NKJV, Romans 8:16-17 “16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 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”.
The Bible Says in Heb 1; 2 – ‘Jesus is the Lawful Owner of Everything…’. He Took them all back from the devil. And The Bible Again Says in Rom 8; 17 that we are ‘heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ’ (So) if Jesus Owns everything & we are joint-heirs with Him, then we also have everything. Let’s depend entirely on our right standing with God. As His Children & Joint-Heirs with Jesus, God Sees us Through the Blood of Jesus. That’s why we can boldly approach Him as our Loving Heavenly Father with confidence & with peace, knowing that He Has the answers that we need.
1 Cor; 3, 21 – ‘All things are yours’, because we are joint heirs with Christ
Joint heirs with Christ = Jesus Gets 100% & we also get 100%. Whatever the devil took from man Jesus Came to Get it back and since we are joint heirs with Him, He Gets 100% & we also get 100%. We are – Everything that we get from God is through F- (THROUGH BELIEVING WHAT GOD SAYS). Everything Jesus Got we also get because we are joint heirs with Him, but unless you receive it by Faith God can not Give it to you. ‘To be secure’ is part of your inheritance as a result of your relationship with Jesus – we are joint heirs with Jesus so whatever He Has, we have’
If you are given the opportunity to choose any human being on earth whose wealth you would like to inherit, whom would you choose? I don’t know whom you have in mind, but God surely has a better offer for us; we are joint heirs together with Jesus Christ. As we suffer for Him and with Him, we surely partake also of His Glory. For every one of us born again, the Holy Spirit Bears Witness with our spirits that we are Children of God. He Lives in us to Confirm God’s Will for our lives and to grow in Him. A wise Child of God takes steps to learn how to walk with the Holy Spirit. As Children of God, we are joint heirs with Jesus Christ Who is the first born of God. This means that we will partake of the Heavenly City built in His Name. There is a time coming that you and I will see Jesus face-to-face and enjoy the Glory that emanates from Him. I can’t wait to see His Beauty.
For now, things may not be the best for us and upholding our Christian standards may deny us some opportunities. We may encounter some challenges and persecutions as we stand for Jesus. We must not be discouraged because if we suffer with Him, we will also surely Glory with Him. Are you being subjected to pressure to commit adultery? Are you being pressurized to cheat in exams? Are you under pressure to engage in corrupt financial practices? In all these, remember whose child you are. You are the Child of a Holy God. Weeping may endure for the night, but joy will certainly come in the morning. With the Word of God as our daily bread and the Holy Spirit in us, we shall surely run the race to the end.
Today, I want to encourage you; we are not ordinary people. We are royals before our Heavenly Father. If we partake of Christ’s suffering, surely, we shall be Glorified with Him. Because of our Covenant with Him we are positioned as heirs according to The Promise, and that Puts us on the Blessing side of life. You have the very same Nature as Jesus, Who is The Firstborn from the dead (see Col 1:18). All of us are also “firstborn,” because we are joint heirs with Jesus (Romans 8:17). We have firstborn rights.
Heavenly Father, it is a great privilege to live for Jesus and to be a joint heir of the Heavenly Wealth together with Him. Strengthen me to run the Christian race to a successful end, that I may receive the crown of life.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.