Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 … Joint Heirs With Jesus

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 106

Devotional Song: Go to this link …  Please go to this video link to see/hear the group, Avalon, singing Orphans of God, proclaiming the truth that in the adopted family of God, all are chosen, and there are no orphans, no rejects, and all are loved! … And then to this link to hear a chorus singing the refrain of the old hymn The Family of God, proclaiming the reality that all who are covered by their faith in the blood of Jesus should revel in joy for being part of the family of God.

Highlight Passage – NKJV: Galatians 3: 26-27 … 4: 6-7 [NKJV] …  
3: 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. … 
4: 6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” 7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.  
Highlight Passage [Context] – NKJV: Galatians 3:26 – 4:7 [NKJV] … Go to this link  

Reference Passages #1: Colossians 1: 9, …12 [NKJV] …   
9 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it [i.e., the Gospel], do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; … 
12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 

Reference Passages #2: Philippians 1: 6 [NKJV] … 
6 … being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; …

My Journal for Today: This is Holy Week as I write this blog, being led by my Our Daily Bread devotional; and it’s an appropriate reality to remember and celebrate that we, who’ve come in faith to receive the saving grace completed and offered by the blood of Jesus on the cross, are now adopted and are part of the family of God; and that not only that, but we are joint heirs with Jesus of His throne.

HOW COOL IS THAT, my dear fellow Christians??!!!

And so, … as we are going through this week of remembrance, closing out on the 40 days of Lent, let us rejoice in the reality that one day, in Glory, all who have received God’s saving grace are now fully part of His family; and He is bringing us to glory, being completed in Him (see Philippians 1: 6 above) to share His throne as an adopted son (or daughter) of THE KING.

My friend, as the two songs to which I’ve linked you above proclaim, there are no orphans in the family of God; and anyone who has received the saving grace from the covering blood of Jesus from His sacrifice on the cross will inherit all that His glory will bring in heaven.

Do I sense a resounding “HALLELUJAH!!!”

My Prayer for Today … Yes, LORD, for sure, hear my … HALLELUJAH!! that I am part of Your family and an heir to Your throne. Again, I say, HALLELUJAH!! … Amen   

Blogger Note: Everyday during this year, my daily devotional blogs are influenced by the reading and study of the online devotional blog entitled Our Daily Bread [TGIF], distributed online via email by RBC Ministries. If you GO TO THIS LINK  on the date of my blog, you’ll find a link to read the Our Daily Bread blogs; or you can subscribe to the blog via email at that site. 

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