August 21: You Are a Blessing

Genesis 12:2

“And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be a blessing:”

Galatians 3: 29

And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

The anchor Scripture shows the promise God made to Abraham which He later fulfilled and confirmed with the word of an oath in Genesis 22:18. He said to him, “And in thy seed shall all nations of the earth be blessed” and again in Genesis 12:2-3, “…. I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shall be a blessing.” Now in Galatians 3:29 the Word tells us that everyone who is Christ’s is Abraham’s seed, and an heir according to the promise which God made to him with the word of an oath. God has sworn by Himself and will not repent that in Abraham and in His seed, which is Christ, and that means you in Christ, shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Blessed with what? We understand that the blessing of Abraham was primarily righteousness which came to him by faith. It is written in Genesis 15:6 that Abraham believed in the Lord, and the Lord counted it for him as righteousness. Remember that Melchizedek, the King of Righteousness, had blessed him earlier in Genesis 14:19. He received the blessing of righteousness from Melchizedek, which he thereafter obtained by faith in Jehovah.

In Romans 4:6-8 and Psalm 32:1-2, David describes the blessing that Abraham received, which is righteousness by faith in Jehovah saying: “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered (remitted), blessed is the man unto whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile”. This blessing of righteousness is first, according to the description of it by the Holy Spirit through David, forgiveness of sins, and secondly, the remission of sins, and thirdly, justification from sin’s guilt and judgement, and lastly, the purging and recreation of the spirit from sin nature, which is new creation, as in, in whose spirit there is no guile, or deceit, or corruption. Reiterating God’s oath to Abraham in Genesis 22:28, that in his seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, God was referring to Christ Jesus, not Isaac (Galatians 3:16); for through faith in Christ Jesus righteousness is imputed to the world, in His Name. God was in Christ Jesus reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them. That’s the free gift of righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ. Every man in Christ has obtained righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, and so through us, through the preaching of the Gospel of Christ by us, all the families of the world are blessed with this righteousness, the blessing of Abraham, when they believe in Jesus Christ and in what He has done for them at Calvary. Hallelujah! Go ahead and preach the Gospel of Christ to people around you. You are the seed of Abraham, and you are a blessing.

My Solid Front (Confession): 

I boldly affirm that I have been made a blessing because I am the seed of Abraham; I am now a conduit of God’s grace. I minister to the needs of others; I reach out with the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people within my sphere of influence.

Further Meditation:

Ephesians 3:20: 2 Corinthians 9:11