The crucifixion, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus are the cornerstone of our faith. We are not in despair because we have this hope; just like the resurrected Christ went to be with the Father, we shall also be with him. Beyond the certainty of eternal life, the resurrection of Jesus made us connect with the Father. All that we missed through Adam’s disobedience are restored to us.
The experience of the daughters of Zelophehad in Numbers 27:11 mirrors what man missed as a result of Adam’s disobedience. These women complained to Moses after the death of their father. They had no access to their father’s inheritance because of their gender. The restriction they had was cultural. Hebrew women were permanently excluded from the estate their father left behind. These women told Moses that their Father had no son, and because of this, they got nothing out of what their father left for them.
Moses went to God, and God said the women were correct. God insisted that their gender is not limited to getting their father’s inheritance. In the same way, whosoever believes has access to God’s provisions
Num 27:5-7 (GWT)
So Moses brought their case to the LORD, and the LORD said to him, “Zelophehad’s daughters are right. You must give them property of their own among their Father’s relatives. Turn their Father’s property over to them.
In the sight of God, these women should not be strangers to what belonged to them because of cultural limitations. After the death of their father, all the properties of their father are automatically theirs. Therefore, all the years they spent as strangers to what belonged to them was not the plan of God. Therefore, if they did not present their case to Moses, they should remain aliens to enjoy. Until you also believe that Jesus Christ died and was resurrected, you shall remain aliens to the promise of God.
That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
Without Christ, you are an alien to Israel’s commonwealth and strangers to the covenant promise. You will live in despair all your life like the daughters of Zelophehad. The only thing that will change the equation is speaking and believing right. Remember, God said to Moses that the daughters of Zelophehad spoke right. They believed right and also verbalized what they believed.
The word is in your mouth; if you confess that Jesus is the son of God and you believe that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Like the daughters of Zelophehad, you will now have access.
Why is Jesus Christ the access to your inheritance?
The answer is straightforward. All the time Jesus was on earth, he never referred to God as the God of the disciples until he was resurrected. Then, when resurrected, he presented evidence of our access to the Father in heaven.
Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
By the resurrection of Jesus, we became:
- The brethren of Jesus (His younger brothers and sisters)
- All God was to Jesus; God also became the same to us
- He also became of our Father
Romans 8:17 (GWT)
If we are his children, we are also God’s heirs. If we share Christ’s suffering to share his glory, we are heirs together with him.
And suppose children, also heirs, heirs, indeed, of God, and heirs together of Christ. In that case, if, indeed, we suffer together, we may also be glorified together. (YLT)
For the believers, we must accurately understand the privileges that come with this access and tap into them. This will make us know that we cannot be limited, intimidated and dominated by anything that cannot dominate Jesus cannot dominate us.
Take time to confess that you are not an alien to the covenant promise, and you are a winner