Monday, 20 January 2014

Grace Notes - Mark 14:36

Mark 14:36 "And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt."

It is almost too good to be true, that God should welcome me into his family as a joint-heir.  All the privileges of sonship have been bestowed on me.

Just like any natural son, I have the same DNA and blood flowing through my veins. If you were to open me up and dissect my spirit it would have the fullness of Christ grafted into it.

Nothing can separate me from the love of Christ, because Christ is eternally interwoven into my spirit and when God looks at me he sees Christ in me.

As Andrew Wommack explains Jesus purchased us from the depths of sin so we could reign with Him in fullness of life, right here, right now all by his wonderful grace.

Although God was referred to as our Father in the Old Testament, Jesus' frequent use of this title brought a whole new understanding of our relationship with God. Jesus referred to God as His Father, and He spoke of God as being our Father as well. This infuriated the religious Jews of Jesus' day who considered it blasphemy to call God their Father, because they understood that to mean they were equal with God.

We are instructed to call God our Father, revealing the kind, gentle, loving nature of our God. The term "Abba" is an affectionate term that a young child calls his father, which corresponds to our term "daddy." It is a term used to express intimacy and affectionate fondness. It removes the idea of God as a strict judge and carries the image of Him as a loving Father who cares, understands, and is our best friend. "Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God" (1 Jn. 3:1).

We are sons of God by adoption. Jesus was the Son of God by nature. As Jesus said to the Jews, ye are of your Father the devil (Jn. 8:44; Eph. 2:3).

However, Jesus purchased us and made us adopted sons of God.

We are not just heirs, we are joint-heirs with Christ. To think that we share equally with the one who has inherited everything God is, and has, is beyond comprehension.

1 comment:

  1. if the role of joint heir with christ does not just gobsmack you and hurt your mind in how that could even be...i dont know what will...


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