Last week was Mother’s Day and even if you are not a mother, you are someone’s child. I’d like to encourage you to consider your rights and privileges as a child today. That is to say a child of God.
Unlike Esau who took his birthright for granted, we ought to fully embrace ours. In biblical times the firstborn was entitled to the family inheritance of goods, land, kingdom, and stowed away currency. The firstborn was also delegated to a position of spiritual authority and leadership on behalf of the entire family lineage. He was afforded special privileges and advantages.
The good news for us is that every born again Christian is entitled to a BIRTHRIGHT! Knowing this we must step into our promises and exercise spiritual authority over earthly matters. It says in the word of God, “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs-heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ…(Romans 8:16-17)” Did you know you are an co-heir with Jesus Christ, dear sister? That means that everything afforded to Jesus is freely given to you as well!
Let’s celebrate. Here are some of the many promises you can redeem now.
- Quality of Life, John 10:10
- Good Things and Perfect Gifts, James 1:17, Luke 11:13
- Business Plans and Life Directions, Isaiah 48:17
- Salvation for you and your children, Acts 2:38-39
- Making the impossible possible, Luke 18:27
What is amazing, is that God cannot lie and will always fulfill His promises to you. What is even more fantastic, is that as his born again child you are entitled to his promises and so are your children. This means we can go boldly and confidently to our father when we ask for these things. We can also carry on after prayer knowing that he will deliver.
This week, begin reciting the above promises in your prayers, in moments of doubt, and in times of hopefulness. That’s right, no matter the feelings you’re experiencing (positive or negative) or the season in your life you can ASK GOD.
Embrace your birthright this week and forevermore, hold it in your heart and be blessed, dear sister!