In [Christ] also we have obtained an inheritance…~ Ephesians 1:11 (NKJV)
Those who are “in Christ”, that is, those who repent, believe and embrace Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior have had promised to them a great and glorious inheritance. Though this anticipated inheritance contains many countless benefits and blessings, the greatest of them all is the eternal communion and fellowship we will enjoy with the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
But let us not forget the very nature of an inheritance; it is only received after someone dies. First, Christ died for us (the Surety of our inheritance), and then, as we live and die in Him, we obtain that true treasure. It is an inheritance. It is not something we fully realize here and now. The blessedness of the Christian’s reward may never be completely realized this side of glory. Yet as an inheritance, promised by a loving God, it is waiting for the Faithful who die in Christ in this world, only to be raised with Him in the next.
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Yes, the most blessed thing will be that eternal communion with our Savior. I don’t know exactly what it will be like, but I know it has to be most wonderful thing we will ever know. I’ve never really thought much about the word “inheritance”, but I think you make an astounding point in saying that it is only received when someone dies. That’s good food for thought…
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