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You Are An Heir Of The World!

June 19, 2011

The scripture specifically states that the blessings of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.  It states that Christ became a curse for us on the cross so that we can experience and enjoy the blessing of Abraham.  He does not want to just be blessed, He wants us to experience the blessing of Abraham.

The bible tells us that “if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:29)  Are you Christ’s?  Do you belong to Jesus?  Then that makes you an heir according to the promise.  Every believer in Christ is an heir.  An inheritance is something you don’t work for, an inheritance that is yours not because of what you do, but because of whose you are.  In this case, as a new covenant believer in Jesus, you belong to Jesus and you have a blood bought inheritance in Christ as the seed of Abraham.  You beloved, are an heir according to THE promise!

What was THE promise to Abraham?
The promise to Abraham and his seed (you and I) is that he would be “the heir of the world”!  In the original Greek text, the word “world” here is kosmos.  Its meaning includes, “the whole circle of earthly goods, endowments, riches, advantages, pleasures.”  Now, that is what you are an heir to through Jesus’ finished work!  In Christ, you are an heir of the world — it’s goods, its endowments, its riches, its advantages and its pleasures.  This is THE promise that God made to Abraham and his seed.  Don’t apologize for it.  It is your inheritance in Christ!

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.   —   Galatians 3: 13-14

Every believer in Christ is an heir.  “Heir” speaks of an inheritance that is yours not because of what you do, but because of whose you are.

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