You’re an Heir [Part 2]


Are you ready for some good news?

You’re the heir of every spiritual blessing in Christ!

Today’s Text: “This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.” (Ephesians 3:6, ESV)

You’re no longer an orphan. It means that, in Christ, you have been adopted by God so that you could receive all the promises of God that were ever made to His people.

The Roman custom of adoption allowed a slave owner to adopt a slave as an heir of the estate. Once adopted, the new heir could never be made a slave again. (Check out today’s broadcast to learn more about this fascinating process). The debts of the former slave were dissolved and the newly adopted son became heir of the estate. Though a father could estrange a biological son, Roman law forbade the estrangement of an adopted son.

Once adopted, you belong to your father forever.

Spiritually, you haven’t just moved from being an orphan to being an adopted child. You have moved from being a slave to being the rightful heir of your Heavenly Father forever.

You cannot be unadopted or estranged.

All the debt of your sin has been cancelled and can never be brought up again. You have a whole new family. The old is gone. The father of darkness has no claim on you. You are no longer a slave to sin. You belong to God and now have access to His whole estate. But the Father isn’t just legally committed to you, He is also in love with you. His entire being is committed to your welfare. He chose you in Christ before the foundation of the world. You’re loved forever. And that’s the gospel!

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