SATURDAY, MARCH 9
Scripture: Ephesians 1:22-30
In Ephesians 1 as we read through the Sonship Gifts we find out what the stated purpose of those gifts is. In verses 22-30 we discover that we can have the same relationship with the Father that Christ had. We discover that the glory is what we are supposed to dwell in. We find out that the exceeding greatness of His power is freely given to us. Verses 22-23 say, “And He put all things under His feet and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” The church is defined as the fullness of Christ. The purpose of the Sonship Gifts is to bring us into adoption as sons in order that we will walk in all the fullness of Christ. That is the definition of the church. We must ask ourselves, how are we doing in that category? Are we there? Are we close? How are we doing? What needs to happen to get us there? As we walk through each Sonship Gift and become established in it, the understanding of adoption frees our conscience to represent our Father in the fullness of Christ. Fulfilling our assignment that was given at creation before time began is the ultimate purpose. What a blessing! No wonder we need to fully believe and unquestionably accept these nine gifts. This is our future and the key to it!