Claiming Your Inheritance

Claiming Your Inheritance

Derek PrinceBy Derek Prince2 Minutes

Your inheritance as a child of God is this: all the promises of God. That means about 8,000 promises are available as you need them.

For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us (2 Corinthians 1:20).

Every promise of God is “Yes” in Christ. A simple, clear yes. The word amen means “so let it be,” or “be it established.” When God says, “Yes,” we appropriate it by our “Amen!” This makes the promise ours at that very moment.

When we apply the promises to our lives, two amazing things take place:

  • We participate in the nature of God himself.
  • We escape the corruption that is in the world through lust.

What an amazing statement: “partakers of God’s nature.” If it wasn’t right there in the 2 Peter 1:4, I don’t think I would ever dare to say it. The very nature of God Himself comes into us!

Our old fallen nature is corrupt – morally, spiritually, and physically. But as God’s nature comes in, His incorruptible nature replaces our fallen nature. Claiming the promises of God brings a new kind of nature, personality, and life into us.

This leads to a wonderful conclusion! Ultimately, God Himself becomes our inheritance. Not blessings, not experiences – but God Himself! Experiences and blessings are wonderful, but God’s real purpose is that we inherit Him through His promises.

There is an important aspect of claiming God’s promises many overlook: They are conditional. Often when God gives a promise, He says, “If you will do this, then I will do this.” We cannot claim the promise until we meet the condition. Step past your circumstances, meet God’s conditions, and enter the glorious inheritance of His promises.