Paul stated “We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is of God that we may comprehend what God has freely given us” (1 Cor. 2:12).
So stop and pray with me for just a moment.
“Dear Lord, I pray that you will open my mind to understand all that you have given me. Help me to let go of biased notions and small-minded thinking to take hold of all that you have for me. In Jesus name, Amen. Did you pray? Did you mean it? Let’s keep going! As you read the following words.
A prayer for inheritance
Praise to God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us in the heavenly kingdom with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he selected us in him before the formation of the world, to be sanctified and righteous in his sight.
In affection he destined us for acceptance, to be children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his desire and will to the praise of his magnificent grace which he gave freely to us. In him we have restoration, through his blood the forgiveness of sins in agreement with the riches of God’s grace that he bestowed on us.
With all knowledge and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good preference, which he intended in Christ, to be put into effect when the period reach their fulfillment to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
In him we were also selected, having been destined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we who were the main ones to put our faith in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory and you also were involved in Christ when you received the message of truth and the gospel of your salvation.
When you believed, you were marked in him with a stamp, the promised Holy Spirit, which is a bond guaranteeing our inheritance until the restoration of those who are God’s own to the admiration of his splendor (Eph. 1:3-14 emphases added).
Paul described the blessings and promises you already have. You don’t need to earn them, you simply need to grab what is already yours. You got what it takes to live bold.
The almighty God made a guarantee in your safe-deposit box before the formation of the world, made the key in the shape of a cross, and granted you access the moment you believe.