“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ…” Romans 8:16-17

In the natural heirs only inherit when the one leaving the inheritance dies. But in God’s upside down kingdom, when you become a child of God, through accepting that you were crucified with Jesus and raised to new life, you inherit along with Jesus all that is of God.  We die to self and sin and rise to new life.  And we are given access to all that belongs to Jesus.

“All things that the Father has are Mine.  Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.” John 16:15.  “In these last days He has spoken to us in His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things” (Hebrews 1:2).  Everything God is, Jesus is.  Everything God has, Jesus has. He calls you a joint heir with Jesus: and as such you and all other believers share in the fullness of God.  You could meditate forever on all God is and all Jesus is, on all God has and all Jesus has, and never come to the end of discovering all that belongs to you now because you are in Him.

There is both a present and a future aspect to inheritance.