My Inheritance

I have a hypothetical question to ask, how would you feel if you learned that you had a distant relative that passed and has left you an inheritance of great value? I know you would be more than happy and probably even do a little dance. Who wouldn’t want to have an inheritance, the daughters of Zelophehad stood before Moses, Eleazar the priest, the princes, and all the congregation to request the inheritance of their father (Numbers 27:2-7). God promised an inheritance to the children of Israel; (Numbers 34:1-2) “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  {2} Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof:)”. An inheritance is very important to have and is common throughout the Bible.

I have an inheritance waiting for me, we all have an inheritance waiting for us. No it’s not from a long lost or distant relative it’s much better than that. This inheritance is eternal, to be a part of the Kingdom of God (Colossians 1:12,13). Can you just imagine how wonderful it will be, I’m sure our imagination doesn’t even come close.

(Revelation 21:1-4) “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.  {2} And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  {3} And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.  {4} And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

(Revelation 21:21-27) “And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.  {22} And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.  {23} And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.  {24} And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.  {25} And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.  {26} And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.  {27} And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”

(Revelation 22:3-5) “And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:  {4} And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.  {5} And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.”

(Revelation 22:12-13) “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.  {13} I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”

I asked a hypothetical question earlier, how would you feel if you learned that you had a distant relative that passed and has left you an inheritance? For us believers it’s not hypothetical, it is a reality, not a distant relative, but the good shepherd, our LORD and SAVIOUR JESUS who gave His life for ours.

In honour of Resurrection Day I wanted us to look forward to our future which was only made possible through the death, burial, and resurrection of our LORD Jesus Christ. For those of you that would like to have an eternal inheritance waiting for you all you have to do as stated in Romans 10:9, That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Related Scriptures:

(Isaiah 45:22-23) “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.  {23} I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.”

(Psalms 33:12) Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

(1 Peter 1:4) To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

(Colossians 1:12-14) “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:  {13} Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:  {14} In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”

All scriptures are KJV only.

The Dross

(Proverbs 25:4) “Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.”

What is dross? The King James Bible Pure search software defines dross as:

DROSS, n. [G.]

1. The recrement or despumation of metals; the scum or extraneous matter of metals, thrown off in the process of melting.

2. Rust; crust of metals; an incrustation formed on metals by oxidation.

3. Waste matter; refuse; any worthless matter separated from the better part; impure matter.

When I read Proverbs 25 verse 4 I realized this is exactly what God does to our life. He removes all the scum which is anything that prevents us from being like Jesus. Our trials and tribulations are used to separate our worthless and impure parts and changes us into something beautiful and acceptable by God.

I’m thankful to God for removing the dross from my life, I can definitely see the change. I tell Him everyday that I’m so glad that I know Him. I celebrate you LORD God for there is none like you.

Related Scriptures:

(Malachi 3:3)  And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

(Job 23:10)  But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

(Psalms 44:8)  In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.

(Psalms 19:14)  Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

(Psalms 111:1) Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

All scriptures are KJV only.

Shoelaces

Remember when you were a little kid and you didn’t know how to tie your shoelaces? Your mom or dad would have to tie them for you because if not you would run off and eventually trip and fall possibly hurting yourself. As time passed you started to learn to tie them on your own, but you noticed the shoelaces never looked the same as when your parents tied them. They were always neat and even, but yours was messy and uneven and sometimes came right apart.

In life there are shoelaces and we can call them the shoelaces of life. We have tried over and over to tie them perfectly, but can’t quite do it. We end up trying to walk or run and yes we may be able to manage not stumbling for awhile, but eventually we fall. It is the same as when we were a little kid we still need help tying our shoelaces, but this time the only one that can tie them perfectly is Jesus.

Let Him tie your shoelaces of life He promises He will not let you fall.

(Psalms 55:22) “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”

(Psalms 29:11) “The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.”

(Isaiah 41:10) “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

All scriptures are KJV only.

Ginger Tea

(Reflection on Life)

I wanted to share my experience in the grocery store because it reminds me of how life can be as a believer in Christ.

I was in the grocery store looking for ginger tea so I decided to ask the manager since he was nearby. He happily escorted me to the aisle and I proceeded down the aisle cautiously not to miss it and I still didn’t see it. I was beginning to notice that it doesn’t look like tea would even belong on this aisle. Did he send me down the wrong aisle? Where is it? Finally I get all the way down to the other end of the aisle and there it was on the top left.

