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ABRAHAM'S BLESSINGS ARE MINE By: Pastor A. Bascon
ABRAHAM'S BLESSINGS ARE MINE By: Pastor A. Bascon
ABRAHAM’S BLESSINGS ARE MINE, and they are IRREVOCABLE!!
MATTHEW 16:18 - Jesus makes it very clear, that the gates of hell shall not prevail against His church. The New Testament refers to “The Church of God” eleven times. The Church of God, is not man’s church; but, it is The Church that Jesus builds! The Church that Jesus, Himself builds, is The Church of God! As we read in the Book of GALATIANS 3:25-29, Apostle Paul also makes it very clear to us, that we, the Church of God, the Church of Christ, are all ONE! The Church of Christ, belongs to God!
1 PETER 2:9 - Also states, that we, are a “Chosen” Generation, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation.....
In GALATIANS 3:16, we read: “Now to Abraham and his seed (singular) were the promises (plural) made. He saith not, And to seeds (plural), as of many; but as of one. AND TO THY SEED (singular), which is Christ.
Here, Abraham’s seed, is in reference to Jesus. If Christians belong to Christ, who is The Head of The Church and the seed of Abraham; then,we, who are The Body, we are Abraham’s seed by way of Jesus! In GENESIS 12:1-3 we read of the promises that God made to Abraham.
And, we must keep in mind, that ROMANS 11:29 tells us that the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable. ISAIAH 55:11 - God says: “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” God’s Word goes forth, and accomplishes whatsoever He desires! Along with ROMANS 11:29, we can also find one of God’s Promises to us in JOHN 3:16. The blessings that God made to Abraham, can also and are also ours! This is true, because we are the heirs of The Promises, according to what God says in GALATIANS 3:29. In GENESIS 22:15-18, God is swearing by Himself,
making a promise to Abraham, and by Himself, has He sworn. We are the seed in Christ! We, Believers of Christ, are surely
blest! But, all the nations will be blest, because the Church of The Lord Jesus Christ is going forth and propagating The Gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ! “How lovely are the feet of them that bring good news.....”
Jesus tells us in JOHN 10:10 - That He has come that we might have life, and have it more abundantly! God desires prosperity for us every day, and in every way! He desires that we have the advantage! For, we are the head; and not the tail! We are above; and not beneath! Abraham’s blessings belong to The Church
of God, to The Word of God Church also; because The Word of God Church, is God’s Church! Praise God!
In GALATIANS 3:29, the blessings and promises that Abraham experienced, he experienced in both the natural and spiritual realms! As we, Christians go through troubled times, we have peace, success and victory! And because of our faith in Christ Jesus, even while going through our trials, we are still
After all, we have the “Three Fixer-Uppers” interceeding for us! In ROMANS 8, we read that God knows the heart of the Holy Spirit, and that Jesus is sitting at the right hand of The Father! Remember that our trials and tribulations, make us better! They sharpen our faith! We can count all our trials and tribulations as joy; for we have the victory already!
The greatest blessing we need to observe at all times is GALATIANS 3:14 - “That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles (anyone who was not a Jew--including us) through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” Jesus told His disciples that the world cannot receive the Holy Spirit, The Comforter; for, He is only given to the Believers of The Lord Jesus Christ. ACTS 1:5-8 What is the Baptism of The Holy Ghost, you may ask. ACTS 1:4 says: it is the promise of The Father! And Jesus goes on to tell His disciples, that they shall receive extraordinary miraculous powers when they received the Baptism of The Holy Ghost. Not so that they or we could speak in tongues; but, so that they and we can propagate The Gospel of Jesus Christ! So that you can bless the nations!! Again, God’s gifts and calling is irrevocable!
How imperative it is for us to see and understand the importance of being a member of The Church of The Lord Jesus Christ! And, as members, we must be active towards the desires of The Head! We must be willing to do the will of The Father, so that not one should perish! The unsaved, need to receive faith. And, they shall do so, by hearing The Word of God!
Next, you may ask: Who is going to preach and teach The Word of God? Certainly not CNN, or The Boston Globe or the Public Schools! But, The Body of Christ, The Church!! We are all members of The Body of Christ! And, as Apostle Paul says: we are living cells, that don’t die!! We are active cells, doing the will of The Head!! If you have an itch on your head, you scratch it! So it is with Jesus, The Head of The Body! When The Head of The Body tells us to preach The Gospel, The Good News, so that the world will be blest here on earth, that is what we must do! And, God has dressed us with miraculous powers to preach The Gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ!
In ACTS 2:36, Apostle Paul explains how you can receive the Promise of The Father. ACTS 2:37 - tells us that they received great conviction when they heard the preaching of The Word. The people were pricked in their hearts, and as they heard this, they said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles: “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” In verse 38 Peter answers them with: “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Verse 39 continues on: “For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” The Promise of The Father, is the Gift of The Holy Ghost!
We are heirs of Abraham’s blessings! We are heirs of the promises of God to Abraham! In verse 39, we are not Jews; but, God called us Gentiles, along with the Jews, for the Church of The Lord Jesus Christ!! May I remind you again, of what God says in ROMANS 11:29 - His gifts and calling are irrevocable! We receive the Holy Spirit; and He is a Gift from God, that we receive from God, and this Gift as well as all God’s gifts and callings are irrevocable! Thank You Lord!!!