KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 3:8 KJV” Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ”;
Apostle Paul describes these unsearchable riches ‘as the fellowship of the mystery’ which is now revealed unto all men (Eph 3:9). We would be taking a journey into some aspects of this mystery, or unsearchable riches of Christ. Today we would consider the fact that we are joint heirs with Jesus. Romans 8:17 reads ” 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 “. A joint heir is not a part owner. He is a hundred percent owner of the inheritance. As joint heirs with Jesus, we are equal owners of everything that is His. This means we have the same authority He has. We have the same audience in the presence of the father as he would have and many more.
Let’s consider an allegory in the old testament that reveals this truth about being a joint heir. When Joseph interpreted King Pharaoh’s dream and gave him counsel as to what to be done, the king gave him his authority over the Land of Egypt. He became a joint heir with the king concerning the land of Egypt. Gen 41:40 KJV ” Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou” .From the words of King Pharaoh every instruction, decree or command from Joseph carried the same authority as King Pharaoh. He had become a joint heir with the king over the land of Egypt.
The death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus and our faith in Him has brought us into this grace, wherein we stand. The Lord said the following about us in John 14:12 KJV “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” .We are one with Him, such that we represent Him on earth, and He represents us in heaven. Our believe and acting on His word is all that is required to experience this greater works.
I am a joint heir with Jesus. On this earth I have the same authority that my Lord had. I fulfill His purposes on the earth. He backs every stand I take. Demons are subjected to me in His name.
Matthew 10:1 KJV. And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Luke 10:17 KJV. And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.