I had started looking at the spiritual blessings listed in Ephesians that God has already given us through Jesus, and I am returning to that today.
One of the most wonderful benefits of coming to Christ is that we come into God’s family.
Once we are believers God calls us His children.
He says we are adopted into His family.
Once adopted children have the same rights and privileges of ‘natural’ children, they are no different in the eyes of the law.
Adopted children have the same inheritance rights for example, just as if they had been natural born children.
This is a wonderful truth for the born again believer.
It is God’s pleasure; it is His will, for us to come into the family of God upon salvation.
What a truth!
If you have put your trust in Jesus and become born again you are now a son of the Living God, with the same rights and privileges of any son.
God now looks upon you as a son, in the same way that he looks upon Jesus.
That is what Paul is telling the Ephesian church in verse 5 and that is what we are being told today.
Paul wrote to the saints in the church and we are saints in the church, so this verse is for us!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you lord that I am now your son, your adopted child and I am now in your family”.
Ephesians 1 v 5…..Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will