Claim Your Inheritance

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

That thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John 2

Did you know that it is possible for a Christian believer to live day after day, clutching the book of Ephesians, and still not realize that he is spiritually lean and hungry? If a pastor or evangelist suggests that this person could be in a more prosperous spiritual state, his reaction may be bristling: “Am I not accepted in the Beloved? Is not God my Father, and am I not an heir with God?” Holding the text of the will is not enough. It is necessary to come into the possession of the riches. Suppose a rich man dies, leaving a will which passes on all of his millions to his only son. That boy borrows the text of the will from the attorney and carries it around with him. He is satisfied with the text of the will, but it has never been properly executed. Thus the son has never presented his legitimate claims to the inheritance. He may be going around ragged, hungry, and weak. In actual experience, he has received nothing. He simply holds the text of his father’s will!

by A.W. Tozer

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