In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed Heir of all things and through whom He made the universe. Hebrews1: 2
Jesus Christ, Heir of all things. There is nothing that is…that is not rightfully His. As we have come to Him and have been graphed into the family of God we share in this great inheritance.
“So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God”. Galatians 4:7
Heirs to what? Is this a Promise to have a ton of this worlds goods? Is it to achieve great heights, reaching levels of success that allow us to live a life of ease and comfort, and create a sense of “self-accomplishment”? Is it to free us from the struggle in the mire of the “unaccomplished”? Heirs to that? NO! That my friend is slavery from which Christ has set us free and now has made us heirs in freedom to the kingdom of God!
I am reminded of the story when Teddy Roosevelt was returning from a safari in Africa. Upon boarding the ship for the return trip home to the United States, he was greeted with throngs of cheering people seeing him off. Once aboard he was given the finest suit to wear and the most exclusive room in which to stay. At the same time on that same ship there was another man on board also leaving Africa, this man was a missionary who after many years of faithful service was leaving behind his wife and two children, buried in the sands of Nigeria. Upon reaching home once again the throngs were out in full throat to greet the accomplished adventurer, hunter Teddy Roosevelt. They cheered him chanting his name over and over. All the while the missionary watching this began to feel small, unimportant, and insignificant. He said to the Lord, “I have given you all Lord.. .My wife and children…and yet a big-shot hunter returns home and is given this kind of reception? I don’t understand Lord.”
And the Lord spoke back to the Missionary and said, “SON YOUR NOT HOME YET”!
We must remember in whom we have trusted! With that trust comes the right to be a joint-heir with Christ! Who has been appointed Heir of all things! The road that the Lord chooses for us to travel is often lined with difficulties and sufferings that are more than we are able to bear or even comprehend at times. We must remember, we are walking where Jesus has walked and if we continue to follow in His way we will soon be home!
“And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we be also glorified together“. Romans 8:17
So take heart Pilgrim! The treasure you are storing up will be with you for millenniums to come.
Comment below about things you have found in your personal Bible reading that we inherit as co-heirs with Christ.