Rhapsody of Realities 6 December 2023: Heirs of His Kingdom
SCRIPTURE: …Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand… (Mark 1:14-15).
The Lord jesus brought and offered the Kingdom to the Jews; He preached to them saying, “The Kingdom of God is at hand” (Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Mark 1:14-15; Luke 10:9).
However, they rejected His message and turned down His offer of the Kingdom. As a result, He declared to them, “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who wil produce its fruit” (Matthew 21:43 NIV).
The Kingdom was offered, and al those who accepted its message received eternal life. Christians are those who have accepted the message of the Kingdom, received eternal life into their spirits, and are now members- citizens and heirs of that Kingdom.
No wonder the Bible tells us in Romans 8:16-17 (NKJV), “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”
Despite living in a world filled with wickedness and evil, He has granted us this extraordinary privilege to be heirs of His Kingdom. We’re not of this world. We don’t belong in Satan’s realm; we’re not under Satan’s jurisdiction or authority.
The Bible says in Colossians 1:13 that God has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the Kingdom of His Love-son. Blessed be God! Also, He’s made us kings and priests ni His glorious Kingdom to produce fruits of the Kingdom -fruits of righteousness and eternal life.
We’re the ones Peter referred to when he said, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” 1( Peter 2:9). Hallelujah!
PRAYER: Dear Father, I thank you for making me an heir of your glorious Kingdom. I recognize that I have received eternal life and have become a citizen and member of this Kingdom; therefore, I’m alienated from the depravities, corruption and decadence in this present world. I’m enthroned with you, far above principalities and powers, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Romans 8:16-17 AMPC
The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God.
17 And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory.
By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones),
19 And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength,
20 Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places],
21 Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come.
[The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 3 John & Daniel 7-8
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 18:10-18 & 2 Chronicles 13-14
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Rhapsody of Realities 6 December 2023
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