Thursday, May 18, 2017

Daily Encouragement: Counselor’s Corner: What are the blessings of Abraham?


And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s decedents, and spiritual heirs according to God’s promises. Galatians 3:29


Anyone can be a child or decedent of Abraham and inherit the blessings promised to Abraham’s children, if you live by faith. Abraham believed God and trusted by faith that what God said He would do, He would do! The promises to Abraham was also made by God to Isaac and Jacob.

Even though Abraham’s entire household was dedicated to worshiping idols and false gods, when God spoke to Abraham, he obeyed! Obedience to God is a key to His blessings. Abraham believed God that he was going to make him into a great nation even though he was old and his wife was barren. Abraham believed despite what he could not see or even comprehend with his mind, but he had faith God would fulfill all the promises He gave to him.

God rewarded Abraham’s faith by giving him a long life, and great prosperity (including being one of the wealthiest men of his time). God also promised to curse Abraham’s enemies. God took care of all of who concerned Abraham.

Walking in the blessings of Abraham include obedience and faith. When we walk in obedience to God and by faith we can experience long life, prosperity, success, good health, a blessing to others, and a protection from our enemies.

Walking in God’s blessings is not without challenges!

When God told Abraham, “I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing,” (Genesis 12:2). Abraham could not imagine how this was going to happen.

What has God promised you, but because of time or it just seems impossible, you can’t imagine God fulfilling the promises He gave you?  Before Isaac was born, God showed Abraham the stars of the sky and promised his offspring would be just as countless (Genesis 15:5).Abraham knew what God showed him was impossible in human terms, with his old age and Sarah barrenness. AGAINEST ALL HOPE, Abraham in HOPE BELIEVED and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him.

Abraham’s kind of faith is the key to walking in God’s blessings!

For those blessings to manifest in our lives, our faith should remain steady (even when it seems impossible) or because of what we see in the physical realm. “For we live by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7). What we believe must be in God’s promises not in the circumstances that appear to be going contrary to God’s promises.

Living in faith, calls for action! In Genesis 12, when God spoke to Abraham, he just did not believe he acted on what God promised.

Many times our blessings for health and prosperity is blocked by our words of unbelief. Watch out for faithless speech! Such speech is self-sabotaging and will delay our blessings.



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