Our True Inheritance

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By Kathi Pelton

In the past few years the true meaning of the word inheritance has become very real to me. Both my parents suddenly passed away within a short time of each other, leaving my siblings and I with a financial inheritance. My parents worked hard for many years.  They spent countless hours carefully investing and consulting with financial advisors through both prosperous and perilous times to preserve funds for their retirement and security.

In the end, the money could not replace the inheritance that we truly needed as their children. Money could not hold our family together, but merely divided us.  It was our hearts that needed investment and needed to be secured. If time had been invested, and spiritual seeds sown, we would have been rich.

What I had longed for all my life was a relational and spiritual inheritance. I have watched many men and women who have been blessed with a long line of parents and grandparents who have given their lives to see a spiritual inheritance passed onto their children and their children’s children. These godly parents invested time, love and honor into their children. They taught them how to walk with God and how to love Him with all of their hearts. I have always been in awe of this kind of legacy—a godly inheritance that would not pass away.

I honor the work of my parent’s hands and how they labored for many years to make a good life for themselves and leave a monetary inheritance for their children.  The truth is that I would have traded every penny for a spiritual inheritance.

 

The Inheritance That Will Never Pass Away

A spiritual inheritance is something that my husband and I have been laboring to leave our children and our children’s children. It is something that we can give them while we are still alive, and something that we can leave them after we are gone.

Psalm 37:18 says,

The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care, and their inheritance will endure forever.

Teaching our children to live fully in the Lord’s care, in absolute dependence on His promises and to listen to His voice every day of their lives is the greatest investment we can make. We would give our very lives to make sure that within our family we prepare a place where the blessing of the Lord can rest for generations to come.

Our greatest longing is for our children to know that they are loved not just by us, but by the One who gave His life for us. We invest our love, time, prayers, counsel, affections and finances into each of them.  We long to leave an inheritance of truth and righteousness that reads, “His love endures forever!”

This is an everlasting inheritance; one that will not end. His love is eternal and is the answer to every question they will ever need answered after we are gone. The height, width, length and depth of His love are the boundaries that we want our children to live in.

Psalm 16:6

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.

 

His Inheritance

Along with teaching our children about leaving a spiritual inheritance, we also have taught them that they are the inheritance that the Father longs to give His Son.

Investing in His inheritance is the greatest investment that we can make. For thousands of years the enemy has sought to kill, steal and destroy the inheritance that is to be given to Jesus. WE ARE HIS INHERITANCE! You are His inheritance; every man, woman and child that has every lived was created to be His inheritance.

Psalm 28:9 says,

Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.

God is moving on the hearts of His sons and daughters to go into all the Earth to gather the inheritance of His Son. They are dispersed throughout the nations, and many have been sent to gather the lost seeds. The Father is waiting for the return of His sons and daughters who are His Son’s Bride.

 

The Prodigal: His Inheritance Comes Home

God longs for His family. He longs for every wayward child, every son and daughter that has wandered from His care.

Just like the father in the parable of the Prodigal Son, our Heavenly Father waits with anticipation for His sons and daughters to return home. In that story the son feared returning home because he had squandered his father’s inheritance and was too ashamed to face him. But all the father longed to do was embrace his son and cover his shame by restoring him into his family.

Luke 15:20-24

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.  Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.  For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

The father was not concerned about the money that had been wasted, because he knew that his son was the true inheritance. Our Heavenly Father understands this; He gave His most precious possession—Jesus—in order to provide a way for His family to come home. His family is His inheritance. You and I are the true inheritance.

 

A Jubilee Year

As we have now passed Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) into the year 5776, we have entered what is considered a Jubilee year. Jubilee refers to a year where debts are paid and land is returned to its original owners.

I believe that this is God’s Jubilee year for many. Many prodigals will have their debts forgiven and they will return to their true Father. God’s inheritance will increase and His family will grow. Let us announce this jubilee over our families, over our cities and over the nations. We will partner with our Father to see His Son have the inheritance that He is worthy and deserving of.

