Your Inheritance in Christ: Receive It! Share It!
Psalm 16:5, (NLT) Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine. 6 The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance!
We are heirs of God. We have an inheritance, even if no wealthy family member left us material things in a will. Jesus gained our provision through His life, self-sacrifice, and blood covenant. Since an inheritance can only be transferred after the death of the benefactor, Jesus died in order to transfer the provisions of His inheritance to us. He then rose from the dead to oversee the distribution of those new covenant provisions and responsibilities!
Romans 8:16, The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
Eph 1:18, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
God has given all believers an inheritance through Jesus Christ. We receive it through our godly family heritage, through our understanding of God's kingdom, and through our personal faith in God. We should be focused on receiving and living within the benefits and responsibilities all that God has given us. We receive our inheritance, not only for personal benefit, but for the benefit of others and for those who follow us.
There is no good reason to live below our inheritance and privileges in Christ. Why should your inheritance go unclaimed and unrealized? You need your inheritance because it is designed to be shared and passed along. The Lord is your inheritance. He maintains your lot, or your part of the inheritance.
We live under the Abrahamic Blessing
Galatians 3:14, He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
Genesis, 12:1, Now the LORD had said to Abram: "Get out of your country, from your kindred and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you. 2] I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. 3] I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."
Look at what God promised Abram (who became Abraham, "Father of nations"):
1. Bless your family
2. Bless you
3. Bless others through you
4. Bless those who bless you
5. Curse those who curse you
Through our faith in Christ, we are also heirs of Abraham's inheritance and blessings. We carry forward these same blessings and responsibilities, through Christ, to bless our generation.
Note that these blessings were not activated until Abraham's obedience was fulfilled. Obedience to God is always an important factor to how God fulfills His purposes through human instruments.
Inheritance is created and transferred within the framework of key people, places and principles. Walking in this blessing of God is not a mystery and it is not elusive. Every believer in Jesus Christ is entitled (yes, "entitled") to walk in the blessings of God. We only have to exercise our faith in God's word and allow our actions to follow our faith.