Sons and Heirs
Through salvation in Christ, we receive many blessings & privileges as adopted (Romans 8:15 & 23; Ephesians 1:5) sons & daughters of God.
Precious union & intimacy with the Godhead. Unity & oneness with our fellow believers.
As we belong to Christ we are Abraham’s seed & heirs of the promises of God.
Such a wonderful inheritance which we will explore today.
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free,
there is neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:26-29 21st Century KJV
Christ Jesus the saviour is the promised seed (singular) of Abraham (Galatians 3:16).
As such he is the one who fulfils & inherits all the promises of God.
Believers throughout history (pre & post cross) are united with Christ.
As such they share in all that is Christ’s – they are one with Him.
Therefore ‘In Christ’ we are Abraham’s seed & inheritors of the promises.
Whilst we stay in union with Christ we are part of that one body – the body of Christ.
The key thing is to stay united to Jesus & that means exercising daily faith.
Faith is an active doing word. The gift of saving faith gets us started (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Daily believing faith (Romans 11:12-26) keeps us united with Christ & inheriting God’s promises.
These promises are mighty – salvation, chosen, election, adoption, sanctification plus so much more!!!
How I live each day matters!!!
The promise to Abraham was that in being blessed he would be, & bring, a blessing to the whole world (Genesis).
That blessing finds its fulfilment in the lord Jesus Christ.
The one who is ‘yes & amen’ (2 Corinthians 1:20) to ALL God’s promises.
Christ brings that worldwide blessing through His people.
You & I are tasked with taking the message of Christ into all the world.
That is a key part of our inheritance in the Father’s family business.
We are bearers & bringers of the blessing of God unto salvation through Christ.
May we be true & faithful to the task.
- In what ways am I laying hold of & inheriting the promises of God?
- Am I daily exercising believing faith in Christ?
- Meditate upon us inheritors of all the promises of God.
A song related to this theme:
Thank you for Your great promises to Your people,
And for all the mighty blessings & great privileges that they bring.
Jesus thank you that in You all the promises of God are yes & amen.
Holy Spirit help me to faithfully carry & share the message of salvation,
That Jesus might be known by many more people as Lord & Saviour.
This I ask In Jesus mighty Name.
Written by Gareth Jones