Authority to become His children!
Bro. D.G.S Dhinakaran
Dearly beloved! When we accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour and pray to Him in faith, He gives us the authority to become His children “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” (John 1:12) “Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God…” (Ephesians 2:19). Some years ago, a pastor and his wife were living in a particular city, but they had no children. There was an orphanage near their home. They loved a little boy over there. The boy always used to be in their house. Suddenly the orphanage was shifted to another city. The pastor and his wife ran to that city and talked to the lady who was running the orphanage and adopted that child. When the child started calling them ‘Daddy’ and ‘Mummy’ they felt very happy. When they died whatever they had was inherited by this orphan boy. Today he is a mighty pastor just like his father.
This is what God has done for us by shedding His blood on the cross and has adopted us as His own children (I Corinthians 6:20). Filling us with the Spirit of adoption, He accepts us as His own son/daughter (Romans 8:15). So, when you come to the cross and say, “Jesus! You shed Your blood for me, please take me as Your son/daughter,” He forgives our sins and would say, “You are My son by adoption; you are My daughter by adoption.” Then we would be able to call Him “Abba, Father”. You will never feel lonely thereafter. He gives you the power to become His own son and daughter. When you thus get attached to God, He will look after you. Dearly beloved! Your Heavenly Father shall accept you as His own child and bless you with the authority of a child. The Bible says, "For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father" (Romans 8:15). So you need not fear at all. Just tell Him, "Lord, please give me the authority to become Your child today". When someone adopts a child, that child calls him as "Daddy" with authority. God has not given us the spirit of bondage, but the spirit of sonship whereby we are His own children. The Lord is granting you this authority today. Cry out to Him. When you cry out to Him with great thirst, He shall grant you the authority to become His child. Be of good cheer!
Almighty God, I praise and thank You for the blessed privilege You have granted to me – the right to become Your child. Through Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ You have given me the authority to call You ‘Abba Father’. Help me to exercise faith in this divine relationship daily and receive Your immense grace and mercy which are new every morning. In the matchless name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.