26. Making the dream a reality!

We now have some sense of what becoming a child of God is all about. The highest, grandest, most amazing purpose and destiny anyone anywhere in the universe could ever dream of, and yet this was not our dream, it is our Father’s dream! And because it’s His, He went about preparing all things necessary to make it a reality!

At this very point in our journey together, we have already given some steps in the direction that allows our Father to make us into his children: We have received the most important message of our existence; we have received the adoption of children, and with it, the right to be transformed into a son or daughter of God; we have received the creative word from our Father that has declared we are not born of blood, nor flesh, nor of the will of man, but we are born of God!; we have received Jesus as forgiveness and as the physical evidence of God’s promise to us: He is the model and manifestation of everything our Father has committed to make us into; and we have taken time to understand that it is on the foundation of a change of nature that we are made God’s children, we are made partakers of the divine nature! God’s very nature is to become all we know and exist within. All of our being will function “naturally” in God’s eternal, incorruptible nature: LOVE. This is WONDERFUL! But how exactly is this going to be accomplished?

Think with me for a moment who is in charge of making the dream a reality: The Creator of all that is and will be! The owner of Life itself! So what can we expect He has done to ensure the outcome of our adoption? An amazingly perfect plan with everything provided to bring it about! Remember the account of Earth’s creation? With the solar system in place, the time came when God determined to bring life to Earth and for that purpose He sent His Spirit to Earth and then begun speaking into existence that which we now see, feel and touch. As our scientific research has accumulated through thousands of years, we are beginning to see the pattern of life, the perfect order that rules the universe and all that exists even in the apparent chaos there is an order that rules it, the micro and the macro aspects of all that surrounds us. But then, there is us! A species unlike any other we know. Through the previous episodes you are now aware of the purpose behind it all and the absolute cost of making the dream possible: God’s own life! So having done all of that in order to create his own family, what is next in the realization of his will? The process by which it all comes together within each of his beloved adopted children: Transformation!

As children who have been re-born into the divine nature, we are now going to be taken one step at a time on the way that will bring us face to face with our Father, in the physical sense. It is a journey in which each of us will be cared for and served by God’s own Spirit. He is given to us as a downpayment by our Father so that we are never alone or uncared for. Please look at this amazing provision as declared in Ephesians chapter 1:

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.” (ESV)

This entire section of the Bible encapsulates all that we have learned to this point! You should take time to carefully analyze it’s content and see the confirmation of what God has committed to bring about in your life. Our focus will be in the last section. It states that “When we believed, we were sealed with the Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it” Do you see what is being stated here? GOD WANTS TO PROVE TO YOU AND ME HOW SERIOUSLY COMMITTED HE IS TO OUR ADOPTION! IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT FORGIVING OUR SINS AND SPARING US FROM DAMNATION, IT IS ABOUT COMPLETING THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH HE ADOPTED US: GIVING EACH OF US THE INHERITANCE HE HAS PREPARED!

Please take a moment to take in the wonder, the magnitude, the greatness of this commitment! And then, take in the fact that totally against human religious thinking, God is not asking that we prove ourselves to Him, but rather, HE IS PROVING HIMSELF TO US BY SEALING HIS COVENANT OBLIGATION TO US WITH HIS OWN SPIRIT WITHIN EACH RECIPIENT OF ADOPTION IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE OUR INHERITANCE UNTIL WE ACQUIRE POSSESSION OF IT!

This goes far beyond the mere action of adoption and re-birth. It goes to the fulfillment of the motive for which the adoption was initiated to start with. I just marvel at the wisdom and transparency of God as my Father! He didn’t just plan to adopt me, He planned to adopt me so that He could prepare me to receive the inheritance He has prepared for me, because that will ultimately fulfill his dream and be his greatest joy!

Who is the Holy Spirit? HE IS GOD! Our mind is not ready to understand this in a logical way, but God is ONE; He is the Father, He is the Son and He is the Holy Spirit. So who is going to be inside me to guarantee that I get to take full possession of the inheritance prepared for me? GOD IS! I love that! The one making the promise is the one who is going to not just stick by me, but BE IN ME until his promise is fulfilled! How different this is from human contracts. Humans say: contracts are made to be broken, laws are made to be disobeyed, etc. God says: HEAVEN AND EARTH WILL PASS AWAY, BUT MY WORD WILL NEVER PASS AWAY AND I AM HERE WITHIN YOU TO STAND BY WHAT I HAVE PROMISED YOU EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY, FROM THE INSTANT YOU RECEIVED MY PROMISE AND FOR ETERNITY, BECAUSE THAT IS HOW LONG IT IS GOING TO TAKE TO HAVE YOU TAKE POSSESSION OF ALL THAT I HAVE PREPARED FOR YOUR INHERITANCE!

Are you ready for this kind of commitment? Are you as serious about being made a son or daughter of God as He is? Are you willing to allow Him to bring about His dream to a full realization in your life? If your answer is YES, then consciously receive the Holy Spirit! Invite him to come live inside of you and give Him permission to do in you what He was sent to do: Transform you into a child of God!

Your life will forever be changed. No more emptiness, no more loneliness, no more shame, no more confusion, no more fear, no more impotence: God will serve you from here on as a loving Father, transforming your entire being and empowering you so that you can freely function in His nature and get to where you are able to take possession of the great inheritance he has prepared for millions of years so both you and Him can rejoice together!

See you in our next episode!

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