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Romans 8:15 “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba Father.”
When Jesus died on the cross for us He not only made a way for us to become sons and daughters of God but He also adopted us or positioned us adult sons and daughters.
Paul says in Galatians 4:1, “Now I say, that the heir as long as he is a child differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all.” In other words, if we had remained as mere children we would not be able to lay hold on all that we have inherited as joint-heirs with Christ. It means that what Christ has would be ours but we would have to wait to come of age to get it. But being the Father that He is He wanted us to freely take and receive all that He died for us to have right now, at the moment we receive Jesus as Lord of our lives.
Look at the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32), the father gave them both their inheritance, the younger son spent His, and the elder son got angry when the father received him home and dressed him and threw him a party. The elder son tells his father, I’ve been with you all this time and have done all that you’ve asked but you never threw me a party. The father says to him “…Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine” (Luke 15:31).
The elder son could have done whatever he wanted to do with what was rightfully his because he was an adult son. He was at the age whereby he could receive his inheritance but instead he held on to a child mentality. He was waiting for his father to give to him what was already given.
I Corinthians 13:11, says “when I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
Child of God, don’t allow the enemy to deceive you for enjoying your inheritance right now. You don’t have to wait until you get to heaven to enjoy your inheritance. You have been placed as adult Sons and daughters of God and through Christ have been made heirs of all things now and in the life to come.