THE BLESSING OF ABRAHAM HAS COME UPON US IN CHRIST JESUS
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law,
having become a curse for us
(for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),
that the blessing of Abraham might come upon
the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise
of the Spirit through faith.
Galatians 3: 13-14
According to covenant, when Jesus hung on the cross, He was made to be a curse for us. Since, according to covenant law, there is an exchange between the two parties, we were given what Jesus had which was the blessing of Abraham, in exchange for our curse.
Now, I know that many of you believe that this is the promise of the Holy Spirit, which it is. It is also much more than that because the blessing of Abraham contained all of the promises of God to Abraham, one of which is riches. Again, many of you believe that this is talking about riches waiting for us in heaven, which it is. It is also being made wealthy here in the earth.
When we talk about using context of scripture to interpret, we must remember that the whole bible is a woven tapestry that fits perfectly together. So, we can look to other scriptures to see exactly what the blessing of Abraham has given us.
Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.
Genesis 13: 2
Now, I am a Texas boy raised in the country but I can see by this verse that the blessing of Abraham that has now come upon me through the cross of Jesus, empowers me to be very rich in livestock, silver and gold.
The promises of God are aquired by faith in the finished work of Jesus. All He asks us to do is to believe in Him and He will cause us to be rich. Right believing = Right living. Thank Jesus daily as you meditate on these words and watch the blessing of Abraham come upon you and make you very rich.
Thank You and Be Blessed,
Joe D. Willis