Morning Message of Motivation – The Shift 10

By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
The blessing of Abraham extended to his descendants.
All the promises of God to Abraham were also to his seed.
God said to Abraham in
Genesis 12:3b KJV
“And in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
God confers the same promise on his descendants in
Genesis 22:18 KJV
“And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.”
Israel received Abraham’s blessing because of who they were.
They were Abraham’s natural descendants through Isaac.
However it was not automatic.
Israel had to fulfill God’s Law to actually benefit from the blessing. Israel was blessed by a combination of “who they were” and also by “what they did.”
If Israel rejected God’s Law, they would rather be cursed.
Deuteronomy 28:15 NIV
“However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you:”
These promised curses for disobedience were termed,
“The Curse of the Law.”
A study of Israel’s history reveals they spent more time enduring the “Curse of the Law” than enjoying the blessings of Abraham.
That is simply because their sinful nature, most often caused them to rebel against God’s Law.
Romans 10:21 NIV
But concerning Israel he says,
“All day long I have held out my hands
to a disobedient and obstinate people.”
Christ came to solve the problem of our sinful nature, and the “Curse of the Law.”
Galatians 3:13 NKJV
“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)
Christ hang on the cross to remove our curses and enable us to receive the blessings.
Galatians 3:14a NKJV
“That the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus”
Christ has redeemed you from the “Curse of the law.”
May you walk continuously in the blessings of Abraham, in Jesus’ name.

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