The Right to Call God “Abba Father” is a Critical Benefit of AGAPE.
According to Ephesians 1:5 – He Predestined us for Adoption as sons through Christ after the purpose of His will, Even as he chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him in LOVE (AGAPE) (Ephesians 1:4).
It is life-changing to understand the full force of what it means to be able to call the One True God our “DADDY” and what it means to be Joint-Heirs with Christ.
Because of this our NEW Relationship with God, we know He no longer deals with us as servants, enemies or sinners; Instead as Legitimate SONS.
So we can approach this Holy God as Our Heavenly Father with “Boldness” (Hebrews 11:19) and “FULL Assurance of Faith” (Hebrews 11:22).
We have that Confidence because of the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit who “Bears witness with our Spirit that we are now Children of God, and if Children, then Heirs—Heirs of God and Joint-Heirs with Christ; For WE indeed suffered with Him, and are therefore Glorified Together with Christ” (Romans 8:16-17).
Romans 8:15 says that WE have “RECEIVED the Spirit of Adoption BY WHOM WE cry out “Abba, Father.”
What does “Abba, Father” Actually mean?
Abba is an Aramaic word which means “daddy” or “papa”.
When Adopted WE are His Children and He is our Heavenly Father.
This Relationship is Deeply Personal, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual – It Permits us to Actually call The ALMIGHTY GOD; THE CREATOR OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH; THE OMNI POTENT; OMNI PRESENT; OMNI SCIENT ETERNAL SELF EXISTING ONE “Daddy”.
Jesus at the Peak of His Weariness when he was going to die… Cried out “Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.”
“Abba.” Conveys a close intimacy that is reserved for parents and children.
Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem us from the law, that we might receive the “Adoption of Sons”.
Christ has “Redeemed from the law.”
Christ Satisfied ALL The Conditions of the law FOREVER – Hence “It IS FINSHED”.
He met its every demand.
Because ot this we are now sons.
The law can demand no longer from us.
WE ARE FREE !!!!
As sons; Positionally and Spiritually our NEW home is NOW Heaven; Physically I live on earth and heaven at the same time.
My life is Governed by the Constitution of Heaven.
Emotionally, I have an intimate relationship with “The Father of Fathers” illustrated by my Privilege of calling Him “DADDY.”
I NOW have His Peace, Joy, Love, Hope and GRACE.
Socially, I am a member of the household of God; I am a legit member of the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven.
I am ALREADY in Heaven; I LIVE in Heaven; Even as I am present here on earth.
Spiritually, I am One with Him; Through His Spirit that Dwells Within, Upon and With me.
His Spirit bears witness with my spirit (Romans 8:16) that I am His son — That I am a joint-heir with Jesus Christ.
Even though this may seem like an incomprehensible thought.
It’s the TRUTH.
Afterall WE shall Know the TRUTH and the TRUTH we Know Shall set us FREE.
Don’t Try to Comprehend or Understand this ADOPTION TRUTH Logically; For the Wisdom of God is foolishness to man.
His ways are past finding out; His Thoughts are Higher than ours, just as high as the heavens are far from the earth
JUST KNOW THIS ADOPTION TRUTH
ACCEPT THAT YOU ARE HIS SON AND HE IS YOUR DADDY
EMBRACE THE TRUTH AS A SON AND HIM AS YOUR DADDY
CELEBRATE THIS YOUR NEW STATUS
ENJOY ALL ITS BENEFITS.
The TRUTH is that WE Now have the same Standing with the Father as His own only Begotten Son does.
According to Galatians 4:6-7. Because WE are NOW SONS, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into Our Hearts, crying, Abba Father.
Wherefore WE are no more servants, but SONS; and if SONS, then HEIRS of God through Christ.
In just the same way as He sent His Son, God sent the Spirit.
His SPIRIT is Here on earth… HIS SPIRIT NOW DWELLS AMONG US…
Acts 1: 8. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Who is a True Witness?
“And it came about that for an entire year they met with the church, and taught considerable numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.” (Acts 11:23-26).
After having gone to Tarsus to get the new convert Saul, only recently a persecutor of the church himself, Barnabas returns with Saul and they work with the church at Antioch for a year.
What an encouragement it must have been for Saul, for most believers were still afraid of him. Later, Barnabas and Saul (soon to be known as Paul) will travel through Asia Minor together establishing many churches in many different cities.
It was during this year in which Barnabas and Saul are at Antioch that the disciples were first called “CHRISTIANS”.
The disciples were followers of Christ – Hence they were referred to as ones that had been with Christ.
A disciple of Jesus is happy to bear His name.
1 Peter 4:16. Though the enemies of Christ may speak the name with a sneer, disciples wear it joyfully. Not every believer becomes a disciple, but every disciple is a Christian (A witness – ONE WITH CHRIST).
“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12).
A TRUE WITNESS IS CHRIST LIKE….i.e HAS BECOME ONE WITH CHRIST BY ADOPTION…
HENCE EVERYTHING THAT IS CHRIST’S IS MINE ALSO …..
MORE SO AS WE ARE STILL HERE ON EARTH, WE HAVE THE INDWELLING AND POWER OF HIS SPIRIT WITH AND WORKING THROUGH US.
