Heir of all things

Christ is the heir of all things

(Heb 1:2 NIV)  but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.

There is a book entitled “How to live like a king’s kid”. We should live our life in accordance with the fact that Jesus is the heir of all things. Everything belongs to Jesus.

(Mat 28:18 NIV)  Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

We, who have a relationship with Jesus, do we live our life like a pauper? If you were a prince, would you want to live like a beggar? Of course not. We live like a beggar when we are lacking for things, things that we could have asked from God.

Jesus wants us to go to Him to ask for the things we need and want. He wants us to live like a king’s kid.

(John 14:14 NIV)  You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

We are joint heirs with Christ

(Rom 8:17-18 NIV)  Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. {18} I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Not only is Jesus the heir of all things, we are joint heirs with Him. We will share in His glory. Therefore, the suffering that we go through because of Him is no comparison.

Do you feel that you are sacrificing worldly glory for the sake of Jesus? Are you giving away your income rather than live a gloried rich man’s life? Are you telling people about Jesus at the risk of being rejected? Do people ridicule or persecute you because of your faith? Take hope because all this is temporal. We are going to be joint heirs with Christ if we share in His suffering. Christ suffered and was rejected too when He was on earth. And now He is exalted above all things.

(Phil 2:5-11 NIV)  Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: {6} Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, {7} but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. {8} And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross! {9} Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, {10} that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, {11} and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Henry C. Morrison, after serving for forty years on the African mission field, headed home by boat.  On that same boat also rode Theodore Roosevelt.  Morrison was quite dejected when, on entering New York harbor, President Roosevelt received a great fanfare as he arrived home.  Morrison thought he should get some recognition for forty years in the Lord's service. Then a small voice came to Morrison and said, "Henry – this is not home; it is New York!"