Are you aware that when you accepted Christ as your Savior, that you immediately qualified for an inheritance that is reserved for you? Let’s study what the Scriptures say.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials . . . (1 Pet 1:3-6, emphasis added)
So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. (Ac 20:32)
. . . 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.’ (Ac 26:18)
In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will . . . (Eph 1:11)
And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. (Heb 9:15)
“Jesus inherited all of the blessings and the promises of God. Then He (our benefactor) died. A new covenant was formed at His death and we inherited the new covenant which contained all of the promises of Jesus’ estate, and He passed them on to us, His Church. We are born to our inheritance in Jesus.
“His death was our death. His resurrection was our resurrection, and we came forth with His estate (that He passed on to us). He didn’t take advantage of all of the blessings that He owned. Now, Jesus is the Mediator of the new covenant.” ~ Excerpt from You’re Qualified to Inherit by Carolyn M. Flanagan
According to the Bible passages at the top of this article, our inheritance is multi-faceted and rich! Hallelujah! Our inheritance is:
- Incorruptible and undefiled,
- Reserved in heaven for us,
- We have been sealed with the Holy Spirit, and the same Holy Spirit is the guarantee of our inheritance. (Ep 1:13-14)
- The Word is able to build us up in faith so that we may unlock the riches and blessings of this legacy. In 1 Chronicles 28:8, we’re reminded to seek out all of the words of the Lord so that we may possess our inheritance and that we may pass it on to our children.
- Our inheritance is ready to be revealed to us.
Psalm 16:5 says that God (Himself) is the portion [serving, share, or measure] of our inheritance; and verse 6 of the same chapter reminds us that it is a good inheritance. This is quite impressive and beyond the scope of our human imagination. The omnipotent, eternal God who created everything that exists . . . He is the measure or portion of our inheritance! (Ps 73:26) Glory to God most High!