Spiritual Inheritance

When God portioned out the Land of Israel to the tribes of Israel, He told the tribe of Levi that they would not receive any land. Instead, God Himself would be their inheritance.

They were blessed to be priests, people ok’d to approach God and serve Him in the temple. This is much greater than good farmland or anything else physical.

Perhaps in our day we think, “Who cares? What’s that have to do with me? Where’s the relevance, man?”

Here’s the relevance, man. We are a royal priesthood. We are made priests in Jesus Christ. Guess what that means?

It means that we have no earthly inheritance, we are more content with a spiritual inheritance, life in Christ. A life lived above this world, a life lived as citizens of a heavenly country.

We are not of this world. We do not entangle ourselves with the affairs of this world, but rather we look on those things which are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

This is our inheritance, so get your eyes off the physical stuff and look forward to the full manifestation of our spiritual inheritance! Live for it!

2 thoughts on “Spiritual Inheritance”

  1. Jeff, it would have been interesting if you had gone into more specifics about what this looks like, to “live as a citizen of a heavenly country”.

    On a more prophetic note, it is interesting that in the book of Revelation, a picture is given to us showing that some of the Old Testament saints who rose with Jesus are already ministering as kings and priests unto God in heaven. This is very encouraging.

    The separation of a special tribe devoted to God’s service is not just a feature of the Old Testament. Levi was the tribe taken out of the twelve, and Joseph’s lot was split among his sons, thus maintaining the count of twelve.

    In Revelation, the tribe of Dan is not mentioned, but 12,000 of each tribe are “sealed” to make a special group, the 144,000. These go through a special experience which qualifies them to “follow the Lamb wherever He goes”. They are the “firstfruits”; and the firstfruits had to be offered before the harvest could be gathered. So they must be “offered” before the resurrection of the righteous dead.

    Those are just a few scattered thoughts, but there is much more. Dwelling upon, and searching into those themes, will help us to keep our minds in heaven.

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