9. You are an heir of God (1)

Last time we spoke about having the fullness of God's power on the inside of us. We spoke of standing up in all that we are in Christ. We are already ordained as God's children and we need to start acting as if we believe it. We need to roam this earth, knowing who we truly are. When we know who we truly are, we will not be sad when people belittle us, we will not be downcast when we do not get the promotion, and we will not try to be someone that we are not. We won't. We will walk in the fullness of everything that is ours already. The Word tells us that because we are God's children we can walk with confidence in our inheritance. Please look at the following Scriptures with me:

"In Him also we have obtained an inheritance..." Ephesians 1:11

"...giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light." Colossians 1:12

"And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ." Colossians 3:23, 24

"The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs - heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ..." Romans 8:16, 17

We are heirs of God, with an inheritance beyond this world. Sit still and think about this statement. You are an heir of the Most High God, an heir of the King of kings, an heir of the One who literally owns anything. If you truly realise that, you will never be jealous again of anyone that has the potential to inherit a great sum of money from their earthly father. You will never again be worried about your own finances and how you are going to make it. Your Father in Heaven doesn't want you to worry; He doesn't want you to be anxious for anything, but to rejoice in everything and to give thanks to Him for His provision and care.

He is our Good Shepherd; He brings us to green pastures and leads us alongside peaceful rivers. He looks after His sheep, He tenderly cares for us. Have you ever seen stressed out sheep, worried that their good master would not look after them? Stressed out that they will not have enough? No, the master provides. And if there is not enough water or grazing fields, he will worry about that and take care of it for the sheep. He worries about that, not the sheep. Now fortunately for us our Master will never worry that there is not enough for us, because He holds the whole universe in His hands. And because He does, we can know that He will look after us too.

I read the autobiography of George Muller. He lived about a century ago and started several orphanages and preached all over. And never once did he ask people for money. He never asked donations for the hundreds of orphans he was looking after. He decided to trust in God and make all his wants known to Him and to Him alone. He decided to trust God 100% to look after him and those entrusted in his care. And you know what, miracle after miracle after miracle happened. It is encouraging to read that God never once let him down. He never once left his side, but always provided. He spoke of how they once had literally no food to put in front of the hundreds of children in the orphanage. He didn't tell them that, but told them to sit down and to thank God for the food. Just then a horse cart over turned close to the orphanage and the man didn't know what to do with his fresh produce whilst fixing his horse cart, so he knocked on the door of the orphanage and gave them more than enough to eat.

Isn't God good? I think the time has come that we need to start really trusting in Him. As I read through the Psalms I realised how many verses there are about trusting in God. Several and that is significant. We need to look up to Him as our Provider. After all He is our Father and He has all the resources of the universe at His finger tips. He is mighty to save and to help. We are co-heirs with Christ and therefore all things are ours. I would like to end off with 1 Corinthians 3:21-23. Go and read it and meditate on it and allow the peace of God to overflow your soul.

"For all things are yours: whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come - all are yours. And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's."

Thank you Father for blessing us with so much. Thank you that we needn't be worried, because You look after us. We rejoice in that fact! Thank you for Jesus in our lives and that He is so loving and kind. Thank you for giving us so much, we trust in You and in You alone. We glorify Your mighty Name. Amen

2 comments for “9. You are an heir of God (1)”

  1. Gravatar of MadelMadel
    Posted Thursday, 04 May 2017 at 9:02:16 AM

    Exactly what I needed to hear today. I am no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of God!

  2. Gravatar of BarbaraBarbara
    Posted Thursday, 08 June 2017 at 7:26:09 AM

    Hallelujah!!! Very true. Thank you Lord, my shepherd to feed me,to guide me, to clothe me and to shield me, I shall not Want . Thank you for this profound message.

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