How to Receive
(It's easier than you think)
By Kathie Walters
First of all you have to be convinced that you do have an inheritance. If I called you and said that your long lost uncle had died and left a few million dollars in an account for you in Switzerland, you would very likely find out as fast as you could how to get to Switzerland and access that account. But if you weren't convinced that you had an account you would just go plodding along as usual. That is called a spirit of slumber. A spirit of slumber doesn't mean that you are lazy and don't do anything - it means that you are asleep to the relevant things of God.
of all the inheritance comes through promise, not works. (Gal 3:18) So, you
can't earn it. It is a gift. The inheritance is eternal, ( Heb 9:15) and it is
sealed with the Spirit of promise. The Baptism of the Spirit is like an
engagement ring, a sealing of the promise. This makes the Spirit filled life
our inheritance. (Eph 1:13,14). And the Life of the Spirit is meant to be
normal for us.
The Spirit of God is powerful and supernatural, He is incorruptible and undefiled. God said that when the Spirit came we would prophesy and dream dreams and see visions (Acts 2:18). When Phillip went to witness and baptize the man in the chariot, its says that the Spirit afterwards "caught Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more" ( Acts 8:39). God is not limited as we are. There is no time or distance in the Spirit. That is why when we are in the Spirit we can be taken to other nations and see things in the future and have revelation of things that are past.
We are joint heirs
We are called to the realm of the Holy Spirit - that is Gods' realm - where He dwells. We have "Been given the Spirit of adoption whereby we cry "Abba" (daddy) Father (Rom 8:15)." And the same "Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD, and if children then heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ." (Rom 8:15).
Joint heirs - that means we can have what He has. What an awesome and powerful and incredible inheritance. When Jesus died on the cross for you, he did not say "Well I have purchased your eternal salvation and you are going to spend eternity with Me, but meanwhile, do the best you can." No, no He left you a powerful life in the Spirit in order that you can live as He lived and be a witness to His mighty resurrection. " You will receive POWER after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you and you shall be WITNESSES TO ME" ( Acts 1:8) The apostle Paul said, "I came to you not with words of man's wisdom but in demonstration of the Spirit and in power, " (1 Cor 2:4).
There must be a demonstration of God's power, that is why we are still here on this earth- Our lives are that demonstration - that is why we need to receive our spiritual inheritance and all that God has provided.
now are you convinced about your inheritance? Did you realize that the
religious spirit makes people feel as though they are somehow not "qualified"
for this wonderful inheritance? If I ask people about salvation, they tell me,
"Yes, we know we are saved though Christ and His death and resurrection, we
have received it by faith and we know we are heaven-bound." But when I asked
the same people "Do you know that the realm of the Spirit, the supernatural
realm, the angels, heavenly visitations, are supposed to be a normal part of
your life? Those same people who are sure of their salvation, will say they
feel somehow they are not "qualified" for this supernatural realm. They feel
"This is for sister Sue and Brother Pat, who are more spiritual than me. After
all who am I to be having all these wonderful things?"
Don't listen to the devil's lies
Guess what - you don't have to "qualify" either
You see you don't have to qualify for this walk in the supernatural. If Jesus qualified you 100%, how then can you un-qualify for something you never qualified for in the first place? That's ridiculous! When I speak of angelic encounters, heavenly visitations, Gods chariots, people say to me, "Well it's OK for you - you have that kind of Spirit ministry." It grieves me when I hear that. We are all meant to have that kind of ministry. Whether it's in teaching, prophesying,. evangelizing, pastoring - it's meant to be supernatural. These are all supernatural ministries - given by God Himself. We are supernatural people - God's own people, bought with a great price, the precious blood of the Lamb.
Good News - It's by faith
Jesus said, "Whatsoever things you desire, when you pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them" (Mark 11:24).
"Oh you mean, pray and wait and see if it happens and then believe it?" "No believe when you pray, not when you see." "Oh you mean believe BEFORE you see." "Right you got it."
You get what you say-
Jesus said another interesting thing about receiving. He said "(talking about moving the mountain) "..and he does not doubt in his heart. But believes that those things which he SAYS will come to pass: he shall have whatsoever he says." (Mark 11:23) "Oh- it can't be that easy - don't we have to struggle and strive and work at it?"
"No you just have to believe and get rid of the doubt -If you want to please God you have to operate in faith. And by the way you will have what you say , so I would be very careful about what you say."
There's nothing wrong with your faith - Get rid of the doubt
By Kathie Walters