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1001- We Are Joint Heirs with Christ

Romans 8:16-17 (NKJV) The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 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.

Paul brings us the glorious point that we are “joint heirs with Christ.” Even though on earth, not all children are heirs to their family inheritance, but Paul reassures us that all of God’s children have equal rights because we are joint heirs with Jesus Christ who is the Son of God.

When Jesus became the first born from the dead, we too became the children of God when we accepted Christ into our lives. The Bible says that for all who receives Him and calls upon His name, He will give them the right to become children of God.

What a wonderful God we have! Only the God of all grace could prepare such a marvelous destiny for us. We are unworthy creatures who had once rebelled in sin against Him. Christ who is the Eternal Maker of all things, the Well-Beloved of the Father, the Righteous One, the Prince of Life, has made us joint heirs with Him!

Ephesians 1:20-23 (NKJV) which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

Ephesians 2:5-6 (NKJV) even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

This is the spiritual position of one who is a joint heir with Christ, and we are seated far above all principalities and powers that once influenced or tormented us. We are able to defeat them or command them to depart and come under the feet of Christ, as we are part of His body! They no longer have the power to influence, oppress or torment us in any way because we are seated with Christ and have the vested power to use the name of Jesus to cast out all evil! We are connected with the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Christ’s property extends to all and we are co-heirs!
Are we behaving like slaves or heirs of God? Yes, we are heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. We have an inheritance. We have a godly and kingly heritage. We are children of the King of Kings whose kingdom lasts forever. This truth should change our whole perspective, outlook and behavior as a person. This inheritance does not happen after our death, but it begins now or at the point of the new birth at conversion.

Sermon Series: We Are Heirs of God and Joint Heirs with Christ


我们与基督同为后嗣

罗马书8:16-17 (NKJV)圣灵与我们的心同证我们是神的儿女;既是儿女,就是神的后嗣,和基督同作后嗣;如果我们和祂一同受苦,也必和祂一同得荣耀。

保罗给我们带来的荣耀时刻,就是我们“与基督同作后嗣”。虽然在地上,不是所有的儿女都承受家业,但保罗向我们保证,神所有的儿女享有平等的权利,因为我们和神的儿子耶稣基督是一同承受家业的。

当耶稣成为死里复活的头生子时,一俟我们接受基督进入我们的生命,我们也成为了神的儿女。圣经说,凡接待祂,呼求祂名的人,祂必赐他们权柄,作神的儿女。

我们的神多么奇妙!只有赐诸般恩典的神,才能为我们预备这样不可思议的命定。我们是曾经在罪中悖逆过神的不配的造物。那永生的造物主、父神所亲爱的、公义的、生命的王子基督,已经叫我们和祂一起同作后嗣。

以弗所书1:20-23 (NKJV),就是照祂在基督身上所运行的大能大力,使祂从死里复活,叫祂在天上坐在自己的右边,远超过一切执政的,掌权的,有能的,主治的和一切有名的,不但是今世的,连来世的也都超过了。又将万有服在祂的脚下,使祂为教会作万有之首。教会是祂的身体,是那充满万有者所充满的。

以弗所书2:5-6 (NKJV)当我们死在过犯中的时候,便叫我们与基督一同活过来(你们得救是本乎恩),祂又叫我们与基督耶稣一同复活,一同坐在天上。

这是与基督同作后嗣之人的属灵位置,我们高坐在一切曾经影响我们、折磨我们的执政的和掌权的人之上。我们能胜过他们,也能叫他们离开,服在基督的脚下,因为我们是祂身体的一部份!他们不再有能力以任何方式影响、压迫或折磨我们,因为我们与基督同坐,并得了能力奉耶稣之名驱除一切的邪恶!我们与万王之王和万主之主连于一体。基督的产业惠及所有人,我们是共同继承人!

我们的行为是像为奴的还是像神的后嗣?是的,我们是神的后嗣,和基督同作后嗣。我们有一份传承。我们拥有神圣和君王的产业。我们是万王之王的儿女,祂的国度存到永远。这个真理必将改变我们作为一个人的所有观点、面貌和行为。这传承不是在我们死后发生的,而是从现在或我们重生的那一刻就开始了。

讲章系列: 我们是神的子民,与基督同为後嗣