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DEVOTIONAL: The blessings of Abraham are all your – Dr Mike Okonkwo

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That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” Galatians 3:14 (KJV)

When God looks down from heaven, He sees three categories of people: Jews, Gentiles and the Church. That is why when you read the bible, always know that there are things He said to the Jews, which are not meant for us. However, we can benefit from them. They are written for us to benefit from, but were not really addressed to us. For instance, if I am advising someone and you happen to be around listening, you can receive benefit from the advice. There are things God wrote to the Jews that do not address the Gentiles. You are not a Jew. You were a Gentile, who has now become part of the Church, since you received Christ. Therefore, you should live your life in the epistles in order to discover, understand and appropriate your benefits in Christ.

There are things God wrote to the church. We are the church – the new creation. God deals with the Church on a different level and it is called the “Grace Level”. This means that God deals with His church entirely under grace. However, we still fall short from time to time, why doesn’t God punish us? Because He has punished Jesus already for it all. If He did, it will contravene the “Law of Double Jeopardy”, and God is a just God. That is the reason Christ became a curse for us that the blessing of Abraham may come upon the Gentiles through Him that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

What are the blessings of Abraham? You will see some of them in Deuteronomy 28. It opens by saying that “if thou shall diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all that is written therein, then these blessings will come”. If you are not careful, you will remove your name from those entitled to the blessing because it says you have to obey. Beloved, it is no more your obedience. Christ has obeyed. Therefore, your part is the blessing. God knew you couldn’t obey. For that purpose He sent Christ to obey so that the blessings will become yours. All things are yours, Hallelujah!

Further Reading: Galatians 3:3-4, Deuteronomy 28:1-13

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 135-136; Evening- 1 Corinthians 12

 

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