It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, and He adds no sorrow to it. Proverbs 10:22.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
After I answered her prayer and blessed her with the champion baby she longed for, Hannah sang a song about Me and in it she sang, “The LORD makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts. He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with nobles, and inherit a seat of honor; for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, and He set the world on them.” 1 Samuel 2:7-8. This is the result, but where you are on the scale, that is, poor or rich, low or exalted, has to do with your response.
Your response to what? My calling, the riches of the glory of your inheritance, and the surpassing greatness of My power in you who believe in accordance with the working of the strength of My might which I brought about in Christ, when I raised Him from the dead and seated Him at My right hand in the heavenly places. Ephesians 1:18-19. And I seated you there with Him in your resurrected spirit but in the body you are still on earth. You are in the world but not of the world that it should control you. You are here to do a work, and My power in you will do that work if you partner with Me. And that is what the Blessing is all about—You and Me bringing the Kingdom to earth together united as one.
I blessed man and woman from the start, and it was an empowerment to bear much fruit and to take dominion over the earth to replenish and rule over the works of My hands in the earth in partnership and fellowship with Me. But when man exchanged the blessing for the curse it changed his life and the life of his descendants (seed). But My Word brought you back the blessing—My Word spoken, written, and manifested in the flesh heals you and rescues you from your destructions (pits). And the blessing of believing and following My Word took firm root in a man who then became the father of the line that would give My Word expression and honor and through whom I would send My Son, your Messiah, Savior, and Lord, the manifested Word. And his name was Abram, but I changed his name to “Abraham” to teach him how to call things into being from the spirit realm to the physical realm.
Now look back at when I first called Abraham, for the Blessing of the LORD, which began with Adam, then Noah, and found its home in the response of Abraham, the believer and your father in the faith, is the Blessing of Abraham that Christ became a curse to give to you along with the promise of the Spirit by faith. And, in Jesus, you are BLESSED. Blessed to be a Blessing. So now let us consider the three areas that make up your response that determines your status.
Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you; and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing; and I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” Genesis 12:1-3.
Look at what you see here: (i) Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you; This is the calling. Calling to what? To partnership with Me. (ii) I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great: This is the inheritance; and (iii) so you shall be a blessing; and I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed: This is the surpassing greatness of My power in Abraham in accordance with the working of My might which I brought about in Christ when I raised Him from the dead.
You may be thinking, “Yes, but Abraham was many years before Christ.” Have you never read what Jesus said to that same question?
“Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” John 8:56-58.
I taught Abraham the Gospel ahead of time. Galatians 3:8. He even took the communion meal of bread and wine from the great High Priest Melchizedek, the King of Righteousness and the prince of peace. And I showed Abraham how I would give My own beloved Son as a burnt offering in visual demonstration when I instructed him to sacrifice “his only son, the one he loved.” And he received his son Isaac back as a sign of the resurrection to come.
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son; it was he to whom it was said, “In Isaac your descendants shall be called.” He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type. Hebrews 11:17-19.
And what was Abraham’s response to My first call to him? “So Abram went forth as the LORD had spoken to him.” Genesis 12:4. His response determined his status. And that was his continued response to all I spoke to him. He was ready to do all that I told him, even at a moment’s notice. I told him to go, he went. I told him to come, he came. I wanted him to intercede for others, he did. I stopped by at his home and he set everything aside to serve Me.
However, when I told him and Sarah, when they were close to a hundred years old, that they would have a son, he laid on the floor and laughed, and later Sarah laughed behind the tent door too. But they both got fully persuaded that what I promised I performed and they got the power that renewed their youth to better than it ever had been, and Sarah’s dead womb became fruitful. Abraham refused to consider his own elderly body or Sarah’s dead womb and just believed that I would perform what I promised. And once they had faith for it they received what I had given them since the foundation of the world. So we named the son, Isaac, which in Hebrew means “laughter.”
But let us go back to when I first called him and see how fast the Blessing went to work. He left all as I had called him and after a short period of time what was the first result? Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold. Genesis 13:2.
And the next promise spoken once he had gone forth was, “The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever. I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered. Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you.” Genesis 13:14-17.
I blessed him with the land upon which I would fulfill My promise of making him a great nation. To be a great nation, you need land, good land, a land flowing with milk and honey filled with beautiful cities you did not build, and fine houses filled with good things you did not fill, and vineyards and fruit trees you did not plant, and flowing wells you did not dig, and that is what I gave to faithful Abraham’s seed.
“Then it shall come about when the LORD your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build, and houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and hewn cisterns which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you eat and are satisfied, then watch yourself, that you do not forget the LORD who brought you from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall fear only the LORD your God; and you shall worship Him and swear by His name.” Deuteronomy 11:10-13.
And that blessing is on you. But there is more to it than physical lands and fine things, there is the Blessing that brings all those in: being made righteous by faith. And that is the number one Blessing of Abraham because all blessings are on the head of the righteous and in the house of the righteous.
After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; and your very great reward.” Abram said, “O Lord [Adonai] LORD [Yahwah], what will You give me, since I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “Since You have given no seed to me, one born in my house is my heir.” Then behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This man will not be your heir; but one who will come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir.” And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall your seed be.” Then Abram believed in the LORD; and He credited it to him as righteousness. Genesis 15:1-5.
And that happened right after his encounter with Melchizedek, when he tithed to Him and received the covenant meal of bread and wine from His hands.
Today I am only opening the origins of the Blessing of Abraham but there is MUCH MORE for Me to show you about what happened with Abraham for it all has to do with YOU.
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants [seed], heirs according to promise. Galatians 3:29.
And to close I would like you to consider the following that My apostle Paul shared with you by the revelation of My Spirit and I think it will open up more to you than you can ask or imagine of the possibilities before you who have faith and are skillful in how to use it in partnership with Me to bring My Kingdom into the earth even now.
What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness, just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account.” . . . For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if those who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise is nullified; for the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, there also is no violation. For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, as it is written, “A father of many nations have I made you,” in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” Without becoming weak in faith he considered not his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah’s womb; and with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform. Therefore it was also credited to him as righteousness. Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him, but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification. Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. Romans 4:1 – Romans 5:2.
I love you and I have blessed you with every spiritual blessing in Heaven, you have only to take them by faith and call them into manifestation in the physical realm like I taught faithful Abraham. But we will talk more about this in the next Life Lesson.