'...having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise' (Ephesians 1:13)
So many people have this dream of a rich uncle somewhere leaving them an inheritance. But I want to talk about reality not dreams. The Bible describes what God wants to give us as like an inheritance, and it comes only one way. Just like any inheritance we receive from our parents, the inheritance we receive from God comes when somebody died. There are many reasons why Jesus died upon a cross, but what I want you to understand today is the inheritance you received upon His death: love, joy, peace, forgiveness, redemption, healing, and so much more besides. - These are your inheritance!
If only we could hear the Words of Jesus. In your life, in your problems today, just where you are, Jesus wants to say, "Don't be afraid, only believe." In your biggest crisis, in the time when you feel that your life is at an end, call upon His Name and He will answer. If only you would believe in Jesus, you would see the biggest miracle of your life. With Jesus there is no crying, no sorrow, no weeping. The very Name of Jesus brings hope: His Name means salvation. At the mention of His Name demons have to flee. At the Name of Jesus death is turned into life.
The wonderful thing about Jesus is that He won't turn anyone away, there is no rejection; whoever you are, if you come to Jesus, He will not keep you waiting, He won't reject you, Jesus has time for you. People may tell you that your problem is too far gone, that it is too late for a miracle; Jairus was told in Mark 5:35, "Don't trouble Jesus anymore, your daughter is dead", but Jesus will say to you as He said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid, only believe'.
Things go wrong; problems come into our lives. Events happen which are beyond our control. In Mark 5 Jairus knew that Jesus could solve his problem, he believed in miracles, but what Jairus didn't know is how big a miracle he would need. Jesus knew the delay caused by healing other people meant this girl would die, but He also knew there was going to be a resurrection. Jesus said to Jairus, and He says to you, 'Don't be afraid, only believe'.