THEME: THE ABRAHAMIC BLESSING
Genesis 12:1–3 NKJV
“Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
–The Abrahamic covenant is an unconditional treaty which describes the Abrahamic blessing as recorded in the scriptures above. Abraham was brought outside and the Lord said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And Abraham believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness (Genesis 15:5–6). Abraham made an altar before the Lord and called on the name of the Lord. The actual ceremony is described in Genesis 15 and it indicates the unconditional nature of the covenant. The covenant was dependent upon both parties keeping commitments. Abraham brought to the Lord a heifer, a goat and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon (Genesis15:9), and when Abraham fell into a deep sleep the Lord blessed the sacrifice, and made a covenant of an eternal possession of entering the promised land through salvation, for many generations to come. We are reminded to call on the name of the Lord through faith as we look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Also to raise the altar of Jesus Christ through prayer, thanksgiving and sowing good seeds filled with love.
Abba Father our LORD and Savior, we love You. Thank You for loving us first. We praise You for only You deserve all the glory and honor. You are Jehovah Shalom we ask for Your peace that surpasses all human understanding in every sphere of our lives. We humbly ask You Lord to forgive us all our trespasses and wash us with Your precious blood. We casting down all arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against Your knowledge God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of You our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. We raise the altar of our Lord Jesus Christ crucified in our homes, work places, churches and nation that You may reign in every area of our lives. Thank You Lord for making us a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, Your special possession, that we may declare Your praises for You called us out of darkness into Your wonderful light. Lord You have promised to make us a blessing, and cause showers of great blessing to come down in season. Thank You Jesus for Your gift of salvation unto us and all our generations. May Your revival be effective actualized in this nation and many nations of the world at Your appointed time. We thank You Lord and bless Your name, now and forever. Amen
Further reading: Isaiah 51:1-2, Ezekiel 34:26