Legitimately, you are my Father

Heb. 12:5  And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks unto you as unto children, My son, don’t despise the chastening of the LORD, nor faint when you are rebuked of Him:
6  For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.
7  If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father doesn’t chasten?
But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are you illegitimate, and not sons.

This morning i was praying thru the Lord’s prayer, as i nearly always do, and while calling on God as our Father // He is, for the purpose of intercession, our Father, and personally, my Father //  it struck me afresh concerning the weight, power and authority behind that claim, my Father. What a claim!

Then i thought of the legitimacy of this claim. It’s legitimacy rests wholly upon the virtue of the One who promised and upon the legitimacy of the once and for all sacrifice of the Son of God. If we are trusting in His legitimacy, and the legitimacy of His finished work of redemption on the Cross, then we are truly legitimate sons, not illegitimate sons, and our cry, Abba Father! and My Father!, legitimate claims to all that is Christ’s.

A man got into the wedding without a wedding garment on, and the King said, Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment? You are not here legitimately.  Matt. 22:12

We should know our legitimacy as sons : the basis for our amazing claim that God is our Father.

Re: //  Sorry, the brackets keys don’t work on the laptop i’m using.

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