What Is The Inheritance?
Remember this: "... if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise," Galatians 3'29.
If you believe in Jesus, you can look back at receiving from God even before you expressed faith in Him. Things happened in your life that were unusual enough to make you think that God had to be involved in them somehow.
Things like unusual circumstances or a "strange" coincidence or a miraculous experience, even your conscience, made you think.
When you eventually became a Believer in Jesus many marvellous spiritual things began to occur.
In fact, the Lord's New Covenant Kingdom Inheritance is all about marvellous spiritual things:
"For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;
giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins," Colossians 1'9-14.
And here's the point, Believers are told that "the Father has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance".
That means no Believer has to strive but just be a Believer and believe!
"... all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us," 2 Corinthians 1'20.
Christ's New Covenant Kingdom Inheritance is from the Father. It is ministered by the Holy Spirit, who He sent on the Day of Pentecost, in Jesus' name.
All that Jesus achieved, and everything to do with His work on earth, He has left to everyone "who believes in Me," John 14'12.
And here's the abundant nature of The Inheritance:
"... when the kindness and the love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us,
through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour,
that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life," Titus 3'4-7.
As he says, these things only happen because of God's mercy and His grace, His kindness and His love.
Believers partake of The Inheritance as by faith as they hear and believe the word of Christ. Sometimes they receive unknowingly.
But the first thing that is received knowingly is salvation. For with it comes the assurance from the Holy Spirit that they are saved and are no longer sinners.
However from this time on the enemy of all Believers, Satan, will begin trying to steal, kill and destroy these things from God as Jesus said he would (John 10'10).
Nevertheless, one of the greatest understandings among those great spiritual things of The Inheritance is this:
Our heavenly Father "... has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the Kingdom of the Son of His love," Colossians 1'13.
Knowing this keeps the Lord's People strong and safe from the enemy's attempts to destroy their spiritual life.
As a pattern for all Believers, the scriptures from Acts 2'1 to Revelation 3'22 show instances of the first Believers learning, partaking by faith and experiencing The Inheritance.
Among them is the Letter to the Hebrew Believers which presents foundational understandings.
Chapter 5'12 to 6'2 refers to "elementary principles of Christ" (6'1), also called "the first principles of the oracles of God" (5'12).
God has provided these principles for every Believer. Knowing them and experiencing them forms their spiritual foundation (see Your Kingdom Foundation on the Menu).
When Jesus intervened in the life of Paul (Acts 26'18) He commissioned him to go to Jews and Gentiles for this purpose:
"... to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God,
that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me".
Prayer. Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your wonderful forgiveness. And for the provision of The Inheritance now, every day, and in the glorious future.
In Jesus' name. Amen