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Salvation vs. Inheritance. Paul often talked about exchanging things of the flesh for Christ’s righteousness. This was a common theme in the previous dispensation as demonstrated in Matt 16:24-27 (KJV) ”Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” When comparing salvation with inheritance, it’s very important to understand that both are seperate topics and have different requirements. Our works has nothing to do with salvation yet works has everything to do with inheritance. Your inheritance is determined by your calling and your response to it. There are many callings in scripture and it’s our responsibility to learn our specific calling and it’s inheritance. For instance, there was a gospel in 1 Cor 9:14-27 that Paul referenced with rewards. 1 Cor 9:17 (KJV) “For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.” Yet this gospel, calling, and reward is different from the one Paul mentions in Col 1:21-28 (KJV) “Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:” What is this perfection that Paul is saying every man should have? Certainly not sinless perfection because we no that no one is righteous, no not one. This perfection of the saint is achieved by the christian being found faithful and obedient to the calling that God has for them. In this manner, your inheritance is determined by your response to your call. There is never a point in which we arrive since our pursuit for “perfection”, i.e. the pursuit of our calling, is the constant life long study, walk, and adherance to our calling. The lesson on 04-14-2002 encourages you to learn more about your calling. Listen here to the lesson on 04-14-2002.



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