Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Are You An Heir?

Have you ever inherited something?  I have a few times.  One time I took care of a lady in our nursing home that came in as a poor victim of alcohol and poor as could be.  But we loved her and took care of her and trusted her.  As she was improving, I gave her little duties around the nursing home to help in her recovery. In time I gave her her own private place and a key to the narcotic cabinet for night duty.  She told me later that when I gave her that key and trusted her with it, it totally changed her life.  She passed away several years later and when she did, as a way of showing her gratitude, she left us with her money, life insurance and her mobile home and car that she had accumulated.  By the way, she went to school after she got well and became a nurse.  Back then, what we inherited came to quite a bit.

Well, you are about to inherit something a lot more valuable than money. In Galatians 4:7  it says:
"Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."  Do you know what that entails, it is so fabulous that words will not describe it?

Christ is God's Son and in Him we are not a slave but a son (or daughter).  In Revelation 21:7  it says; "He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son."  What is 'all things', well for a starter, eternal life with Him forever, I am going to list just a few things that we will inherit and tell you where they are found and then you can read it for yourself.  It is a wonderful thing that God has planned for those that are faithful.

Revelation 21:2,3  The Holy City, the New Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven and God dwelling with us and being our God.
Verse 4 God will wipe away all tears, Oh, for me that will be wonderful.  No more sorrow or pain.  Hard to imagine.  Then in verses 10-27 it describes the Holy City and what it is like, this will be part of the 'all things'
that we inherit, has this wet your appetite to read more?  The book of Revelation is not a closed book like some people think, it was written  for us who are living close to the end of the world.

Revelation 1:3 says:  "Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.

I invite you to read Revelation 21 and 22 just to wet your appetite for your inheritance in God.  It is a beautiful description of part of our inheritance.  It will give you something to look forward to, cause you to want to be there forever.  May I suggest that you order Amazing Facts Bible lessons on Revelation and Prophecy.  You will be so blessed.  They are free and full of blessings for the reader. God has promised us an inheritance in glory with Him.  Will you accept His offer.  I do.  Grandma Joan

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