Eph 1:11, 12 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
The fullness of the calling of the Child of God stands as the most amazing thing in the whole world. In Christ, all that God has and possesses is made available to man. Think about all the riches and goodness of Deity and reflect on what it is to have walked into it as your inheritance? He says all things are yours! Hallelujah!
The prophet David saw into the reality of today and spoke these words:
Psa 16:5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. Wow. Beloved this has become the testimony on the lips of the children of God! The very thought of it is breath taking. How much more the reality of it? Hallelujah! Well, what inheritance? He says “the LORD”!
It is a kingdom inheritance the Child of God has come into in Christ! Beloved, it is the will of your Heavenly Father that you come into the full load of the knowledge of this Truth and as you do so, to walk in it as reality! Luke 12:32 Prov 11:9
Let us find out what exactly this means. 1 Peter 1:2-5
1Pe 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
1Pe 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1Pe 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
1Pe 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Beloved, note carefully who it is this scripture addresses…..He says to the “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God”…..this refers to the Church; you and I! But see what else he says speaking to us…..a lively hope….to an inheritance incorruptible….unto salvation ready to be revealed! Boy! What does this mean at all?
Child of God, this is what scripture means when it speaks of “…the hope laid up for you in heaven…” Col 1:5; or “..of the hope of righteousness…” Gal 5:5; or as He says in Romans”…now is our salvation nearer than when we believed…” Rm 13:11. All of these scriptures speak of the fullness of our salvation as it is writ in Christ. Hallelujah!
From the day you were born again till that day you shall see Him as He is and enter the manifestation of your kingdom inheritance……as joint heirs together with Christ! Rm 8:17a; Rev 5:10; Rev 22:3-5. Beloved, this is it – the fullness of your inheritance in Christ! See it for yourself…..feast in the full light of Truth and discover what is at stake!
Scripture declares that it has pleased the Father to place one man as heir of all things (Hebrews 1)……his name is Jesus Christ; and as many that are found in Him are joint heirs together with Him. Have you come to know? Have you come to believe? Have you come to understand?
The man who comes to know this counsel of God is suddenly inundated by its glorious worth. He sees there is but One who alone is worthy. As his heart ponders the mysteries writ by Holiness Himself, light is shed and suddenly with crystal clear insight Truth is discerned……His kingdom comes; its manifestation is nigh!
Beloved would you dare to take your place? The new covenant signed in the blood of Jesus has bequeathed unto you the kingdom of Heaven! It is your rightful inheritance as Child of God! Hallelujah. What would be your response to this truth?
Understand this Child of God. That day you got born again, you were translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of Light. The reality today is you are a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven! Phil 3:20. You are representative of this kingdom here on earth. This kingdom you belong to is set on the course to take over all the kingdoms of this world……soon the governing systems of the world would become that of our Lord! Rev 12:15 Hallelujah!
This is what is meant by the manifestation of the kingdom of Heaven. As that time draws near, the fullness of your salvation steadily draws nigh; ready to be revealed! In that day, when we enter our inheritance, Christ as our rest would be revealed to us in a much fuller way……This is why this age – the dispensation of the Church- is described as a foretaste of the fullness to come! Thank you Lord Jesus!
Let us take a look at Hebrews 4:9-11.
Heb 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
Heb 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Heb 4:11 Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Truth declares Christ is our rest. Today, in this dispensation of the Church, He is our rest. We have ceased from our own works; we do not live for ourselves any more……we function to see His desires fulfilled…….we live under His Lordship! Hallelujah!
In the coming dispensation; at the unveiling of the fullness of our inheritance, Christ as our rest we will experience in much more fathomless dimensions. With regards to this, we must labor to enter! Acts 14:22; 1 Peter 1; 10, 11.
Please do meditate on these scriptures. As you do so, I believe you will come to understand why the Spirit calls today for the Church to drink deep of the counsel of God and be filled. Thank you Lord Jesus.
Beloved, there is a kingdom inheritance at stake. It is for us to take our place. How now should we live? What must be the response of the Child of God to this open statement of Truth?
I tell you Child of God; it is a simple matter of reckoning Truth and submitting your all under its influence. Do you reckon your calling in Christ to be true? Have you come to acknowledge as true the fullness of your inheritance in Christ? Then let your response be one of total submission to the Word and Counsel of your Lord! Hallelujah. This is the simplicity found in Christ.
Scripture says in 1 John 3:3 that whosoever has this hope in Him purifies himself even as He is pure. Hallelujah. Beloved, this Truth calls for utter and total devotion to His Majesty. This is at the core of holiness……a life completely separated unto Christ; a life offered up as devotion to your God!
How now shall we live? Please read for yourself 1 Thess 5:5-9
- Occupy yourself with the things of the kingdom. Give yourself to your Heavenly Father’s desires. Invest your time and abilities in the things of the kingdom.
- Decide to live up the fullness of your calling in Christ. Submit to the ministry of the Holy Spirit as your Teacher. Dare to find out what the Counsel of the King of Kings is……dare to submit fully.
- Build up yourself by the Holy Ghost in the Counsel of your God! Give yourself to His Word and prayer.
Understand this; your building up in His counsel is geared towards a glorious end- thrones are set up for you to take your place. Boy! How many hearts will discern and respond? What glorious inheritance awaits the sons of God!
Thank you Heavenly Father for this glorious inheritance that is mine in Christ Jesus! I choose to give myself to the fullness of my calling in Christ. Thank you, for this light you have shone so strong in me. In Jesus Name. Amen!