Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Spirit of Adoption

Article by Stacey Eutin

O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him. Psalm 34:8 (AMP)

There have been many times that I understood exactly what Peter meant when he said, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words (the message) of eternal life.” (John 6:68 AMP)

Seriously, after you have experienced the goodness of God, nothing can compare.

When you thirst for Him, you seek Him, your appetite is for His Word. You fellowship with Him through His Holy Spirit. As a believer, we are given His Holy Spirit, to comfort us, lead us, and to teach us. There is a true freedom that comes with this fellowship.

It is liberating to know you are accepted by God, through Christ… and solely through Christ, not by anything you have done to earn it.

Because it stands to reason to say, since we have not earned our salvation through works, rules, good deeds, position, etc… it is safe to say, if we are in Christ, nothing can snatch us away.

Since man did not give us this freedom, man cannot take it away. 

We live in a performance based society. We are taught, if something seems too good to be true, then it probably is.

We are whipped by the task master that says, “More production! Work hard if you want to succeed! Climb over each other to get there first! There is a hierarchy to promotion.”

This kind of thinking has given way to distrust and paranoia. It has caused us to look at a simple gift and question it; there must be a catch somewhere.
But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? (Galatians 4:9 NKJV)
Christ came to do what the law could not do.

We would have never found freedom in the law. We would have been judged by the law, because the law is there to show us our great need for a Savior.

The law places us before the Judge, where by breaking one law we are guilty of breaking them all. It is impossible to be justified through the law.

The law does not justify, it convicts. It is a hard-nosed gate keeper. 

The good news is this,

"...when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba Father!” (Galatians 4:4-7 NKJV)
Do you truly understand what this means?

This means all that needed to be done has already been done.

When Christ said it is finished, the veil was torn, the gates were opened, and all who believe in Him can now enter in.

You do not have to go through man, tradition, ritual, repetitious mantra, or any other foolishness that means absolutely NOTHING! You do not have to suppose that anything you do, or what anyone else does, can possibly be more than what Christ has already done.


There will be those who come in and zealously court you. They have an anti-Christ spirit.

They zealously court you, but for no good; yes, they want to exclude you, that you may be zealous for them. (Galatians 4:17  NKJV)
Anything, and anyone, who raises itself up against God, is to be rejected.

Jesus came so we may be free. In freedom through Him, we are joint heirs with Him, and we have access to the Father.

A slave does not enter His courts. A stranger does not enter His courts. Only a son may enter His courts. We have been given full access to Him, the Father, whom we call Abba.

Because of Christ, He no longer sees only us, He sees His Son. So when we come to Him, He receives us. We call on Him, He answers.

Those who try to enter through works, they may knock, but He will say, “Who are you? I don’t know you.”
But to His children, He says, “Come! Enter into your rest.”


Pray with me:

Thank you, Jesus, for Your gift of salvation. Through adoption, I am Yours and nothing will change that. Now, Lord, it is by nothing I have done to earn this free gift, I ask You to guard my heart and my mind and continue to conform me into Your image, so the good works I do will be evident of my faith in You, so others may see the freedom I have in You and may they hunger for You and answer Your invitation to join in Your inheritance through adoption into Your family, through salvation found in no other but Your Son, Jesus. Amen
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This article written by guest blogger,
Stacey Eutin, Crooked Places Straight
I will go before you and level the mountains (to make the crooked places straight); I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut asunder the bars of iron.  Isaiah 45:2


My tent making skills are as an Organizational Development Consultant, but my calling is Evangelist. I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel the country and share His redemptive love. I met Jesus in my early thirties and my life has not been the same. The ministry He has given me is through spoken and written word, to lead the lost to Him, bring healing to the wounded, and hope for the hurting. You can learn more about me and Crooked Places Straight at  https://crookedplacesstraight.wordpress.com


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