Heb.12:27-29 – Now this phrase “once and for all” clearly indicates the final removal of things that are shaking, that is, the old order, so only what is unshakeable will remain. Since we are receiving our rights to an unshakeable kingdom we should be extremely thankful and offer God the purest worship that delights his heart as we lay down our lives in absolute surrender, filled with awe. For our God is a holy, devouring fire!

The incredible diversity of Christ in His humanity is quite striking. He took on infinite humility as the creator of all things took His place in this world as a man. This is past our ability to understand, the creator is now a human forever, this is bigger than we can imagine. Then Paul said that Jesus was given a name above every name when He took His place on the throne in heaven. Again, how is it even possible for a human being to be placed in this place of ultimate glory ruling the universe by His word. Now this brings us to us. We are clothed with humility in our humanity and at he same time we become royalty as we are adopted into the family of God. We are actually asked to share His throne, ruling and reigning with Christ. Here is a statement from the Passion Notes on today’s verses.

“The Greek word paralambano (receiving) is often used in classical Greek literature for heirs who have the “rights of succession” (to a throne).”

This is what C.S. Lewis was getting at in his classic book THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE. Wiki describes this scene as the children take on royalty.

“After freeing the oppressed, the group returned to the Fords of Beruna, where Peter, Edmund and the Narnians were waging battle against the Witch and her army. Susan fought briefly in the last moments of this battle, and witnessed her brother Edmund’s knighting. After the battle, a Narnian victory, the Narnians traveled east to the castle of Cair Paravel, where Susan was crowned by Aslan as “Queen Susan the Gentle” a few days later.”

So now we are living at the end of the final battle. Christ has won and is seated in glory, not long from now we will join Him there. We are heirs to the throne regardless of what your life looks like now. Our thrones are part of a different kingdom, the one here now is temporary, the next one will last forever.


  1. “Our thrones are part of a different kingdom, the one here now is temporary, the next one will last forever.” If we ever invested the time to understand anything in this life, the what, when, where and why of that statement would be all sufficient.

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