Do you know your inheritance as one of God’s children?
To most of God’s saints, our heavenly inheritance seems to be far off in the future. When we think of what we have in Heaven, our eyes take on that distant look, as if we are trying to peer at something just beyond the horizon. We so often forget who we are, and what we have in Christ right now.
The Apostle Paul wrote these amazing words:
“And if children, then heirs – heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17 NKJV).
As a child of God you are His heir, and a joint heir with the Lord Jesus Christ. This means everything God owns in Heaven is part of your inheritance.
As a child of God, your citizenship is no longer just of this world. Your spiritual citizenship in Heaven. The Apostle Paul wrote:
“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20 NKJV).
Notice that Paul wrote that your citizenship is in Heaven right now. It is not something you will enjoy in the distant future. It is your inheritance right now as a child of God in Christ.
The Apostle Paul wrote:
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3 NKJV).
Yes, as an heir of God you have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. As a citizen of Heaven, that is what you have in Christ. Isn’t that amazing?
As a citizen of Heaven, every spiritual blessing in Heaven belongs to you. Your heavenly Father knows every need you have here on earth, and He has promised to meet your needs from His heavenly supply. That is why the Apostle Paul wrote:
“And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 NKJV).
God’s riches in glory in Heaven are at your disposal, because you are an heir of God. It is part of your spiritual inheritance in Christ. When you consider God’s resources in Heaven, you should rejoice, because there is an abundant supply to meet every need you have here on earth.
Instead of focusing on what you have here on earth, you need to focus on everything you have in Heaven. This not only applies to your financial needs, but every spiritual blessing you may desire. This is why the Apostle Paul wrote:
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:1-2 NKJV).
As a citizen of Heaven, you need to focus on who you are in Heaven, and what you have in Christ. You are no longer of this world, you are of God, and all of Heaven’s resources are at your disposal. No longer are you limited by the things of earth, for you have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.
You are holy, dear saint!
[All Scripture quotations have been taken from The Holy Bible, New King James Version, copyright 1982, Thomas Nelson Inc.]