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What do we get as a result of our faith in Christ?

The Bible is replete with references to believers' inheritance in Christ. "We have acquired an inheritance through [Christ], having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will," Ephesians 1:11 explains (ESV). Colossians 3:24 and Hebrews 9:15 are two such scriptures that reference a believer's inheritance. In a word, our heritage is paradise. It encompasses everything God has promised us in terms of salvation. In the Bible, the words portion and heritage are used to describe inheritance.

First Peter 1:4 elaborates on this heritage, stating that we have been reborn "into a legacy that will never expire, rot, or vanish This inheritance is being saved for you in heaven." Our inheritance is marked by four crucial features, according to the apostle Peter:

In Christ, we have an inexhaustible inheritance. What we have in Christ is impervious to tampering or degradation. Everything on Earth, on the other hand, is withering, rusting, or falling apart. The rule of entropy has an impact on our homes, cars, and even our bodies. Entropy has no effect on our treasure in heaven (Matthew 6:19–20). "Not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, via the living and enduring word of God," say those who have been born again (1 Peter 1:23).

In Christ, we have an unblemished heritage. Anything that might deform, debase, or degrade what we have in Christ is absent. There is no such thing as perfection on our planet. Even the most beautiful objects in the world have flaws; we can always find an imperfection if we look closely enough. Christ, on the other hand, is absolutely flawless. He is "holy, faultless, pure, set apart from sinners, raised above the sky" (Hebrews 7:26), and we have a holy, blameless, elevated, and pure inheritance in Him. What God has provided is untouchable by any earthly corruption or weakness. "Nothing impure will ever enter [the New Jerusalem], nor will anyone who does what is dishonourable or dishonest," according to Revelation 21:27.

In Christ, we have an inexhaustible inheritance. We have an everlasting possession in Christ. It's difficult for us to conceive colours that never fade, excitement that never fades, or value that never depreciates as creatures of this world, but our legacy is not of this world. Its magnificent intensity will never wane. "I am making everything new!" declares God. (Apocalypse 21:5)

In Christ, we have a reserved inheritance. What we have in Christ is "preserved" for us in paradise. Your name is engraved on your crown of glory. As God's children, we have many privileges here on earth, but our actual inheritance—our genuine home—is reserved for us in heaven. "We look forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God," as Abraham did (Hebrews 11:10). The Holy Spirit assures us that we will have eternal life in the next world (2 Corinthians 1:22). "When you believed," Ephesians 1:13–14 says, "you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance."


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