What Does This Mean? | August 2015
There was no sickness, pain or death in the Garden of Eden. Yet that is certainly not the case for us now! In Paul’s words, ‘creation has been subjected to futility’. Rom 8:20. This situation was triggered when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and took the whole human race into sin and independence. Every day, the world experiences ‘futility’ in the form of suffering, sickness, fear and death. God subjected mankind to futility in hope, so we could ‘be set free from its slavery into the freedom of the glory of the children of God’. Rom 8:21. His plan is not just for suffering to cease. He wants to deliver us into the kind of sonship that will never again fall. In fact, He has provided everything we need to grow to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Wednesday | 02 September 2015
In his letter to the Ephesians, the apostle Paul proclaimed that the Father predestined us to adoption as sons, through Jesus Christ, before the foundation of the world. According to the Father’s will, the promise of adoption was given to Abraham. This promise gave Abraham the hope of sonship and he believed in that hope. This was true for all the Old Testament saints. A spirit of adoption rested upon them and they lived by faith as the substance of things hoped for. However, they did not yet possess the adoption. Paul was clear that the adoption was not available for mankind until the work of redemption on the cross was complete. He wrote to the Galatians, ‘When the fullness of time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under law, so that He might redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive adoption as sons’. Once a...
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Our Common Salvation
This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. 1Jn 5:6-8.
The Mysteries of the Kingdom of God
To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like… A sower who went out to sow - A mustard seed - A treasure hidden in the field - A dragnet cast into the sea - A king who wished to settle accounts - A man who had a fig tree in his vineyard.
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Restoring My Soul | Free Christian Daily Devotions
'Restoring my soul' is a monthly daily devotional guide produced by Restoration Publications. The title is taken from the well-known words of the psalmist, ´He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name´s sake´. Psa 23:3. This verse beautifully portrays a vibrant devotional life. The purpose of the devotional guide is to help individuals and families digest the word of God in daily portions.
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