I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you, all the families of the earth shall be blessed." (Genesis 12:2-3)
God's seven promises to Abram when he was still in Ur of the Chaldees; before he left his homeland, his family, his comfort zone and travelled to Canaan by way of Haran:
1) I will make you a great nation
2) I will bless you
The Amplified Bible says, "I will bless you with an abundant increase of favours." Abraham was blessed with abundance. In fact, Genesis 24:1 says that Abraham was blessed in every way.
3) I will make your name great
The Amplified Bible says in Genesis 12:2, "I will make your name famous and distinguished."
Everywhere Abraham went, people knew him. His reputation preceded him and followed him. He was a mighty prince. He was highly favoured of God!
4) You will be a blessing
This is where the phrase "we are blessed to be a blessing" comes from. One of the main reasons God wants us to have more than enough is so we can bless and help others.
As Christians, we are not to follow the pattern of the world that says look out for your benefit only. Instead, we must use God's resources for what they were intended: to show God's glory to the world around us.
God wants us to be generous. He wants us to be so blessed that we can give to those in need. He wants us to share our blessings.
5) I will bless those who bless you
When people bless and help you, God will bless them. Your favour will rub off on them. Every person who touches your life in a positive way will receive a touch from God; that's how blessed we are.
6) I will curse those who curse you
God will not bless anyone who opposes you. He said, "I will be an enemy to your enemies, and I will oppose those who oppose you." Deuteronomy 28:7 says, "The enemy that rises up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven."
7) In you, all the families of the earth shall be blessed
You might be thinking, "How can I bless people all over the world?"
When you serve in the Kingdom of God, when you give to God's work, you become a vital part of sending the Gospel all over the world.
God says in Galatians 3:9 that we are blessed along with Abraham. That means, for every blessing Abraham had, we can have as well.
I was baptized into Christ and have put on Christ. In Christ, there is no distinction between Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female. We are all one in Christ Jesus. I belong to Christ and am, therefore, Abraham's seed and a spiritual heir according to the promise. (Gal 3:27-29). The Promises of Abraham are mine in Jesus' name. Amen
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