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INHERIT THE KINGDOM!
The Heavenly Birthright
God's promised heavenly inheritance is much the same. Because we are God's children, we will naturally receive all He has for us. Scripture emphasizes the need for the testator of a will or testament to have first died in order for His children (inheritors) to be able to receive the spiritual inheritance laid up in Heaven. "For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator." (Hebrews 9:16)
Just as my sister's children did nothing in order to receive their inheritance, except to love her as their mother, so also do we love the One who died for us, Jesus Christ, whom we accept as our Lord and Savior and God, thus becoming children of the Father. "For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:26) We too, inherit our place in the heavenly kingdom reserved for us.
The Apostle Paul continues this theme with his epistle to the Colossians. "And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ." (Colossians 3:23-24)
Our heavenly inheritance is not like "...treasures on earth", as Jesus warns, "...where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal..." (Matthew 6:19)
Just as the Apostle Peter tells us,
(1 Peter 1:3,4)
Mandena Trigonis Savides 1917-2003
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