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Adopted Into The Family Of God

posted May 23, 2014, 11:16 PM by Risen Christ   [ updated May 23, 2014, 11:18 PM ]
25 May 2014 ( 6th Sunday of Easter )
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After the fall of man, God sent Jesus into the world to re-establish ties with man. Jesus had come clothed in human flesh; he was vulnerable and his reach was limited. Now as Jesus was going back to the Father, he was giving his disciples the assurance that he was not abandoning them. Jesus will send the Holy Spirit who is powerful and not physically limited as he was as a man. Since the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and Jesus, only those who have accepted Jesus in the first place would recognise and accept the Holy Spirit. Jesus had said that he is in the Father and the Father is in him, and that they are one. Jesus also said that if we obey his commandments we are in him (think of the imagery Jesus gave of him being the vine and we the branches). So by extension, we are also in the Father! What a privilege! We were mere mortals, and now we had been adopted into the family of God!