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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5705 inheritance, spiritual
5705 inheritance, spiritual

5705 inheritance, spiritual

Believers are privileged to receive a spiritual inheritance from their heavenly Father as a result of their adoption into the family of God through faith.

Believers have an inheritance in Christ

Jesus Christ as God’s heir Heb 1:2 See also Mt 21:37-39 pp Mk 12:6-8 pp Lk 20:13-15; Mt 28:18; Lk 19:12; Jn 3:35; Heb 1:4-6; Ps 2:7-8

Believers are co-heirs with Christ Ro 8:17 See also Eph 3:6

Believers are heirs under the covenant Heb 6:17; Heb 9:15

Believers are heirs by grace Gal 3:18 See also Ac 20:32; Col 1:12

Believers are heirs through faith Gal 3:29 See also Ro 4:13-17; Heb 11:7-10

The nature of the spiritual inheritance of believers

They inherit salvation Heb 1:14

They inherit eternal life See also Mt 19:29; Lk 10:25; Tit 3:7; 1Pe 3:7

They have the full rights of sons Gal 4:4-7

They have the rights of the firstborn Heb 12:22-23 See also Ex 4:22; 2Ki 2:9

They inherit the earth Mt 5:5 See also Ps 37:11

They inherit the kingdom Mt 25:34 See also Lk 22:28-30; Rev 3:21

They inherit all things Lk 15:31; 1Co 3:21-22; Rev 21:7

Their inheritance is the word of God Ps 119:111

They inherit the Lord himself Ps 73:26 See also Nu 18:20; Dt 10:9; Ps 142:5; Jer 10:16; Jer 51:19

It is a good inheritance Ps 16:6

The permanence of believers’spiritual inheritance

It has been prepared from the creation Mt 25:34

It is guaranteed for eternity 1Pe 1:3-5 See also Ps 37:18; Da 12:13

It is sealed with God’s promise Eph 1:13-14 See also Rev 7:3; Rev 9:4

The conditions of spiritual inheritance

It is conditional upon continuing obedience and faith 1Pe 3:9-12 See also Ps 34:12-16; Ps 25:12-13; Ps 37:11,29,34; Ps 61:5; Pr 28:10; Mt 5:5; Col 3:24; Heb 6:12; Jas 2:5

It is denied to the ungodly Eph 5:5 See also Ps 37:9,22; 1Co 6:9-10; 1Co 10:1-5; Gal 5:19-21; Heb 3:12-19; Rev 21:27

See also

2078Christ, sonship of
5499reward, divine
6640election, privileges
6644eternal life
7115children of God
9413heaven, inheritance

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