March 22, 2024 – 03/22/2024  3 – Perfect Completion22 – Personal RevelationLuke 3:22 (NKJV): And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”


(On 3/14/2024, Part 1 of this devotion was posted. You can see it here.)

Ephesians 1:4-6 (NKJV) just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

Sadly, when many read Luke 3:22, there is a disconnect. Instead of hope and expectancy, they look at their life experiences, and it is through those lenses that they view themselves and our Heavenly Father.

Do you see yourself as an orphan or as an outreach recipient? Even though the Lord has invited you to come and sit at the table amongst a great company of believers, you may see yourself as uneducated, unqualified, and undeserving.

Truthfully, neither mindset equates with the assurance of Romans 8:14 NKJV – For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Forgive those who have genuinely rejected or hurt you. Repent of unforgiveness toward those who continue to love you despite your feelings of rejection and toward those who continue to hurt you. Unforgiveness grieves God’s heart.

Friends, you may have never heard your Father say that He loves you and that He is pleased with you.  I’m here to tell you that I carried both the orphan spirit and outreach recipient mindset, and when the Lord opened my eyes to this reality, it changed my life forever! He longs for you to rest, assured that you belong to Him.  The Lord declares His covenant promise to you )Deuteronomy 28:13). King Jesus wants you to know He has never left nor forsaken you. He has been with you the whole time. With all filters removed, obey and be faithful to what He has called you to do. Continue with the mission.

Declaration: Father God, cleanse me of my unbelief, doubt, and unwillingness to believe Your Love. You didn’t just send Your beloved Son to die for my sins but to be in right relationship with You. You always planned to adopt me to be joint heirs with Jesus. I lay down everything that has kept me from believing and receiving Your unconditional Love. Father, I want a profound revelation of Your Love. I have a rich inheritance in the Kingdom (Romans 8:17).

From My Booklet: The Orphan Spirit