Understanding Your Asset in the Kingdom – Part I (Ephesians 1:16-19)
Your assets in the kingdom are what you have been given by God or what has been credited to your account. They are heavenly resources that you need to enjoy life to the fullest as a candidate of God’s kingdom.
Your assets in the kingdom are already defined by your status in the kingdom (Rom. 5:17). The first step to enjoying your assets therefore is to know and acknowledge who you are as it is defined by the word of God. The word of God is the Kingdom manual of operation that shows you the nature of your inheritance in the kingdom (Acts 20:32). Therein, it is spelt out how a man becomes a part of the kingdom and the benefits he stands to enjoy as a candidate of the same kingdom. When a man becomes born again his status changed. The scripture says, “Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and has conveyed us into the kingdom of the son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins” (Col. 1:12-14).
When you give your life to Jesus you become a new creature and a partaker of God’s inheritance: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new” (2 Cor. 5:17). That is your identity as a child of God. Your past is passed away. You are a brand new person entirely. Apart from this, by the virtue of your new birth you are now made to sit together with Christ in the heavenly places:
“…And has raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…” (Eph 2:6).
This is not all. Your status as a new creature has made you a joint heir with Jesus himself:
“The Spirit 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…” (Rom. 8:16).
To be joint heirs means to be a partaker of an inheritance. In other words, you a part owner of everything that belongs to Christ as far as the Kingdom of God is concerned. All these scriptures are clear indications that the children of God are very fortunate and highly privileged (John 1:11-12).