Did you know there are billions of dollars worth of unclaimed inheritances in the United States? You can search online and Google “unclaimed inheritances”; and you will find that there are unclaimed properties, assets and inheritances because the heirs can’t be found. There are people who have received inheritances, and they don’t even know it!
You have received an inheritance from Jesus that you need to claim! You have a will – His Will, His Word – that discloses and unveils your inheritance.
Do you know what your inheritance includes? I encourage you to know what His Will says and find out what belongs to you so you can take possession of it and claim it. After all, you can’t claim what you don’t know belongs to you!
God says in Galatians 3:9 that we are blessed along with Abraham. That means that every blessing He had, we can have!
In Genesis 12, God pronounced a seven-fold blessing over Abraham, and these seven things belong to you and me.
The first thing God said to Abraham was:
1. I will make you into a great nation.
Abraham was the first Hebrew person, and God birthed the nation of Israel through him. If you study all the Scriptures, you will find that God said to Abraham, “I will multiply you, increase you, and make you powerful!”
That’s what God wants to do in your life. This is your legacy and your inheritance. God wants to increase you in every area. He wants to increase your finances. (See Genesis 15:5, 17:2, 18:8, 18:19, and Deut 26:5.)
God wants to make you great and multiply what you have just like He did for Abraham.
2. I will bless you.
The Amplified Bible says, “I will bless you with an abundant increase of favors.” Abraham was blessed with abundance. In fact, Genesis 24:1 says that Abraham was blessed in every way. I love that!
What were his blessings?
-Abraham was very wealthy in livestock, silver and gold. He wasn’t rich when God first called him, but he became rich because of the blessing of God upon his life. (Genesis 13:2, Deut. 8:18)
-He also had great favor. The people said to him, “You are a mighty prince among us.” God can supernaturally elevate you to places of favor and influence. Psalm 75:6 says that promotion comes from God.
-Abraham’s son was abundantly blessed. When Abraham died, he left everything to Isaac, but the Bible says that God blessed Isaac in his own right. In one year, he reaped 100-fold on his crops, and he became very wealthy. You can pass the blessings down, but God also has additional blessings for your children. He wants them to increase even more! (Genesis 25:5, 26:12-14)
-Abraham received material blessings that he didn’t have to work for. Psalm 105:44 says, “Abraham fell heir to what others had toiled for.” We’ve got to get a hold of this! The Bible says the wealth of the sinner is passed on to the just! (Proverbs 13:22)
God can bless you with things that you don’t even have to work for. Deuteronomy 6:11 says that He will give you houses that you did not build, wells that you did not dig, and vineyards that you did not plant.
3. I will make your name great.
The Amplified Bible says in Genesis 12:2, “I will make your name famous and distinguished.”
Everywhere Abraham went, people knew him. His reputation preceded him and followed him. He was a mighty prince. He was highly favored of God!
God will enlarge you and make your name great just as he did for Abraham.
4. You will be a blessing.
This is where the phrase “we are blessed to be a blessing” comes from. One of the main reasons God wants us to have more than enough is so we can bless and help others. God wants us to be generous. He wants us to be so blessed that we can give to those in need. He wants us to share our blessings.
5. I will bless those who bless you.
When people bless and help you, God will bless them. Your favor will rub off on them. Every person who touches your life in a positive way will receive a touch from God. That’s how blessed we are.
6. I will curse those who curse you.
God is serious. He is not going to bless anyone who opposes you. He said, “I will be an enemy to your enemies and I will oppose those who oppose you. Deuteronomy 28:7 says, “The enemy that rises up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.”
God is going to stand with you when people talk against you or mistreat you. He said to David, “Don’t touch my anointed. He belongs to Me!” Well, you belong to Him! (Exodus 23:22, 1 Chronicles 16:22)
7. All the people of the earth will be blessed through you.
Wherever you go, people will be blessed. When you show up, God shows up, blessings show up and favor shows up.
You might be thinking, “How can I bless people all over the world?” I’ll tell you how in a major way. When you tithe your income to your local church, you are a part of sending the Gospel all over the world.
If you give to this ministry, you are literally touching millions by being a part of bringing our television program to people who have never heard the Gospel.
LISA COMES: The oldest daughter of John and Dodie Osteen, Lisa was healed at birth of a crippling condition similar to cerebral palsy, and as an adult, she miraculously survived the explosion of a pipe bomb in her office at Lakewood Church. Actively involved in outreach ministry since 1983, Lisa has been a Bible teacher for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Oral Roberts University and is married to Kevin Comes, Administrator of Lakewood Church. Lisa and Kevin are the parents of three children: twin daughters Catherine and Caroline, and son Christopher. For more articles, thoughts and notes from Lisa, please visit LisaComes.com.