THE KNOWLEDGE IS IN OUR SPIRITS – PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 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 (Romans 8:16-17).
Being born again, we have the witness in our spirits that we’re the children of God. Having received eternal life from Jesus Christ, the Spirit of God bears witness with your spirit; there’s a knowledge way down deep inside you that God is your Father. This isn’t an assumption! We have inside information, knowledge produced in us by the Holy Spirit that we’re born of God.
Notice the latter part of our opening scripture; it’s so beautiful. It 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.” How could you be broke, or live an ordinary life, with the knowledge that you’re not only an heir of God, but also a joint heir with Christ? Do you know what it means to be a joint heir with Christ?
It means everything that belongs to Jesus Christ belongs to you, in the same way that it belongs to Him. He doesn’t own any more of it than you do. This isn’t your making; God made it so. That’s the grace of Jesus Christ. He’s brought you into oneness with Himself; into fellowship with Himself. Hallelujah! So, you can’t look to what your parents have, or what they don’t have; you’re a prosperous man already, because you’re a joint heir with Christ. The world belongs to you. Live and walk in this consciousness; you own the world.
Nothing can work to your disadvantage. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God….” Notice the phrase, “we know,” means that this isn’t an assumption!The knowledge that we’ve overcome the world is in our spirits; we’re more than conquerors and victors in Christ Jesus! It doesn’t matter how dark, gloomy or shaky things get, we have inside information, knowledge beyond the senses that they’ll surely turn out for our good! Hallelujah.