We are destined for blessing! The Father’s desire was for the human race to be blessed beyond measure! Adam sin ended the blessing and instead allowed the curse to creep into this wonderful planet. The goodness and blessing of God was curtailed as a result. God appeared to Abram and told him that he was going to bless him and make his name great. He told Abram that through him all the families of the earth would be blessed. The blessing that Adam lost through the fall is being restored through the blessing of Abraham! This blessing will reach it’s finality when Jesus returns, reigns for one thousand years, judges all His enemies, and then the earth is renewed and the curse removed! The blessing will be back in its entirety then! Until that time God has instituted His blessing back into the earth through the family of God! It started with Abraham, and has been passed on to the believer through Christ Jesus! The blessing that belonged to Abraham now belongs to us by faith! Take what belongs to you in Christ! You’ve been blessed with every spiritual blessing! The Old Testament word for blessing means to endue with power for success, prosperity, fecundity (Webster’s – fruitfulness, fertility, productivity), longevity, etc.[i] As believers we are enabled with BLESSING! We have the Father’s favor that He poured out on Adam, that Adam lost through disobedience, but has been reinstituted in the earth through God’s promise to Abraham! In Christ we are blessed with faithful Abraham (Galatians 3:9). That means that we have the same blessing that God gave him! Notice again Galatians 3:13-14, and Galatians 3:29: 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. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. You are BLESSED! Success, prosperity, fruitfulness, productivity, longevity, health, wholeness, soundness, belongs to you in Christ! Take it by faith. Confess it, believe it, act like it, and release it to others! In closing let me remind you of your BLESSING: Deuteronomy 28: 1-14 “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God: Your towns and your fields will be blessed. Your children and your crops will be blessed. The offspring of your herds and flocks will be blessed. Your fruit baskets and breadboards will be blessed. Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed. “The Lord will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven! “The Lord will guarantee a blessing on everything you do and will fill your storehouses with grain. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. “If you obey the commands of the Lord your God and walk in his ways, the Lord will establish you as his holy people as he swore he would do. Then all the nations of the world will see that you are a people claimed by the Lord, and they will stand in awe of you. “The Lord will give you prosperity in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, blessing you with many children, numerous livestock, and abundant crops. The Lord will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them. If you listen to these commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always be on top and never at the bottom. You must not turn away from any of the commands I am giving you today, nor follow after other gods and worship them.
[i] (from Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament. Copyright © 1980 by The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. All rights reserved. Used by permission.)