John 1:12 – But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:
Romans 8:14-17 – ‘For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ…’
A Christian is a child of God and heir to all that God is and has. He is a joint heir with Christ. A Christian has God’s DNA. A Christian bears the name of God. He has a living root in God. While this may sound outrageous, it is true. You are God’s inheritance and God has also become your inheritance because He has given Himself to you.
The Bible says, ‘… all things are yours.’ A person’s inheritance is limited to his/her father’s possession. God is your Father and He is the Possessor of all of the heavens and all of the earth. So, my question is, if God, your Father, owns all of heaven and all of the earth and all that is in them, what then is your inheritance? I will tell you what it is – all of heavens and all of the earth and all that is within them are your inheritance. Psalm 24:1.
A Christian is called out by God and is a divine royalty – God called you out to be a divine and royal diplomat. In the Bible times, the called out ones were called ‘Ekklesia’ in Greek. During the Roman Empire, when the Romans conquered and obtained a new country, the next step they took was occupation. This was done in order to expand Roman influence and Romanise the territory they had conquered. They did this by calling out some well trained Roman citizens to make them governors and give them military backing and then send them into the new country to introduce and establish Roman culture. While the country may be thousands of miles away from Rome, after educating and training the people in the culture of Rome, after a period of time, its subject country would become a replica of Rome in her culture and systems. The previous culture and system of thinking of the country would be overthrown. Their dressing, feeding and all their operations would be transformed to Roman system. They would become Roman subjects in thought and deed. In like manner, Jesus conquered the devil and saved the world from the dominion of the devil. Now, we Christians are the citizens of the kingdom of God. That is why a Christian is a transformer; we are on a transformation mission. The Christians are chosen by God to introduce and establish the culture of heaven on earth and overthrow the systems of the devil. We are to overthrow death with life, poverty with prosperity, sickness with health, hell with heaven, and destruction with creativity.
We are to occupy until the return of Christ, the second time. The word ‘Church’ is the same as ‘the called out ones’ and is also ‘ekklesia’ in Greek. Jesus took that secular word to drive home a spiritual truth to the people of His days. ‘Ekklesia’ is not a Hebrew word or concept, it is a Roman word and concept and the people in the days of Jesus clearly understood it because they were under Roman occupation at the time. Friend, we are agents of divine transformation and we have heaven’s backing. 1 Peter 2: 9-10 – ‘But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.’
For Further Study:
Questions for Reflection:
- Do you know your worth?
- What is it?
I am a winner not a loser. I am free and will never be bound.