Jesus has left us a will—an inheritance for those who believe in Him.
But possessing the paper (the Bible) alone is not enough; it must be validated, enforced, and defended against an enemy who seeks to protest its legitimacy. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of the inheritance left by Jesus and how it applies to our lives today, both on Earth and in Heaven.
Part One: The Earthly Inheritance
Just as a will often promises provisions for the heirs, Jesus’ will assures us of earthly blessings during our journey. We find solace in verses like Colossians 1:12, Ephesians 1:11, and Romans 8:17, which highlight our status as heirs of God. In His will He promises us food, guidance, forgiveness, salvation, protection, and healing. However, to fully enjoy these provisions, we must not remain spiritual infants but grow in our faith and fight against the forces that hinder our inheritance (Galatians 4:1-2).
Part Two: The Heavenly Inheritance
While earthly blessings are a significant part of our inheritance, there is a second aspect—the promise of a heavenly inheritance. This inheritance assures us of eternal peace, healing, and a place in the presence of God. The peace we experience on Earth is a testament to our divine inheritance, for we have a legal and Biblical right to peace. Unlike the temporary peace provided by worldly indulgences, the peace from God transcends circumstances and transforms our lives.
The Role of the Holy Spirit
In our journey to claim our inheritance, we are not left alone. We have a lawyer! The Holy Spirit, often referred to as the Comforter, is our advocate and guide (John 14:26). He teaches us, reminds us of God’s promises, and equips us to navigate the challenges we face. With the Holy Spirit’s presence, we can confidently walk in our inheritance, knowing that we are heirs of God (Romans 8:17).
The Empty Tomb: A Message of Victory
While the cross represents forgiveness, the empty tomb symbolizes triumph. It reminds us that just as Jesus rose from the dead, we too can overcome adversity and rebuke every devil in our path (1 Peter 1:3-5). Through the resurrection, we receive the assurance that we can rise above our circumstances and walk into the fullness of our inheritance (Romans 8:17).
Knowing the Author of the Will
If we are to understand the will and inheritance set before us, we must intimately know its author. Jesus, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8), desires for us to experience the fullness of our inheritance. Our journey of seeking and diligently pursuing God leads to abundant rewards and blessings (Psalm 121:1-2).
In conclusion, Jesus left behind a will—a divine inheritance—for all who believe in Him. This inheritance encompasses both earthly provisions and a heavenly promise. By embracing our identity as heirs of God and allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us, we can walk confidently in our inheritance, knowing that we have legal and Biblical rights to peace and healing. Let us respond to the invitation of our inheritance, diligently seeking God and embracing the fullness of His promises. (Psalm 103:2)
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