Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Today Reminder – 20 September 2016

A reminder for today
Now you are no longer a slave but God's own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir. (Galatians 4:7)

The way forward… where do we go from here. The great thing about breaking with you past life and gaining your new life in Jesus Christ is that you are no longer a slave, but a child of God.

The heirs most often mentioned in the Old Testament were sons, principally the firstborn, born only to legitimate wives, not concubines. A firstborn son held the birthright, which means he was heir to a larger portion than what his brothers received (Deuteronomy 21:17; Genesis 2:10). There are a few instances when a younger son became the chief heir (1 Kings 1:13; Genesis 25:23). The patriarch of the family—or God Himself, in the case of Jacob and Esau—had the right to choose the chief heir and could set aside the normal rights of the firstborn. For example, Jacob gave Reuben’s birthright to Joseph’s sons because of Reuben’s sin (1 Chronicles 5:1). An heir could receive his inheritance as a lump-sum payment during his father’s lifetime in lieu of waiting until his father’s death (see Luke 15:12). Daughters only became heirs if they had no brothers, and only if they married within their own tribe (Numbers 27:8; 36:6).

The New Testament portrays Jesus Christ as God’s “firstborn” Son (Hebrews 1:6, see Psalm 89:27); that is, Jesus holds the “birthright” and is the heir of all the Father has (Hebrew 1:2). God has given Christ all of creation as a gift, because all was created for Him (Colossians 1:16; John 3:35). The inheritance that Christ receives includes believers, those whom the Father has given to the Son (John 6:37).

Believers are co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17). Meaning, believers have been given the privilege of sharing Christ’s inheritance. As adopted sons of God, Christians are treated as firstborn heirs (Hebrews 12:23). Our inheritance includes salvation (Hebrews 1:14), eternal life (1 Peter 1:4), and even a measure of the throne of Christ (Revelation 3:21).

So today let us change our way for salvation is our inheritance and eternal life awaits us. Life today with a joyful heart for your future is eternal.

Lord, we are truly greatful for our inheritance that awaits us and we give you our hearts. In Jesus name.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.