"....if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you." - Romans 8:11
"For you have not received the spirit of bondage again in fear; but you have received the spirit of adoption whereby we cry, Abba Father...And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ..." - Romans 8:15,17
The Spirit brings us to a place where we see that we are sons of God -- not only sons but heirs, and not only heirs, but joint-heirs. If the Spirit of God that raised Jesus from the dead is in you, that power of the Spirit is going to quicken your mortal body and lead you to believe that you may lay hold of ALL the promises of God.
We see also the power of the Spirit in sonship in raising us up, and pressing us onward to translation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His CALLING on our lives.
The moment we come into the knowledge of Christ we are made an heir of heaven. By the Spirit, we are being changed into the image of the Son of God, and it is in that image that we can definitely look into the face of the Father and see that the things we ask for are done.
THE GLORY OF CHRIST IN US
"...we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is" (1 John 3:2).
It does not mean that we shall have faces like Jesus, but have the same Spirit. When they look at us and see the glory, they will say, "Yes, it is the same Spirit," for they will see the luster of the glory of Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit is working in us and bringing us to a condition where we know He is doing a work in us. God wants us to be so filled with the Spirit, and walk in the Spirit, that while we live here on earth our heads will be right up in heaven so that each day may be the day we go up with Him.
HIS SON IN ME
If you stand on the truths that God has given, you will see how God will make everything move so that you may be conformed to the image of His Son.
"But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the heathen..." - Galatians 1:15,16
Before we were ever born He purposed in His heart to do mighty things in us. Are you going to refuse it, or are you going to yield?
1. If you yield, He will put in you a living faith, and you cannot get away from the power of it.
2. How amazing it is that we can be so transformed that the thoughts of Christ will be first in our minds.
3. How blessed that when everybody around you is interested in everything else, you are thinking about Jesus Christ.
RISING TO THE PLACE OF SONSHIP
It is the purpose of God that you should rise into the place of sonship. Don't miss God's PURPOSE for your life.
"...and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified" (Romans 8:30)
God wants to make of you the firstfruits, and separate you unto Himself. The glorification is still going on, and is going to exceed what it is now.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY