We also must know that by sharing in all the Christ did for us, we must share in His suffering
Wipe that frown from you face! Brothers and sisters in Christ, we are co-heirs to the throne of God!! We are God's dearly beloved children. Why are you living like you have no hope or future? Get up and put a smile on your face and live like a child of the Most High! Jesus Christ died for you so that you might have a future, not only after this life, but TODAY, right NOW! We are victors in Christ. Claim His victory over the devil and his henchmen. Claim today, as it is the day that The Lord has given us. Let us rejoice. Get up and do what Christ commanded us to do by sharing His light in a lost and dying world and making disciples.
We also must know that by sharing in all the Christ did for us, we must share in His suffering. Jesus said that the world hated Him first, and they will hate us also. Christianity will never be popular in this politically correct world. So we must be ready for the slings and arrows of our enemies and even our friends and family. Regardless of any persecution that we might experience, NOTHING compares to the Kingdom that we are heirs to. Thanks be to God !
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering (Romans 8:15-17 NLT).