15 You received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” (Rom. 8:15)
The Spirit of adoption a name Paul calls the person of the Holy Spirit. He is also called the Spirit of comfort, truth, hope, holiness, conviction, power, etc. These various names of the Holy Spirit give us insight into how He ministers to us as believers. As the Spirit of adoption, He reveals the glory of our position as adopted sons and daughters. He makes known to us of the truths and benefits of being adopted by God. Being adopted speaks of a legal position of privilege in which the child became an heir of the family name, resources and estate.
By our new position as adopted children we have access to the Father’s heart in a unique way. The Spirit reveals that we can encounter God’s heart as our Abba. The “Abba revelation” empowers us to endure difficulty and to reject Satan’s accusations.
The measure of the Father’s love for Jesus is the measure of His love for us. This is the ultimate revelation of our worth. It gives every believer the right to view themselves as “God’s favorite”.
23 That the world may know that You…have loved them as You have loved Me. (Jn 17:23)
The Father feels about you in the same way that He feels about Jesus!!!!! He will not increase in His love for Jesus nor will He ever love anyone more than He loves Jesus. Therefore, since He loves you in the same way, He will never increase or decrease in the measure He loves you.
We ask the Holy Spirit to guide us into the truth about the Father loving us like He loves Jesus. I love to meditate on this reality and have the Spirit reveal it to me.
13 When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth… (Jn. 16:13)
Our lives are broken and unsettled without a “stabilizing anchor” until we know the embrace of the Father as our Abba. We need the assurance that we are enjoyed by God in our weakness.