Who does God say I am (Redeemed, an Heir, His Child)?

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. Galatians 4:4-7

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: Ephesians 1:5,7,11

Did you know that most words have more than one meaning? Like toast. A word as simple as toast can mean 3 different things in the English language. One meaning of toast is bread that has been browned. Second meaning of toast is extinguished, taken care of, dead. Third meaning is to raise a glass in recognition or in well wishes of. In the English language we know the difference by how the word is used in a sentence (context). What I find amazing about the Hebrew and Greek language is the difference is known by the way it is spelled. Every meaning of toast has a little different spelling to it. So, unless we read Hebrew or Greek and understand it how are we to know the definition in English? These two languages are not written so there are context clues to help us figure it out. It’s written plain and straight forward. The only way we would know the meaning is to look it up. As the KJV bible was written close to its original text, we find that we cannot just take the meaning of a word and apply it to the English definition. If we do this, we can be misled in what the Lord is trying to say. Its important to search the Hebrew meaning to words when we study the Bible. This is one reason why there are so many translations. With every translation we find scholars trying to take the Hebrew and Greek languages and translate them into English meaning. This is just one picture of how language works and impacts our understanding. With this knowledge I want to share with you how God sees us as He has supplied in His word by researching the Hebrew definition.

Redeemed, an heir, his child. Oh, how sweet that sounds in the English language, so let’s see what it means in the Hebrew. Using the verse above let’s define these words. “Redeem”, means to buy up that is ransom, to rescue from loss. “But a son”, means kinship (blood relationship). Lastly, “Heir”, means to partitioning by apportionment (assigning, allotment). As a child of God, a believer in Him. God sees you as redeemed and paid in full. A son that shares His blood, and has been granted and assigned a place in heaven with Him! Wow! That makes our English definitions look small in comparison. We are not just forgiven, and gonna spend our life in heaven. We are free! Our account has been settled and we have been rescued and not accounted as a loss, we are filled with Jesus blood, not the blood we are born with, and we have been allotted a piece of heaven to call our own!!! In this world in order to be an heir, you must go through a line of succession. Whoever has the closest blood relation to the king (or one passing) goes next in line for the inheritance. In Gods kingdom, once we ask for forgiveness and confess he is Lord, then we each have an equal share of His inheritance. An equal share of Jesus redeeming blood running through our veins, and we all have a direct line to God’s kingdom and his everlasting inheritance. This is how God sees us. Not as sinners, a lost cause, not worthy of love! This is what Satan wants us to believe, but this is how God truly sees us!!! You are washed with His sons blood, paid for and forgiven, an adopted son of Jesus Christ and heir to His kingdom!

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. Titus 2:13-15

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