as and giving him all the privileges of an own son. An adopted child was legally entitled to all rights and privileges of a natural-born child. Paul uses it as an illustration of the act of God giving a believing sinner, who is not His natural child, a position as His adult son in His family. The emphasis is on the legal position of the child of God.

It is the Holy Spirit who is called “the Spirit of adoption” who performs the act of placing the believing sinner as an adult into the family of God. “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!’” (Rom. 8:15)

The adopted child lost all rights and privileges in his old family and gained all the rights of a legitimate son in his new family. He got a new father, and he became the heir to his new father’s estate. He became co-heir with the other sons. In the eyes of the law the old life was completely wiped out. All debts were completely cancelled. He was absolutely the son of his new father. It was carried out in the presence of seven witnesses.

What a glorious privilege is ours to be the absolute possession of the Father! We have already as believers in Christ been placed in the family of God and are led by the Holy Spirit as the adult sons of God. The apostle John describes our experience as God’s children who have been born into His family by the new birth (Jn. 1:121 Jn. 3:1-2).

Moreover, Romans 8:23 tells us “we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.” At the Second Coming of Christ our resurrected bodies will be glorified and will then possess all our inheritance that the sonship involves.

Galatians 4:4-6 and Ephesians 1:5 make it clear that we cannot lose our adoption. Because Jesus Christ paid the penalty of our sin debt in full, nothing stands in the way of a just God regenerating a believing sinner and placing him as His child in His family. The Holy Spirit as “the Spirit of adoption” also places a saved sinner in a legal standing in God’s family. The adopted son has all the rights and privileges of God’s only begotten Son. God the Father loves the adopted child just as much as He loves His only begotten Son.

“We are sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:26). As a result of God’s adopting us we are just as eternal and secure in our relationship with Him as His only-begotten Son. All the security and loveliness of God’s Son is ours as His adopted sons. The Holy Spirit imparts to us the divine nature and places us in the family of God in accordance to His unchanging laws.

This is our new standing before the LORD God. He accepts us into His family, who by nature do not belong to it, and places those who are not His sons originally into a right relationship with Him with all the privileges of that new family relationship.

Jesus Christ alone is the Son of God by nature. We can never have the same relationship He has as the unique Son of God. The word “adoption” distinguishes those who are made sons of God from the only-begotten Son of God. The Holy Spirit, however, creates in the believing sinner a new nature. We have not only the new status as sons, but also the heart of true sons. Our adoption is the act of God’s pure goodness and grace of His will to the praise of His glory.

Selah!


Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006

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I Know That

I know that Jehovah blesses me with peace because I submit to Him.

I know that He is the best Father and always takes the best care of me.

I know that because He loves me so much, He always provides for me.

I know that the greater I suffer in my duty for Him, the greater my reward from Him will be.

I know that because He loves me, His guidance for me is always for my best interest even though I do not understand.

I know that when I submit unto Him, He blesses me with peace, wisdom ,self control and patience.

I know that He is a God of justice, so those who intentionally do me wrong shall receive their appropriate punishment.

Because I know these things my love, appreciation, gratitude and respect for Him grows more and more every day.

Truly all love, glory, honour and respect belong unto Jehovah, Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit .

Jesus, you know what is best for me and I have total confidence in Your guidance. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

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I Devote Myself To

Today I devote myself to prayer.

To devote yourself means to make a commitment.

Right after I wake up very morning I devote myself to prayer.

To devote myself to pray and say good morning I love you to those that are nearest to my heart: Jehovah, Jesus and The Holy Spirit.

To devote myself for thanking them for watching over me while I slept.

To devote myself to thank them for a good nights sleep.

To devote myself to ask them for guidance throughout the day.

To devote myself to thanking them throughout the day for all the abundant blessings they give me both big and small.

To devote myself to praying to them and repenting when I do wrong and guide me on how to make it right if I have offended them or others.

To devote myself to praying to them and thanking them for walking with me through out the day.

I pray with complete confidence they enjoy listening to me and indeed answering me. I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray. Psalms 17:6 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation

So, for all of you that are curious why I am almost always happy ( even when it seems like everything is going to Hell in a hand cart ) , now you know the reason why.

