Understanding the Spirit of Adoption
Romans 8:15 - “For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”
It is tragic, but many will never accept their sainthood. A while back, it was in vogue for believers to make comments like “I'm saved, but I'm not a Christian.” Then the person would explain, “Well, I'm not worthy to call myself a Christian because I 'm not living like one.” Let me nail this down for you. Have you believed upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and repented of your sins? Have you called upon Him to save you from the judgment of hell? If so, then you are the next of kin to the Trinity. You are a child of the King! Since you are part of God’s family, Jesus is not only your Lord and Savior, but He is your Friend and Brother.
Have you felt like you couldn’t call yourself a Christian because of your sin? Then get on your knees and repent of the sin of unbelief that keeps you from knowing you are a child of the King!