Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, and as the victor in the spiritual
conflict, is the heir of all things. Heb. 1:1-4
Inheritance is based on sonship:
John 1:12, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right
to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,
Rom. 8:16,17, The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit
that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs
of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with
Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him.
Gal. 3:26-29, For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ
Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed
yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there
is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female;
for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ,
then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.
To inherit from God, a person must possess the life of God, that
is, salvation resulting in eternal life.
Titus 3:5-7, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which
we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by
the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
that being justified by His grace we might be made heirs according
to the hope of eternal life.
1 John 5:11, 12 And the witness is this, that God has given us
eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son
has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have
Therefore, salvation is the qualification for inheriting from
We have an inheritance because we share the destiny of Christ.
The true doctrine of predestination is that we share Christ's
Eph. 1:11, also we have obtained an inheritance, having been
predestined according to His purpose who works all things after
the counsel of His will,
As joint-heirs with Christ, we also share Christ's election.
Heb. 9:15, And for this reason He is the mediator of a new
covenant, in order that since a death has taken place for the
redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the
first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise
of the eternal inheritance.
Our heritage is related to the doctrine of Eternal Security.
1 Pet. 1:3-5, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be
born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus
Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable
and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for
you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for
a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is the down payment on our inheritance.
Abraham's inheritance is the pattern and illustration of the heritage