THURSDAY, JUNE 7
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-4
Ephesians 1:3-4 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,…” The first Sonship Gift is that we have been chosen. God chose us and we finally said yes to Him, but He chose us first! He passed over many people to get to us! He has already judged us worthy to receive a Kingdom. God chose us, meaning we have been set apart for favor, the favor of the Most High! These blessings are ours in being chosen. The second Sonship Gift is that He has made us holy. Holy is the Greek word, hag-ee-os. Hag-ee-os means we are set apart and dedicated to God’s purpose. It is the quality of persons that can be brought near to God. The reason why God declared us holy is so that we could have the same quality of relationship with our Heavenly Father that Jesus had. We are brought near to fellowship with the Creator. That is absolutely essential! That is why this is a vital Sonship Gift.