Take advantage of what you have inherited

For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. Romans 4:13

God promised Abraham that he would be the heir of the world. Now, do not be too quick to say, “Well, that promise was made only to Abraham and not me.” But notice that the verse says, “For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to HIS SEED through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.”
 
 So, the promise was not just made to Abraham, but to “HIS SEED” as well, and that is you and I who belong to Christ. “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29).  

Now notice that God did not say that you would be the heir of the country you are living in, but heir of the world. The Greek word for “world” here is Kosmos, which means the universe as well as all earthly goods, endowments, advantages, and pleasures.  

All these are yours to inherit through the righteousness of faith in Jesus and His finished work at the cross. This righteousness is given to you as a gift from God, so you do not have to earn it through good works.

Think about this and get ready to shout. For God to fulfill His promise, He has to prosper you. You can’t be the heir of the world and be in lack or in debt over your head. Not only that, but He must also keep you healthy because you can’t inherit the world when you are sick, at home in bed or in the hospital.  

Do not listen to people who tell you that you will only get to enjoy these blessings when you get to heaven one fine day. Why would you need riches in heaven? There, even the streets are made of pure gold (Revelation 21:21). And why would you need healing in heaven? There is NO sickness there. So you need the health and provision that God promises you in the here and now.  

Friends, know with certainty that God wants you to be the heir of the world TODAY. So lay hold of your rich inheritance today. Jesus paid for it with His blood. Do not push it all to the sweet by and by. Do not live beneath your privilege. PTL

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