For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” — Romans 8: 14–15
Let us allow ourselves to be led by the Holy Spirit in order to be perfected on the day of the Lord.Through the rebirth we have attained childhood in God and have been given the prerequisite for becoming a firstling. It is our goal to be numbered among the bridal congregation, that is to say,among the firstlings, at the return of Christ. To this end let us align our lives by Christ.In our words and actions it isto become clear that we are children of God.
Through the rebirth we have been granted childhood in God and have received the prerequisites for becoming a firstling. The spirit of bondage seeks salvation in the fulfilment of the Mosaic Law. The gospel teaches us that this is a fallacy. Children of God bear the Spirit of adoption, who has the following effects:
- He makes us peacemakers.
- He teaches us to love our enemies.
- He teaches us to distance ourselves from that which is unclean.
- He prompts us to proclaim the gospel.