He is not embarrassed about me. He is not ashamed to call me the brother of His Son. His own Spirit bears witness with my spirit that I am a child of God. I am no longer a slave. How wonderful is that?
“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ,” says Ephesians 2:13.
Jesus spells out salvation. Our salvation! For He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified have all one origin. We come out of the same factory. That is why He is not ashamed to call us brethren.
Hebrews 2:10,11 says: “For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren.”
You see how Jesus interprets our redemption?
If we are sons then we are heirs. Heirs of the Father and joined heirs with the Son. He has totally fused us together with Himself in the thought of God. He has cancelled the distance. Those who were far off, He brought near by His blood. The blood of Jesus successfully bridged the distance between fallen man and God, and He successfully raised us up together with Him to be His associates, the household of God.
Entering into salvation means viewing ourselves, and one another, from God’s point of view. No longer considering any man from a human point of view but discovering my brother and myself in Christ Jesus, included in Him.
God knows me in His Son. God sees me associated in His Son and He desires to bring us into a place where we may see the same. We must see ourselves the way God sees us, we must live within the boundaries of Christ’s achievement. This is the secret of our salvation.
He liberated me from the slave mentality, because I am born as a son. And as I behold Him I am being changed into His likeness.