Spiritual Gifts part 83. Whoever loves the Father loves His child.

Rom 8:14-23; Luk 3:21-22; Heb 12:5-11; 1Jo 4:20-21, 5:1; 1Co 3:21-23.

ROMANS-201-110206 - length: 87:29 - taught on Feb, 6 2011

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John Farley
February 6, 2011

Spiritual Gifts Part 83: Whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.

The Doctrine of Adoption

huiothesia means God’s recognizing Church Age believers in that position as a child come of age, an adult son.

This will be consummated fully at the coming of Christ, when our bodies, redeemed and fashioned anew, shall be conformed to Christ’s glorious body.

Decreed or made certain in eternity past.

Decreed or made certain in eternity past.
Set in place at the moment of salvation.

Decreed or made certain in eternity past.
Set in place at the moment of salvation.
Completed and made evident at the Rapture.

EPH 1:5 He predestined us to adoption as sons [in the past - eternity past]

GAL 4:5 that we might receive the adoption as sons [now at salvation]

ROM 8:14 you have received a spirit of adoption as sons [now, looking back at the moment of faith]
ROM 8:23 waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons [future - at the Rapture]

The Old Testament does not speak of individual saints being adopted by God the Father.
Only the nation of Israel as a corporate entity is spoken of in terms of adoption.

Although Christ was elected, He was not adopted, having always been the Son who shared the Father’s nature and carried out the Father’s will.

In becoming the adult sons and daughters of God the Father, we do not become identical with the Lord Jesus Christ.

The father also has a right to discipline His sons (HEB 12:5-11).

The one adopted acquired a new status, privilege, and property that would not have been available under his old father.

In contrast, the saints have a new father who is unselfish, loving and caring and wants the very best for his sons and daughters, the believers.

Although believers are adopted into God’s family, the full realization will be enjoyed at the time of their resurrection (ROM 8:23).

We are members of a family, and we are to love the members of the family in the special way that our Father loves the members of this family, 1JO 5:1.

LORD’S Supper

Lighthouse Bible Church

February 6, 2011

So how could the promise of the Messiah springing from his seed be fulfilled if there were no heir?

Abraham was given a son, and the child grew to boyhood.

Then the day of testing arrived.

LUK 23:33
“And when they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.”

The burnt offering represents the concept of propitiation and how it takes a sacrifice—the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ.

As sins were all poured out upon our Lord, the justice of God the Father judged our sins being borne by Christ, and justice was satisfied.

The event would be a reflection of what God would do on that exact mountain hundreds of years later when He would sacrifice His own Son.

In this way, Isaac becomes a beautiful picture of the uniquely born Son of God, offering Himself for our sins on the Cross.

The wood represents humanity (1CO 3:12).
The fire represents wrath and judgment (NUM 11:1) The knife represents the crucifixion of fleshly desires (GAL 5:24).

Isaac took the wood because he represented the Lord, taking upon himself true humanity and being judged for our sins.

The lamb was not only provided by God, but it was also for God.

It is true that Christ died for sinners, but He first died for God!

Because of who and what You are Lord, get me out of the mess I’ve placed myself in!

Isaac’s willingness to be bound is a beautiful picture of the Son of God on the cross, bearing our sins.

The place, where Abraham offered Isaac, would be the place where Christ was crucified and where He will return; it is the location of the Temple as well.

Abraham is a type of God the Father who was willing to sacrifice his uniquely born son, Isaac (who is a type of the Lord Jesus Christ).

ROM 8:32
“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?”