June 6

I find it striking that on one day two men were announced king over Israel. But only one of them was a true king in Israel.

We call ourselves kings and priests, but have we been anointed by the true Priest of God? How do we know we’ve been anointed as a rightful heir of God’s promises?

In Galatians 3, Paul tells us that those who are baptized into Christ are heirs.

We are baptized into Christ through water baptism, which is our joining ourselves to Christ in His death and resurrection (Rom. 6:3-4).

We are baptized into Christ through the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Jesus, Himself, pours His love into our hearts (Rom. 5:5).

We are baptized into Christ through fire, as we join in the fellowship of His suffering (Phil. 3:10), crucifying the flesh so we can live in the Spirit (Gal. 2:2).

These are experiences that you have after you believed on the Lord Jesus Christ.

In Romans 8, Paul says our spirit bears witness that we are God’s children; we know it within us.

Are you a true heir?