“And if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ… “ Romans 8:17

Demanding something when you don’t have the right or the relationship is fruitless.  We know God loves all, but we also know he is Father to his children.  We know he makes his rain fall on the just and the unjust, but as his children we are born into the rights and privileges of His family.  


From Genesis we have a picture of the two sons of Abraham, one born after the flesh and one born according to the promise.  The child, Issac, born according to promise inherited the blessing given to His Father.  The child, Ishmael, was cast out.  Simply to say, it is the son of promise that is assured all of the Fathers Blessings. 


Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,


In the story of the Prodigal son from Luke 15 we see again two sons.  Both sons receive their inheritance.  One who lives in submission serving his Father and the other who leaves to squander his inheritance living in sin.  From verse 29 we learn something about the nature of our Father and the blessing of the Father.  


Look! For so many years I have been serving you and I have never neglected a command of yours; and yet you have never given me a young goat, so that I might celebrate with my friends; but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your wealth with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.’“And he said to him, ‘Son, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours. ‘But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.’”


Do we, like the prodigal, ask for what is ours only to misuse it?  Or, like the elder, do weget angry because of a brothers restoration and blessing simply because we have not asked for what is ours?  The Father declares you have always been with me and all that is mine is yours.


He is not withholding any good thing from us but rather has set us in His household with every resource available to us that He possesses. Could it be our limitations are self imposed from our own heart of unbelief?  He who did not withhold his own son from us, how will he not with him freely give us all things? We are blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ.


The Fathers heart is for us to know and believe ~ all that is His is ours.  We are heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus.  We are blessed because we are His children.