Abraham’s blessings are mine, Abraham’s blessings are mine, I am blessed in the morning and I am blessed in the evening; Abraham’s blessings are mine.
Yes, quite often, we sing the above song about having access to the blessings of Abraham. Even though, potentially the promise of the blessings God made to Abraham belong to us to enjoy, but how many are actually enjoying these blessings?
The blessing that God made to Abraham can be seen in Genesis 12:1-3 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.” In other words, God told Abraham that in him shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
To be able to enjoy these blessings God made to Abraham, we must consciously identify with Abraham in his obedience. Abraham obeyed God and departed as God commanded him Genesis 12:4, “So Abram departed as the LORD had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran”.
In other words, one thing that distinguished Abraham was that the spirit of obedience was on him and as such he was ready and willing to obey God at all cost, not minding whether it is convince or not.
If we are ever going to enjoy the blessing of God that he made to Abraham, we must be consciously being obedient to the command and instruction of the Almighty God.
The problem with some folks even Christians are that they are disobedient to the instructions of God. To what extent are you obedient to the voice and instructions of the Almighty?
Secondly, Abraham consciously accepted and entered into a covenant relationship with the Almighty God: See Genesis 17:7 “And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. As God is willing to be God unto you, you must enter into a covenant to be His people.
If you are a man, you must be ready and willing to obey the token of the covenant as was delivered to Abraham. See Genesis 17:10-11 “This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you:
Every male child among you shall be circumcised; you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and you.
Again Abraham was so hospitable that he unknowingly entertained God and the angels while trying to entertain strangers. No wonder apostle Paul admonished Christians in 1 Timothy 6:18”That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate”.
Moreover, Abraham lived a life of sacrifice: and was willing and ready to sacrifice his son in obedience to God’s demand. We can see the story in Genesis 22:1-19. As a result of that obedience and willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac
God reaffirmed the promise and said: “By Myself, I have sworn, says the LORD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son – vs. 17
“Blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore, and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.”In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.” Vs 18 & 19.
Finally, the book of Romans 4: 17 – 22 gave the summary of the life of Abraham (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, so shall thy seed be.
And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about a hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb:
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
Above all, Abraham had a very strong and unquestionable faith in God, no wonder the Bible in James 2:23 had this reference ‘And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God”.
One other thing that many Christians are not doing which was one of Abraham’s secret was that where ever he goes, he built an Altar for God. See Genesis 13:18 T”hen Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD” No wonder the voice of the Altar was constantly speaking for him. Until i come your way again remain blessed as you access the blessings of Abraham. Shalom!