THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Two friends meet in the street.
One looked forlorn and almost on the verge of tears.
The other man said, "Hey, how come you look like the whole world caved in?"
The sad fellow said, "Let me tell you. Three weeks ago, an uncle died and left me forty thousand dollars."
"That's not bad."
"Hold on, I'm just getting started. Two weeks ago, a cousin I never knew kicked the bucket and left me eighty-five thousand free and clear."
"I'd like that."
"Last week my grandfather passed away. I inherited almost a quarter of a million."
"Then how come you look so glum?"
"This week - nothing!"
11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Contrary to popular belief, the "inheritance" of heaven is ONLY "IN Christ!"
Aside from surrender to Christ, there is NO "inheritance" of heaven!
Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)
Think of it:
The redeemed are purchased with HIS blood;
The saved are justified by HIS righteousness;
Being sanctified is because of HIS presence;
And, we are complete ONLY in HIM!
The most wonderful thing is "..we HAVE OBTAINED" this inheritance through Christ.
It IS received by those who have surrendered to Him!
"All things are yours" for "Ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's." (1Cor 3:21-23)
You have entrance to God's throne through prayer in HIS Name (John 14:13).
You are "sealed" unto full redemption by trust in HIS Name (Eph. 1:13).
You are confident of full completion of salvation in HIS Name (Ppns. 1:6).
Praise God for Jesus, IN WHOM we "...HAVE OBTAINED" the inheritance!