The word conditioning holds different meanings, depending on who you’re talking to. There’s physical conditioning, mental conditioning and hair conditioning, for openers.
For the Christian a different kind of conditioning exists, one that, generally speaking, is unheard of or underused. It’s called heir conditioning, as in being conditioned to being an heir of God, joint (equal) heirs with Jesus Christ (Romans 8:16,17).
As children of God, we are His heirs. Usually, being heirs means that someone died, a will was read, and those mentioned receive whatever the deceased left to them. In this case, however, the person who died-Jesus-has been resurrected, and is very much alive.
And, now, as God’s children, we still get to receive and enjoy our inheritance.
God made the world, which is His (Psalm 51:12). He made it for us, His children, not the devil and his crowd. As His heirs, God wants us to have the very best in life, being willing to use it to further His kingdom, here in this life. He wants us to enjoy our inheritance, without our eyes and hearts holding on to temporal things, which we can’t take with us.
More than temporal things, though, God wants us to truly know the reality of our place in Christ, as the triumphant Church in the earth, enforcing Satan’s defeat, which Jesus won for us. As the Church, Christ’s Body (Ephesians 1:22,23; Colossians 1:18, 24), we are to rule as kings in this life, by Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17). This is part of our inheritance.
It takes time to grasp the reality of what God is saying to us: We are His heirs, joint (equal) heirs with Jesus Christ Himself. What Jesus is heir to we are, in equal portions. No intelligent person would think of Jesus as a pauper. No He’s King of kings and Lord of lords. Well, who are the kings Jesus is King of? Us. Again, all part of our inheritance.
Being willing to believe what the Bible says about us is the first step towards knowing and walking in our inheritance. For some, the obstacles of religious thinking will have to be overcome, but their persistent efforts towards doing so will be well worth it.
I’m passing on what’s begun in my own life. Whatever time and effort I’m putting in to improve my heir conditioning-being conditioned to think, believe, talk, and act like an heir of God-is paying off
And I’m just getting started.
So, how’s your HC? How’s your heir conditioning coming along-being conditioned to think, believe, talk, and act like an heir of God? If this sounds too good to be true remember that God sees this about you. Since agreeing with and acting like an heir pleases God, go ahead and please Him.