During the Great Depression, there was a man named Mr. Yates who owned a farm and was doing everything he could not to lose it. But his best efforts appeared not to be good enough. The mortgage company eventually let Mr. Yates know that his farm would soon be foreclosed. Discouragement set in and Mr. Yates and his family were resigned to losing what they had so diligently desired to keep. One day, a man from an oil company knocked on Mr. Yates’ door, and asked for permission to drill on his land. Mr. Yates said, “Go ahead, I am going to lose the property anyway.” Almost instantly, the oil company hit a gusher, and oil started to pour forth. In fact, 82,000 barrels a day started to pour forth, making Mr. Yates an instant millionaire.Don't succumb to giving up: throw in the towel and experience spiritual foreclosure! Click To Tweet
Here’s the question: When did Mr. Yates become a millionaire? Did he become a millionaire when the oil company discovered oil on his property? Or did he become a millionaire the day he purchased the property? There was a gap between the time that Mr. Yates bought the property and the discovery of the oil. Similarly there are Christians who entered into a relationship with Christ years ago, but aren’t experiencing or walking in their full inheritance. They don’t know that they’re spiritual millionaires! Many Christians are willing to just give up and throw in the towel and experience spiritual foreclosure. If you don’t have the right information–knowledge of God, who you are in Christ and your rightful inheritance–you can literally have Heaven at your doorstep and wonder how you are going to make it today. The moment you came to Christ, you became a spiritual millionaire, now allow the Holy Spirit to show you where to dig for oil!
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Romans 8:14-17 (NKJV)
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
1 Corinthians 2:16 (NKJV)
For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
Ephesians 1:3 (NKJV)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.