A rich inheritance

Ephesians1.18When I first became a believer in Christ I was content to be saved and know I would go to Heaven, nothing more.  When I came to know the King better, He encouraged me to learn more and started to teach me the things of the Kingdom.  In the next chapter of the Kingdom, He introduced the subject of inheritance.

I’d heard salvation preached, but hardly anything about inheritance.  What is inheritance?

Inheritance is different from salvation.  Salvation is a free gift.  It cannot be earned.  Inheritance has to be contended for, through faith.

The Lord wants to give us the spirit of adoption so we can call Him Father”.  Romans 8:15.  The trouble is, “Father” is not always a happy word.  It wasn’t for me.  To make it worse, I’d lost my only brother at the age of 23.  It affected my relationship with God to the extent that I’d given up following Him.  When I did come back to God, I didn’t fully trust Him.   I had trouble calling God “Father”, I preferred the title “Lord”.  I had to battle through that.

I hope my story may help you to understand there is far more to the Christian faith than salvation alone.  Its a journey home to the Father.

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.  I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.  Ephesians 1:18.

Salvation and Inheritance

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