Because I believe that Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead, I am a joint heir with Christ. This is an amazing truth that is laid out for us in scripture. Romans 8:16-17 “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. Being a child of God means we share in the good and the ‘bad’ or suffering just as Christ did. This is a truth of family life we see in our own lives. We reap the benefits of being in our earthly family- the love, care and companionship, but we also have the hard times, struggles and strains caused by living here on sin-filled earth. However, being a child of God, we have His indwelling Holy Spirit to give us power to endure and overcome evil with good as we struggle to live for Him. We know the love and companionship of the Holy Spirit within our lives as His Spirit bears witness with our spirit. Praise God, we can know and feel His power and guidance in our lives. Someday we will see Him in all His glory and share in the joy of His presence. That is a true inheritance worth waiting and working for!
As a believer, are you feeling His power in your life? If not, turn to Him and ask Him to reveal Himself to you, and then listen and feel the Spirit within you recognize His voice. If you do not know Jesus, call on Him and He will reveal himself to you. Many verses tell us how simple it is to do this: 1 John 1:9 “ If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Romans 10:9 “because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Acts 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” What is keeping you from knowing Jesus today? In the face of an eternity without Him, whatever is stopping you is unimportant. Turn to Jesus today.
Loving being an Heir,