Monday, 8 April 2013

RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Monday 8 April 2013 JESUS SHARES HIS THRONE By Pastor E. A. Adeboye


RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Monday 8 April 2013 
JESUS SHARES HIS THRONE 
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye

Memorise: “And I appoint unto you a kingdom as my Father hath appointed unto Me” Luke 22:29
Read: Luke 22:28-29
Bible in one year:  Isaiah 37-39
Key point: The poorest believer in Christ is richer than the richest man on earth
 
When we look at the oiler of Ahasuerus of up to half of his kingdom to his kingdom, we marvel at his generosity (Esther 5:1-3). He was so pleased with her that he was prepared to share his kingdom with her. That is very magnanimous! Do you know that Jesus Christ has also offered to share His Kingdom with His favourites His bride? Romans 8:1 7 says,
“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.”
The fact that you have become a child of God makes you a joint-heir with Christ and therefore a co-owner of all that He has. Beloved, no matter how impoverished it seems you are, always remember that you are a co-owner of everything that Jesus has. You surely are extremely rich! In Matthew 19:28, when Peter asked Jesus what will be their gain for leaving everything to follow Him, the Lord replied that they will sit on 1 2 thrones and have a share ¡n His Kingdom. In Revelation 3:21, the Lord says, 1ð70 him that overcometh will grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. The import of this promise is simply breathtaking!   Jesus Christ overcame and so God the Father made Him to sit with Him and co-rule from His throne. And now He says for all who will overcome like He did, they will share His throne with Him! Praise God! If you can deny yourself, make Jesus happy and exercise your victory over sin, Satan and the world, one day, you shall see yourself sitting on the same throne with the Lord Jesus, reigning with Him. Beloved, you must do everything in your power and beyond your power not to miss this opportunity. Unlike the offer of Ahasuerus and King Herod, which if effected will be in effect as long as they lived; the promise of Christ to His followers for eternity! Today, some people have opportunities to serve under earthly kings but they turn down such offers because they do not want to soil their hands or tarnish their ¡mage. The kingdom that everyone who is politically inclined should aspire to be a part of is Christ’s eternal Kingdom. If  you can be so favoured to co-reign with Christ, you will be eternally relevant. Don’t miss this opportunity for anything!