“And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you: and they shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that in what tribe the stranger sojourneth, there shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the Lord GOD.” Ezekiel 47:22-23
It is great when God’s promises overflow. Here, we see not just those included in the tribes of Israel being blessed by God with an inheritance, but the “strangers” will reap the same rewards as God’s people for hooking up with them and Him.
Isaiah teaches, “Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD . . . Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer . . . for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people” (Is. 56:5-7). All people!
“God’s thinking for salvation was too big in scope and depth for His heart to settle for reaping the souls of just a single kindred or nationality of folk. As far as His love (which can never be measured by human standards) reaches – that’s how far He wants to grab a hold of people and love them as His own. He couldn’t rest with just saving some, but He wanted the sum of humanity to have a chance to experience this awesome deliverance” is what I previously wrote in an article titled God Wanted More!
Part of the original promise given to Abraham was, “In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed,” (Genesis 22:18). Paul teaches in Ephesians, “That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel” (Eph. 3:6).
There is a place for me and a place for you in God’s heavenly inheritance! It is promised! All we have to do is be on board with God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ, and we are there! How awesome is that!
“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:26-29
“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:13-14
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you” 1 Peter 1:3-4
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