Being Blessed
March 1, 2021, 2:20 pm
Filed under: Culture

In the first book of the Bible, Chapter 12 of Genesis, we read the verses:

Now Adonai said to Avram, “Get yourself out of your country, away from your kinsmen and away from your father’s house, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, I will bless you, and I will make your name great; and you are to be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, but I will curse anyone who curses you; and by you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” (Gen 12:1-3 CJB). Now if we just take this part of the Bible then it is saying that Avram (later Abraham) go to the place I will show you for it will be your new home.

God is saying that Abraham will be a great nation, and that he will be blessed by God and his future will be a man of great status, but that he will be a blessing to others. God has told him that those who bless him will be blessed by God, but those who curse or attack you will be cursed. Finally, God says that all the families of the earth will be blessed, through Abraham. That is a huge promise that God has made to Abraham, yet, since it is God himself who is making the promise, you can bet it will be kept.

The blessing for all the families, is Jesus Christ, Son of man and Son of God. For it is Jesus who comes and lives a sinless life and is crucified, buried and a tomb reserved for the family of Joseph of Arimathea, and from there he was resurrected, and many witnessed his wounds and knew that it was Jesus. What is the blessing of people that comes from Jesus, descendant of Abraham? It is eternal life in heaven with God and Jesus. If you confess your sins, he is just and will forgive your sins, and if you acknowledge him as your Savior and Lord, you will be saved from Hell and given a place in the heavenly realms.

Being blessed is being a child of God, being a sinner will take you to the Lake of Fire with Satan and all his minions. Personally, I think you would want to be blessed, and be in heaven, instead of cursed, and spend eternity in the lake of Fire.

As for the rest of what God promised to Abraham and his descendants Israel is a country even after 2000 years of exile, God has restored them to their rightful place. The men and women of Israel have managed over all the centuries managed to maintain their personhood as Jewish persons, people of the promise. When the God who created the universe and the planets in their orbits around myriad suns, makes a promise, it will be fulfilled. I pray that our nation will turn itself around, will continue to bless Israel, and will cease their persecution of conservatives, and christians. Our Constitution says we have certain rights, not granted by men, but rather God! I note that the House of Representatives has fired their chaplain, because his prayer of the day asked God to move the congress off the idea that they did not need God in their House. Shame on those who voted to do this heinous action.

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