When we understand what God did for his people in Christ, we will begin to live life the way God designed it. The Lord Jesus did not come to the earth for himself but for us to know God the Father and live life on his level. Possessing your inheritance is learning to walk in the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is not just allocated to the future but it starts now in this age. The Father has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light according to Colossians 1:12. What is this inheritance?
This inheritance includes the forgiveness of sins. It is in Christ we have redemption, even the forgiveness of sins. Sin no longer has dominion over the believer. The power of sin has been broken through the precious cross of Calvary. We are free from sin according to Romans 6. Our freedom from sin is part of our inheritance. We are no longer control by the very thing the offends God. Jesus died for our sins and was raised for our justification. We have been declared justified in the sight of God through our faith in Christ. We are no longer sinners but saints. We were sinners prior to Christ saving us. We have been saved by grace through faith. We are no longer under the influence of sin and its ugly offsprings. We are free indeed. This is a living reality that many believers are still struggling to grasp. Our freedom has been guaranteed by the blood of Jesus.
The forgiveness of sins is a big deal. God does not deal with us according to our sins but according to the work and person of Jesus. Once we confess our sins, God separates us from our sins as far as the east is from the west. We are brand new creatures in Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” When the Lord saved us, this act of God forgiving our sins released the power of God to make us brand new creatures. We are something that has never existed before. We are new species. We are not reformed, renovated, remodeled, or a better version of our old self. We are brand new. Some believers are praying to be made over again. There’s no need to be made over again. The need is to possess our inheritance through the renewal of the mind. We are something that never existed before through Christ. God is working to make a new people for himself. If you have made Jesus the Lord over your life, then you are a new creature. Let’s begin today to walk in this newness of life that God has provided for us in his son.
There are at least 35 things we have inherited from the Lord. The following are part of our inheritance: Leadership of the Holy Spirit, Fear-less life, The Spirit of adoption, The witness of the Spirit, Heirs of God, Join-heirs of God, suffering with the Lord, Intercession of the Spirit, The love of God, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the name of Jesus, the blood of Jesus, Divine healing and health, divine protection, prosperity, peace, joy, the gifts of the Spirit, the fruit of the spirit, answered prayer, the Word of God, victory, boldness, the BLESSING, eternal life, intercession of Jesus, godly children, successful marriage, wisdom, understanding and knowledge, sweet communion of the Holy Spirit, fellowship with the saints, the Lord's Table, water baptism, help, contentment, comfort, and favor. Begin today by searching the scriptures to possess your inheritance in Christ.