Abraham's Blessings Are Yours

Saturday, January 08, 2011 0 Comments

GALATIANS 3:13-14 KJV - 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Galatians tells us Christ redeemed us, so that the blessing of Abraham might come upon us.
What were the blessings Abraham enjoyed?
GENESIS 24:1 NIV - 1 Abraham was now old and well advanced in years, and the LORD had blessed him in every way.
GENESIS 13:2 KJV - 2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
Abraham's blessing also extended to his descendants as they walked with God.
GENESIS 25:11 KJV - 11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.
GENESIS 26:12-13 NIV - 12 Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him.
13 The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.
According to Romans, Abraham was promised the world for his descendants, and we who have faith in Christ Jesus are those descendants.
ROMANS 4:13 KJV - 13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
It should not be hard to believe that Jesus Christ is heir of this entire world. And remember that Romans 8:17 says we are joint heirs with Christ.
GALATIANS 3:9 KJV - 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
Abraham's blessings do not come on everyone -- only people of faith. Abraham was blessed because of his faith in God's Word. We must receive these blessings by faith, also. So, if we refuse to believe they are for us, we will not have them.