The believer’s inheritance – Part 2
Once saved from sin, the Christian receives a mandate to spread the good news about Jesus Christ. From then on, He is chosen by the Lord to “go” to every corner, street, community and nation and win souls into the Kingdom of God. It is when we go forth that we would bear fruits. “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you” (John 15:16).
No matter the wickedness that envelops the world around you, God has promised to protect you from all evil, if you put on the helmet of salvation, the shield of faith and the protective armour that He has provided. However, you must be consecrated unto Christ and let Him be your Lord, Master and King, and be “ready to do whatsoever (He) shall appoint”. This requires absolute surrender of your life as an abiding sacrifice for the Lord’s use.
Your talents, skills, abilities and resources must be laid down for the use of the kingdom and glory of God. Your language of consecration to the Lord should be: “I am thine, and all that I have”. We must esteem the word of God and place priority on whatever He wants us to do. If we are consecrated like Job, who “esteemed the words of (God) more than [his] necessary food”, we will have the inheritance of the promise of forgiveness, healing, deliverance, provision, unlimited joy, satisfaction and fulfilment. Since we have these promises, we should not be “slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:12), and become complete in the Lord.
When we are complete in Christ, He makes our Christian experiences, energy, strength and expectations in profession, career, marriage and family to be complete. “And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:10). He supplies whatever appears incomplete in our lives by a creative miracle. The Lord wants to bring us out of poverty and negativity into His prosperity and Kingdom. But we must be conformed to Him in order to enjoy “all things that pertain unto life and godliness…”
To possess our inheritance in Christ, we must shun sin, friends and all persons who seek to lead us to compromise our faith. Complete and conformed to Christ, we will enjoy all His blessings, if we are determined to serve Him and remain victorious till the end. “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son” (Revelation 21:7).
Further Reading (King James Version): Acts 20:32; 26:16; Colossians 1:12; Romans 8:17,32; 1 Corinthians 2:9,10; Acts 3:19,20,26; 1 Corinthians 6:9,10; Ephesians 2:8-10; John 15:16; 17:14-18; 2 Samuel 15:15; 1 Kings 20:4; Job 23:12; Hebrews 6:12; Colossians 2:10; Romans 8:32; 2 Peter 1:3,4; Revelation 21:7.
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