Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest out by thy mighty power and by thy stretched out arm.Deuteronomy 9:29
For the LORD’S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.Deuteronomy 32:9
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.Psalm 33:12
The Lord has chosen His people to be His eternal inheritance. In the Old Testament it was the nation of Israel, but now in the New Testament it is those that have been washed by the blood of Jesus Christ. The Christians, the body of Christ, the bride of Christ, the heavenly Jerusalem and the spiritual Israel. Those that love God and keep His commandments. The chosen remnant of believers in Christ. These are the children of God and they shall live forever and ever with Him.
To have an inheritance there must be the death of someone. A last will and testament is only in effect when someone has died. So Christ died for us, that we could have the eternal life that was promised us before the world began. Eternal life is the inheritance of the children of God. To live forever with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. This is heavenly bliss, to know the Father and the Son. This is eternal life, says John 17:3.
For God to have an inheritance, there must also be the death of US. Not physically, but a death to self. A giving up of all hopes and selfish ambitions. A laying down of ones life for the sake of God and others. Doing what is pleasing in the sight of God. This is picking up our cross daily and following Jesus, which is the only path to eternal life. It’s also the only path to God’s eternal inheritance in us! We must be conformed to the perfect image of Jesus Christ in order to be worthy of being God’s chosen people. Humble yourself and obey God and Jesus. This is the only way to blessing God and being blessed ourselves.
The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and his inheritance. Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the LORD is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.Deuteronomy 18:1-2
The Levitical priesthood was a type and shadow of ALL believers in Christ to come. We are a royal priesthood, we are made kings and priests unto God, offering up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. The 12 tribes of Israel received the promised land as their temporary inheritance, until the fulfillment of the promise came through Jesus Christ. Now the new heaven and the new earth is the spiritual land that we inherit as the spiritual 12 tribes of Israel in the New Testament. No longer will we dwell in this sinful world as strangers and pilgrims. We look for a city, heavenly Jerusalem, whose maker and builder is God.
The Levites were said to have God as their inheritance. That is our inheritance today in Christ. Christ has brought us to the Father, that we may know God and Jesus and walk in His holy ways. Again, eternal life is knowing the Father and Jesus His Son. The only way to know God is to understand Him by keeping His commandments. That’s why only the faithful spiritual priests who have made a covenant with God by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ will be allowed into the new heaven and new earth wherein dwells righteousness. All sinners will be excluded. No sinner has eternal life abiding in him. All sinners go to the lake of fire where they will be tormented day and night forever. No sinner has any inheritance from God.
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.Galatians 4:7
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:John 1:12
In order to be a heir of God, one must first be a son or daughter of God. Inheritance is for family members. When we accept Christ as our Savior, we become children of God. When we walk as Jesus walked, we are certifying ourselves that we are the sons and daughters of God. We have an eternal inheritance because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. One must be in Jesus in order to have eternal life, which is our inheritance. What greater gift could God give to us than to give us Himself! He’s worth more than anything in the world and giving Himself away in love is the highest gift He could bestow. Hence, Jesus, who laid down His life for us as a pattern for us to follow in the steps of eternal life. How simple yet profound are the ways of God! What a glorious mystery the Lord is revealing before our eyes!
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.Revelation 19:7-8
Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;Hebrews 1:2
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.Romans 8:17
Eternal life is all about our marriage to Jesus Christ. We collectively as believers in Christ are His body, are His flesh. We are the wife that He is coming back for soon. We are engaged to Christ because He has given us His Holy Spirit, which is the down payment or engagement ring that shows we belong to Christ. Our husband Christ is the heir of all things by the will of His Father. As His Wife, we get to co-participate in all the wonderful things that God has prepared for those that love Him. We own everything because our husband Christ owns everything. All things that pertain to life and godliness are ours in Christ Jesus. Until that day of Christ comes, we must show ourselves faithful to our future husband.
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.Revelation 21:7
In the book of Revelation Christ has made many wonderful promises to the overcomers. Those that do not defile themselves with this wicked world we live in. All His promises add up to eternal life with Him. What a great blessing we have from the Lord. All we must do is overcome in this present evil world. If we are faithful to do that, then all of God’s glory is there for us to enjoy forever! If we can overcome in this contrary world, then it will be so easy to continue overcoming in a perfect world wherein dwells righteousness forevermore.
Keep yourself unspotted from this world, for in doing so you will purchase to yourself the blessing of eternal life. God being your inheritance and you being God’s inheritance. Sharing all things together as one body in Christ. What a blessing from the Lord! He truly is a good God and desires to walk with those who will walk in His righteousness of Jesus Christ. You can do all things through Christ which strengthens you. Glory to God in the highest. Amen.