For you have heard my vows, O God. You have given me an inheritance reserved for those who fear your name. – Psalm 61:5


Your spiritual inheritance is the most important thing you possess. The daughters of Zelophehad knew that and thus demanded their inheritance (Numbers 27:4). They refused to let any factor stand in their way of possessing what their father had left to them, and consequently, God honored their faith.

Your spiritual inheritance may be the transfer of someone else’s anointing to you before that person’s death. Moses transferred his anointing to Joshua by the laying on of hands (Numbers 27:23). Jesus received His inheritance when He went into the Jordan and was baptized by John (Luke 3:21-22). Elisha appropriated his inheritance when he saw Elijah go up in a whirlwind and drop his mantle from the chariot (2 Kings 2:11-13).

God has given you a mantle of inheritance—some ministry, some mission, some calling—that belongs to you alone. Will you be like Esau who despised his inheritance and birthright and sold it all for a little bowl of soup? Never forfeit or throw your heritage away as though it were worthless. Instead, seize it, claim it, and believe that God will use it to glorify His name.


For you have heard my vows, O God. You have given me an inheritance reserved for those who fear your name. – Psalm 61:5




But you have raised a banner for those who honor you—a rallying point in the face of attack. – Psalm 60:4

God is a God of victory. The Church is not on the defensive, but displays a banner of victory. We see this banner as David went into battle, for he reminded himself of God’s overwhelming strength against the enemy. We see this banner in Romans 8:31, where Paul wrote, “If God is for us, who can ever be against us?”

The nations of the world do not belong to the devil, but to God. His Church is the means by which the nations will be conquered. The first part of Psalm 60:8 declares, “Moab will become my lowly servant,” meaning that the nations will serve the Church. The second part of that verse says, “Over Edom will I cast out my shoe” (KJV), indicating ownership. (In biblical times, ownership was marked by a person’s taking off his shoe and throwing it down upon his inheritance.)

How many nations are waiting to be claimed by the Body of Christ? Let’s “take our shoes off”and begin in prayer to “throw them down” upon our inheritance. Let’s lift high the banner of the cross of Christ, valiantly defying the claim of the enemy over our God-given heritage. May we never forget that “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37 KJV).

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