Our Inheritance Is Here Now We Just Have To Claim It

"For every animal of the forest is mine,
 and the cattle on a thousand hills.
 I know every bird in the mountains,
 and the insects in the fields are mine.
If I were hungry I would not tell you,
 for the world is mine, and all that is in it." Psalm 50:10-12

 

The scripture above relates to God expressing that He is LORD of all. This is important for us to know and remember.

 

If someone you know dies and leaves you an inheritance of money or a gift those things are not something you worked for or paid for. It was paid for by the person who left you the inheritance.

 

The bible describes the Christian's relationship to God as children. There are several metaphors in the bible that describe that relationship. One of them is the following;

 

"The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together" (Romans 8:16-17).

 

As children of God, we then have the right to inherit from our Father. Since we know that Jesus died for us, the bible assures us that we will inherit the same eternal Kingdom that Christ inherited.

 

Now once we know that, we can interpret the scripture I used first to understand that we also have inherited the things in that verse and we see there that God would not tell us if HE were hungry for the world, and all the food in it, is His.

 

Therefore, beloved, as God's heirs the same thing is true for us.

 

So then you ask, "How come I am not seeing answers to my prayers if I am an heir of God?"

 

The reasons are varied. But in reality God always answers our prayers. What we have to have first is FAITH. After FAITH comes PATIENCE

 

We have to first believe that God will supply our needs. In order to believe that we have to put our faith into action.

 

Early on in my Christian walk God was dealing with me regarding trusting Him and Him alone to supply my needs.

 

I used to get worried when money was short. I began to look around for people who I thought might be able to help me. I would then usually begin by telling them my latest hard luck story in hopes that they would lend me or give me the money I needed at the time.

 

So I really couldn't use that as a testimony. Truth be told it was people who were meeting my needs, not God.  There is nothing wrong with people meeting our needs if they do so because God told them to. In my cause it wasn't God working miracles through people, it was I manipulating situations.

 

As my spiritual walk progressed I begin to sense that I wasn't fully trusting God. In prayer one day God spoke to my heart the following; "I want you to stop telling people your problems and no matter how bad things get financially just tell Me and no one else. Then when your help comes you will know it is through Me and Me alone."

 

Well, I was skeptical; my lack of faith reared its ugly head. But, I began to step out in faith. God began to meet my needs in ways that were nothing short of miraculous.

 

 One payday my paycheck was short as I had been sick and had to take leave without pay. I figured I could make it through if I could only find enough gas to make it back and forth to work. I lived, at the time, in a small community without any buses.  So, I stepped out in faith.  With me, to test my faithfulness I suppose, God always waits until the last minute. I remember that as I drove to work one day I had just enough gas to make it home that evening and after that I was a dead duck. I began to say to myself, "I refuse to worry, God has this. He promised to meet my needs and He will!" The human side of me was still a bit afraid.  I looked at the door to our department and saw one of my dear friends coming towards me. She came over to my desk and said, "Something strange happened on the way to work. God spoke to my heart that I was to buy you a tank of gas. Follow me to the gas station after work and I will fill your tank for you." Beloved, I started to cry and told her the above story of how God was dealing with me on not telling anyone but Him my problems. By the end of the story she was crying too. That story increased my faith and hers too!

 

From then on I cannot tell you how exciting the faith walk has been to me! God always waits until the very last minute and then He supplies the needs.

 

Some things have taken longer then others for me to learn. One thing is that I had enough money to meet my financial needs, most of the time, but there were times I spent recklessly and foolishly. During those times my answers came, but there was always a hard lesson in them.

 

The most important thing I have learned is faithfulness to God's people. When I open my hands, in good times and bad, to help others then I know that God will open His hands to help me.

 

Has there ever been a time when God laid thousands of dollars at my doorstep? Not yet, but because my needs are greater now I believe those times are coming. However, if I take that money and go out and spend it frivolously, God will take that seriously.  How many times do we see it happen that someone gets a great deal of money, and because they haven't overcome greed, they lose it all rather quickly.

 

There are times when we cannot understand when God doesn't give us something we just have to have. I heard a story of a man who had his eye on a piece of land for his church. He and his wife prayed about it, and walked that land and claimed it. It was a several million-dollar piece of property.  They were sure that God was going to give them that land miraculously. One day they drove by the property and there was a sold sign on it. Someone else had bought that piece of land!  The couple was discouraged and cried out to God, "You promised us that land!" A few months later they heard about all the troubles involved with that land. The troubles were numerous and the man who bought it decided not to build on it after all. Bottom line? God sees and knows things that we do not see and know. He had kept the couple from being "taken!"

 

So in a nutshell it takes two things for answered prayer. Faith and patience. We have faith that God will answer our prayer. Sometimes he says, "No." When he does say "No," it's because He knows something about the situation that we don't. In those cases He answers our prayers with something even better. Waiting for His perfect timing takes patience.

 

Our feelings about faith and inheritance from God do not affect God's facts. When we doubt we have only to open our textbook, the bible, and read the facts for ourselves.

 

Today, if you spirit was nudged to read this article, then know the reason is that God uses people to bring us the lessons He wants to teach us when the time is right. Forget all and any of your preconceived notions and give God and His textbook a chance. It is there where all your answers are.

 

"Father, we thank you that even when we can see no tangible evidence of it, you help and our miracles are on their way! In your name, the name above all names we pray. Amen"

 

 

 

 

For We Know That Nothing...No Thing..  is impossible with God