Unlimited: We Joint Heirs With Christ in His Kingdom
Jan 25, 2017 1078
…joint heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17).
The boundless realms of His Father’s universe are Christ’s by prescriptive right. As “heir of all things,” … He has admitted us to claim the whole as ours, by virtue of that deed of joint-heirship that the Lord has ratified with His chosen people.
The golden streets of paradise, the pearly gates, the river of life, the transcendent bliss, and the unutterable glory, are, by our blessed Lord, made over to us for our everlasting possession. All that He has He shares with His people….
He uncrowned Himself that we might have a coronation of glory; He would not sit upon His own throne until He had procured a place upon it for all who overcome by His blood… Christ deems His happiness completed by His people sharing it.“The glory which thou gavest me have I given them.” “These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”
The smiles of His Father are all the sweeter to Him, because His people share them. The honours of His kingdom are more pleasing, because His people appear with Him in glory…. He delights the more in His joy, because He calls them to enter into it. – Charles Spurgeon
Eli’s Reflection: To get the context of today’s Bible verse, prayerfully read and meditate on Romans 8:14–19 in a translation of your choice. Have you fully realised how amazing is the destiny that God has chosen for you? Pick up the phone today and share this Good News with someone you know!