The Spirit Bears
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. (Romans 8:16-18)
It is impossible to perceive all that became ours when we were born
again. There is no way we can understand all that heaven is like. How could we
ever comprehend all that is ours as fellow heirs with Christ? The knowledge
that we will share Christ's inheritance with Him absolutely astounds us! Left
to our own, we could not begin to understand all that we received once we
became children of the King. The Holy Spirit convinces us that we are indeed
children of God and helps us understand the riches of our inheritance.
Perhaps you did not have a loving father. The Spirit's role is to teach
you how to respond to a Father who relates to you only in perfect love and how
to live like a child of the King. Perhaps you grew up in poverty. The Spirit
will show you the inexhaustible riches available to you as a child of God.
If you were simply declared an heir and then left on your own, you could
not begin to use your inheritance. But the Father has given you His Spirit to
serve as your Guide and Teacher. The Holy Spirit will lead you to the
magnificent promises and resources that became available when God adopted you
into His family. Take time to meditate on the wonderful promises of God that
are available to you. Let the Holy Spirit convince you of the reality that you
are, indeed, a child of God and a fellow heir of Christ.