The Believer's Blessing

The believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is assured of covenant blessings through the word of the LORD. The Bible is the book of God's covenants with man. LORD (YHWH) is His covenant name. All covenants contain promised blessings and the warning of curses. He is blessed who receives what God has promised. He is cursed who is cut off from the blessings. Every person, place, or thing on planet earth is either blessed of God or cursed because of sin. 

God delights in blessing people, places, and all things. God made all things good, but sin entered to bring the curse. God sent His Son to die for our sins and bring His blessings upon us through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

God made covenant with Abraham that is fulfilled through our Lord Jesus Christ. All people who repent of their sins and trust Christ receive the blessing of Abraham. It comes only by faith in the Lord Jesus. Those who refuse the blessing in Christ are cursed. God gives man a choice. He may choose to be blessed or cut off from the blessing.

What is the blessing of Abraham? God promised to bless all people through Abraham (Genesis 12:3; Galatians 3:14). God's blessings are for Jews and Gentiles, all nations. This promise came through the promised seed of Israel, who is the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the world (Galatians 3:16). He has come. His name is Jesus. He is Messiah or Christ. Both terms mean the same thing, the anointed One. In Him believers are blessed as Abraham (Galatians 3:14). The Bible teaches that Abraham was blessed in all things (Genesis 24:1).

Jesus Christ died upon the cross as the One taking the curse of our sins (Galatians 3:13). He frees the believer from the curse of sin. He blesses us as believers with all spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1:3). By faith in Christ, we are adopted into the family of God (Galatians 4:6). We are heirs to all the promises of God in Christ (2 Corinthians 1:20). He seals us with the Holy Spirit of promise (Ephesians 1:13). Christ lives in each believer through the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9). The Lord Jesus empowers us for service through the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8). He seals us unto the day of redemption when Christ comes again (Ephesians 4:30).

As a believer in Jesus Christ as your Lord, you are blessed with every spiritual blessing. In Christ you cannot be cut off from the blessings of God. The blessing of Abraham is upon you. That is to say, you are blessed in all things to the glory of God, by your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.