"So then let no one boast in men. For all things belong to you, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come; all things belong to you, and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God." (1 Corinthians 3:21-23) We can never discount the power of what happened at the cross! Remember before the fall of sin, when Adam and Eve were in the Garden, The Lord would come and walk with them every evening. That intimacy with us is very important to Him. After Adam and Eve sinned on behalf of all mankind, they were thrown out of the Garden and were separated from that closeness with God. We were lost and belonged to the world so we had to live out in the world. So naturally God's perfect plan was to send Jesus Himself to get bring us back. So Jesus came Himself to bring us back, paying with His own blood.
We now belong to the royal line of succession. What was done on the cross was an unbreakable legal contract on earth and throughout the heavens. It was sealed in blood – spiritually and literally - and can never be broken. Because He personally claimed us, we belong to Him forever. We are now permanently part of the holy line of Christ. The verse above says that ALL things belong to us. That inheritance encompasses both earthly and spiritual things. If we are IN HIM, that means we are in the line of succession. We are fully entrenched in the royal “household of Christ”. He has personally come back to claim us and name us as His own. On top of that, He has put us in His family line, giving us ALL things! ~Anne Schickowski