Topic: You Are No More A Servant But An Heir [Thursday September 7, 2017]
“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.” (Romans 8:17 KJV)
Child of God, you are no more a servant but a son, having been adopted into the family of God. And as a son of the King, you have rights and privileges that automatically accrue to you, by the reason of your new status. You are an heir of God and joint-heir with Christ; which makes you legally eligible for an equal share of God’s blessings and resources. This means that whatever Jesus has access to, you also have the same level of access because the Father loves you just as much as he loves Jesus!
As an heir of God, not only do you have an inheritance in God, you also have a domain, a territory over which you exercise authority. Psalms 115:16 says the Lord has given the earth to the children of men. Revelations 5:10 (NKJV) says, “And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.” Your son-ship rights must be expressed here on earth. Though man’s authority was lost to the devil through Adam, God in his love for us through Christ has restored us to glory. And we cannot afford to allow the enemy run roughshod over us any longer.
Beloved, you are a son, and the Father loves you dearly. Don’t allow the enemy to tell you otherwise. Refuse every lie of the enemy to make you feel inferior. If Jesus cannot be denied, then you likewise cannot be denied. And since you’re in Christ, the same measure of love is expressed to you. Desist from looking down in disappointment and despair because of needs that have not been met. Your need is already met. Your prayer has been answered already. There is no need that is more important or more precious than Jesus. And if he has given you Jesus, with him, he will freely give you all things.
Further Reading: Romans 8:1-32
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Proverbs 1-2; Evening- 1 Corinthians 16
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.