This topical study on The Inheritance of the Saints was given by pastor Barry Forder on 15th November 2020.
Paul tells us in Colossians 1 v12 that those who have put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ have not only been saved from God’s wrath and had their sins washed away, but they also automatically qualify to receive an inheritance. It is not an earthly inheritance, that might bring some temporal gain, but as Peter tells us, it is “an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you” (1 Peter 1:3-4).
Although seldom discussed, the New Testament is full of allusions to this inheritance, and Jesus Himself spoke, not only the treasure we should seek to lay up in Heaven (which will be the reward for our labour – see Matt 6:19-21), but also of receiving abundantly if we are willing to give up the right to our own lives and live for His glory (see Matthew 25:28-29 / Mark 10:28-31).
May this study stir up your hearts and minds and encourage you to live your life for Jesus Christ in the days that remain…