NACHALAT YESHUA/YESHUA’S INHERITANCE CONGREGATION – 16 Oct 2004

Ex 34:9  . . .pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your inheritance 

Is 53:10-11  Yet it pleased YHVH to crush Him, putting Him to grief.  If You would make His soul a guilt offering, He shall see seed; He will prolong days, and the good pleasure of YHVH shall prosper in His hand.  He shall see the labor of His soul and be satisfied.  By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities.

1Pet 2:9-10  But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

The Lord Jesus Christ gave his life unto death on the cross and rose again from among the dead in order that we who believe could receive the forgiveness of our sins and become righteous in God’s sight.  With this great love, we can live forever in His presence as His children and not die.  This was God’s plan and purpose from before the foundation of the world (Eph 1:3-14).  Yeshua told His disciples that all things that the Father has are His (Jn 16:15), including us whom He also received from God His Father (Jn 17:3).  In other words, we are Yeshua’s Inheritance according to the will and testament of God (Heb 9:15).

Yeshua is heir of all things, and the whole Earth and universe have been given Him by the Father.  All the nations are His.  We who have been saved from death in order to be His Bride have a special place in His heart.  It is for us He came into the world He made and died on the cross.  We are created in God’s image, and Messiah redeemed us with His own blood to serve Him with all our hearts in love.  You remember that YHVH God separated the tribe of Levi to be priests and to bless the people of Israel.  The LORD did not give them any portion of the Promised Land for an inheritance, but rather He Himself is to be their inheritance (Dt 10:8-9).  Levi was scattered throughout all the land and among each of the other tribes.  In this way, God made them, as a tribe, inheritors of the whole land and not of only a portion like the rest of the people!

How much more then have we, as priests to God in Messiah, received for an inheritance than the Levites even hope for at the present?!  Believers in Yeshua as Lord and Messiah have inherited eternal life in the new heavens and new earth which God will create at the end of time!  For now, we are God’s field and His building (1Cor 3:9).  Yeshua told the parable of buying the field with treasure, and then of even selling the treasure in order to have the one pearl of great price (Mt 13:44-46).  This is who we are in His sight to the point of giving up all that was His by rights so that we would know His everlasting love for us!  Consider, too, that God has made our bodies a holy temple – a house —  for His dwelling place.  The Holy Spirit lives in us (1Cor 6:19-20).  God has given our entire being as an inheritance to Yeshua, and the Church is His Body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.  What a prize we have in the high calling of God in Messiah Jesus! (Phlp 3:12-14)  If we would apprehend with our hearts and our minds our identity and destiny as Christians – whether Jew or gentile – our whole disposition would be changed and we would bear much good fruit as we abide in the true vine.

As we have spoken here many times, we come from different streams of life, and from different streams within the Body of Messiah.  Yet it is the prayer of our Lord and Great High Priest that we should be united with Him and with each other even as He is with the Father.  He has reconciled us all to God in one body through the cross, making peace where naturally there is not (Eph 2:16).  We are His inheritance to the praise of His glory, and out from us are to flow rivers of living water to bless His land and His people.  With such a great and precious promise and future of inheriting all things together with the Lord, let this revive our faith, hope, and love to live up to such a joyful expectation already now, and at the last day and the resurrection. 

We are Nachalat Yeshua/ Yeshua’s Inheritance!  Let God be glorified in the joy of the Lord!

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