I find this ordinary experience in the grocery store to be a reflection on life. We are going through life looking for something God told us He would give us, but when we don’t see it right away we get discouraged and think we must be going in the wrong direction. We almost turn around, but the Holy Spirit speaks to us and says, “keep going it’s right up ahead”.

(Proverbs 3:5-6) ” Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  {6} In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

All scriptures are KJV only.

Let Go!

(1 Peter 5:7) “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

I have been dealing with a spirit of anxiousness lately because I have been waiting for something I asked God for and He has told me He would give it to me. Time keeps moving and I’m still waiting and I feel like my time is running out (being overdramatic, I know). My mind is telling me that I need to do something about it, but in actuality there is nothing that I can do to change my situation on my own. It is all in God’s hands I tell myself, but I haven’t fully let go. I have told God many times in the past that I want His will for my life and thought I have given it to Him but I still haven’t fully let go. I can’t pray to God about an issue or concern and give it to Him and then take it back when it isn’t going the way I want it, when it isn’t done on my time period. The Bible reassures us in Philippians 4:6-7 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

I was doing my daily Bible reading and God had a word waiting for me to calm my feelings of anxiousness. My word for the day came from reading Joshua Chapter 6. Joshua 6:17 says, “¶ And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.” I realized after reading this that Rahab was told earlier on (days ago) to put the scarlet thread in the window by the spies (Joshua 2:18 Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father’s household, home unto thee.) so she and her family can be saved when they came back to overtake the city. She had to prepare beforehand and that preparation was being obedient and putting the scarlet thread in the window and waiting for the time to come. When her time came she was ready (Joshua 6:22-23 “But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot’s house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her. {23} And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel”) and when my time comes I will be ready. In my time of waiting all I need to do is continue to trust Him and be obedient because I’m being prepared for something great.

You may be going through a similar situation of waiting on God and as believers in Christ sometimes we need to be reminded to “Let Go” of those situations in life that we have no control over. Give it to God and leave it there, casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you (1 Peter 5:7).

All Scriptures KJV only.

“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD”

(Reflection on Life)

As I was doing my daily reading from the Old Testament I just didn’t understand how the Israelites had witnessed numerous times the miraculous hand of God, yet still questioned/doubted Him. They witnessed His great power with the Exodus from Egypt and they forgot all about the “Let My People Go”, and the dividing of the Red Sea (Exodus 14:15-16) when they complained and murmured about the lack of food and water in the wilderness (Exodus 16:1-3; 12-15). In every one of their circumstances God showed them His power, he delivered and provided for them, yet when a new circumstance presented itself they forgot what God had done for them (Deuteronomy 1:31-38; 8:15-17).

It then dawned on me this is exactly what I do or a lot of us believers do when certain circumstances show up in our lives. It’s not that unbelievable how the children of Israel experienced God and still didn’t believe what He could do, questioned His power. It may be the most simple to the greatest trials we have ever had to face, no matter what we all seem to forget how powerful our God is just as the Israelites . As stated earlier, in my own life circumstances I have experienced, I have overlooked what God has told me and still dwelled on the circumstance as if He hasn’t delivered me from something prior. It’s like a never ending cycle that results in the realization that we must always put all of our trust in God.

The definition of trust according to King James Pure Bible Search Software is:

TRUST, n.

1. Confidence; a reliance or resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship or other sound principle of another person. 2. He or that which is the ground of confidence.

Trusting God means you have confidence within Him, in His power. To know that no matter what new circumstance you face He will deliver you. Don’t be discouraged in the wait. I know it’s hard and frustrating having to wait, but God’s timing is perfect. I have to remind myself of this everyday, I have been waiting for something for 10 years and counting , yet I wait. Psalms 9:10 states, ” And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.” Isaiah 26:4 says to Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength and Jeremiah 17:7 says, “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.” Stay encouraged.

Let’s not be like the Israelites who soon forgot His works and waited not for his counsel (Psalms 106:13). They forgot God their savior which had done great things in Egypt (Psalms 106:21).

All scriptures are KJV only.

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