Jesus is the heir of all thing but we are joint heirs with him (Romans 8:17). But can you imagine the one who is the heirs of all things having to pass through the ignoble death of
Jesus in a parable referred to himself as the son of the owner of a garden who was beaten and killed by those to whom were trusted the garden, in reference to the Pharisees (Luke 20:1-16).
Jesus the heir of all things was beaten, he was crushed, because he is not just the heir of all things but through him the world was created. It was for the purpose of generating the new creature those who will reign with him, that motivated by love, he shed his blood.
It was necessary for him to do that because according to what he said himself: except a grain of seed falls to the ground it abides alone but if it falls it will bring forth much fruit (John 12:24-25). From the sacrifice of a grain you have many.
The heirs of all things is also the creator of all things. The problem with this old creature was that we became infested with sin and Jesus had to bear our sins as the creator, to make the way back to God not clear for us. Jesus is therefore our all in all. He is the wisdom of God, our righteousness, our sanctification (1Corinthians 1:30). He is the embodiment of the divine I Am.
Remember that Moses asked God: who I should say sent me when I go to tell the children of Israel that someone has asked me to lead them out of bondage to Pharaoh to bring them a glorious land?
God told him: tell them I Am sent you (Exodus 3:14).
I am what?
The completion of that was embodied by Jesus who is the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Colossians 2:9), the manifest depiction of the unseen God.
So Jesus said: I Am is the door for the sheep to go in and out and find pasture.
I Am the way the truth and life,
I Am the shepherd that lays his life for the sheep (John 10).
I Am the light of the World (John 9).
He is God, he is the Word. He has endless greatness. The bible says to the increase of his kingdom of peace there shall be no end (Isaiah 9:7).
That is the force of his person. The limitlessness of Jesus is reflected in the name. He has been given a name that is above every other name, and at the name of Jesus everything must bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord, of things in heaven, on earth and under the earth (Philippians 2:5-11).
The death of Jesus was so that he can come into us, and in a day thousands of people can become new creatures becuase now Jesus is a life-giving spirit (1Corinthians 15:45), having been the firstborn from the dead, to lead us all from that bondage of death, from the judgement of death into life. He said that those who believe in him have passed from death into life, taking us into his unlimited realm (John 5:24).
All things can be divided into three: things physical, of the soul and spiritual, of which he is heir of and we are joint heirs with him.
Paul asked: God who did not refuse to give us his son, how much more will be together with him, freely give all things to those who love him (Romans 8:32)? He also said that godliness has a promise of a life that now is.
It was in the wilderness that the devil tempted Jesus with the ownership of the kingdoms of the world (Matthew 4:1-11), but after his death and resurrection Jesus said: all power in heaven and on earth has been given to me (Matthew 28:18).
Also all the physical things that were made, he made them. We read: in the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God, and through him was everything made and without him nothing was made (John 1:1-5).
In Christ are not just the things spiritual but also physical. Paul prayed that God will supply some people’s needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
When he said that the disciples should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and they imagined he was hinting at them not bringing food along, he reminded them about the time he multiplied a few loaves of bread to feed thousands, twice, telling them that things physical are not beyond his ability to make available (Matthew 16:6-10).
Of the soul
There are things that pertains to the soul which Jesus can provide for us, and which are ours because we are joint heirs with Christ.
Jesus said we should come to him so that we might find rest for our soul (Matthew 11:28-30). His word also has the power to convert the soul. The soul speaks of the will, the emotions and the mind, and Paul wrote that God has not given us the Spirit of fear which primarily casts its influence on the soul, but the spirit (a definition of spirit is “unseen influence”) that God wants to influence us is the spirit of love power and sound mind, affecting the emotion, will and mind respectively (2Timothy 1:6-7).
There are also spiritual things that are Christ’s. We share his Spirit (Romans 8:9), we share his father’s house (John 14:1-3). As the heir of all things, Jesus is the landlord in heaven and through faith as we come into him we have what he has, we become co-occupants of heaven.
He said he was going to come back so that where he goes we may be also. He said: In my father’s house there are many mansions, I go to prepare a place for you. It is his father’s house and we share his sonship of the father when we become believer.
We also share his purpose. He said: as the father send me, I also send you (John 20:21). By the connection he brought us into with the father and the Spirit, making us children of God and having the Spirit upon and inside us, we have access to some spiritual gifts, to walk in the supernatural on the earth, expressing mercy, teaching God’s word, revealing mysteries. In all these, we share the ministry of Jesus. Purpose speaks of identity and mission, which we share spiritually with Jesus.
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