“For ye have not recieved the spirit of bondage again to fear, but ye have recieved the spirit of Adoption, whereby we cry Abba Father.” Romans 8:15
“And he [Jesus] said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.” Mark 14:36
We learn here that when Jesus was in great agony in Gethsemane, He prayed for relief from the burden that was to crush Him. He did not address God as “OUR FATHER” as He had when He taught His disciples how to pray. This time He prayed “ABBA Father” using an Aramaic term that expresses intimacy and very close and personal relationship. It was “My Father” much like someone might say “Papa” or even “Daddy” today.
When we receive the genuine baptism of the Holy Ghost, He works in us in many ways. One such way is by the “Spirit of Adoption.” He works to bring us to that same closeness, that ONENESS that Jesus enjoyed with His ABBA.
He is also bringing us into mature “SONSHIP” as we allow Him to teach us what we need to know, through our experiences and trials in life! With “SONSHIP” comes responsibility to reflect His character in all things! He also releases to us more authority, by the Holy Spirit to accomplish even the IMPOSSIBLE for the sake of His Kingdom.
Revelation, Chapter 5 #1
June 11, 1961 · Rev. William Branham
Now we have the earnest of our inheritance! Oh, my! What do we have? We have the evidence that God lives. We have the evidence that God is with us. We have the evidence that God has not forsaken us, that we are His and He is ours, because we (in our bodies), we now tabernacle the Holy Spirit of God that cries out, “Abba, Father.” And there’s nothing can ever take that away. We are anchored in Christ.
I am blessed to call Him, my Abba!