ISAIAH 62: 10-12, GALATIANS 4: 1-7, JOHN 1:14-18

We give thanks to God for this New Year 2019. The year of MOVING FORWARD. My prayer is that you and I will move forward in Jesus name. Amen

On the topic today, It is known that the ideal thing is that a child should inherit his/ her father’s wealth after he is gone. It is unusual that a help becomes the heir of the father. No wonder Abraham, when he was old without a child, he asked God a question according to

Genesis 15

After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward  But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit[c] my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.” Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.”

Also according to 2 Samuel 9

David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

Now there was a servant of Saul’s household named Ziba. They summoned him to appear before David, and the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?”

“At your service,” he replied.

The king asked, “Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?”

Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.”

“Where is he?” the king asked.

Ziba answered, “He is at the house of Makir son of Ammiel in Lo Debar.”

So King David had him brought from Lo Debar, from the house of Makir son of Ammiel.

When Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he bowed down to pay him honor.

David said, “Mephibosheth!”

“At your service,” he replied.

“Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.”

Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”

Then the king summoned Ziba, Saul’s steward, and said to him, “I have given your master’s grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family. 10 You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your master’s grandson may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master, will always eat at my table.” (Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.)

11 Then Ziba said to the king, “Your servant will do whatever my lord the king commands his servant to do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s[a]table like one of the king’s sons.

12 Mephibosheth had a young son named Mika, and all the members of Ziba’s household were servants of Mephibosheth. 13 And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table; he was lame in both feet.

So, it takes a child to grow and become an heir. This mean that to enjoy God’s benefit and reward, you must first be His child.

WHO IS AN HEIR: An heir is a person who is legally entitled to inherit some or all of the estate of another person who has died without legal will and testament. If a person dies intestate, without a valid will, their heir receives property according to the laws of the state in which the property is probated. The only difference here is that Jesus died and rose to get us our inheritance. He said to Abraham “ I am your shield, your very great reward”

ROMANS 8 17, Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

The challenge here is that many who are supposed to be heirs are strangers, They are in the church but do not know Him who bought the Church with His blood, hence they are strangers and not children.

They preach about Him but do not know Him whom they preach about.

They profess to be His, but are far away from the truth about Him, hence the reason they live a life that is double standard by nature. They are white on the outside but black on the inside.

Behold His love and His warning according to Revelations  3:15-17

15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

The truth is that he wants you to be His child because He’s got so much for you. He’s got peace, joy, wealth,…. For you and most importantly eternal home for you.

You can only enjoy this by being His child.

As we close year 2018, I think you need to retrace your steps to return to the one who owns you or better still, return to where you belonged.

You gave yourself to other things because you are angry with your maker

I know you gave up on your father and chose to be an atheist because you didn’t get what you wanted

I know that you went to other places for help because He was too slow for you

I know you decided to take your life in your hands because you feel right now that He doesn’t love you

I know that deep inside you, you feel like a dirt stinking to yourself

I know you feel because your wrongs are so much He cannot forgive you

Think of it, did you get that joy, peace, fulfillment, love among many that you seek? The answer is no, I mean NO

His love towards you is that you don’t perish and or be destroyed.

He wants you back, so that what he has for you, you can get

Remember, you should be an heir not a servant.

Return to your maker and claim back all the enemy took away from you.

It is time to return

It will be a great time to return so that you start a new year with your maker.

God bless you