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Blessing In Christ

By Dr. Charles A. Whipple, ©2003

Adoption * Sonship * Heirship
John 1:10-13
Galatians 4:1-7
Romans 8:14-19

Adoption (Greek: huiotesia) — “placing as a son”

  1. By adoption the individual has lost all rights to one’s old family and gained all rights of a fully legitimate son of God.

  2. By adoption the individual becomes heir to his new Father’s estate.

The Seed of Abraham is Christ. By adoption, we are joint heirs with the Father’s Son. So as the Father gives to Him, he is giving to us jointly.

  1. Through adoption all debts of the old former life are cancelled.

  2. Finally, in the eyes of the Law, the adopted child is literally and absolutely the son of his new Father.

As Christ was to His Father, we are to be as Christ to our new Father, a submissive son.

**The Covenant heirship places the individual believer in Christ
by adoption through the Holy Spirit.**

Sonship is completed in the Resurrection of the Believer, 1 John 3:2; Ephesians 2:4-7, 3:8-12.

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