John 1:11-12——- He came to what was His own, and His own people did not accept Him. But to all who received Him, who believed in His name, He gave power to become children of God.
How would you like to be the son or daughter of the most powerful Monarch in the world?
But most of us aren’t related to Kings and Queens! But the Bible speaks about another royal family!
Galatians 3:26 — For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
How can a nobody like me, become a child of God! Well, it says in the above scripture that it is by “Faith in Christ Jesus”.
So how does having faith in Christ Jesus make us a child of the heavenly king? And how can we understand this in a practical every-day way?
When God first created human beings, he made two perfectly happy and healthy people. Adam and Eve were part of the family of God in the heavenly paradise. But when they disobeyed God, they could no longer enjoy their heavenly home, because of their sin, a large, black gulf was made between the human family and God.
Isaiah 59:2 —- But your iniquities have separated between you and your god, and your sins have hid his face from you…
But, aren’t we glad things didn’t end there! Just think for a moment of what Jesus went through when He left his royal palace in heaven and forsook all of the glories of His heavenly home to come down to this dark sinful world. And how He battled with Satan and conquered him! And lived, a perfect life gaining victory over sin. And how much anguish and pain He endured as He chose to take all the sins of the world upon himself, and die on the cross. What matchless love He has! And Why? What was the purpose of all this?
Jesus did all this so that you and I could be reunited with God, so that by FAITH in Jesus (or by trusting in Him) we can confess our sins and have them forgiven so that we can once again, be a child of God!
Romans 5:19 —- For just as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.
We are sinners because ofAdam’sdisobedience, and are headed for eternal condemnation. But if we are in Christ by faith in His sacrifice on the cross, we are free from sin and death and will reign in life through Him, because Christ’s gift is greater than Adam’s sin.
EMPTY YOURSELF AND LET GOD FILL YOU.