JOINT-HEIRS

Romans 8:17 declares, “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ….” “Joint-heirs” in this scripture means to have equal rights of ownership; to be equal participants or fellow heirs of an inheritance.

In some Bible versions, “coheirs” is used instead of joint-heirs in Romans 8:17. But that’s the wrong rendering. In the original Greek text, the word for “joint-heirs” is “sugkleronomos” which means “participant in common, fellow heir, heir together or heir with.”

In the context of our message on March 18: “Believe In God’s Prosperity,” it means we’re equal heirs with Christ. Everything that belongs to Him belongs to us; we have equal rights of ownership.

In terms of percentages, we both have 100% ownership. But in the case of co-heirs, the division of property, for example among a man’s surviving children is done according to percentages such as 60-40%, 70-30%, 55-45% etc.

But for joint-heirs, the property belongs to them equally, 100%; they are equal owners; they are equal participants or fellow heirs of the inheritance as it were. Neither can sign for it without the other.

That’s the kind of relationship that exists between Jesus and the Church; we are heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ.

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