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Listen while you read: "Are You Washed In The Blood"1 (Lyrics)
1 Peter 1:4 – To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you. (KJV)
Each time we remembered one particular fellow whose inheritance of landed properties was unjustly taken away, the pains came like birth pangs. But his family chose the path of peace, allowed the sleeping dog to lie, and took solace in the salvation of their souls, which is worth more than a billion dollars! Thank God for this fellow whom God later blessed: he was able to reserve an inheritance for his children, and he became a preacher of peace above all other considerations. I call him a man of peace.
Our lives are projects in the hands of God, who has commissioned us to be His ministers. At sundry times, He delivers us from the hands of wicked and unreasonable people, allowing us to turn many from the power of Satan — the prince of this world — unto God. This way, people can be saved and have access to the divine inheritance that Christ has prepared for us: eternal life in heaven, a place where there will be no more sorrow!
God Almighty is a compassionate God who loves every one of us, and He has decided to reserve an inheritance in the heavenlies for all believers in Christ. He wants us to come closer to Him and reach out to those who are far away, so that they can become partakers of this godly inheritance that does not perish nor fade away. We must hold on to Christ until the very end. Without Him, life on earth is meaningless, but with Him, we have a better home in the heavenlies. God Almighty will preserve our inheritance for us, and our labour in His vineyard will never be in vain. He truly cares, and He is a loving Father indeed, who knows the best for all believers.
Here is an anchor Scripture that we can hold onto and apply daily in receiving the divine inheritance of which we have been assured:
Colossians 3:24 – Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. (KJV)
When we work for Christ and have a close walk with Him, He will not let us down, and our divine inheritance will be guaranteed through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, let not the divine inheritance that You have reserved for us be taken away by negligence. Help us to stay pure in all things, and give us Your divine grace to reach out to the unsaved. Amen.