Heir Of All Things
Many, many years ago I made a startling discovery while sitting in a Church pew. At that point in my life I would simply go to Church because of the routine of it. I had already, even a decade ago, learned on my own, that religion was never going to fill my spiritual needs and growing desire.
I began my journey outside of religion, and of course like many people went to “church” thinking I would find the answers there. It wasn’t long before I found that would not be the case.
So, I would go and bring my bible with me to simply sit there and study. I would tune out the preacher, all the singing, everything and I would narrow my focus unto the scriptures and during that time I learned a lot.
It would be at one of these “study sessions” that I would probably make one of the most important finds. Back then it was revolutionary concept, one that today people are just beginning to truly hear.
This morning early as I was studying the scriptures I came across these very passages that opened my eyes to this, greater and more wonderful truth. And it reminded me how very possible all things are for us, with faith.
It begins in Galatians Chapter three and finishes in Galatians four.
So I am simply going to post these verses and then underneath each verse I am going to explain what I believe it to mean. I guarantee this simple, short (I promise), this simple, short study will pack quiet a punch and will wet your appetite for more.
16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
This above passage explains a great deal. First, that “Father Abraham” was given a promise. And that promise was that through his faith, ALL THE NATIONS should be blessed and receive the same promise. And by ALL Nations, it means ALL. In fact, the name ABRAHAM literally means, “Father of a Multitude, or Many”.
Now I want to draw your attention to who the promises were made. It was to Abraham and HIS SEED (what comes out of Abraham).
You would think that SEED as Isaac, but as we continue to read this simple verse, we find the SEED is a very specific SEED.
It isn’t MANY SEEDS, it is ONE SEED. Meaning there is NO OTHER SEED, only this specific SINGLE SEED.
Then the passage goes unto to explain what this SINGLE SEED is. It is indeed, CHRIST! That’s right, Abraham’s SEED IS CHRIST.
16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, WHICH IS CHRIST.
Now I need you to hang unto that. Remember that, Abraham’s seed is ONE SEED, and that ONE SEED is CHRIST. (Which we know is the Power and Wisdom of God REVEALED IN US. “Christ IN us, the hope of Glory”.)
So far you wouldn’t think this is a startling discovery, but what I am about to show you is. Just a bit further in this chapter we read.
27For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Once you are IMMERSED(which is what baptized means) into Christ (The Power and Wisdom of God) you have put on CHRIST (the Power and Wisdom of God).
Now the words “Put On Christ” may sound a lot like putting on a Tee-Shirt, but it literally translates to “Enter”. In other words, if someone showers you with the truth of God, or if you yourself are being immersed with the truth of God, then you ENTER INTO THE POWER AND WISDOM OF GOD yourself.
Now once you enter into this TRUTH, you begin to see everyone as yourself, and yourself as everyone. There is no one that is separate, we are all one.
You begin to understand we are all ONE in the very same POWER AND WISDOM, which is CHRIST, which is OUR LIFE, which is ABRAHAM’S SEED!
28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
As I stated, we are all ONE, there is no difference in Christ Jesus (the Power and Wisdom of God’s Salvation).
By the way, for those that don’t know, Jesus in Greek literally translates to “Jehovah (God) is Salvation.”
But it is the next verse that is going to get your attention. READ IT CAREFULLY! And remember what I asked you to remember… about how many SEEDS Abraham had (One) and who that SEED is (Christ).
29And if you be Christ’s, THEN YOU ARE ABRAHAM’S SEED (Christ), and heirs according to the promise.
Isn’t that something? That verse literally states WHO YOU ARE… You are ABRAHAM’S SEED, and we know that ABRAHAM’S SEED IS CHRIST.
That verse could be read.
“And if you be Christ’s, then you are CHRIST, and heirs according to the promise”
I know that is a lot to take in.
It’s one thing to say we are a part of CHRIST. But it is a whole other thing for the Apostle Paul to come right out and say, “You are Christ!”
Well if that is what he meant, then the following verse should back that up… RIGHT? And boy does it!
1Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
Look at what Paul calls you and I, and everyone on this planet, he calls us HEIRS! And we are, but let me break down what he is really saying.
The HEIR (you and I), even though one verse earlier we find out that the HEIR/SEED is CHRIST, and is US, the heir differs nothing from a slave. Meaning, the heir doesn’t seem to be very Royal…
Paul needs to further explain why people still don’t grasp this. He says, that the HEIR as long as he is a CHILD (which means immature in the faith) is no different from a servant/slave…
Now doesn’t that sound like many of us at the moment? How many are living like “Kings” reading this? Few, I would gather. No, most of us are suffering through the cares of this world, most are hurting, most are in the chains of debt, health problems, fear, worry, and doubt… we are more like miserable down trodden slaves, than HEIRS AND LORD OF EVERYTHING, aren’t we?
Well Paul, understood this, that is why he said that so long as we are immature in our faith, we will APPEAR like slaves. But appearances can be deceiving. Because WE ARE HEIRS! But not just heirs, we are LORD OF EVERYTHING! WE ARE CHRIST! ALL THINGS MADE BY US, THROUGH US, FOR US!
1Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be LORD OF ALL;
How can this be? If we are LORD OF EVERYTHING how have we missed it?
The reason is simple, we are CHILDREN. We have not yet truly matured into the Truth. We are only just beginning to find our way back to who we are.
And how do we find our way back? Well people and events have been purposed for our lives to bring us to the UNDERSTANDING that we are indeed LORD OF ALL!
2But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father
There is a time that has been appointed for us all. There is going to come a time when we will rule and reign with Christ… Which means WE WILL RULE AND REIGN OUR LIVES WITH THE POWER AND WISDOM OF GOD!
We will come to the UNITY OF THE FAITH and reach the full stature of the perfect man, Christ.
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ
So hang in there, have great hope for who you are, who you will find yourself to be, and all that will be accomplished in you.
These are the greater things we shall do people. We are ignorant for but a moment, we feel like slaves for but a moment, we are like children for but a moment.
But every child one day becomes a man or woman, they put off childish ignorance and they claim their birth right. Heir of All Things!
In that day, nothing will stand against us again. Never forget who you are, for you are ABRAHAMS SEED which is CHRIST, and YOU are LORD OF EVERYTHING!
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