The Blessing of Abraham in Christ

“And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee” (Genesis 28:4, KJV).

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Isaac, Abraham’s son, was the first to use the phrase “the blessing of Abraham” when he blessed Jacob. He associated a blessing with his father Abraham because it was a promise from God to Abraham’s children. Jacob, a natural seed of Abraham, received this blessing. However, Abraham not only had the natural seed but a spiritual seed as well.

The apostle Paul describes the spiritual seed of Abraham in this scripture: “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29, KJV). He establishes the fact that the believer in Christ is the spiritual seed of Abraham, and therefore, entitled to inherit the promise! Until Christ came, the natural seed of Abraham enjoyed the natural aspects of this blessing, which can be summed up by descendants’ earthly prosperity and dominion! In Jesus, the fullness of the blessing was poured out to the believer, as noted 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.” The fullness of the blessing of Abraham is the gift of the Holy Spirit given to every believer in Christ. This blessing is the actual source of the natural blessings the earthly seed enjoyed in the Old Testament! You are blessed in Christ!


What did God say to Abraham himself about this blessing? (See Genesis 12:1-3, 22:17). Declare: “I am in Christ and a seed of Abraham; therefore, I am entitled to all the fullness of the blessing, including the spiritual and natural aspects!”


The greatest thing you can do to apply this Word is to deeply understand the truth presented today by believing that you are actually already blessed in Christ.


Thank the Lord for the blessing of Abraham poured out on you. Pray that you will fully understand, and most importantly, believe that you are indeed a seed of Abraham and already blessed in Christ.

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