Moses led a generation out of bondage, through a desert and to a river. They were supposed to cross that river into their inheritance. But instead of crossing over, they said that they like being free from something, but they were uncomfortable with being free for something. They were delivered from slavery in Egypt but they wouldn’t cross the Jordan into the future of freedom God had set for them. They stopped there. God’s heart was crushed. He had a future for them, but they stopped just outside of it.
God wants the church to fully experience the inheritance that Christ has for us. He died to give us so much. God has an end time generation that he is waiting for, one that will believe the Bible from cover to cover. One that will believe every promise of God, everything that he says about them. If God says it’s yours it’s yours. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father.’ The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.” (Romans 8:14-17)
If we will stop and listen, we will be able to hear the Holy Spirit whispering to us that we are children of God and that we have an inheritance. “Ask and I will give you the nations as an inheritance.” All the promises of God in Christ are yes and in him amen. If God said it he wants you to have it.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psalms 103:1-5)
Sometime ago, I was in a dentist’s office and I was reading The Reader’s Digest. I read about a woman that had retired from her service of the Queen of England. She had waited on the Queen for her entire life. When she retired, she received a plaque and some other medals. A few months later, a social worker went to check on the maid. She found the maid in her apartment. The gas in the house had been turned off—she was freezing, her refrigerator was empty and she was dying. She was malnourished and deathly-cold. As the worker was trying to revive her on the bed, she looked up over the bed. On the wall was the plaque. On the plaque was the Queen’s signature and royal seal. The plaque said that by the signature and seal, the Queen would cover all the expenses that the woman was to incur ever in her life. Everything financial bill she was to have was to be paid by the Queen.
The worker was shocked. She asked the woman if she knew that the Queen had offered to pay all of her bills. The woman said, “I never knew what it meant, I never learned to read.”
Let’s not be like the woman. We don’t want to be a Biblically illiterate generation that missing out on everything that the king has given us in Jesus. If it’s in the Bible it’s yours. I have an inheritance.