The Lord has laid upon my heart to write about inheritance today. When an individual receives an inheritance, they receive something that is valuable and is worthy of redemption and is meant to be used beyond the person’s death. The inheritance is of great value. Whoever has given such a gift has a means for it to stay alive and continue to be used for good purposes, despite the owner’s death. Some of you may already know where I am going with this; stay with me!
If any of you know me, you may know that I like to break things down and get into the root of things so they can be brought into the light! So often do we only scratch the surface into the spiritual realm and completely miss what God is saying or is trying to show us! Perhaps I get this from my father, haha. In any case, let’s dig right in. The Hebrew word for inheritance is nachalah (nakh-al-aw’). This word is comprised of a nun, chet, lamed, and hey. The Nun represents faithfulness, according to the sages and has a pictograph of a seed. The Chet has a pictograph of a fence or wall and represents life. The Lamed’s pictograph is a shepherd’s staff representing authority, and the Hey has a pictograph of a man with his arms raised. When you put all of this together to form the word “inheritance”, the beauty of God’s language truly comes together. Here is what I gather: the seed of life who holds the authority yet surrenders it all no matter the cost. Who is the seed of life? Yeshua or Jesus (Gal. 3:16). Who holds the authority? Yeshua holds authority (Matt. 28:18-20). Who surrendered it all? We should all know this answer. Yeshua paid the highest price possible by giving his life so that we could live (1 John. 3:16).
This message is for everyone, but I believe that the Lord wants to specifically speak to the younger generation. I know that it is difficult to try and figure out who you are, what you are to become, who you should follow and believe. Let me tell you that during your teens and throughout your twenties is a critical time to learn your identity, heritage, and inheritance. It is so very important for you to know who you are. If you can identify yourself with confidence, know and understand the significance of the inheritance and that you have tremendous importance and value, God will move mightily, and you will be immersed in His goodness and blessing.
My young friends who are reading this, please don’t lose yourself in the oasis of comfort. You need to know and begin to fully recognize your inheritance and identity today. Don’t worry about what other people define you as. Don’t measure yourself up to their standards because God’s standards and values are way higher and more valuable than you could ever imagine. Yeshua, the seed of life, the perfecter of our faith (Heb. 12:2), raised His hands before His Father and chose to give it all. He chose to surrender everything He had out of love for God’s people. He chose to set an example for the generations to come. He chose to give forth an inheritance that is invaluable. Yeshua displayed a lot by giving himself up on that cross. However, the main thing that He displayed was love. Undeniable, selfless, impeccable, perfect, pure love. Love to be passed down and set as an example to generations to come. ‘
Our job is to take those seeds (letter nun) of love that we’ve been given, share them to bring life (chet) to those around us, use the authority (lamed) that we’ve been given through Yeshua the Messiah (Mark 16:15-18, 2 Cor. 5:18-21), surrender ourselves and everything that deals with OUR flesh by raising our hands (hey) and letting GOD do the work through us. When we can do this, we will have used our inheritance how it was meant to be used. When we can truly identify through what He did for us and what He says about us in who are are … we become fully aware of how we can make a difference and use our inheritance for the glory of God. Whatever we have been blessed with is not to be used for our benefit or glory. We are to use it to sow right back into His Kingdom. He gives us many gifts and blessings; it’s how we use them that matters the most.
Give a listen to this beautiful cover by my beautiful friend Melody Joy Cloud and don’t forget your value, heritage and inheritance. You are Priceless
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