LIVING OUT OF OUR INHERITANCE
Max Lucado delivers us a better perspective on Joshua's conquest of the land of Cannan when he says, "We typically think of Joshua as taking the land. It's more precise to think of Joshua as taking God at His Word. Joshua took the land, for sure. But he did so because he trusted God's promise. The great accomplishment of the Hebrew people was this: they lived out of their inheritance. In fact, the story ends with this declaration: 'Then Joshua dismissed the people, each to their own inheritance.' " (Joshua 24:28) [Unshakable Hope, p.41]
That was a divvy of land as an inheritance. The New Covenant or New Testament we have in Christ establishes and affirms an inheritance in Father God through Jesus by a deposit of the Holy Spirit.
The Deposit has been made. The Inheritance is Assured. And what an Inheritance the full manifestation will be. 1 Corinthians 2:9 paints a word picture of that inheritance. Paul quotes Isaiah 64:4 saying - “'What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived'—the things God has prepared for those who love him—" as awesome things our imagination might struggle to consider. However, the next verse, verse 10 says those things not seen, those things not heard and those things the human mind has not conceived yet are possible to be revealed to us - "these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit."
In the book of Revelation, we get a glimpse of our environmental inheritance - streets of gold, gates of pearl, walls of jasper and so forth. We also realize Christ as our ultimate Inheritance. However, in the here and now, our deposit is the Holy Spirit. The down payment we have is His Spirit of Grace. Flowing from His Spirit means you are fulfilling Galatians 5:22-23 - "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." And if you are prolific in His Spirit, in His Deposit, then you are Father God's treasured kid with an incredible promise. God had Paul communicate that promise in Romans 8:15-17, it says,
My encouragement today and always is for all of us to be Living Out Of Our Inheritance.