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The divine inheritance

Discussion in 'Deeper Fellowship' started by ~Cassia~, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. ~Cassia~

    ~Cassia~ In Christ our Hope of Glory Supporter

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    Acts 20:32 And now I commit you to God and to the word of
    His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the
    inheritance among all those who have been sanctified.
    Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to
    light and from the authority of Satan to God, that they may
    receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those
    who have been sanctified by faith in Me.
    John 17:17 Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.​

    The divine inheritance is the Triune God Himself with all
    that He has, all He has done, and all He will do for His
    redeemed people. This Triune God is embodied in the all-
    inclusive Christ (Colosians 2:9), who is the portion allotted to
    the saints as their inheritance (Colosians 1:12). The Holy Spirit,
    who has been given to the saints, is the foretaste, the
    pledge, and the guarantee of this divine inheritance (Ephesians
    1:14), which we are sharing and enjoying today in God's New
    Testament jubilee as the foretaste and will share and enjoy
    in full in the coming age and for eternity (1 Peter 1:4).

    Our eternal inheritance is related to the divine life which
    we received through regeneration and which we are
    experiencing and enjoying through our entire Christian life.
    "This inheritance is the full possession of that which was
    promised to Abraham and all believers, an inheritance, as
    much higher than that which fell to the children of Israel in
    the possession of Canaan, as the sonship of the regenerate,
    who have already received the promise of the Spirit through
    faith as a pledge of their inheritance, is higher than the
    sonship of Israel."
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    An inheritance is a proper and legal possession. It is not
    gained by our energy, ability, or deeds. On the contrary, it
    is granted to us by another in a way that is legitimate. We
    do not work for an inheritance; we receive it. On the day we
    were regenerated, we were given the right to share an
    inheritance. This inheritance includes all the blessings
    related to eternal life. Daily we need to take possession of
    this inheritance and enjoy it. This inheritance is legal,
    proper, and legitimate, for Christ died to purchase it for
    us, paying the price of His precious blood. Daily we may
    participate in and enjoy the inheritance that is ours today
    and for eternity.

    According to Paul's word in Acts 20:32, the inheritance is
    among those who have been sanctified. To participate in God's
    inheritance requires us to be sanctified, and to be
    sanctified requires the word of God's grace. In John 17:17
    the Lord Jesus prayed, "Sanctify them in the truth; Your word
    is truth." To be sanctified is to be separated from the world
    and its occupation
    unto God and His purpose, not only
    positionally (Matthew 23:17, 19), but also dispositionally
    (Romans 6:19, 22). God's living word works in the believers to
    separate them from anything worldly. This is to be sanctified
    in God's word as the truth, the reality.

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