Heirs of The Most High God!

“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.

Heir To The Promises of Abraham!

“If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:29 NIV)

An heir is a person who has legal claims to an inheritance of someone’s property after they have died. In this passage, Paul reminds us that since we are descendants of Abraham by faith, we have a right to everything he was promised in Genesis 12:1-3.

God promised Abraham that He would make him a great nation, he would be blessed to be a blessing, anyone who blessed him would be blessed and anyone who cursed him would be cursed and in him, all the families of the earth would be blessed. These were the promises made to Abraham “if” he obeyed God.

Whenever we look at the promises in the bible, many of us wait to receive them and even get angry with God if we don’t, but we tend to overlook that one little word, “if” we do, then He will do.

To God–obedience is better than sacrifice. If we’re not willing to obey Him, in all things, then none of the rituals we do will matter.

We can sing praises until our vocal chords are stripped, but if we do not obey Him, it is all for nothing.

We can pray from the time we rise to the time we go to bed, but if we do not obey Him, we’ve wasted our time.

We can tell others how good God is and all about His love, but if we do not obey Him, our words are empty sounds.

Nothing we do–in an attempt to convince others about who God is and what they can have in Him–will matter if we do not obey Him.

When we are waiting to see promises fulfilled in our lives, perhaps we need to stop and think to make sure we are obeying Him. The promises are manifested out of our obedience to God, just like they were to Abraham, when he “got up out of the country of his people” and not before. If we are not descendants of Abraham by faith, we have no promises to claim from God.

Perhaps, it truly is time for reflection rather than frustration with God. It is we who hinder our ability to receive what God has for us, not Him. If we allow the enemy to influence what we think and do, then we can expect nothing from God.

So, who are you obeying and what do you expect to receive from it?

The Irrefutable Testimony!

“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children” (Romans 8:16 NIV).

There are a number of people who are confused as to whether or not they are descendants of Abraham and entitled to all the benefits of being one of God’s chosen. From the beginning, God chose those He wanted to call His own and bless. This relationship was based on a natural connection to Abraham through bloodline (the basis of most relationships claiming to be family). However, because many of the natural relatives were rebellious and disobedient, the connective relationship with God was broken and Jesus had to come to restore it.

When the relationship was restored through the work on the cross, all who chose to accept Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord became part of the family by adoption through Holy Spirit. Now, if we are adopted into the family of Abraham, and recognized by God as being part of the family, why on earth are we confused?

Instead of listening to those who are confused and allow negativity to reign in their lives, we must know for ourselves whose children we are. Imagine this event being played out in a courtroom. We have been charged with proclaiming we are joint-heirs with Christ (He’s our elder brother) and thereby children of the most High God. All of the witnesses of religious dogma have been called to testify against us, but there is One who testifies with irrefutable evidence-the Word of God. Holy Spirit convinces our spirit that we are the children of God and as such, entitled to all the benefits and promises of God!

Do we dare believe Him? Absolutely, we dare and proclaim from the mountain tops and throughout the valleys that we are children of God. We have a right to proclaim God as our Father, Jesus as our elder brother and Holy Spirit as our guide and counselor in all matters. We have a right to receive all the benefits God promised the Children of Israel from the beginning. We can claim with assurance that God has planned our lives and He planned them with purpose–that we might prosper and have a future with hope. We can proclaim that whatever we put our hands to when we obey God, will succeed. We can rest assured of His promises of victory–being the head and not the tail, being healed by the stripes Jesus bore before being nailed to the cross, having an eternal resting place with Jesus when we choose to be obedient. We have a right to make these claims when we have accepted the adopting agent–our faith in God.

Now with the right to receive all the promises, we all put ourselves in position to receive all the persecution and negativity that was directed at Jesus. We must stay focused on Him and never lose sight of the prize in Christ Jesus–our hope must remain intact until the end when we receive our eternal reward. However, when we choose not to be obedient, we must also expect to receive the consequences that were also promised to those children who disobeyed.

Think about it! Are you proclaiming to be a child of the Most High? I have been accused of proclaiming an inheritance in Jesus–and the evidence provided by Holy Spirit is irrefutable! Hallelujah! I am a child of the Most High, entitled to all His many benefits!

Whose Child Are You?

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—” (John 1:12 NIV).

We are the children of the Most High God; Jesus is our elder brother, we are joint-heirs with Him–when we receive and believe the work on the cross He did for us. Hallelujah!

We have rights–the right to believe every one of God’s promises is for us and receive them; we have the right to expect Him to hear every one of our prayers and respond; we have a right to proclaim His name in promoting the Gospel; we have a right to be heard in our proclamation, but the children of Belial also have rights.

They have the right to reject everything God has said, reject the work on the cross, deny themselves the right to receive God’s promises and the right to cut off any possible ties that would lead to a relationship with God. They have a right to lie, steal, kill, deceive, and destroy. They have a right to mimic their daddy. They have a right to reject the proclamations of Jesus Christ and they have a right to choose their place of rest for all eternity, as do we.

For the over thirty years, I have been exercising my rights as a child of the Most High.  I have encountered many obstacles, but He has created triumph out of trials. He has made me victorious when I could have been victimized. His love has sustained me  and lifted me when love could not be found in other people. His Word has encouraged me when others would not speak to me. I have a right to do all that I have seen my Daddy do. I have a right to proclaim His goodness and Praise Him everywhere I go. I am His Child and He is my Daddy–The Greatest Father Ever Known! Hallelujah!

Whose child are you?