Romans 8:16-17 (NIV)
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
I remember as a young boy playing the “If I had a million dollars what would I do game.” It was fun imagining what I would do with all that money. Once while playing the game a friend of mine said “when my rich uncle gets out of the poor house I get all his inheritance. As I look back at that comment I think about the inheritance I will receive as an heir of Jesus.
It’s almost impossible for us to comprehend how divinely, glorious and wonderful our heavenly inheritance as fellow heirs with Jesus our Lord. As we look at how boundless the riches of our God is, we are rich beyond our imagination.
He that overcomes shall inherit all things: Revelation 21:7.
All things are yours: 2 Corinthians 3:21.
Heirs of salvation. Hebrews 1:14.
Heirs of eternal life. Titus 3:7.
Heirs of promise. Hebrews 6:17.
Heirs of the grace of life. 1 Peter 3:7.
Heirs of righteousness. Hebrews 11:7.
Heirs of the Kingdom. James 2:5.
Heirs of God. Romans 8:17a
We are children of God. If we are children, then we are “heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ,” and we will inherit all things that have been given to Him. The golden streets of paradise, the pearly gates, the river of life, the tree of life. All bliss, all glory, are made over to us for our everlasting possession by our blessed Lord. As God’s children, we are heirs of God; heirs entirely of all that God is, as well as heirs of all that God possesses. Heirs of His Love; for God is Love. Heirs of all possible good; for God is good. Heirs of power; for God is all Powerful. Heirs of knowledge; for God is all knowing, and so we can go on and on.
May we begin to grasp these facts of God’s Word; that all He has, Jesus wants to, and will share with us, His fellow heirs? The Royal Crown, He will place on the head of His Church. We’ll have a glorious coronation. Christ’s throne, crown, scepter, palace, treasury, robes, heritage, will belong to us.
The honors of His Kingdom are more pleasing to Him, because we His fellow heirs will appear with Him in Glory. ”I have given them the glory that you gave me... John 17:22a. (NIV) He delights in His conquests because they have taught us, His people, to overcome. He delights in His throne because He has made a place on it for us. He delights in His joy because He calls us to enter into it.
“... I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.” John 17:13b (NIV)
Dear Lord, thank You for your provision to us here on earth. Please help us to comprehend your exceeding abundance to us as fellow heirs with You. May we ever be found sharing Your unlimited Grace with those in our life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.