Daily Insight, October 19, 2018
“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.” (Romans 8:17)
I recently read about two homeless brothers who inherited 100 million Euros. Zsolt and Geza Peladi were so poor that they did not have a home. But lived in a cave outside Budapest, Hungary, and sold scrap they found on the street for pennies. They lived in the streets without knowing of their big fortune. They knew that their mother came from a wealthy family. However, she was difficult to live with and severed ties with her children and their father. Now they live in the USA with all the comforts because of the huge inheritance they received from their mother.
Beloved, Bible says when you became a child of God by accepting Jesus Christ as your savior and Lord, He gave you His Holy Spirit inside you. You do not live in fear because of the adoption to the sonship of God the father. You are the child of God and we can call Him, “Abba Father”, a very dear, intimate and loving name. We can call God like we call our earthly father.
Moreover, the Bible says you became a citizen of heaven. (Philippians 3:20.) I live in the USA and a citizen here. To get citizenship in the USA is not easy. However, do you know what? The USA is not even remotely comparable to the most wonderful place called heaven. All the legal and paper works were completed and you are a citizen of heaven when you accepted Christ as your savior and Lord. Jesus Christ paid all the cost of the courtwork by His divine and sinless blood. In addition, you are granted all the fortunes and inheritance of heaven because you are now adopted to God’s household in and through the merit of Jesus Christ. It is a done deal.
You see, not only you are a citizen of heaven but also the decision to give you all the inheritance of heaven was also settled in the heavenly court even before the foundations of the world. (Ephesians 1:3-6), Bible says in 1 Peter 1:4, God called you into the inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This heavenly inheritance is kept for you in heaven personally. This is the matter of great joy and rejoices while we live on this earth and face various trials and difficulties temporarily.
Often times, we are afraid about our circumstances and we think we do not have enough resources or helps. However, keep in mind God has all resources for you in His disposal. Bible says all greatness, power, glory, majesty, splendor belong to Him. It also says everything in heaven and earth belongs to Him. (1 Chronicle 29:11). And you are a child of God and therefore the inheritor of all God’s inheritance. You are not just a believer or a saint of God. You have all heaven’s blessings at your disposal because you belong to God’s family and His child.
Dearly beloved, slowly read today’s insights. Because you accepted Christ as your savior, we are heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.
Now the billion dollar question is this – did you come to Jesus Christ and acknowledge Him as your savior and Lord as of yet? God sent His only begotten Son to this world and allowed Him to die on the cross for all of our sins to reconcile us with Him and grant us free entrance into heaven and His inheritance. Remember you are the heir of God and co-heir with Christ. If you have not made the most important decision for eternity in heaven and God’s wonderful inheritance, I will help you to come to Jesus and become a child of God in a small prayer. It does not matter how far you are away from God. God loves you. You may think you are not worthy to come to God because of your past. Satan may tell you are not good or worthy However the truth is this – God loves you so deeply and that is why He gave His Son, Jesus Christ for you. Jesus loves you and that is why He died for all your sins and shortcomings. You are more valuable than the whole world in the sight of God. (Mark 8:36).
Got a moment for today’s prayer? “Father in heaven, I come to you and accept Jesus Christ as my savior and Lord. I believe Jesus died, buried and risen again for all of my sins. I invite Him to my life. Please forgive my sins. Thank you for giving me eternal life and all your inheritance in heaven. In Jesus Christ’s name I pray.”