This beautiful sunrise greeted my husband and me as we walked home from the coffee shop earlier this month. Immediately, our minds went to that word-magnify. He is so much greater and so much more capable of handling the struggles of this life than we are. Indeed, we must stop feeling indebted to the “payback” mentality which ruled our flesh by fear. Instead, we must endure suffering as those with a great hope. This hope provides freedom from fear and promises the glory of God to show up in our lives. Why? Because we are His children. “Abba, father” literally means “daddy” or “Papa”. Which of you would give a snake to their child who asks for a fish? Even so the Father will provide the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him (see Matthew 7:9-11).
The trinity is one God (or being) with three persons: God the father, Jesus the son and the promised Holy Spirit, who work together in unity to provide everything the human condition needs. We can indeed approach the Father through the atoning sacrifice of the Son. Jesus, in turn, sends the Holy Spirit (when we believe) as a deposit, assuring us of our heavenly inheritance. Together, they provide our need for “family” fellowship even while we are in our earthly bodies. – Teresa #nocondemnation #lawoftheSpiritoflifesetsusfree #freedomfromthelawofsinandeath
Romans 8: 9-25 (ESV)
You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus[a] from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
Heirs with Christ
12 So then, brothers,[b] we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons[c] of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.