This year both physical and spiritual inheritances will be returned. There will be a transfer of wealth from the enemy camp to God’s family. This wealth will be lives that have been held by sin and death as well as resources that have been in the hands of the ungodly.

Proverbs 13:22

A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.

God will release the wealth of sinners in the hands of the righteous this year in ways that will astonish many. These transfers will resource many to go forth to bring Jesus His inheritance.

 

Kathi Pelton

www.inscribeministries.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Now Word: Transfer of Wealth, Salvation and Prisoners Set Free

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By Kathi Pelton

A word of encouragement for God’s people:
 
I believe that there is a great transfer of wealth and resources coming into the hands of the righteous who have laid down their lives to fulfilled God’s will and to see all glory given to Him. This is to ALL who have surrendered in whatever role the Lord has placed you in to be His representative. I see resources, land and finances being transferred and being prepared to be transferred even now.
 
I also believe that there is about to be a great influx of sons and daughters (prodigals) returning home along with the eyes of those who have never walked with the Lord being open.
 
Last, I see a great visitation of the Lord that is about to come upon prisons. I see angelic visitations for those in prison that will be like Saul’s conversion to Paul. These visitations will bring immediate and sudden deliverance from demonic strongholds and tormenting spirits that have kept these men and women enslaved. The hardest of the hard will become the softest hearts of all. Prisoners will be ministering to the guards and they will both be free in Jesus. People will go to prisons to be set free.
 
Agree with me in prayer for these things. As we agree with Heaven and humbles ourselves to pray; great things will be unleashed.
 
Amen
 

In Our Weakness He Makes His Strength Known

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By Kathi Pelton

As we enter into this New Year (according the the Jewish Calendar) of 5776, it helps us to be aware that this is a Jubilee Year–a time when debts are canceled, land is returned and strength is given in place of weakness.

God is the One who will do for you what you cannot do for yourself. Have you been crashing into your own weakness and inability to help yourself? If yes, then you are to know that as you surrender your weakness to God that He will come in and manifest His strength on your behalf.

2 Corinthians 12:9-11

9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Yesterday I was sharing with a couple of young adults that the greatest dilemma we face as believers transitioning into adulthood is that, even as we must learn to shoulder greater levels of personal responsibility, it is vital that we also learn to become absolutely dependent on God. Dependency on God is the key to freedom and independence from the bondage of the world’s call to rely on our own strength. Self-dependence merely reveals our desperate need for God.

We are living in a time that God is being very deliberate, inviting His sons and daughters to live in the safety and refuge of His strength. This process first exposes our greatest weaknesses, and areas where we have been living independently from His strength, exercising our independence through self-protection, striving and insecurities. But the good news is that surrender is as easy as “raising your white flag”: turning in humility to a loving Father who is very present to scoop you up into His strong and loving arms and embrace you.

We are a people in need of God and each other, My area of weakness may be your area of strength and my strength may be your weakness and together we can hold one another up as God holds us all. We were not created to live independently from one another or from God. We shine through dependency and His power is revealed in our weakness. Unity and dependency are like a two edged sword. It is the truth revealed to His sons and daughters who live in a world that tries to deceive us into living apart from Him and one another.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

This is a beautiful truth that speaks of the unity of marriage and of friendship. I love that I have my husband, my family and many friends who can pick me up and keep me warm–and I can do the same for them.

God’s strength makes the impossible possible. You can let your faith arise as you are facing impossible situations, because God’s strength and power comes to do for you what you cannot do for yourself.

Matthew 19:26
“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’”

Psalm 37:39
“But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble.”

As you enter this New Year, celebrate His strength and power. Celebrate His invitation into Jubilee, where He does for you what you cannot do for yourself. Boast in your weakness, knowing that His power will make a way where there is no way.

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