10.0.1 There is “LIFE” AFTER DEATH, by BEING ‘A SAINT’ in THIS LIFE.. “to all who did Receive Him, He Gave them Power to become ‘saints’, as the children of God”

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” to all who did Receive Him,
He Gave them Power to become the children of God,
to those who Believe in His Name. John 1:12.”


Adapted from: https://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/john-1-12.html

John 1:12

“But as many as Received Him”

“as many as Received Him” is explained, in the latter part of the text, by Believing in His Name;

Because Faith is a Receiving of Jesus Christ as The Word,
and The Son of God, as the Messiah, Saviour, and Redeemer;

Faith is Receiving Grace out of JESUS’ Fulness,
and Receiving Every Blessing from Him,
as a Justifying Righteousness,
Pardon of sin,
and an Inheritance among them that are Sanctified;

Although MOST Souls of mankind generality rejected Him,
there were some few, ‘MANY’ that Received Him:

And it is THOSE WHO RECIEVED HIM:


“to them Gave He Power to become the sons of God;

AND “the sons of God”
were ELECTED FROM ETERNITY PAST and so were CALLED BY THE NAME, “the sons of God”, FROM ETERNITY PAST;

(in distinction from the children of men,
or of the world; see ( Genesis 6:2 Genesis 6:4 ) . …

To be the sons of God is a Very Special Favour,
a Great Blessing, and High Honor:

( HOWEVER, saints indeed are not in this high a sense the sons of God as Christ is;

nor in so low a sense as angels and men in common are;

nor in such sense as civil magistrates;

nor merely by profession of religion;

much less by natural descent; )

but ‘SAINTS’, WHO ARE SPOKEN OF IN THE BIBLE
To be the sons of God ARE ADOPTED CHILDREN
by Adopting Grace:

and in Adopting Grace, Christ, The Word, has a Concern,

JUST AS all The Three Divine Persons of THE ETERNAL TRIUNE GODHEAD have.

AWARE of The GODHEAD.

GOD THE FATHER:

The Father Predestinated men to the Adoption of children,

AND GOD THE FATHER Secures this Blessing for ‘SAINTS’, WHO ARE SPOKEN OF IN THE BIBLE, as the sons of God, in The ETERNAL COVENANT of His Grace,

AND GOD THE FATHER INCLUDES them among the children, and Assigns them a Goodly Heritage:

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT:

The HOLY SPIRIT of GOD, and Who is therefore called The Spirit of Adoption, Discovers
and Applies this Blessing to ‘SAINTS’,
WHO ARE SPOKEN OF IN THE BIBLE
as the sons of God WHO ARE ADOPTED CHILDREN by Adopting Grace, BY The Spirit of Adoption …
The HOLY SPIRIT of GOD,

The Spirit of Adoption … The HOLY SPIRIT of GOD Witnesses to their Spirits that they are the children of God:

GOD THE SON, JESUS CHRIST:

JESUS CHRIST, WHO is GOD,
The Word, or THE SON of GOD,
not only Espoused their persons,
and in time Assumed their nature,
and by the Redemption of them
Opened a Way for their Reception
of the Adoption of children;

but JESUS CHRIST, WHO is GOD,
The Word, or THE SON of GOD,
ACTUALLY BESTOWS upon them the “Power”,
as it is here called,
of becoming the sons of God:

by which is meant,

(not a power of free will
to make themselves the sons of God,
if they will make use of it);

The “Power” signifies the Honor and Dignity Conferred on ‘SAINTS’,
WHO ARE SPOKEN OF IN THE BIBLE
To be the sons of God
that ARE ADOPTED CHILDREN
by Adopting Grace:

: so Nonnus calls
“the Power to become the sons of God”,
“the heavenly honour”;
as indeed, what can be a greater?

“the Power to become the sons of God” is more Honorable than to be a son or daughter of the greatest potentate on earth:

and “the Power to become the sons of God” is expressive of its being a Privilege;

Because “the Power to become the sons of God” is an undeserved and distinguishing one, and is Attended with many other Privileges;

“the sons of God” are such
who make up God’s Household and Family,
and are Provided for by Him;

“the sons of God”
HAVE Liberty of Access unto GOD HIMSELF;

AND “the sons of God” ARE Christ’s free men, and are Heirs to an Incorruptible Inheritance.

This Privilege TO BE “the sons of God”
excels all others,
even Justification and Remission of sins;

and TO BE “the sons of God”
is an Everlasting PRIVILEGE:

and TO BE “the sons of God”
also intends the Open Right
which Believers have to this Privilege
ENJOYED BY “the sons of God”,tAs well as their very REAL Claim TO BE “the sons of God”:

hence it follows,

“even to them that Believe in His Name”;

that is,”even to them that Believe in” Himself,
in Christ, The Word:

the phrase
“even to them that Believe in His Name”;
is explanative of the former part of the verse,
and is a descriptive
and manifestative character of the sons of God;

Because though the Elect of God,
by Virtue of THE ETERNAL GIVING Electing Grace,
and The ETERNAL Covenant of Grace,

ARE UNTO EVENTUAL SALVATION IN TIME
THE ELECT “CHILDREN OF GOD” ARE SPOKEN OF AND REFERRED TO AS “the children of God” before THEY ACTUALLY EXPERIENCE Faith, IN TIME, WHICH THEY MUST DO;

Because, the Elect of God WERE Considered
“the children of God”
in the Gift of them to Christ,
BEFORE He Came into the World, IN TIME,
to Gather them Together,
and Save them;

and so, antecedent to the Spirit of God,
being Sent Down, IN TIME,
AS THE SPIRIT OF ADOPTION,
TO ADOPT THE SAINTS OF GOD INTO JESUS
AND THE FAMILY OF GOD,
BY COMING TO LIVE,
AS THE DIVINE PRESENCE OF GOD, into their hearts, WHICH IS “THE NEW BIRTH”
to Make “His Name” Known to them;

WHILE, IT REMAINS, “YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN” AND PERSONALLY EXPERIENCE BELIEVING AND TRUSTING IN JESUS CHRIST TO SAVE YOUR SOUL,

SO, THEREFORE: no man can Know his Adoption,
nor enjoy the Comfort of it,
or claim his Interest in it,
until he Believes, IN “His Name”.

” to all who did Receive Him, He Gave them the ( SPIRITUAL ABILITY by THE NEW SPIRITIUAL BIRTH by THE ALL POWERFUL HOLY SPIRIT of ADOPTION ) POWER to be children of God, to those who Believe in His Name. John 1:12.”
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