1. 1. We are HEIRS OF GLORY, through Jesus Christ, “And if children, then heirs; HEIRS OF GOD, and JOINT-HEIRS WITH CHRIST; if so be that we suffer with him, that WE MAY BE ALSO GLORIFIED together” [Romans 8:17] We are JOINT-HEIRS with Him, because God indeed, DIED in Jesus Christ to establish us in the TESTAMENT of His INHERITANCE “For where a TESTAMENT is, there must also of necessity be the DEATH OF THE TESTATOR. For a TESTAMENT IS OF FORCE AFTER MEN ARE DEAD: otherwise it is of NO STRENGTH AT ALL WHILE THE TESTATOR LIVETH” [Hebrews 9:16-17] We are HEIRS OF GLORY, and it is a MYSTERY, “Which none of the princes of this world knew: for HAD THEY KNOWN IT, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE CRUCIFIED THE LORD OF GLORY” [1 Corinthians 2:8] Jesus Christ is the TESTATOR of our INHERITANCE in GLORY, and ”… AS MANY AS RECEIVED HIM, to them GAVE HE POWER TO BECOME SONS OF GOD, even to them that believe on his name” [John 1:12]
  2. 2. We are JOINT-HEIRS with Jesus Christ; He is the FIRSTBORN, and we are his BRETHREN, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON, that he might be the FIRSTBORN AMONG MANY BRETHREN” [Romans 8:29] Listen carefully, God became the SON OF MAN in Christ, to make us SONS OF GOD and in Him was no SIN. We are His BRETHREN, as long as SIN has no part in our BODY [1 Peter 1:15] Let us turn away from LUSTS and AFFECTIONS of the FLESH and present ourselves “A LIVING SACRIFICE”, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” [Romans 12:1] However, we have an ADVERSARY, the TEMPTER, who provokes the FLESH with “Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, … murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that THEY WHICH DO SUCH THINGS SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD” [Galatians 5:19-21] RESIST him with FAITH in the WORD of God, “That the TRIAL OF YOUR FAITH, being much MORE PRECIOUS THAN OF GOLD that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and GLORY AT THE APPEARING OF JESUS CHRIST” [1 Peter 1:7] If we SUFFER in RESISTING SIN, we have Christ’s assurance of a GLORIOUS BODY and “… AN INHERITANCE INCORRUPTIBLE, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, RESERVED IN HEAVEN FOR YOU” [1 Peter 1:4]
  3. 3. We are HEIRS OF GLORY because we are “… BORN AGAIN, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, BY THE WORD OF GOD, which liveth and abideth for ever” [1 Peter 1:23] We are JOINT-HEIRS with Christ, yet the “… HEIR, AS LONG AS HE IS A CHILD, DIFFERETH NOTHING FROM A SERVANT, though he be lord of all” [Galatians 4:1] A SERVANT has the MIND of a labourer; though he labours more than a SON, he has no INHERITANCE. A SERVANT works for WAGES, the HEIR “SEEKS THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE ABOVE., “If ye then be risen with Christ, SEEK THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE ABOVE, WHERE CHRIST SITTETH on the right hand of God” [Colossians 3:1] Let Christ richly dwell in you, WATCHING and PRAYING to RENEW your MIND with PRESENT TRUTH, “And BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD: but be ye TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and PERFECT, WILL OF GOD [Romans 12:2] AVOID those who corrupt your MIND with CRASS MATERIALISM; truth be told, Jesus did not DIE to make you a MILLIONAIRE but to join you to Himself in GLORY, and thus says the Lord: “… I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that WHERE I AM, THERE YOU MAY BE ALSO” [John 14:3] Remember, we are HEIRS OF GLORY, not of MEAT and DRINK, therefore, let not your “… hearts be overcharged with SURFEITING, and DRUNKENNESS, and CARES OF THIS LIFE, and SO THAT DAY COME UPON YOU UNAWARES” [Luke 21:34]
  4. 4. We are HEIRS OF GLORY, but “… it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM; for we shall see him as he is” [1John 3:2] At His appearance we shall be CAUGHT UP, for the MARRIAGE SUPPER of the LAMB, and “… BLESSED ARE THEY WHICH ARE CALLED INTO THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB. … ” [Revelation 19:9] We shall be joined, as ROYAL CONSORT with Him on His throne, as it is written: “TO HIM THAT OVERCOMETH WILL I GRANT TO SIT WITH ME IN MY THRONE, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne” [Revelation 3:21] When He shall return for the MILLENIUM, we shall REIGN with Him as KINGS and “… PRIESTS of God and of Christ, and SHALL REIGN WITH HIM A THOUSAND YEARS“ [Revelation 20:6] After the MILLENIUM and WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT, we shall be established in NEW HEAVEN and NEW EARTH, “And GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS from their eyes; and there shall be NO MORE DEATH, neither SORROW, nor CRYING, neither shall there be any more PAIN: for the former things are passed away” [Revelation 21:4] Beloved, I plead with you not to be DISTRACTED by those who peddle platitudes of HOPE in earthly things. Set your eyes on Christ and be prepared for His appearance “… beholding as in a glass the GLORY OF THE LORD, are CHANGED INTO THE SAME IMAGE FROM GLORY TO GLORY, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” [2 Corinthians 3:18]
  5. 5. Receive Jesus Christ today, as your Lord and Saviour, amen


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