Advent 2020 Page 4
I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies, and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice. Genesis 22:17-18
The proof is in the blessing. God’s people will live blessed to be a blessing. We can see the proof of a relationship with God in His blessing. Abraham lived in that blessing by believing in God to the extent that he would surrender and obey God at all costs. And God said that his offspring would possess the gates of his enemies and bless the nations. Jesus did that and still does that. Those who believe in Him and obey Him will live in that blessing. We are blessed in Jesus to live blessed and to be a blessing and through Him and we too will possess the gates of our enemies. That’s what blessed people do.