What Was Jesus’ Inheritance?

Temptation of JesusJesus’ 40 days in the wilderness was a test of sonship …  to receive His inheritance. What was His inheritance … “the kingdoms of this world (nations, people and ethnic groups) which are embedded within the Kingdom of our God!” (see Matthew 4:8) Satan tried to sucker Jesus into going after His inheritance through a “well known to Him” method, worship! This would have been the “easier” way for Jesus to receive His inheritance, but not His Father’s way!

For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.”  Let’s breakdown down two words in this scripture:

The word revealing means “unveiling.” Creation (the earth) is moaning and groaning (is in travail) for Father’s mature sons and daughters to rise up and receive their inheritance.

 The word in this passage for “sons” in the Greek is huios.  This is the word used for a  mature son!  We must come to that place of maturity to receive our inheritance!  We didn’t give our son or daughter the keys to our car when they were 9 years old!  Though they were maturing, they were not responsible enough at that age to steward their life, as well as the other lives on the highway.

Jesus was a son, but Father God needed to make sure Jesus was a “mature son.” His first son and daughter, Adam and Eve, had given away their inheritance. The second Adam had come to take it back!

Just as Elisha went through the test of “a mature son” to receive his inheritance, so Jesus went through the test of “a mature son” to receive His inheritance.  We will also go through the test of “a mature son/daughter” to receive our inheritance, the nations!

Psalm 2:7 & 8 says, “I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.”

Our inheritance is also the nations of this world.  Here in Atlanta we have nations all around us.  I’m sure it’s not much different where you live.  I tell our church family often that the nation might be the Korean next door to you, the Muslim across the street from you, or the Hispanic in the grocery line in front of you. As mature sons we carry the Kingdom of God and can release it to those we encounter!

What inheritance is standing in front of you?

His Be-loved Daughter

Leanne Goff

Senior Leader

The HUB Atlanta Church

 

 

 

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One thought on “What Was Jesus’ Inheritance?

  1. Thank you for the time you spent writing this and your faithfulness in Christ. I wrote before about how in my wilderness God gave me a firm foundation for His love. You taught me (im paraphrasing and summarizing) that Jesus is the Chief Cornerstone but the foundation of the building is the Father’s love. The other day someone asked if i was out of the wilderness yet and i said, “well, i have a firm foundation of God’s love but I don’t think I’m out yet.” In other words, I feel as if I’m…waiting.

    So here is my question: did Jesus have an understanding of the fullness of His inheritance in the wilderness? One time, maybe three years ago (im only four in the Lord) I received a word: ask me and I’ll give you the nations. So i asked God. And shortly thereafter i went into a two-year wilderness period, which I’m currently in. In no way have i ever related that word to the wilderness. In fact, up until this day i have thought nothing about that word. Shoot, for two years i struggled just to “hold onto” my salvation (in my mind). Although this teaching brings that word to my remembrance i can’t say it does anything for me–meaning, im not jumping in my Spirit nor do i have Holy Spirit goosebumps. In fact, i literally have no idea where I’m going when i leave the wilderness.

    I dont want to take up your time, but i will tell you your teachings affect me. The Father has used you from day
    one when I read your first post (The Starting Point) to minister to me…and He confirms your teaching as well. I have sought wisdom and insight from many sources and God uses them to impart knowledge to me, of course, but with your teachings there is a simplicity and yet a depth that truly goes in and does something. I do not flatter, this is truth.

    I still have not read your book :( i will purchase one, God willing. You are special <3

    Lindsay S.

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