. . . and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Transformation entails the cancellation of our previous condition: “You are no longer a slave but a son.” Previously we were slaves, but now that we’re in Christ we are sons. Transformation also encompasses celebration of our present position. Our spiritual inheritance is our security as Christians, made available to us through the Lord Jesus Christ. We don’t have to wait for the death of a relative to claim what He promised us. Since we have been adopted and given a new identity, we may begin drawing upon our inheritance right now.