Inheritance occurs in the Bible 239 times, first occurring when Jacob leaves Laban in Genesis 31:14.

Strongs 5159Hebrew Word: ‏נַחֲלָה‎

Transliteration: naḥalâ

Definition to inherit or inheritance

In Numbers 14:12:

12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.

Disinherit is from Strongs 3423

Hebrew Word: ‏יָרַשׁ‎

Transliteration: yārash

The following is the definition:

yaresh, yaw-raysh’; a primitive root; to occupy (by driving out previous tenants, and possessing in their place); by implication to seize, to rob, to inherit; also to expel, to impoverish, to ruin :- cast out, consume, destroy, disinherit, dispossess”—Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary


In this passage, God is extremely angry with the people, but Moses pleads on their behalf.


” 15 Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying, 16 Because the Lord was not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness”

Numbers 14

God does not destroy the people, but doesn’t allow them to inherit the land, only Joshua and Caleb enter from that generation as during the 38 years of wandering this generation die in the wilderness.

Because this generation fails to trust in God, they are to wander in the desert until they die.  They lost their inheritance.


We need to walk with God to find the specific plan He has for us, then go about and do it.  It requires trust and training on how to use the armor of God as we don’t want to lose the inheritance that God has for us in the Millennial Kingdom. Just as we plan for the future with our own life and finances here in the countries we live in, we need to plan even more for the future Kingdom God has for us.  Because we’re Justified, we all will enter, but just as Paul did, we need to keep in mind our inheritance and keep strong in the faith to finish the race well.