June 24, 2019

Today’s Promise

I’m an Heir of God’s Promise

Galatians 3:29

And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.


In Jesus Christ, you have every promise of God.

You are an heir to all God has for you. The heir of royalty did nothing to be an heir. When they are born, they were born into the royal family. Their birth made them an heir. Because they were born into the family, all the blessings, wealth, and privilege of the family are theirs. 

So many Christians want to add things to the Gospel.

They say you need Jesus and something else. You need Jesus and follow this or that set of rules. In the Apostle Paul’s day, there were those who thought you needed Jesus and the law of Moses. They thought to be a real Christian, required faith in Christ, and following the traditions and law of the Jews. 

Just before this promise, Paul argued that faith in Christ is all you need. It is faith in Christ plus nothing. Abraham was one of the first great men of faith. It was Abraham’s faith that gave him favor with God. God counted his faith as righteousness. The basis for all the promises God gave Abraham was faith.

Paul was saying in this promise that it is Jesus only.

You don’t need anything else. All the promises made to Abraham were fulfilled in Christ. Since you are “in Christ,” then you are an heir to all the promises God made to Abraham.

As an heir, you don’t have to do anything to receive your inheritance. When you were born again, you were born into Jesus and the family of God. You are an heir of Christ. You are an heir to all the promises of God because of your faith, not because of anything else. 

Look at that promise once again.

And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise. – Galatians 3:29

Confess this after me.

In Christ, I have been born again into God’s family.
I am an heir of Christ.
As an heir of Christ, I have every promise of God.
My inheritance in Christ is based on nothing but faith in Him.

In Jesus Name,
Amen

Your birthright as a child of God, reborn by faith in Christ, makes you an heir to all the promises of God. 

 

What is the hardest part of accepting that you are an heir of the promises of God? Let me know in the comments below.


 

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  1. Mandy June 24, 2019 at 7:57 am - Reply

    The hardest part about accepting that I’m an heir to the promises of God is that I’m called to missions but have a chronic illness I obtained on the mission field and can no longer do foreign missions. I know God is still our healer and nothing is impossible with him and that my healing may come in this life or in heaven but I mourn and grieve not being overseas and also being home bound and unable to do ministries here either. My heart is one for God and people and I want to glorify him at all times. Sometimes it gets a little discouraging during flare ups, which I am currently in. I know I’m called to do these things for God and love people radically but it’s difficult to wrap my mind around how I can truly make a difference for the kingdom if I’m bedridden. It’s a real, raw, vulnerable struggle. I thought his promise was missions and people for so long that now I have a hard time knowing my purpose. I mean I know it’s to love him first, but I long to do things for his glory and make him known.

    • Billy Taylor June 24, 2019 at 5:06 pm - Reply

      I can certainly understand. God has moved me to a number of different types of ministries over the years. Right now most of my ministry is online based. I’m praying God shows you how you can follow his call in the situation you are in. Also standing with you for healing.

  2. Bettye Williams June 24, 2019 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I believe this in the spiritual, but sometimes I judge myself because of bad choices.

  3. Jeff June 24, 2019 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    So important to understand your identity! Thanks for the encourangement!

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