“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his suffering in order that we may also share in his glory.” (Romans 8: 14-17 NIV)
When parents adopt children they have the same rights as those who are the biological children of the same parents–at least in the families who actually have something to leave to their children.
Those of us who have been adopted into the kingdom of God, understanding that God our Father, has by His Spirit brought us into a right of inheritance with Jesus and all others who are now His children, have an inheritance and right to enter into heaven to reign with Him.
No longer can any group of people claim to have exclusive rights to our Heavenly Father. For all who have been adopted by the Spirit of the Living God, have equal rights as joint-heirs–no one superior or inferior to another. Hallelujah! I am a child of God!
Now–all of God’s children, should know how their Father wants to them to conduct themselves in the presence of Him and others. We should know and understand that His commands are for our protection–not to just keep us from having fun as some would think. As good parents establish rules to protect those they love–so has God and if we can receive the rules of human parents, why can’t we receive the commands of the One who created all things–including humanity.
Within every family, all who belong have a responsibility to the family. Parents have a responsibility to the children and the children have a responsibility to the parents and the household. Most children are raised with established guidelines and chores to make sure that no one is overly burdened by having to do all the work of maintaining a home.
The Body of Christ is the family to whom we all have a responsibility. When we operate in the gifts given and do our part within the Body, we eliminate the burden of any one person or group having to get the job done. What is the job we must do? We must promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ, creating an avenue for all to receive and accept the Work on the Cross and bring them into the family. Once they are brought into the family, we are to teach them as our Father as taught us to do all things to His glory. Even if we are persecuted for our faith–we stand firm in our identity with Christ and allow no one to move us from the inheritance we know in Him–eternity with Him.
It does not matter what the masses do when they rebel against God–they too will have an eternity, but it won’t be with Him since if they are not His children; they have no right of inheritance to all He has promised those who are His.
If we get beyond thinking–that God’s children must act like those in the world, whose father is Satan–then we could accomplish all that God would have us do and we would know success in all things. If we are God’s children, then let us act like His–being the light that draws others to Him–exposing the deeds of darkness.
I am a joint-heir with Christ Jesus and I will not allow political correctness or any other foolishness to entice me into losing my inheritance of eternity with Him. I am an Heir of the Most High God–His precious daughter and I will not relinquish my relationship with Him to appease others.