Heirs to the Kingdom

Experts now say that even without a documented connection to some notable ancestor, the odds are virtually one-hundred percent that every person on Earth is descended from one royal person or another. It works the other way as well by the way. Anyone who had children more than a few hundred years ago is likely to have millions of descendants today – quite a few of them famous.

For example, King Edward III who ruled during the 14th century had nine children and counts among his descendants: presidents–George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, Zachary Taylor, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt, authors–Lord Bryon, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Barret Browning, General Robert E. Lee, scientist Charles Darwin and actors–Humphrey Bogart, Aubrey Hepburn and Brooke Shields. Think about that. You may be a royal blue-blood right now and not even know it.

You get into the human family, the Adam family, by the same way Jesus did by physical, biological, birth. But to get into the Jesus family, it has to be through means of a spiritual birth. The first time you are born, you are born into the family of Adam, but when you are born again, you are born into the family of Jesus Christ.

In the genealogy of Jesus, God shares with us an unbelievable truth that anyone can become a part of the greatest royal family of all–the family of not just “a” king, but the “King of Kings.” Anyone can have as their father, not just a king who sits on an earthly throne, but “the” king who sits on the throne of the universe.

–James Merritt

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