Jul28TueInheritance July 28, 2020
Wow. That is good. I just had a light bulb moment!
I recently came across this question: What happened when you got saved? I admit I actually had to sit down and meditate on it. As I was reading through Romans I got a pretty good picture of the message of salvation. You know what popped into my mind? Two husbands. One called Sin and Law and one called Grace and Jesus. Look at this verse:
Romans 6:14 : For sin will not rule over you, because you are not under law but under grace.
For me that is a Wow verse. You see..Sin can’t tell me what to do and how to live because I’m not living in his house anymore! I’m living in the house of God, in the home of faith! His voice is the loudest in my life and I honor Him because I love Him. But wait, there’s more! Guess what else happens when you get married?
Let's see if I got this right...As soon as I entered into relationship with Jesus, choosing Him as my husband, I entered into a covenant relationship. Everything that is and belongs to Jesus, everything that He inherited from His Father..now also belongs to me. Just as the wife would inherit the name of her husband, the wealth of her husband, the possessions of her husband, so I inherit with Jesus because I have become one with Him. And to think..I might not feel deserving, I might not have earned a penny of it, I might be hesitant to receive it, but it doesn't negate the fact that what is His is also mine.
On the other side of the coin though..Jesus received all I have brought to the marriage. Which is...my sin, my fears, my doubts, my failures. I could go on and on. Yet He gladly took them on and dealt with my poor state of being, immersed it all in the richness of His love and grace, never to be thought of again.
I'm guessing just to be thankful isn't ever going to be enough for this gift. Like any good partner in marriage would want, Jesus asks for a relationship with us. A friendship, where I sit down and talk with Him. Where I share my heart and then listen while He shares His. Where there is trust and faithfulness. A lot of faithfulness, where I don't turn to my own way of doing things, or to other people and things to get fulfillment.
So, what happened when i got saved? I was transferred. From the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. I became the bride of Christ and He delights in me!
I pray Abba Father, that we be faith-full to you, true in our relationship with You. Bless our eyes and ears and heart to see and understand Your love, that we may be rooted and grounded in Love. Help us to know what are the riches of the glory of Your inheritance among the saints. You are ever faithful, ever wonderful and we praise You and glorify You, in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen