With the second call I was put in touch with my great uncle. He encouraged me to come by for a visit before my plane left.
Upon arrival, I was greeted by a tall slender gentleman who welcomed me with open arms. While listening to this self-appointed family historian, he shared with me stories of intrigue, romance and fortune. It seems that that my great, great grandfather left a rather large sum of money to my great grandfather, who, in turn, invested his INHERITANCE in real estate, acquiring vast amounts of land in Mobile. This great grandfather had two sons whom he considered irresponsible. Shortly before his death, he deemed it would not be wise to leave his possessions to these sons. He changed his will, stipulating that his accumulated wealth should be left to his grandchildren. Enter yours truly.
The plot thickened when the will was probated in court by the villain of this story; the wicked second wife. Spending thousands of dollars to break the will, the Constantine fortune eventually was bequeathed to her. Upon her death the family INHERITANCE was willed to her children from a former marriage.
Upon hearing this story I was immediately filled with great joy. I began praising the Lord because I had caught a thief. Proverbs 6 says when you catch a thief he must repay sevenfold. That’s what I would call completely paid back since the number “seven” stands for completion.
I can hear you saying, “Great for you Michael, but I never had an INHERITANCE stolen.” I beg to differ! What about that child on drugs, the husband who lost his job, the wife who just quit the marriage, the house that is about to repossessed, the sister-in-law who has lost her mind, etc.
Colossians 1:12-13 says “giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the INHERITANCE of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love”.
We are not qualified on our good looks or good deeds. We are qualified because the Lord said so! We have already been delivered out of the kingdom of darkness. Not, going to be!
In my next letter I am going to share on this principal of INHERITANCE. I believe what happened to my INHERITANCE in Mobile was the reality of the thief who came to steal, kill and destroy. My life is now under a greater counter attack than ever before because my belief system has been experientially enhanced.