Romans 8:17a (KJV) 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ…
Joint-heirs, as you know, receive joint benefits. And if we’re joint-heirs with Jesus, we get what He gets! That’s a mouthful and might cause some of you to wonder how this can be. Well, it’s true because God said it and He doesn’t lie.
Which brings me to another reason why people have a hard time believing that God has given us His power and authority to take dominion over this earth. They don’t believe and value God’s Word! Therefore, they don’t see God’s Word as the final authority – the benchmark for all they do. To them, His Word is just another way of looking at things, when in reality it’s the only way for us to look at things if we’re born-again believers.
2 Peter 1:3-4(KJV) 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
God has so graciously provided everything we’ll ever need on planet earth to be victorious. He even gave us a portion of His very own faith to use to access those promises! [Romans 12:3b; Galatians 2:20b] What more could we ask? The problem lies in the fact that many don’t even believe that He has done this and think that it’s contingent upon our behavior and good works. But it’s not. He has freely given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness and His promises are always yes!
2 Corinthians 1:20 (KJV) 20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Continued next time — Pamela