3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Get You Inheritance!!
Inheritance has a limited definition in our society. We think of it only as money or posessions left from one generation to the next. Although that is an accurate application, it falls short in scope.
We inherit more than things from our parents, grandparents and before. We inherit their name. We inherit their reputation. We inherit lifestyles, mindsets, habits - good and bad. We inherit most of our being from our ancestors. Just as our children will inherit these traits from us.
One of the many amazing things about the Word of God is how it speaks to the physical and the spiritual at the same time. We can all understand the practical advantages of having good parents who provide for their children physically as well as emotionally. We strive to be those parents to our own children. Yet, if we work hard to be those kinds of parents, how much more God?
Your life in Christ isn't just for you. It sets up an inheritance to your children's children of a connection to God. It sets a foundation for all who come after you to know Christ and Him crucified for their sins. They inherit this lifestyle just as Suzie has Grandma Janie's eyes or Bobby looks just like Uncle Joe when he runs. Your obedience, subjection, service allows the very blood of Christ to flow through your family...even those who will be born long after your service is completed.
Proverbs 13:22 says that a good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children. Through Christ, your spiritual inheritance is set for your to receive. He lived a life as both human and Holy so that YOU could inherit the Kingdom of God. Adam squandered your inheritance. Jesus set the record straight and became "the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchase posession, unto the praise of his glory."
Dear ones, your inheritance isn't defined by the possesions you have or your family has here on earth. It has been arranged in Heaven and is yours for the believing. Won't you get your inheritance? Won't you set a new inheritance for your children's children? Won't you receive that which has already been set aside for you? Receive it in fullness? Receive it as it was meant to be given, not as it has been parsed down through misinterpretation and deception over the year. Get your inheritance! Give your life fully to Christ.
Not your Sundays. Your everydays. Not your church clothes, but your whole being. Not your highs only, but your highs, your lows, and your in betweens. Give them all to the One who gave all for you.
Get your inheritance!!!
Peace and salvation.
Evg. Stephanie Robinson
Lifeline is the evangelistic ministry of Fellowship Church in Jonesboro, GA.
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