by Duane Bemis

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Joint Heirs (4 of 5)
Series: Adopted by the King
Duane Bemis
Romans 8:17

Romans 8:17
and if children, then heirs-heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

Can you imagine we are joint heirs with Christ? If you are a child of God and He is known as the King then you are a joint heir to all that is the King's. We are joint-heirs with the King who is for us; meditate on this for the rest of your life! Joint heir with Christ, meditate upon this for the rest of today. What does this mean to you? What does this mean in a court of law?

Charles Spurgeon in 1861 wrote: He goes on to say, ''Heirs of God;'' for if they are heirs they inherit their Father's property. God is their Father, they are therefore God's heirs! Well, but God hath another Son, one who is the first-born of every creature. Exactly so, therefore if we be heirs, as Christ Jesus is the heir of all things, we are ''joint heirs with Christ.'' I think you will see that, like links in a chain, these different truths draw each other on-the spirit of adoption proves the fact of adoption; by the act of adoption we are children; if children then heirs; if heirs, heirs of God; but since there is another heir, we must therefore be joint heirs with Christ Jesus.1

What a beautiful way to explain our adoption and our divine right as joint heirs with Christ Jesus.

Disciple, are you with me in this simple revelation? You have God given rights to whatever is Christ's! For me this means as joint heirs He has rights to everything which is mine. Let this sink into your soul, your heart, and deep within your bones. This is why Jesus said: ''Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.'' (John 14:12)

If you accept this teaching then you can now walk as Jesus walked because you know you are a joint heir of all that is Christ's. ...

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