The SPIRIT of Sonship dwells in our mortal bodies…
YES GOD HIMSELF THROUGH HIS SPIRIT LIVES IN US.
God sends the Spirit of His Son into our hearts crying, “Abba, Father.”
The Lord’s Prayer Teaches us to Daily remember to Address Him as Our Father…
This is the model prayer.
WE should also allow the SPIRIT to pray for and through us, as he addresses the father on our behalf, Knowing his mind and Praying with and for us according to His Will.
As a Son, we should daily go to our Father with our needs.
In Heaven’s Economy, the Father is the “ADMINISTRATOR” and He DIRECTLY Receives our requests and PERSONALLY Sees to it that our needs are met.
Our needs are no longer met according to Earth’s Economy or Provision.
LET THIS TRUTH SETTLE IN YOUR SPIRIT!!!!!
Based on our SONSHIP Position and Inheritance We have now entered the Kingdom of God and Kingdom of Heaven respectively.
WE have ACCESS to ALL that is GOD’S and CHRIST’s.
AFTERALL WE ARE NOW SONS AND JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST.
We are His Ambassadors on Earth; Sent by Him to Represent Him.
So He MUST EMPOWER US AND GIVE US ALL THE RESOURCES AND TOOLS WE NEED.
Often times we try to do it in our own UNDERSTANDING, MIGHT and POWER.
TODAY SUBMIT TO THE POWER OF YOUR SONSHIP !!!
Be BOLD in prayer
Develop a Respectful Familiarity and Relationship with Your DADDY.
Be precise, deliberate and positive in your prayers.
Declare what you want …STOP talking and praying about what you don’t want.
Who are you praying to?
What is your relationship with him?
Who are you to Him?
Is that who Jesus was to Him?
Is He the same that Jesus prayed to?
Is that Who Jesus taught you to pray to?
Is that Who the Holy Spirit prays to when you haven’t the words?
DAILY (PER SECOND) ENGAGE WITH YOUR FATHER, AS A SON THROUGH THE SPIRIT WITH BOLDNESS, EXPECTATION, FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE – RECEIVE HIS PROVISION THROUGH GRACE – For this is your Entitlement.
Here are Some BENEFITS of being an ADOPTED SON of God.
Becoming a Son of God is the Highest Privilege and Honor that can be imagined.
It Gives you HONOUR; STATUS; JUSTIFICATION and GLORIFICATION.
Because of it we have a New Relationship with God and a New Standing Before Him.
We have UNFETERED AND DIRECT ACCESS TO GOD
Can you imagine having that Kind of Access to and Close Relationship with President Obama – USA; Goodluck Jonathan – Nigeria; David Cameron – U.K etc)
Because of our SONSHIP, God deals with us differently from how He deals with the rest of the world.
IMAGINE THE KIND OF RELATIONSHIP PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS WITH HIS TWO GIRLS (THAT’S HOW YOU ARE WITH GOD)
Being a child of God, adopted “through faith in Christ Jesus” is the source for our hope, the security of our future and the motivation to “walk worthy of the calling with which you were called” (Ephesians 4:1).
OUR FUTURE IS SECURE IN HIM.
OUR PURPOSE IS SURE.
OUR DESTINY IS SORTED.
WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN ALL WE NEED TO MAKE IT.
Being children of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords calls us to a higher standard, a different way of life and a greater hope.
WOW !!!! Just for the Right to be associated with GOD Affords us DIVINE GRACE and makes us UNTOUCHABLE…..
NOBODY can mess with us…Without first messing with Him.
God has our back ALWAYS !!!!!
He is Our ADVACATE; STAND BYE; PROTECTOR and KEEPER.
HE EVEN JUDGES ALL CASES IN OUR FAVOUR…
Afterall which earthly Judge will sentence His earthly son to prison or death..
Most earthly Judges will be Partial to their earthly Children and do EVERYTHING within their POWER to SAVE them.
As SONS; Whoever tries to Contend with us…Contends with God !!!!!!
We are VICTORIOUS In Him..for by strength shall no man prevail.
We are SIMPLY the APPLE OF HIS EYE !!!!!!!!
He has DIED Already for US…
He PAID the ULTIMATE PRICE for Our SONSHIP !!!!!
He will do NOTHING else !!!!
The rest is up to YOU and I.
Receive your SONSHIP by Faith in Him TODAY and EVERYDAY.
Whisper this Prayer.
ABBA FATHER I thank you for the Ultimate Price has been paid for me.
Christ Died with and for me.
He Resurrected the third day with and for me.
Right Now as a Son, I am in Him, With Him the Father and with and in Christ also.
The Spirit also is In me and works with me daily.
WE are ONE.
I am Sitted at God’s Right hand in Heaven where I Rightfully Live in Eternity.
I am God’s Son.
I Receive my Ambassador ship Mandate and Mantle
I Live in Heaven and visit earth daily
Now I have ALL Resources – Spiritual, Emotional. Mental and Physical to Succeed here on earth as His Representative as i do in Heaven
I am BLESSED With ALL Spiritual Blessings in the Heavenly Places in Christ Jesus.