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The Family of God

The scriptural basis of our adoption into the Family of God and the implications of that act.

Believer Adopted Into the Family of God

De. 14:2  “For thou art a holy people unto the Lord they God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.” (Isaiah 43:1) (1 Peter 2:9)

Is. 63:16 “Doubtless thou art our Father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not; thou, O Lord, art our Father, our redeemer, thy name is from everlasting.”

John 1:12 “But as many as received the spirit of Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.”

Romans 8:15 “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”

2 Cor 6:18 “And I will be a father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”

Gal 3:26 “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Jesus Christ.”

Gal 4:5 “to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of the sons.”

Gal 4:6 “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His son into your hearts, crying Abba, Father.”

Ephesians 1:5 “having predestined us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.”

Spiritual relationships within the Family of God

Obedience secures the benefits of;

Mt. 12:50 “For whosoever shall do the will of My father which is in heaven, the same is My brother, and sister and mother.”

Lu. 8:21 “And He answered and said unto them, My mother and My brethren are these which hear the Word of God and do it.”

Heirship with Christ entailed in our adoption

Romans 8:17 “And if [you are adopted as] children, then [you are also] heirs, heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.”

Romans 9:26 “And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it said unto them, “Ye are not my people;” there shall they be called the children of the living God.”

All Barriers broken down

Ephesians 2:19 “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and of the household of God.”

Children of God within the Family of God

Mt. 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.”

Luke 20:36 “Neither can they die anymore; for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.”

Romans 8:16 “The spirit itself beareth witness to our spirit, that we are the children of God.”

Romans 8:21 “Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”

Heirs of God once Adopted into the Family of God

Romans 8:17 “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if so that we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified together.”

Galatians 3:29 “And if be ye Christ’s then they are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.”

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

Titus 3:7 “that being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

Hebrew 1:14 “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation.”

Hebrews 6:17 “Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath.”

Your faith-filled, grace-filled sister in Jesus Christ.

Susan Atkins-Whitehouse




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