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The Hebrew word for BLESSis ?Barak?, while the Greek word is ?Eulogeo?. According to the Theological Workbook of the Old Testament, both these words mean: to endue with power for success, prosperity, fecundity (fruitfulness in childbearing) and longevity. InRomans 1:16,17 Paul declared,?For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, The just shall live by faith.? Thegospel (which means ?good news?) of Jesus Christ is THE power of God to salvation. This means that there is NO other power for your salvation except the gospel of Jesus Christ! The Greek word for ?salvation? here is the word ?SOTERIA?. "Soteria?s? meaning encompasses deliverance, preservation, safety and health. The Lord?s salvation in your life is complete and holistic, and it is based on you believing in and depending by faith on His Righteousness. Jesus wants you to experience His Blessing-Favour in your life. God?s Blessing-Favour is part of our inheritance in the new covenant of Grace, which Jesus died to give us. It is THE GOSPEL!!! Galatians 3:13-15 - ?Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us?..that the Blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.? God does not want us to simply experience any kind of blessing; He wants us to experience the Blessing of Abraham.
What is ?the Blessing of Abraham?, and who can receive it!! Every believer in Christ is an heir. The Bible tells us in Galatians 3:29 that ?if you are Christ?s then you are Abraham?s seed, and heirs according to the promise.? Are you Christ?s??? Do you belong to Jesus??? Then that makes you an heir according to the promise. Every believer in Christ is an heir. Whenever you hear the word ?heir,? it speaks of something good. It speaks of an inheritance that you don?t work for, an inheritance that is yours not because of what you do, but because of whoseyou are!!! In this case, as a new covenant believer in Jesus, you belong to Jesus and you have a blood-bought inheritance in Christ as the seed of Abraham. You are heirs according to THE promise!!
God?s Promise to Abraham
There are many promises in the Bible, but what is THE promise that God made to Abraham? We can?t claim this promise if we don?t know what it is. We find the answer in Romans 4:13 ? ?For the promise, that he should be theheir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. ?
In Christ, you are an heir of the world ? its goods, its endowments, its riches, its advantages and its pleasures. The promise to Abraham and his seed (you & I) is that he would be ?the heir of the world?! In the original Greek text, the word ?world? here is kosmos. Its meaning includes, ?the whole circle of earthly goods, endowments (provide permanent income for) riches, advantages, pleasures.? Now, that is what you are an heir to through Jesus? finished work! In Christ, you are an heir of the world ? its goods, its endowments, its riches, its advantages and its pleasures. This is THE promise that God made to Abraham and his seed. Don?t apologise for it. It is your inheritance in Christ!!
You Are An Heir Of The World
What does it mean to be an heir of the world? Let?s take a look at Abraham?s life to see what the Lord did for him. God?s Word tells us that Abraham did not just become rich. He became very rich.
According to Genesis 13:2, Abraham was ?very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.? Abraham wasn?t just rich spiritually. God is not against you having wealth, but He is definitely against wealth having you!! The Lord blessed Abraham so that he could be a blessing to others. He told Abraham, in Gen. 12:2 - ??I will bless you ?.and you shall be a blessing.? Similarly, He will bless you financially, so that you can be a blessing to others. You cannot be a blessing to those around you ? your loved ones, local church, community and the poor ? if you are not blessed by the Lord first.
Being An Heir Of The World Includes Having Financial Blessings
The success that we, as new covenant believers, can believe God for is good, holistic success that permeates every area of our lives! Every blessing in our lives today, every good and perfect gift, flows directly from the river of God?s unmerited favour. ? James 1:17. Our heavenly Father wants to make you a success and that success includes financial success. What keeps you safe for financial success is when you know that your blessings come by Jesus? unmerited Blessing-Favour. When you have that revelation, you will no longer be pre-occupied with having money because you are pre-occupied with the Lord. Amazingly, you will realize that the more occupied you are with Jesus, the more money follows after you!!! It is simply because when you seek first the Kingdom of God, and put Jesus, His Righteousness (not your own righteousness), His Joy and His Peace as your first priority, God?s Word promises you that ALL the material things that you need will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33) The Lord always gives you money with a mission and prosperity with a purpose. He Blesses you and when you are Blessed, you can be a vessel to Bless others. May it be settled in your heart once and for all that it is God?s desire for you to be a financial success and to have more than enough. (Psalm 35:27)
You are the seed of Abraham and the promise to you is that you will be an heir of the world!