Anticipation at the reading of a will can bring joy or disappointment.  In the spiritual life inheritance always brings unlimited blessing and spiritual wealth.

The Apostle Paul, writing to the Christians in Corinth, said of the humanity of Christ when coming to this earth to provide salvation for all mankind …“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich” (2 Cor 8:9 NASB). 

To the churches in Rome, he wrote … “For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call upon Him; for "Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved" (Rom 10:12-13 NASB). 

Though in the incarnation Christ divested Himself of the independent use of His deity so that as true humanity He might be dependent on the Father, once salvation was accomplished, at His ascension, … “God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  Furthermore the Father said … “Sit at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies a footstool for Thy feet "(Heb 1:13 NASB).  

All the eternal riches bestowed on the Son for having accomplished man’s redemption, now became the possession of all who believed in Christ.  The will, as it were, of the God-Man who was once dead but is raised to ever live, reveals that … “God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.  And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God” (Gal 4:4-7 NASB). “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him” (Rom 8:16-17 NASB). 

The Apostle Paul reaches the apex of excitement concerning the believer’s inheritance when he states … “But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),  and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus, in order that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” (Eph 2:4-7 NASB).  From God’s perspective, every Christian is already seated with Christ in heaven, guaranteed all future blessings, and presently blessed with all spiritual blessings (Eph 1:3).

To put it in the vernacular -- the eternal security of the believer is a done deal.  It is an eternal position that enables the Christian to live a life that reflects Christ, that represents Him, and that glorifies Him.  Therefore, times of adversity which come into every life need not cause the believer to despair and become despondent.  For this present life, there is the promise that ... “my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Phil 4:19 NASB). 

Therefore, be encouraged … “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 8:38-39 NASB).

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