Daily Worship, Spirit and Word June 17, 2024

Daily Worship, Spirit and Word June 17, 2024

What is the significance around Christ Jesus receiving and being at the epicenter of God’s Covenant with Abraham? And why is it important that Christians inherit the blessing of Abraham?

First of all, in addition to knowing that Christ Jesus is the sacrificial lamb of The New Covenant as well as the perfect sacrifice to complete The Old Covenant, we understand that Christ Jesus is also the “Abrahamic Covenant Sacrifice”. Do you remember when Abraham was about to sacrifice his son Isaac and God stopped him saying, ‘The LORD will provide Himself a sacrifice.”? YHWH Yireh. This fulfilled the promise to Adam and Eve, and it fulfilled Abraham’s pledge of sacrificing his son because Jesus descended from all of them.

Animal sacrifice was never a permanent blood sacrifice. We do not equate animal blood with human blood. How could the death of an animal pay for the sin of a man? The blood sacrifice of animals had to be offered over and over again. God’s mercy allowed the substitute until He could “provide Himself a sacrifice”. Christ Jesus died only once. His blood atoned for all sin - past, present, future.

There is great significance in Christ Jesus being the culmination of these promises and covenants that were in place prior to His coming. Abraham’s covenant was a covenant about how Abraham lived and existed in the earth. Christians receive this blessing for the purpose of helping them live and exist on the earth.

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.”” (Genesis 12:2–3, NKJV)