April 1, 2016
THE BEST YEAR EVER!
35 “Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:35-36 (NIV)
This is the best year ever, no fooling! It’s April 1st, known as April Fool’s Day. It’s a day to play jokes and pull pranks. I want you, however, to take time today to meditate on this truth. Jesus, by rising from the dead, forever released us from slavery, being chained to the law (context of John 8) to a permanent place of Sonship with Him and the Father – No Fooling!
It’s all indeed or should I say in the deed!!! Forever settled that you, child of God, are in the family of God as a Son of the Father. The blood did this for you. Signed by Jesus in his own blood and witnessed by the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus has given us the gift of no condemnation and “fixed” us in freedom; freedom in Christ Jesus (John 8:1-11). That is what being a son and belonging to it forever means. Your Daddy, Abba Father, can’t condemn you; won’t condemn you. His love for you is everlasting and now. So is your Sonship – forever. No fooling! It might seem like a dream, but it’s not, it’s a time for celebrating. This is what the Psalmist said: “It seemed like a dream when the Lord brought us back to the city of Zion (the Bride of Christ, Sonship). We celebrated with laughter and joyful songs. In foreign nations it was said, ‘The Lord has worked miracles for his very own.’ And so we celebrated because the Lord had indeed worked miracles for us.” This is the Best Year Ever – Really! – No Fooling! All purchased by His love and ….Love Never Fails!