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"Claim Your Inheritance"

Date published: 05/21/2011

Colossians 2:9-10 “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, Who is the head over every power and authority.” (NIV)

Most Christians live as if they do not know Christ.  They live on a roller coaster of recommitments, guilt of not living up to Christ, and frustration over the lack of God’s work in their lives.  “All the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ.”  You cannot get any more of Christ than you already have.  You can only allow God’s life to be fully manifested in you.  One time when stuck in Atlanta, I waited some time in line at the airport to receive my hotel accommodation to compensate me for the airline’s error.  Just before getting to the desk, I familiarized myself with the document that was handed to me when departing the plane.  As I read it, I realized I already had been assigned a hotel room.  Even though I was not aware of it, I had the hotel room the whole time I stood in line.  I only had to claim the room!  The same is true for your life in Christ.  We often live our Christian life as if we do not have God’s full power and filling of His Holy Spirit.  The only thing that keeps you from experiencing God’s full power and work is merely claiming what you already possess.  Familiarize yourself with the living Christ through quiet time, Bible reading, and prayer.  Diligently seek Christ while opening your life to His full power, strength, and direction.  Do not go through life ignoring and neglecting what you have – embrace it and enjoy the full relationship you have as a “Child of God!” 

Galatians 4:1 “What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate.” (NIV)