"And if children, then heirs — heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if so it be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together." Romans 8:17
The Bible says that when we are born-again, we become heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ Jesus. The dictionary defines heir as: a person legally entitled to the property or rank of another on that person's death. Through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus we became heirs of God. This means that all that belongs to the Heavenly Father belongs to us. It means that whatever belongs to the Son/Jesus we share with Him.
We became heirs of God through faith in Jesus Christ. So now everything that He has is mine as well. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills. The earth is His and the fullness thereof. That means whatever I need I already have because the Father has it and I am an heir to all that He has. It is mine!
We are living so far below the privileges, rights and provisions we have as God's heirs. We live like beggars, paupers, defeated, despondent, fearful, intimidated, weak, downcast, barely getting by, sick, afflicted and overwhelmed people.
It is time we stop living lives of lack-- spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically-- when we are heirs to the riches of His glory. We need to start believing, receiving and possessing our inheritance.
If I need peace, I am an heir to the peace of God that passes understanding-- IT IS MINE. If I need victory, I am an heir to the victory that overcomes the world through Jesus-- IT IS MINE. If I need healing, I am an heir to health and healing because of the stripes on Jesus' back-- IT IS MINE. If I need strength, I am an heir to His perfect strength-- IT IS MINE. If I need wisdom, I am an heir to the wisdom that He gives liberally-- IT IS MINE. If I have a financial need, I am an heir to all the gold in the hills that He possesses-- IT IS MINE. If I need understanding, I am an heir to the enlightenment and revelation that He has-- IT IS MINE. If I need joy, I am an heir to His joy that is unspeakable and full of glory-- IT IS MINE.
Whatever I need, it is mine because I am an heir. Whatever He has, it is mine because I am an heir. It is time we start living like His heirs and receiving all that we need to live the abundant life that He has given us so that we can glorify Him in return.
Have a great day. All that the Father and the Son have are mine because I am an heir-- it is my inheritance.