When I sit back and think of the goodness of Jesus, and all that he’s done for me, then I want to go read about how the Father gave me the means to keep that goodness going while I am still here on the earth. Ephesians 1:3-5, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.” Did you read that? Man-O-Man; or Woman-O-Woman, I sometimes can hardly believe what has happened to us by Jesus: We were predestinated unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to the Father. What’s up Father? I am home. Now in case some may be stuck on that predestination stuff, let me make it clearer. The Father just simply made it as part of his Will how he wanted it to be with us, way before it would be. The Father just knew what he wanted, and then when the time came, he sent his truth, Jesus, to make it happen. And that was it: this is theoretically, spiritually, how the Father rolls all the time. Oh, the theoretically part, he has to now take in account of the new addition to the spiritual mix: man. Yeah, man doesn’t quite yet walk out that truth like Jesus did; but hey, Jesus is Jesus. Now we can’t let the Father hear us make excuses, for he has given us the clearance that we need to work out that in which we are called to walk out also. The Father understands that we are not Jesus, and he also understands that he did not put on us the load in which Jesus had to walk out. So let’s get busy working on what we were called to walk out. How Did You Get Clearance? Paygrade Is Co-Heir!
Oh, I see it now. It is exciting reading about how we are adopted sons and all to the Father, but what does it mean that we have been given the clearance to walk it out? Yeah, I see your point. Well, let’s do some more reading to get the clearance part cleared up, now that we have the predestination part all cleared up. Galatians 4:6-7, “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” So now we are sons, and we are an heir of God because of the predestination of us to be adopted children to the Father has happened as the Father Wilt; and because we are adopted, the Father had to send forth the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Therefore, we are now able to call on Father in the way we need to at those crucial times in order to walk out the truth as Jesus would do. You see it now? Once Jesus had walked out the truth for us to become children of the Father through adoption, we were no longer servants; and we became both sons and heirs of God. This moved us to a whole new level to do things as a son in which a servant could never do. And because we are heirs of God, we are now cleared to have access to all the things of the Father just like Jesus: now joint-heirs with Jesus. I like the joint-heir part over the co-heir part: co-heir is more of a right of being a child of the parent that comes with receiving Jesus into your life as your savior; however, joint-heir is knowing that you need your relationship with Jesus, and jointly, the two of you will walk out the truth. Now that we have been cleared from the classification of a servant, and into that of a son, making us an heir of God; our paygrade is now co-heir! So yes, we have all that we need now to walk out the truth of the Father in which he has given to us. The one thing that really elevates our paygrade to joint-heir is our ability to join in with the Spirit of the Son in our hearts so that we will know how the apples from that tree would respond since we are adopted. We don’t want to miss a move simply because we don’t have the DNA for it: it is by the Spirit of his Son being sent into our heart, will we know that this is how an apple from that tree keeps close to the tree. So go, for you have been cleared to walk out the truth of the Father given to you. How Did You Get Clearance? Paygrade Is Co-Heir!
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.