WE ARE KINGDOM BENEFICIARIES
THURSDAY 19 AUGUST 2021
Access to the Kingdom of Heaven is the magnificent benefit of being united to Christ. Hebrews 3:14 (NIV) says that we have come to share in Christ. Christ's self-giving nature is lavishing and overwhelming. He loves us so much that whatever He shares with the heavenly Father - He grants us the very same gift and level of sharing without reservation.
Reference: Luke 22:29 New King James Version (NKJV) "And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me."
One grand purpose hidden in God's mind all along was to make the boundless riches of Christ known to this age through the new creations. By revealing Christ at the fullness of time, God began to clearly display His unfathomable wisdom through the church.
The purpose of this whole new revelation and arrangement is to enlighten the principalities and powers of heaven in the manifold wisdom of God through us in the Kingdom of light. And to fulfil this, Jesus had to bestow the Kingdom of heaven on us. "And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me." In other words, just as my Father in heaven has granted me a Kingdom, I now grant you the right and access. Do you know what this means? It means that Jesus graced you with the special privilege and advantage to live on earth bearing the atmosphere of His Kingdom.
This Kingdom conferred on us is activated by the mystery of the salvation Christ brought to us and all that belongs to it. We function by its intelligences according to the revealed mystery. Some of the intelligences reveal that we are partakers of the divine nature; we share in Christ's glory; we are partners with Him. It also means that we are granted the right to become joint-heirs with Christ. We are more than conquerors because Christ, the greater One lives in us and we are in Him.
The Bible says, "It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God - that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption" (1 Corinthians 1:30 NIV). We are joined to Christ, found in Him, live in Him, move and have our being in Him. In fact, we are justified, glorified, sanctified, called, made alive and created anew in Christ and by the virtue of His Kingdom bestowed on us, He bequeathed the position of the greatest authority, power and dominion to us. Beloved, everything the Kingdom offers is breathtaking. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Matthew 16:19; Luke 8:10; John 17:23; 1 Corinthians 10:16; Ephesians 2:5-6.
Exuberant Declaration: My union with the living Christ is the essential truth that grants me access to eternal Kingdom and its benefits. I'm gloriously blessed to partake of the divine nature, share in Christ's glory and partner with Him. This privilege transcends human understanding, and endlessly brings peace and joy to my life. Hallelujah!