A few years ago, an aunt on my husband’s side, in England, very kindly left me a few thousand pounds in her Will. I was truly surprised because my husband had made his heavenward journey to the Lord, so there was no obligation to me on her part. However, I was exceedingly grateful to her, and to God for this earthly inheritance because my old car kept breaking down, causing much expense and inconvenience. The cheque converted to sufficient funds to buy me a very comfortable, reliable little car, which gets me unhindered wherever I want to go, including interstate. God’s timely, generous provision, *perfect*, as always.
Romans 8:16-17a The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. And if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ,… (NAS).
It’s almost impossible for us to comprehend how divinely, glorious and wonderfully great is our heavenly inheritance as fellow heirs with Jesus our Lord. The absolute boundless realms of Father God’s Universe are Christ’s. He is the heir of all things. So are we.
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 honours 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)
Prayer: Great and Generous Lord, thank You for your abundant 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 testifying to Your unlimited Grace? We pray in our Master’s Holy Name. Amen and Amen.
Rosemary Renninson firstname.lastname@example.org
Westbury, Victoria. Australia