Published by Barbara on 30 Apr 2013
Did you know that you and I are heirs to a fortune? We are, from the day we accepted the gift of salvation. That very day we were adopted into royalty, sons and daughters of a King who rules heaven and earth. That day we became heirs to a fortune so massive that it will take all of eternity to come to terms with what that means. We can trace our lineage all the way back to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to whom God gave the Blessing. And while we may not be related by blood, in the spirit we are truly their kin.
Everything God promised Abraham has become ours; the problem is that we have trouble getting a handle on such truth. The bible tells us in Galatians 3:14 “That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
Now keep in mind that God’s idea of a blessing is a far cry from what we as human beings believe. He doesn’t just say a flippant “Bless you” when someone sneezes. Rather, He is actually conferring on us the power to increase and prosper in every area of our lives. In fact, according to both Webster’s Dictionary and W.E. Vine, the word “bless” means: “to cause to prosper, to make happy, to bestow favor upon, to consecrate to holy purposes, to make successful, to make prosperous in temporal concerns pertaining to this life, to guard and preserve.”
When God blessed Abraham he made him a rich man-rich not only in land, but also in livestock, family and finances. His herds actually increased in size so much that he and his nephew, Lot, had to go their separate ways because the grazing land was too crowded to support both men’s herds.
God multiplied and blessed everything Abraham touched, wherever he went. But the blessing wasn’t limited to material things; it also applied to Abraham’s ability to overcome every obstacle placed in his path. He was truly an overcomer, empowered because he walked in the Blessing.
While Abraham’s wealth was the result of the blessing of God, it was not the objective of God. God was not making a covenant with Abram for the purpose of making him wealthy. It is often preached this way. God was making a covenant with Abraham for the purpose of bringing redemption to mankind; and the prosperity Abraham experienced was a “benefit” of his obedience to God. God clearly told Abram that in receiving His blessing, he was blessed to be a blessing. God was thinking about a lot more than Abraham, He was thinking about all of humanity. God was thinking about you. It is from Abraham that Christians receive God’s blessings. After reading Abraham’s story, here is what I believe….
- I believe God is about to break some things wide open for you and bless you beyond measure.
- I believe He is about to manifest Himself and bestow His manifold blessing upon you in a mighty way.
- I believe God is about to grant you plenty and bless all the work of your hand.
- I believe He has opened to you His good treasure and you will now lend and not borrow.
- I believe you are the head and not the tail. You are at the top even it looks like you’re at the bottom.
- I believe you’re blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
- I believe you shall prosper in everything God has called you to do.
- I believe you are above and never will be beneath anything or anyone.
My Friend, I believe God has commanded His blessing on you. It is a blessing, not a right. Don’t get side-tracked. Don’t get discouraged. Don’t give up. Don’t doubt God’s word. Don’t let the enemy rob you of your entitlment.
So I ask? Do you believe God? Do you believe His word? Do you believe what God has spoken over your life? Then you need to stand on His word in the same way Abraham did, unmoved by time, unmoved by problems and unmoved by circumstances that seem to drag on with no visible answers. Don’t let no devil, no demon, no demonic force, any person or thing stop you from believing what God has promised you.
The Blessing of Abraham belongs to you. You are an heir to a fortune and I command you, by the power of the Holy Ghost, to live like you are entitled to what God has for you.