"And you also were included in Christ when you head the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Having believed in Him you were marked in Him with a seal, the Promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession –to the praise of His glory." Ephesians 1:13 -14
Fam, the battles will come and go, and the enemy will try to tell you that 'you're not Saved' or 'you're alone in all this', and any other lie that he can conjure up to help you lose hope. But we know that there is always hope. In Christ Jesus, there is always hope. Amen.
We are promised in His Mighty Word, of who we are, and WHOSE we are. He shows us when we're lost, and when we are tired, that we are His, Predestined, Saved, Loved, and having believed in Him, MARKED, for life. Not for now, but life. WE are His :) Amen!
"He chose us in Him before the creation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight." Ephesians 1:4
He chose us in Him, and in Him alone.
"In LOVE He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will" -Ephesians 1:5.
When people are adopted, it is impossible to un-adopt them. It's not even legal to do that.
Adoption means that He can't give us up. Ever.
So you think, why isn't He here then?
I assure you, He also hears your cries.
"The Lord is King for ever and ever, the nations will perish from His land. You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more" Psalm 10:16-18
You are protected. Your Father is your protector, your voice, your portion and your strength.
I had been through a storm, and my Abba wanted to remind me that I was His, and I need not believe the lies of the enemy. At times we may not feel Him, but He is still there. It's not based on feelings, but really knowing who our Abba is. Who He says He is, and how He faithfully continues to show us this by reaching out to us everyday. During a storm we can often forget this because we are caught up in the moment.
As I read this verse the other day, I felt my Abba say to me: "I adopted you when you were 19"
(As some of you may know, I became a Christian at 19).
Friend, you were forever welcomed into the family of God when you became a Christian, the heavens celebrated like no other, and nothing, no one, no circumstance, can ever take that way. Remember whose you are and that you are forever is.
"I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand"
Is a girl who fell deeply in love with Jesus,