Genesis 12:1-3

God’s Purpose is to Bless All the Families of the Earth


Genesis 12:1-3 now the Lord said to Abram go forth from your country and from your relatives and from your father’s house to the land which I will show you and I will make you a great nation and I will bless you and make your name great and so you shall be a blessing I will bless those who bless you and the one who curses you I will curse and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed Shabbat Shalom today is a day again of rest and refreshing to remember our deliverance from Egypt even our own Egypt of sin and bondage and to just spend time being refreshed by the Lord this is an awesome scripture about blessing one of the themes that God has given me in my life and there are 2 parts of it God said I will bless those who bless you this is a promise to Abraham and curse those who curse you we find over and over and over there is a special blessing when gentile people bless God’s chosen people Jewish people so those who bless the Jewish people will be blessed I fear for our nation should the united States ever turn its back on Israel that would be the most dangerous political thing we could ever do because of the scripture God says right here he will bless those who bless His people and curse those who curse His people so strongly blessing Jewish people is a wonderful thing to do its a promise its given right here blessing comes upon those who bless Israel so let’s be those who bless Israel that’s one part the second part is this we know this is a messianic scripture talking about the coming of messiah and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed well how’s that going to happen Messiah who has come made a way for all not just Jewish families all the families of the earth to be blessed to have sin forgiven to inherit eternal life so it’s interesting to me that Yahweh said here I will bless all the families of the earth He didn’t say I will bless all the individuals, all the families, why family is God’s basic structure on earth God is seeking from the day He said that to bless all the families on the earth if you were wondering what was God’s plan for your family it’s to bless your family and of course satan’s plan is always the opposite of God’s to curse every family on the earth what is blessing? I looked up that Hebrew word it’s the word baruch and it means to empower to prosper so when you bless somebody you empower them to prosper when you curse somebody you disable or disempower them from prospering but this is very interesting the literal meaning of that word baruch is to kneel before someone do you know that’s the opposite of how we normally practice blessing normally when we bless the person blessing stands and the one receiving blessing kneels here blessing in the Hebrew culture is to kneel before someone how did Yeshua bless us? he didn’t remain in heaven and look down He came to earth came amongst us knelt before us in humility gave up His life for us that is blessing we’re to be the representatives of that in our own families Hebrew people have a custom on Shabbat every Shabbat erev Shabbat Friday evening Hebrew families have dinner together and the father blesses his wife he blesses his children I believe that every one of us ought to practice that that’s just an awesome custom read proverbs 31 the second half it over your wife bless her, if you’re married and then bless your children look each of them in the eyes tell them good things about them tell them the character qualities that you see if you’ve wounded them during the week take opportunity to ask forgiveness bless your children if you do that you’ll see phenomenal phenomenal results in the lives of your children just make a habit at least once a week having dinner together repent and ask forgiveness from family members that you’ve wounded and bless your family if you do that you will be an agent to fulfill this promise that was made to Abraham that God will bless all the families on the earth He’ll bless your family and use you to bless other families if you haven’t done that that’s not a regular habit you could start it on this Shabbat day have a meal together repent to your children to your family members if you’ve wounded them and bless your family this day it’s an awesome awesome opportunity to participate in receiving and imparting God’s blessing so I encourage you receive this promise that God gave to Abraham He will bless you and through you He will bless other people the blessing isn’t just for you but it’s a pass through to others so today receive an impartation of blessing and give blessing to others Shabbat Shalom


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