Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Matthew 25:34
Welcome to Coffee Hour and thanks for joining me today you know the routine so let’s get started.
I wanted to let you know I have a heart condition. Now don’t get to excited by this statement; it’s called grandchildren!! Yes, I’m crazy about my grandkids!! And truthfully speaking, can’t we all say we’ve had a heart condition at one time or another over someone(s) we’ve loved!! Further explanation is coming. Spiritual birth makes someone a child of God, and how great is the love of our Father to us as His children? When we except Christ; we have been adopted in to an eternal family: “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13
I love when our grandchildren come to stay, whether it’s a short visit or for a couple days, my heart swells within me when I hear their voices squealing, calling our names and witnessing their faces lighting up. They actually race to see who can get to us first by running as fast as their feet can carry them, straight into our arms. Yes, you can say they have captured our hearts! And for me, to be able to wrap my arms around them and kiss the tops of their heads… well, there’s no other heart condition I’d rather have. Although on paper, two have been adopted, yet in our hearts there are no variances; our love for them is just as great as the other three…there are no differences!!!
Recently we‘ve been going through some of my belongings that they’ve admired for some time now and I’ve reminded them that it will be theirs one day, I explained it’s called an inheritance. Now that may sound a bit morbid but it’s the truth.
Just as in a human family, the Father provides a spiritual inheritance for His children. Proverbs 13:22. So it is in the family of God; as children of God, we inherit nothing less than the kingdom of God. In Ephesians 1:3, we are told that believers are blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. These spiritual blessings are infinite, eternal, and reside in Christ, and by God’s grace we are given these blessings as His children.
As earthly children we eventually inherit what our parents leave behind for us after their death. But in God’s case, believers are already reaping the rewards of our inheritance by having peace with Him through the sacrifice of His Son on the cross. Ephesians 1:13–14: you and I are heirs of God through Christ! We’re joint heirs with Jesus! Romans 8:17.So His inheritance is our inheritance too! How exciting!!
We can never do anything to deserve it for it is His gift of love, mercy and grace to us. Liken as our grandchildren, it’s a gift of our love towards them; it’s a heart condition!! 1 Thessalonians 2:12 tells us that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
Being a part of the family of God is the greatest blessing given to us as believers. We must be reminded as “Sons and Daughter” of our Heavenly Father that He too, loves for us to run to Him, to meet Him with great expectancy knowing that He loves us just the way we are with all our imperfections. WHY? Because we are considered His children; that’s why!
God has a heart condition — it’s a heart condition — towards us! See you next week and remember, keep Him close to your heart