|1 Peter 3:7,1:4|
7 Likewise, husbands, dwell with them considerately [by deferring],2 giving honor to the wife as the weaker vessel, and as an heir with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
4 To an inheritance that is incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved for you in heaven,
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. [To be led by the Spirit of God is to hear and obey his word from within your heart ordering all words to be spoken and all your deeds to be done. To be led is to walk in love, fulfilling the law. This only occurs after you have crucified your sinful nature on the inward cross of self-denial to then receive the fruit of the Spirit. If you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Gal 5:19. From the Word of the Lord within: "You are a son when Jesus appears in your heart to guide you. A perfect man hears what to do — a time of great joy."]
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if indeed we suffer with him,5 that we may be glorified together. [Therefore, since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same mind because he who has suffered in the flesh is finished with sin, so that you should not live the rest of your time in the flesh in the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 1 Pet 4:1-2. Part of the inward cross is inward suffering, which the Lord will lead you through, when he deems your faith sufficient to survive the tribulation.]
26 For you are all sons of God by faith in Christ Jesus. [only if as the next verse says, if you have been baptized by Christ; which is the unquenchable fire that burns up all the chaff (sin). Operational faith, faith within, is how the baptism is eventually realized.]
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And if you are Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
12 Giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. [To partake is to share in the inheritance of a son, who is in union with Christ and the Father. To be a saint in the light is to have experienced the light to arise in your heart like a magnificent star; and then be guided by God, who is light, in everything to do and say; thus to be walking according to His will, not your own will any longer. From the Word of the Lord within: "Walking in the light is to be guided through life by God; walking in darkness is making your own decisions as to what to do and say. First the light arises, then the kingdom. Light comes from faith in the voice. The arising of the light will be unmistakable; it is an ego-shattering experience."]
|Ephesians 3:6 |
6 So that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ through the gospel,