Yes, there are times of sadness, pain and or fear but when I devote myself to talking it out with Jesus, He always blesses me with peace and confidence that everything is under His control. And, because He loves me, everything is going to be all right.

Why not give it a try every day for a month and see how much your life transforms for the better?

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May the Sunshine Of

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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Know That the Lord Has

Know that the Lord has set apart him who is God like for Himself. The Lord hears when I call to Him. Psalms 4: 3 The Holy Bible The New Life Version

Yes we have been set apart from the world to serve Jesus. We are His free will servants.

God like means we live, as best as we can, imitating Christs character in our daily lives because we love Him and worship Him. We are not perfect but our heart, minds and bodies are dedicated to Jesus and in service to Him.

So, of course, we who serve Jesus because we love Him and respect Him, when we call out unto Him He not only listens but speaks back with us in return. It is a wonderful experience.

Those who are servants of the King always receive royal attention from Him when we call out to Him. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Melech Olam (Psalms 10:16 The LORD King Forever ) for the honour of being Your free will servant ( I serve You because I want to out of an act of love towards You ). Thank you that whenever this humble servant calls out to His loving Lord, not only does the Lord instantly listen but also send the appropriate help as well. Oh what a blessing it is to be a servant of Your my Love. It is in Your glorious name I give thanks. Amen

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I am as Sure As

 “I am as sure as I live that nothing is so near to me as God. God is nearer to me than I am to myself; my existence depends on the nearness and the presence of God.” Meister Eckhart


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Thank Him for Them.

There is no such thing as good luck, only Jehovahs good gifts. Thank Him for them. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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He Would Comfort Me With

I will never fail you. I will never abandon you. Hebrews 13:5 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation

This promise has brought light to my darkest days.

When I was planting trees, the camps were like Sodom and Gomorrah a lot of sex, drugs and booze. Their morals fit the description as well. That is why I camped outside of it. So many times there was such an overpowering feeling of loneliness and as if it was the world against me. Upon praying to my Beloved, He would comfort me with this verse.

The same was true in China where morals were considered stupid and for fools. This was true not just with most Chinese but with the majority of foreign teachers as well.

Then, there was the crucifixion. That is where whatever or whomever you love must have that love crucified. That does not mean you do not love them anymore ( although it may ) it means you do not put them above Christ. It was my most painful experience and it was when Christ softly whispered this verse in my ear that there was strength to carry on.

No matter what you are going through our loving strong Christ is walking through it with you. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Pyyrand (Jesus my best friend John 15:15 ) that You are the truest friend ever. You are always by my side through thick and thin. Through the sunshine and through the storms. I exalt You in Your loving name. Amen.

May you take comfort and gain strength that Christ is with you always.

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With Those Who Created It

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Psalm 19:1The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation

I do not know which place I love to sit with my Beloved Poppa, Jehovah, my most special friend, Jesus and my most amazing mentor, The Holy Spirit.

Have you ever laid in a tent in the desert at night when there is not a sound? The stars look so close it feels as if you can reach up and touch them.

Have you ever sat on the shore of an ocean and looked at the stars? It looks as if the night sky, the stars and the ocean all melt into one. It is an incredible sight to witness.

Have you ever sat in the forest at night in the winter when there is not a sound to be heard and gaze up into the night sky a been mesmerized by the stars incredible beauty? The only word I can ever say to describe it is Wow.

The thing that makes each of these majestic creations to awesome is that they are being share with the ones I love the most: Jehovah, Jesus and The Holy Spirit. It is the most loving, extraordinary escapade I have ever had.

I do not know which place I love to sit with my Beloved Poppa, Jehovah, my most special friend, Jesus and my most amazing mentor, The Holy Spirit but I do know that they are what makes it so special.

“The most universally awesome experience that mankind knows is to stand alone on a clear night and look at the stars.” J. I. Packer

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Immeka (Judges 6:12 The LORD Is with You ) for blessing me with so many opportunities to share special time with you in Your special places. I praise You in the name of He with whom I love to share time with in Your wonderful creation, Jesus Christ. Amen

May you be blessed with numerous opportunities to share in the wondrous beauty of the night sky with those who created it and that love you more than you can ever imagine. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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