By Kenneth Copeland
“That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith…. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
(Galatians 3:14, 24
Have you ever been invited to an attorney’s office for the reading of a will? I haven’t. Where I come from, there was never enough money left for the relatives to fight over when somebody died. But, glory to God, that’s not the case anymore. I became an heir to a fortune more than 40 years ago in Little Rock, Arkansas, when I gave my life to Jesus. At that moment I was born again into the richest family ever known. I was born into the royal family that owns and operates the universe.
I received an inheritance so vast, it will take me all of eternity to fully comprehend it. Some people get excited about tracing their natural family history. They like to know if they have great people in their family tree because it makes them feel they’ve come from good stock. You and I ought to be that way about our heritage as believers.
Our ancestors are the greatest men and women who ever walked the face of the earth. We can trace our lineage back to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, King David…all the way to Jesus. Think about that! Those are our forefathers.
“Now, wait a minute,” you may say. “Those are Jewish men. They lived in the land of Canaan and Israel. You’re an American from Arkansas! You’re not part of that family.” No, not physically. But spiritually, according to the Bible, yes, I am. And if you’ve made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life, you are too. Galatians 3 says so. As a Christian, you are the seed of Abraham! That means everything God promised him belongs to you. It has been passed down to you through Jesus.
Abraham’s blessing is your inheritance! It has been willed to you by the Word of God. And while you need to read the will-the Word-to find out what is rightfully yours, you can only receive it by faith. Faith gives us access to the favor and grace of God…and it gives God access to our lives. It opens the door to our inheritance. So start reading the Word with a new perspective-not like a book of stories, but as the record of your forefathers. Read it and believe it like you would a will that detailed your inheritance. Enjoy the riches that are yours by virtue of the new birth. Discover for yourself that you truly are an heir to the limitless resources of the family of God!
Scripture Study: Hebrews 6:13-20