Heirs: Heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ
As much as it is easy to believe that we are children of God, we begin to drag our feet when we are told of our benefits as children and heirs of God; we think we are not worthy of them. Also, we think we have to attain a level of spirituality to earn them.As a result, we make nought our rights. This book, therefore, shines light on our benefits as heirs and also exposes strategies to deny us of them.
Perhaps, it is not difficult for us believing that we became children of God immediately we got saved (born-again). So if we are children, then we are heirs. We cannot be children and not be heirs; likewise, we cannot be heirs and not be children. We are children and heirs of God. The privilege of being children and heirs of God is not without benefits; heirs have legal right to their father’s estate.
As much as it is easy to believe that we are children of God, we begin to drag our feet when we are told of the benefits of children and heirs of God. We find it difficult believing and acknowledging these benefits because we think we are not worthy of them. Also, we think we have to work to earn these benefits. In fact, we think we have to grow to a certain level of spirituality before having access to our Father’s estate.
As a result, we make naught our rights as heirs of God by the way we live. We live as though we are slaves and servants to God. We sacrifice our relationship with God as our father in the name of honour and respect to Him and this shortchanges us of our inheritance. Similarly, due to our ignorance and unbelief, we children are then found eating crumps of our Father’s table as though we are dogs. We seek to earn the bread which is clearly stated that it is for us.
In a way of salvaging this disheartening situation, this book shines the light, pointing the will of God to us as children and heirs. Also, it illuminates the strategies of the devil and how he denies and shortchanges us of our benefits as children and heirs of God. I am persuaded that you are on the right path to understanding the deceits of the devil which have been exposed by the word of God as touching your inheritance as heirs of God.
In addition, this book is not centered on hear-says, common or acceptable teachings. Rather, by marshaling each point with scriptures, this book is carefully written based on premises drawn from the word of God which our faith stands on.
As children of God, we are not beggars. We have seats at the table to partake of the portion allocated to us by our Father. Crumps are not meant for us and we will not live our lives on crumps.
We are not just heirs of God; we are both heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ. In this book, this is also expounded.
The prayer of Apostle Paul is that the church comes to the understanding of her inheritance in Christ. Similarly, in his teachings, he teaches the church on how to benefit fully of her inheritance in God through Christ. In the light of these prayers and teachings, I am inspired to write this book to the church so that the church may be free from deceits, philosophies and traditions which are not according to Christ and have denied many of adequately benefiting from our inheritance as heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ.
As you peruse this book, I pray that the eyes of your heart are so flooded with light that you may know and understand your rights as heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ in Jesus name. Amen