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A Rich Inheritance

passing the batonIn Galatians the word “adopted” does refer to the privilege of being adopted by a father into his family and becoming a family member, but it also refers to the inheritance we have been adopted to receive. Eph.1:18 and Col.1:12 both speak of the richness of the inheritance we have been given by our Father. Our beneficent heavenly Father has a rich inheritance for His sons. He wants all His sons to receive the rich inheritance He has adopted them to function in.
(This is the fourth excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “Sons/Daughters of the Kingdom“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)


 

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Full Rights as Sons

FatherArmAroundSon1In the Bible, families are where rights, privileges and inheritances are distributed. The first-born son receives the double portion and inherits his father’s authority. Scripture shows us that Jesus is the “first born among many brethren”. (Rom.8:29) In God the Father’s family, all the sons have the inheritance of eldest sons. Gal.4:5— “so that He might redeem and liberate those who were under the Law, that we [who believe] might be adopted as sons [as God’s children with all rights as fully grown members of a family]. (Amp—Bible Gateway)  In the New English Translation it says, “so that we may be adopted as sons with full rights.”

(This is the third excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “Sons/Daughters of the Kingdom“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)