KNOWING OUR LORD!

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“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days HE HAS SPOKEN TO US BY HIS SON, WHOM HE APPOINTED 1HEIR OF ALL THINGS, and THROUGH WHOM ALSO HE MADE THE UNIVERSE.” (Heb. 1:1-2)

[God speaks to us by His Son our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, who is the heir- 1klēronomos: the inheritor or possessor of all things, the creator of all things!]

“…to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, BY WHOM ARE ALL THINGS, and WE BY HIM.” (1 Corin. 8:6)

[In the beginning was the word…that’s who Jesus was known as in the beginning THE WORD OF GOD, then the Word was made flesh, but while He was the Word, God spoke and the Word went forth and all creation took place!]

“…we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor…For it became him, for whom are all things, and BY WHOM ARE ALL THINGS, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” (Heb. 2:9-10)

[We are so honored and blessed to be called the sons of God, not only are we His sons (and daughters) but:“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that WE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN. Now if we are children, then we are heirs–” (Rom. 8:16-17)

[Abba, Father. Abba is a Syriac word meaning father or my father; patēr, a Greek work for Father; and why both, Abba, Father? Because Christ said so in this prayer…] “Abba! Father! All things are possible for You…” (Mark 14:36) 

“For those who are led by the Spirit of God ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received BROUGHT ABOUT YOUR ADOPTION TO SONSHIP. And by him we cry, Abba, Father.” (Rom. 8:14-15)

[Glory, we are children of the Lord God Almighty!!!]

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And THAT IS WHAT WE ARE! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM, FOR WE SHALL SEE HIM AS HE IS.” (1 John 3: 1-2)

THE SPIRIT HIMSELF TESTIFIES WITH OUR SPIRIT THAT WE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN. NOW IF WE ARE CHILDREN, THEN WE ARE…JOINT OR CO-HEIRS WITH CHRIST!

-Bill Stockham