In this Article we again look at a physical event, and glean spiritual understanding from it.  This came from one of those ‘Find my Family’ type programs on TV, and we summarize it now.  There was a young couple and they had an only son, they were well off from what was termed ‘Old Money’ as they had inherited well from parents and grandparents, so the son got the very best, and was at an exclusive boarding school, getting the very best of training and tuition.  Back home, Mother ‘kept the home fires burning, and father had contacts far and wide, was cultured and a good speaker, so as the ‘Industrial Revolution’ in England rocketed forth, manufacturers had all these new and improved, but the markets and farmers did not know anything at all about them, hence ‘Travelling Salesmen’ evolved, where these salesmen went out to shops, stores, farmers with a portfolio full of many different products from numerous manufacturers and suppliers, and they then promoted and sold the wares for these factories.

His skills were great, and soon he was on trains all over England selling much merchandise and making life so much easier for everyone with lots of new and improved products. Life was great, then very suddenly he got very sick, and after an extremely short illness, he died.  Very shortly thereafter, his wife came down as seriously sick, and was put in a home for the mentally ill, as she was totally unable to care for herself, body was fine, mind was basically not there.  Her death certificate, for she had lived like this for a couple of years before she too passed away, read, ‘Softening of the brain,’ or as we call it today ‘Encephalomalacia which is the softening or loss of brain tissue after cerebral infarction, cerebral ischemia, infection, craniocerebral trauma, or other injury.’ The son was still in boarding school, and was now orphaned in a quick space of time.  Up steps his uncle and aunt, who have no children or heir, and they become his new parents, who make sure he gets the very best of education and everything.  Holidays abroad, private yachts in the Mediterranean, all that aristocracy and privilege can supply.  So this verse almost fits, Luke 2:40a “And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom:” In the fullness of time his new father died, and the child now as a young man inherited all back up that family line, later his new mother also died, and as she was the last in a long line of super wealthy, the young man inherited back up that line as well, thus leaving him super super wealthy, with houses lands, mansions, country estates and so much more.  Life fell into step, births deaths and marriages, our man marries a privileged wife, and on down the generations we go.

In our time, his grandson approaches the TV Show for help to find out the past, as it makes no sense, well until they unwrap things, the family line was not straight back, there was a ‘side step’ parents were in fact uncle and aunt, and then death certificates on ‘birth parent’s’ show cause of death, we call it gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted death sentence to those infected, as in this case it went straight to the brain and started to dissolve it.  Travelling salesman and birth dad, probably got it from a lady in a boarding house, took it home and infected his wife, this infection spread into her brain and this caused the brain to soften, and due to the loss of brain tissue consumed by the disease, death ensued, thus quickly creating an orphan.  Thus, this verse became true, Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord,” for this disease usually quickly kills all those it infects, but to some it is a longer and lingering degeneration.  Now there are cures from modern medicine, but there are now many diseases like this that have now become very antibiotic resistant, so death is now knocking at the door of any and all that wander onto forbidden grounds, wages of sin and Satan who is there as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.  ‘STD’ or ‘STI’ as we now know it are a wide and diverse group of diseases and afflictions that are spread mainly only one way, intimacy with other than their spouse.  One medical researcher postulated from reviewing all the evidences from numerous case studies and cases before them, that if people kept to purity before marriage, then upon marriage remained absolutely devoted and dedicated to their spouse, then a huge number of diseases and afflictions would overnight disappear from the records of medical practitioners.  Justice, Courts and Prisons would hold far fewer inmates, as abuses, murders and such would not be seen, then how many youth and teens would be freed from the trauma of unstable and violent domestic abuses, giving counsellors and mental health providers so many less clients, and marriage counselors and divorce courts would be out of business.  Selfishness, sin, violence and corruption would be replaced by happiness, joy and wholesome protective families, would blossom out everywhere.This sounds like Heaven to me, and Heaven is a place where the redeemed inherit, and move right into that abounding eternal inheritance, 1 Kings 4:25 “And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon.”  2 Kings 18:31a “Make [an agreement] with me by a present, and come out to me, and [then] eat ye every man of his own vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his cistern:” Micah 4:3-4 “And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.  But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make [them] afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken [it].”  God promises an “Inheritance,” but we have the power to accept or to reject, but the Redeemed of The Lord shall run in and find rest and security and an inheritance, will you join in??  Oh, Where in lies your “Inheritance,” is it unto Life in Christ; or is it unto death eternally?