by Pastor Sandy Kulkin
July 28, 2019
The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.” So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the Lord. – Genesis 13:14–18 (NIV)
Every benefit that Jesus gave to us is from the Abrahamic covenant. Our belief in Jesus passes the benefits of this Old Testament covenant that God made with Abraham to us. This is all a part of our inheritance: our children will be blessed, and we will receive financial blessing, lands and healing.
All of these blessings that were applied to Abraham are now applied to us because we are covered under the blood of Jesus Christ. The blessings of Abraham were not just extended to him, but also to his descendants.
Children - God promised Abraham children when he said, “I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted,” (Genesis 13). Even in Sarah’s old age, God delivered his promised to Abraham for children. We too inherit this promised for descendants through the Abrahamic covenant.
Land - God also promised Abraham land as part of his inheritance. According to Genesis 15:18–21 the covenant ensured that Abraham’s descendants would receive lands as well. We receive this promise for land through Jesus as well.
Prosperity - God extends financial provision to all who believe. As believers, we have the ability to give our way out of debt (Luke 6:38). Moreover, God gave Abraham the ability to make money. Everywhere he went, he prospered. Abraham’s children planted in the midst of famine, and they saw harvest. His great-grandchildren saved Egypt and their countries of residence due to their finances. Prosperity is a part of the covenant that God made with Abraham.
Healing - Abraham also experienced God’s healing. His wife Sarah was healed so that she could have children in her old age. Both of them lived long lives during a time without modern medicine because they experienced the healing power of God. Today, many people have been diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is a name, but Jesus is the name above that name. His name has miracle power and healing power. It is your covenant to be healed. It is a promise from God.
We should speak these blessings over our descendants whether they are our children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews. This is our inheritance, our covenant promised from God. Let’s allow this to be the turn-around moment in our lives when we take hold of the promises of God to receive all that he has for us.
What part of the covenant do you need for a turnaround in a situation you are facing? Is it relationships, finances, healing, etc.?
Have you seen the benefits of the covenant in your life thus far?
Who can you tell about the Abrahamic covenant?