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KINGDOM HEIRS - PART 2

Did you know that our Kingdom inheritance was confirmed with an oath? Who did this? God Himself! But what is an oath? According to dictionary, it is the solemn attestation of the truth or inviolability of one's words. It's a sure, sacred and voluntary promise never to be broken, infringed, or dishonoured. God had to guarantee of His trustworthiness with an oath.

Reference: Hebrews 6:17 New International Version (NIV) "Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath."


Imagine that God bound Himself with an oath, so that we, the heirs of the Kingdom who received the promise could be perfectly sure that He would never change His mind. This is the height of His commitment to His Word. What a loving and promise-keeping God!


Man is error-prone. God is not so and can never be so. Because of man's weakness or fallibility, especially considering people of the ancient days, there was always a need to make a formal calling on a god to witness to the truth of what one says or to witness that one sincerely intends to do what one says. In fact, oaths are designed in order to secure confidence in a promise or to add an extra layer of reassurance to what is promised. Human beings naturally have the tendency to be suspicious of another person's word. This is why man can doubt God's Word oftentimes, except when they engage in the business of unwavering faith.


If we truly believe that God is a faithful and honest God, there's really no need for God to commit to His Word, with an oath but because of man's unbelief, He went extra mile with an oath. Remember that "man" makes an oath by swearing on something greater than him. However, God bound Himself with an oath, because nobody and nothing is higher or greater than Him. For this reason, we can demonstrate our absolute reliability of God's promises.


Beloved, in Christ Jesus, we are spiritual heirs of the promises made to Abraham (Galatians 3:29). We are not all physical heirs like the nation of Israel, but we are Abraham's spiritual seed; thus we are the heirs to the promises God made to the patriarch. These promises are based on two things which cannot change: the counsel and the oath of God, in which it is not possible for God to lie, because lying is contrary to His nature and will.


God has given us the security strong enough to ensure we have the promises by inheritance. He has sworn and will never change His mind. ​(Ephesians 1:11 NIV) reads, "In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will." In other words, in Christ, the promises are now our inheritance. But there are countless number of Christians who habitually fail to lay hold of their inheritance. We are entitled to every blessing God has promised us in the Scripture. However, they are inheritance waiting to be claimed, because He has cleansed us of all sin and made us righteous in Christ.


When we have any claimed inheritance that hasn't seemed to manifest, we must continue to declare, pray and recite the description from the Word, until everything in the path of the inheritance gives way for us to possess our possessions. So it's not enough to confess and envision our blessings and inheritance, we must pray and fight for them without giving up, until we see their manifestations in our lives.


Scripture Reading - Numbers 23:19; Obadiah 1:17; Philippians 3:12 -13; Galatians 4:7.


Exuberant Declaration: As the very seed of Abraham, I'm entitled to share in all the inheritance that is due to Him through Christ. I am completely provided for, in time and throughout eternity. I'm mega protected, well furnished, exceptionally loved and immensely included in the plans and purpose of my heavenly Father. By exercising my faith in the Word, I have everything God has made available for me as a Kingdom heir, losing nothing. Thus I'm an unco wealthy child of God, excessively blessed and inordinately kingdom-minded. Blessed be God!


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