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Heirs of God   8 comments

Heirs of God

Above:  Part of the Original Text

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Rom. 8, 17

I.

By repentance of faith we are born into the kingdom of God–become “sons of God” (1 Jno. 3, 1-2).  “Thou art no more a servant but a son” (Gal. 4, 7).

II.

Now we have the rights of a son and are so treated–an “heir of God.”  What treasures God has to bestow upon us.  We are to enjoy him, our God and Father.  How glorious is our heritage!

III.

“Joint heirs with Christ.”  We are to share with Christ the treasures that are his by virtue of his Sonship.

(1)  The love of God–may feast on it as did our Lord.

(2)  Life in its fullness, “abundantly.”  God’s grace encircles life so much, and is sufficient for all our needs.

(3)  The Holy Spirit to dwell within and to guide and aid us.  It was by his help Jesus cast out demons and labored so helpfully.

(4)  The glories of the eternal world.  “All that I have is thine” (Lk. 15, 31b).  The right of the inheritance is thine” (Jer. 32, 8).  You and I inherit a farm.  I can’t say this field is mine and that yours.  Both alike own it and share it.  All alike belongs to Christ and us.

Shall we not enter upon our inheritance and enjoy it?

“As many as received him to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.  Which were born…of God.” (Jno. 1, 12-13)

“Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God….Beloved now are we the sons of God” (1 Jno. 3, 1-2)

“And if children then heirs; heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him that we may be glorified together.” (Rom. 8, 17)

“And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.” (Gal. 3, 29)

“Wherefore thou art no more more a servant, but a son, and if a son then an heir of God through Christ.”  (Gal. 4, 7)

“That the Gentiles should be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel.” (Eph. 3, 6)

“That being justified by his grace we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3, 7)

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Galatians   1 comment

Galatians

Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)

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Chapter 2:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/dead-yet-alive/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/the-sufficiency-of-the-bible/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/14/the-indwelling-christ/

Chapter 3:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/be-filled-with-the-spirit/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/heirs-of-god/

Chapter 4:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/heirs-of-god/

Chapter 5:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/regeneration/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/dead-yet-alive/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/subjection-of-the-body/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/intemperance-a-sin/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/devotedness-to-christ/

Chapter 6:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/regeneration/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/my-brothers-keeper/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/the-branded-servant/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/sowing-and-reaping/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/yield-not-to-discouragements/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/cast-thy-burden-upon-the-lord-and-he-shall-sustain-thee/

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Be Filled With the Spirit   3 comments

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Above:  St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dunwoody, Georgia, May 27, 2012 (Pentecost)

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Eph. 5, 18

1.  The Spirit promised by Christ as in John 16, 7-14.   This is his administration.

2.  A person, conscious being.  We are conscious of personalities, hence we realize his presence–a reality.

3.   He convicts of sin.  Has appeared to bring salvation to all.

4.  Revealed God to the soul.  Whereby we cry, “Abba, Father.”  The only divine agent used in leading us to God.

5.  Dwells in the Christian heart.  We are his temple.  If any man hath not the Spirit dwelling in him he is none of his.

6.  Our Guide into all the truth.  Testifies to us of the truth.

7.  Our power for good.  The soul’s power is in him & from him.

8.  Is received through faith.  Galatians 3, 13-14

9.  Be filled with the Spirit.  Let the intoxication he produces be your inspiration.  Let him permeate the whole being, and dominate your whole life.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT