You Are An Heir To A Vast Fortune
‘For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”
–2 Corinthians 8:9 (NIV)
There was a man who saved for years to buy a boat ticket to America. Once he had purchased passage on the ship, he brought along cheese and crackers to sustain him, as he had spent everything he had on the ticket. Every evening at mealtime, he would look into the dining room at the other passengers enjoying their food, and then return to his cabin and eat his cheese and crackers.
The day the ship docked at the New York Harbor, a steward came to him and said, “Sir, have we offended you in any way? I noticed that you didn’t eat any of your meals in our dining room.” The man answered, “Oh, no! You see, I didn’t have enough money for meals, so I ate in my room.” Then the steward said, “But sir, your meals were included in the ticket!”
So many Christians receive the “ticket” of salvation, but don’t understand that they have an inheritance in Christ. Some even believe God withholds from them.
Others simply don’t realize that everything the Father has belongs to them, once they are born again.
A prosperous Christians knows this:
‘You are an heir to a vast fortune.’
Galatians 4:7 says, “You are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ” (NKJV).
You were made the righteousness of God in Christ! You were made a joint heir with Him. According to Strong’s Concordance that term joint-heir refers to “a personal equality based on an equality of possession.”
Jesus went to the cross to give you what He already possessed. He became as poor as we are, that we might become as rich as He is.
A prosperous Christian knows this and has had spiritual revelation of its truth.
I declare that I am a child of God, and He loves me. My God supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory. It is His will that I prosper in every area of my life—lacking nothing. Whatever I do prospers and succeeds because He said He would make it so.
Because I fear (reverence) the Lord and delight in God’s commands, my descendants are mighty in love, faith, and power in the earth. My family is blessed. Wealth and riches are in my house.
I have right-standing with God forever. I have light (revelation, wisdom, and understanding) in the darkness.
I am blessed so I can bless others. I am a prosperous Christian!
In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.