Wednesday, September 2, 2009

rights of the believer III

But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” 14 Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith. Gal. 3:13-14
We have the right to the blessing of Abraham as we have faith in Christ. The blessing of Abraham entails so many things. One being that we are declared righteous by our faith. Not by works but by faith. 1What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, discovered in this matter? 2If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. 3What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." Romans 4:1-2.
Abraham lived under the blessing of the High Priest Melchizedek. Gen.14:18-20
18 And Melchizedek, the king of Salem and a priest of God Most High, brought Abram some bread and wine.19 Melchizedek blessed Abram with this blessing:“Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.
20 And blessed be God Most High,who has defeated your enemies for you.”

We have God Most High on our side taking care of our enemies for us. We have a High Priest that speaks blessing with no cursing as the High Priests under the Law. Under the Law, there was blessing and cursing depending on obedience to the Law. Melchizedek only blessed because of Abraham's faith. Jesus is now our High Priest in the line of Melchizedek(Heb. 7:11).
Jesus gave us the right to be blessed, just as Abraham was blessed in every way. Genesis 24:1 "Abraham was now a very old man, and God had blessed him in every way." He had long life, riches, land, heirs etc.... In every way we have the right as believers to be blessed. We should not be ashamed to have riches. We just give the tithe as Abraham did to Melchizedek and help others and be not ashamed, but give God the credit because He gives us the power to get wealth through the blessing of Abraham--by our faith in Christ Jesus.---be blessed---c

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