And if Children, Then Heirs; Heirs of God and Joint-Heirs with Christ- Romans 8:17

“A joint-heir has an equal share; we will not divide up Christ’s inheritance among all of the children of God, but rather we will all partake completely in everything that belongs to Christ! If you can get a moment this evening, look up at OUR heavenly amphitheater that passes through the night sky and grasp for one moment the true spiritual reality that we are heirs to all of it, and allow the Spirit of God to show you it is yours, and He will bless you thoroughly. Shall he not with him also freely give us all things– Romans 8:32, God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy– I Timothy 6:17.” ~LMJ~

Known of God (Part Two)

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

God created the heavens and the earth, and He formed, made, and created man to live upon the earth. God, being the Creator, designed the mind of man to hold His Word and for men and women to walk with God in His Word is His greatest goal. The Bible says that God knows our frame (Psalms 103:14). He understands everything that there is to know about us, and thankfully, He still loves us even though some people will deny His existence. God also formed our bodies and made us the way we are.

Matthew 10:29:
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

Nothing falls without God knowing about it. His concern for us is beyond all human comprehension. Yet the greatest thing God ever made was man.

Matthew 10:30:
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

This verse is probably familiar to most people, and I have heard it said that God knows how many hairs we have. Yet this verse goes way beyond this, for God has numbered each and every one of them! He knows which hair was numbered as one, all the way through to the end. God’s care and concern over us is almost unbelievable when we compare how we care for and think of ourselves. A friend who had very little hair once said to me “God only made a few perfect heads, and He covered the rest of them with hair.” Well, anyway, this I do know: God has numbered the very hairs on our heads, and I’ll lay wages that God even knows where each hair we have lost has fallen!

Romans 11:33:
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

It is beyond the mind of man to thoroughly search out God; for instance, have you ever wondered where God came from? Well, Romans 11:33 says that it is “past {beyond} finding out.” In other words, forget about it, because we cannot understand it now; however, when Christ does return we will “know as well as we are known” (I Corinthians 13:12). Still, God has given to humanity more than enough to acknowledge the reality of Him (Psalms 19:1-6; Hebrews 11:3).

Romans 1:20a:
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made {the heavenly amphitheater above, the earth and all that is therein}, even his eternal power and Godhead. . .

“Godhead” is old English for head God. “The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever . . .” (Deuteronomy 29:29a). Your heavenly Father has revealed many things, not only what you can physically see with your eyes out in the world, but even more emphatically: He has revealed many secret things to your heart throughout His Word, so that you may come to know Him Who knows you intimately.

See: Known of God (Part One)

Heirs of God

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

Galatians 4:6-7:
-6:  And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
-7:  Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if {since you are} a son, then an heir of God through {by the work of} Christ.

Today we are the sons of God.  “Son” is all-inclusive for every child of God whether they are male or female (Galatians 3:26-28) and we are all the children of God because we have the spirit of Christ with our very hearts. “Crying, Abba, Father” literally means saying daddy in the same way a child first speaks out to his parents saying momma or dada. Receiving the spirit of Christ has made us the children of God, and thus the biblical expression of “being born again of incorruptible seed” (I Peter 1:23).

Therefore, we are not servants of God, but emphatically, we truly are the sons of God! God has made us heirs of heavens throne and all that is therein; the majesty, the power, and the glory of heaven itself is to be ours because of the work of Christ. He gave his life for this, that we may genuinely know and experience the greatness of our heavenly calling, and of our eternal heavenly inheritance (Ephesians 1:18-19).

When the children of Israel (the Old Testament servants of God) were delivered from the bondage of Egypt, they definitely had the release of a major burden of cruel slavery, yet they became servants to the Law, and the Law itself became for them an emotional internal bondage of rigorous mandates, actions, and commandments. However, today in God’s divine grace we are no longer servants, but sons and daughters, and heirs of His Majesty’s wealth because we accepted Christ, rather than on account of any works, laws, or commandments we may do (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Romans 8:14-17a:
-14:  For as many as are lead by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
-15:  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption {a sonship spirit that brings to the heart and soul of the children of God true inner spiritual freedom}, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
-16:  The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
-17a:  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; . . .

A joint-heir shares fully, we will not divide up Christ’s inheritance among all of the children of God but rather we will all partake completely in everything that belongs to Christ!  If you can get a moment this evening, look up at OUR heavenly amphitheater that passes through the night’s sky and grasp for one moment the true spiritual reality that we are heirs to all of it, and allow the Spirit of God to show you it is yours, and He will bless you thoroughly.