20. Law of Adoption or the placing of sons. [Romans 8:16-23, Galatians 4:1-6, Ephesians 1:5.]
AT THY WORD LORD. NEW YORK, NY 51-0928
E-3 (…) I believe that we must be born for these things; I--I do that. I believe that we're all baptized with the Holy Spirit and brought into the Body. And then we become sons. But then after sons, there's a placing of sons, or the adoption of sons.
A son was born in Israel, and then after eight days he was circumcised and become an Israelite; but he was borned of the father. And then, if that child was given a tutor, Galatians teaches us, then after he was raised up to a certain age, and he become very faithful to the father's work and everything, he was a very fine boy, and was eligible to fall heir...
Now, the father didn't know what he would be when he was born; he might be a gangster; he had might be slothful in father's business; he couldn't turn his kingdom and his things, his work over to that boy. But when the boy proved to be a right boy, and the tutor, which in our case is the Holy Spirit, that takes word to the Father and gives a report of what we do, then if we be found faithful for so long, like the child was. Then he was taken out in the public square, and a purple robe was put on him, and there was a law of adoption. And then that boy was adopted by the same father who gave him birth. And he was brought into the family. And then, he wasn't only ad--only a son, but he was heir, co-heir with the father of every possession he had.
MAKE VALLEY FULL OF DITCHES. CONNERSVILLE, IN 53-0609
E-33 (…) I wish we'd have time to take up before this, the--the Law of Adoption. Pentecost was borned (That's right.) like the son. But that same son was borned in a family, had to be adopted also. That's right. And there's where you missed your calling, friend. When the adoption time come, if the tutor that raised the child, found the child not worthy, they absolutely still remained a son, but missed their adoption. But if they was adopted into the family, then they was full fellowship with any check that they wrote was just as good as what their daddy wrote.
That's what's the matter today, brother. The church ought to be in adoption right now, bringing into the full favors of God, but the thing... We're ups and downs and ins and outs and ups and downs and ins and out till God can't trust us with nothing, hardly. "One day I belong to the Assemblies, and the next day I belong to something else. And I'm Methodist next day, and a Baptist next day." You've packed your paper from church to church, and every little group that... You go into the group, and "I'm in a Baptist now," and the first thing you know, somebody makes me angry, the deacons gets wrangling with me. The pastor says something I don't believe, I pick up my paper and take off over to the Methodist. If the Methodist don't get them, I take them and go down to the Me--the Assemblies, or go to the Church of God." You've packed your papers till it's wore out. Get your name written in the Lamb's Book of Life and forget about it. That's right.
HIDDEN LIFE. CHICAGO, IL 55-1006A
E-22 Now, after this child become of age... Now, he's still a child. But if the child was reckless, and never paid any attention, and wasn't so interested in the Father's work, that child never become adopted to that family. But if he was a correct child, a good child, and loved the work of his father, and was interested, and tried to do all he could to progress his father's work, then the tutor brought that word to the father, and there was what's called the placing of the son or as Paul gives it in--over in Galatians, "the adoption." That we was predestinated into the adoption of children by Jesus Christ, the adoption.
Now, the same son that was born into a family could be adopted into the same family, or placed in the same family, or give a position in the family that he was borned into. And I do believe that that is the work of the Holy Spirit today among the church, is trying to place in the church positionally apostles, teachers, prophets, and so forth, as... And we've seen many false alarms and so forth moving amongst the people, which only indicated that the real genuine adoption was at hand. I believe it. God has to place into the church. That's the business of God, not of man.
Now, when this boy became of age, and when he was ready then for his adoption, and he had proved by--the tutor had told the Father that this boy was eligible for adoption, he was taken out into a public place, and there he was robed with a--a robe (a honor robe, perhaps purple, or some color of royalty), and was set up, and the whole city, all the people around about, seen the Father adopt his own son into the family. And then when he was adopted into the family, already a son, already a child, already a heir of grace, but placed in the family... You get it. Now, when he was placed in the family and given his position, then that boy's name on a check was just as good as his father's name on the check.
Now, I believe that that is the time that the church has arrived at today, that the next great move in the church is for God, after we've seen the false alarms... But now, God will place in His church correctly, apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists, not man-made seminary boughten, but God will place into the church. Not theology run-overs and overnights, but God will place in the church, as God has chosen, as the Holy Ghost has tutored this church and raised it up. And in there God will adopt into His--into the position His sons. They're already His sons, but whether they are worthy of the position that He has for them.
If you'll notice in a perfect type, God did His own Son the same way. He taken three as a witness (where the mouth of two or three witnesses every word to be established), Peter, James, and John: love, faith, and hope. And He taken them up into a mountain apart from the rest of the world. And there before official witnesses, God adopted His own Son. He was transfigured before them, and His raiment did shine as the sun. And a voice out of a cloud said "This is My beloved Son; hear ye Him." Set Him upon a mountain, put the witnesses there to see it, clothed Him in a robe as bright as the sun shining in the--in this... They even shined like the sun in its strength. And God spoke out, "This is My beloved Son; hear ye Him. God adopted His own Child into the family. "Hear Me no longer, but this is My Son Who takes over from here on." Amen. That adoption is near the time in parable of the church. It's time for that.
Now, let's drop back to the hidden life and find out what this is going to require to get into this place of adoption. A hidden life, we realize that in the Old Testament under the Mosaic law, we found out in there... Any reader knows that there were three, two veils, two compartments and a congregation in the--the set-up of God's tabernacle in the wilderness. The first was the congregation, then the holy place then the holiest of holies. That's God's house; that's God's dwelling place. That's your dwelling place.
E-28 Another thing, he must be anointed before he goes in. The anointing oil was made with the rose of Sharon, and the crushing of the rose brought forth the perfume, and they put it on the oil that run on Aaron's beard, plumb to the hems of his skirt, covered all over with the anointing oil, walking right, living right, moving right, dressed right. There he went taking before him the blood, and as he went behind the curtain into the third room, there was a veil that dropped behind him, that the outside world could not see him no more. And every man, or boy, or woman, or girl, that ever is anointed of God and walks behind that temple, the Veil of God, the Holy Ghost, puts him in a secret place. The Veil drops behind him, and the world and all of its things are cut off behind him.
That's the reason brethren that we're holding up the adoption of God, as our difference of life, and fussing, and quarreling amongst one another, is the reason the veil can't drop behind us and we can go into that Presence of God.
HEAR YE HIM. PHEONIX, AZ 60-0313
E-38 Placing of a son... Take him out in a certain place, have a ceremony before Angels, and place him positionally what he is in the body of Christ. Then that person has the authority. Let me say this, if you count me a fanatic from this night on. That very same thing that I'm speaking of will be done. There'll be a power put into the Church, and now is coming in, that the Holy Spirit will so anoint the people, till they'll speak the Word and It'll create Itself right there. We haven't seen powers like's coming into the Church now. I know it for a fact.
"Say unto this mountain be moved. Don't doubt in your heart, but believe that what you've said shall come to pass, you can have what you have said.": the placing of the Church in position, where the fulness of the power of the Holy Ghost comes into the Church. Then critics mouths will be shut. It'll be a short time. Jesus come right off the mountain, went straight to Calvary. Notice, it won't last long, but it'll be here.