SUNDAY 17TH SEPT.,2017
TOPIC: JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST JESUS
TEXT: Romans 8:16–17 “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together…”
As long as you are born again, you are no longer a “slave”, but a son of the Most High God. God does not just call you His son. He also calls you “an heir” through Christ. (Gal. 4:7) In fact, Romans 8:17 says that you are “joint heirs” with Christ. As a joint heir with Christ Jesus, you inherit everything that He is. How precious Jesus is to the Father, is how precious you are to the Father. The way the Father loves Jesus, is the way the Father loves you! How accepted are you by God today? Look at Jesus. That is how accepted you are! Christ is the measure of your acceptance. How favored are you by God? Look at Jesus, who is seated at the Father’s right hand. You enjoy that same favor today because whatever Christ enjoys, you enjoy! As a joint heir with Christ Jesus, you also inherit all that He has obtained from the Father. How much Jesus has, is how much you have. How prosperous is the one who made all things, and who put the gold, silver and diamonds in the earth? So are you in this world! (1 John 4:17).
Some people read the Bible to find out how to be a successful and victorious Christian but from now, I encourage you to read it to find out more about Jesus because when you find Him, you will find every blessing in Him. (Eph. 1:3) Beloved, all that Jesus is in heaven today, you are in this world. All that belongs to Him belongs to you. That is why it is in your interest to know Him more, to see Him in all His glory and beauty and because Jesus is so glorious, it will take you a lifetime to discover everything that He has done for you and has for you. You are an heir of the Most High God. You are a joint heir with Christ Jesus. So find out all the blessings that your rich inheritance includes and start walking in them today!
MEDITATION: 2 Peter 1:3-4
2 Sam. 13, 2 Cor. 6, Ezk. 20, Ps. 66-67