Topic: Joint Heirs With Christ [Open Heavens for Teens 11 November 2020]
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Memorise: The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: – Romans 8:16
Read: Romans 8:14-16
- For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
- For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
- The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Bible In One Year: Lamentations 3-5; Hebrews 8:1-13
An heir apparent is a bonafide prince born to a King and has the right to the throne of his father. As children of God, we are joint heirs with Christ. That is, we have certain privileges as a result of adoption through Christ. This also means that we have access to all that God made available to Jesus while He was on earth. As an heir, you have moved from the level of servanthood to sonship in Christ. However, the extent of your relationship with Christ will determine your access to divine information.
When you are an heir to the heavenly kingdom, you will have access to divine secrets. Daniel was not a King in Babylon, but as an heir to Gods kingdom, he had access to secrets and saw the reign of about three Kings. In the same vein, Joseph came to Egypt as a slave, but he was relevant and reigned with Kings.
A good study of the lives of these two heroes of faith tells us that some things are expected of whoever wants to be a joint heir with Christ. First, you must have absolute faith in God. You must submit totally to the will of God and you must dare to be different. Joint heirs with Christ don’t toy will sin.
If the Spirit of God does not bear witness in you, you are not yet an heir.
Hymn: Take My Life, And Let It Be
- Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
- Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee.
- Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only for my King;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.
- Take my silver and my gold
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose.
- Take my will and make it
Thine It shall be no longer mine;
Take my heart, it is Thine own
It shall be Thy royal throne.
- Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.
Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.