When Jesus was conducting His earthly ministry. He manifested authority. This authority was manifested in the way He cleansed the temple; in the way He forgave sin; and, in His healing of the man with
It is wonderful to know that we are God’s and to realize the blessedness that is ours because of it. God chooses us to be members of His kingdom not only so that He might
Missionaries are very often discouraged on the mission field. Unfriendly governments sometimes put obstacles in their way. Some people are unresponsive, and often the behavior of people thought to be converts to Christ is disheartening.
The giving to any one the name and place and privileges of a son who is not a son by birth. “(1.) Natural. Thus Pharaoh’s daughter adopted Moses (Ex. 2:10), and Mordecai Esther (Esther 2:7). “(2.) National. God adopted Israel (Ex. 4:22; Deut. 7:6; Hos. 11:1; Rom. 9:4). “(3.) Spiritual. An act of God’s grace by which he brings men “into the number of his redeemed family, and makes them partakers” of all the blessings he has provided for them. Adoption represents the new relations into which the believer is “introduced by justification, and the privileges connected” “therewith, viz., an interest in God’s peculiar love (John 17:23;” “Rom. 5:5-8), a spiritual nature (2 Pet. 1:4; John 1:13), the” possession of a spirit becoming children of God (1 Pet. 1:14; 2 “John 4; Rom. 8:15-21; Gal. 5:1; Heb. 2:15), present protection,” “consolation, supplies (Luke 12:27-32; John 14:18; 1 Cor.” “3:21-23; 2 Cor. 1:4), fatherly chastisements (Heb. 12:5-11), and” “a future glorious inheritance (Rom. 8:17, 23; James 2:5; Phil.” 3:21).
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