MONDAY, APRIL 1
Scripture: Ephesians 1:5, 22-23
In Ephesians 1:5 we are told, “having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,…” Divine purpose progressively unfolds in the Sonship Gifts. First God chooses us for His family and purpose. In step one, we acknowledge and identity the purpose. In step two, He declares us holy, allowing the Holy Spirit to indwell us as His temple. In step three He declares us blameless, qualifying us to take our place in His family. Four is our actual legal adoption in heaven’s realm in the Father’s family. With the privileges come spiritual responsibilities. Adoption activates things in the realm of the Spirit. The Greek word here is huiothesia. It is a compound Greek word and starts with huios meaning ‘sons.’ Then thesia signifies to place the selection of sons where He wants them in their assigned calling and destiny. This is the goal of our adoption into our Father’s family. Once we embrace what the Father is offering we are adopted by Him and we become heirs. The covenants define our inheritance. Our adoption opens the door to our inheritance in Christ! It is time we started exploring our inheritance.