Romans 8:15 KJV
but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Promise #314: I have given you the Spirit of adoption so you can call Me Father.
His very presence in our lives is the sign that we belong to God. We have now been born again and are God’s children and part of His amazing family. The very Spirit of the living God resides in us and bears witness with our own spirit that we are heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus. The only appropriate response that we could possible have is to cry out from the core of our being the words ‘Abba, Father!’.
‘Abba’ is an Aramaic word which was the common language that Jesus spoke to the people in. It is the most simplest way that a child can call our to their father. In English terms, it would be like a like us calling out to our papa or daddy. Romans 8:15 tells us that because we have the spirit of sonship living in our hearts, we can call Almighty God our papa! There is no greater gift that He could have given to us, than the gift of His own life that now lives right in the center of our being.
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I remember as a little girl, praying to my “Papa,” as I had a dirty mean stepfather and didn’t know where my daddy was. Papa was there with me…all the time.
God is the only thing that really got me through all those rough times. I understand.