…imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
PART ONE: If you want to inherit the promises of God in your life we are told to imitate those before us who through faith and patience have inherited those promises. I want to share with you three key things you must do to inherit the promises of God. The first as revealed in the above verse is to walk in Bible faith. Many believers will tell you they are walking by faith, but when you look at Bible faith they are not.
Romans 4:19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.
Abraham, known as the father of faith, is one of our greatest examples of what it means to walk by faith and not by sight. Notice he did not consider what was true in the natural realm, but instead only considered the Word he had from God. You see to walk by faith means your words and actions fully line up with what God said and not what you see. To do this we must have complete understanding of what God has said in His Word, and then walk in obedience to that Word or promise we have been given.
When you look at Hebrews chapter 11 it is filled with people of faith. Over and over again it tells us something God said, and then the one who had faith obeyed. Noah built an ark, Abraham left his family and followed God into the desert, etc. You are not walking by faith unless you are clearly hearing and doing what God has said. This is the first step to your inheritance. If Abraham had not obeyed God to go into the desert and follow after God, he would have never obtained God’s promise. You must listen to and then walk in line with what God’s Word says. Obedience and faith go hand in hand.