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The Gift of Sonship: Possessing Our Inheritance in Christ.



I want to encourage us to receive the inheritance Christ purchased for us with His blood.  In my quiet time, I was reminded we cannot walk in something we do not know we possess; therefore, it is imperative to bathe ourselves in the word of God. Why🤷🏾‍♀️? The word of God has a cleansing effect, renewing our minds in the truth and reminding us of Who we have, what He has done, and who we are in Him.

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Interestingly, we can have something at our disposal and never utilize it. Many of us have clothes with tags–never worn, utensils in our kitchen, and tools in the garage we seldom or never use.  We have them in our possession but never make good use of them. 

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I wonder 💁🏾‍♀️if we do the same with the inheritance Christ died to give us.  The eldest son in the parable of the prodigal had everything but saw himself as a servant rather than a son😉. 

This can happen for several reasons:

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Unbelief — lack of believing His word and resting in His promises.

Ignorance — lack of knowing Jesus, which is tied to a lack of understanding of the Gospel.

Inactivity — lack of confessing the Word in faith (Hebrews 4:2) or a negative confession. God is faithful watching over His word to perform it! It is up to us to declare it and release the truth into the atmosphere.

Scripture Meditation 👇🏾

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“For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:15.

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“The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” Romans 8:16.

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“And if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” Romans 8:17.

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“I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything.” Galatians 4:1.

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“So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.” Galatians 4:7.

Beloved, we are no longer slaves but the children of God.  And we are not babies but mature sons and daughters in the Lord.  Also, we are not heir apparent; which means we will inherit in the future. We are heirs because we are in Christ Jesus, therefore, we receive all He is here; now.  Christ Jesus has changed everything! He has altered the trajectory of our lives! It is up to us to receive it–and possess it.

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We have been elevated, no longer bound by the systems of this world, but have stepped into a Kingdom that cannot be shaken. The very Kingdom whose King spoke the same world we see into existence.  What am I saying?  He owns everything. In Him, we have everything!  The question: Do we believe Him? 

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When we believe He is God; When we believe God is our Father who loves us, then we also believe He is for us, He has gone before us, and will graciously provide what we need. 

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It's possessing the Spirit of sonship that is the crux of enjoying all He has prepared.  “And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Galatians 4:6.  

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Sonship has a posture of dependence, rest, and knowing we are seated at His table, receiving from His hand.  👉🏾 “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” Romans 8:31-32.

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Also, because He is good and a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6), He always supersedes the need because we have Him! God has given us His best in Jesus, y'all.  Oh, did you get that?  That was good👏🏾👏🏾. 

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When God meets our needs, He always goes above and beyond because we have Him🙌🏾. GLORY. Remember, the children of God appropriately appraise the Giver greater than the gifts. 

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Scripture Meditation👇🏾

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20.  👈🏾 look at the end of this verse. There is power, His resurrection power, Holy Spirit power at work in us. His presence is always with us because His Spirit lives in us.  I am overwhelmed by His loving kindness; what about you? I take delight that it is Him at work in and

through us.

So, how does this look practically?

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“Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.” Jeremiah 15:16.  We eat the word of God, fill ourselves up, and don't release it until we overflow with joy. It's okay to grab and go, but let's intentionally meditate on the Scripture throughout the day.  Squeeze every drop until we experience His resurrection life in us.

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We are reminded to “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” Jeremiah 33:3. We often feel we are waiting on God; however, more often than not, God is waiting on us to ask for wisdom, be strengthened by His word, and believe Him. He is ready and willing to sow incorruptible seed into our hearts that ensures a bountiful harvest

representative of His Son.

Friends, let’s relish His word and savor Him. In doing so, His love will surround us, His joy will fill us, His life will overtake us, and we will experience His goodness on an unmatched level.  The problems may not disappear, but we will see that God is sovereign and towers over them.   We also will continue to be transformed by Him.  As we behold Him, we will find that everything pales in comparison.

Let's not limit God because of our intellect, or experiences, or what mere men say. Let’s allow Christ to reign and be manifest in every facet of our lives.



Biblical Journal Prompts:


Reflect on a time when you experienced the reality of your inheritance in Christ. What did it teach you about God's provision and love?

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How does the concept of ignorance hinder our ability to fully grasp and walk in our inheritance as children of God?

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Consider a promise from Scripture that you struggle to believe. What steps can you take to strengthen your faith in God's word and promises?

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In what areas of your life have you been inactive in confessing God's word in faith? How can you start speaking God's truth over those areas?

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How does understanding ourselves as heirs through God, as stated in Galatians 4:7, change our perspective on life's challenges and victories?

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Reflect on the difference between living as a slave versus living as a son or daughter of God. How does this shift in identity impact your daily life?

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Consider the statement, “Sonship has a posture of dependence, rest, and knowing we are seated at His table.” How can you cultivate this posture in your relationship with God?

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Reflect on a time when God exceeded your expectations in providing for your needs. How did that experience deepen your trust in Him?

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How can we consistently tap into the power of God's Spirit within us, as mentioned in Ephesians 3:20, to live victoriously in our inheritance?

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Think about the imagery of “eating” God's word in Jeremiah 15:16. How can you integrate this practice of meditating on Scripture into your daily routine to experience greater joy and intimacy with God?








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