November 4

Today 's Bible Reading
     II Kings 17
     Titus 3
     Hosea 10
     Psalms 129-131
''That having been justified by His grace, we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life." (Titus 3:7)
            I once saw a bumper sticker on the back of an automobile that said, ''Christians aren't perfect, they are just forgiven." We've all heard the pious little saying, ''A Christian is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread." All of us have said, from time to time, ''I'm just a sinner, saved by grace."
            The truth is however, that such statements do not sound very accurate or adequate when we put them up beside what Peter said when he called us a royal priesthood.  Indeed, it is Paul who explains that our citizenshipis in Heaven.
            Have you ever really considered who you are in Christ? As a believer, you have become a saint, a spiritually born child of God, a divine masterpiece, a child of light, a citizen of Heaven. The truth is, you are SOMEBODY,somebody far more significant than you ever dreamed.
            Some say that man's spiritual status is positionally true, but not actually true here on earth. Others say that this is judicially true, that it is simply a matter of God's moral bookkeeping. Dear friend, man's spiritual status is actually true. When you were born again, you actually became somebody special. You have become a saint of God. The Bible calls you a new kind of species.
           The Bible tells us that we have been adoptedinto the family of God. (Romans 8: 15, Galatians 4:5, Ephesians 1:5) Having a full inheritance is exactly what it means to be spiritually adopted into God's wonderful family. You have been made a joint heir with Jesus Christ. This means you are fully accepted into the beloved. (Ephesians 1:6) Because you are a joint heir with the Lord Jesus Christ, you have access to the Father just as He does. Our Heavenly Father's provisions are not limited. Our Father is not only desirous of meeting our needs, but He is also a King who is able to meet our needs. What an incredible thought - that we are an heir of God.
            What does all this mean for you today? It means that my Father is King, I am a King 's Kid, and I have constant access to the King of Kings. My friend, you are somebody. You are a King'sKidwith all of His authorityandanointing. This means that every part of your life, every event, every circumstance, is according to:
                        A divine design. . . A perfect plan . . .
                        A magnificent mission . . .
                        In which all things work together for good!
            The Missionary Aviation Ministry has become one of the essential means for evangelism and church growth throughout the world. In many areas, access is difficult by any other means. As you pray today for Missionary Aviation, pray for the staff of over 1,000 missionary pilots, mechanics, and support personnel in several different ministries that make up the Mission Aviation Fellowship. They operate more than 200 aircraft in over 50 countries, flying over 57,000 hours per year. Pray especially for their safety as they fly small aircraft in very difficult and primitive conditions.
           ''Tomorrow! - It is a period no where to be found in all the hoary registers of time, unless perchance in the fool's calendar."