Receive His blessing
But Melchizedek, who was not a descendant of Levi, collected a tenth from Abraham. And Melchizedek placed a blessing upon Abraham, the one who had already received the promises of God. Hebrews 7:6
Have you ever read this passage in Galatians 3:13 – 14? It says:
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
So, it says all those in Christ Jesus receive the blessing of Abraham. The blessing that God placed on Abraham is now on those who have received salvation in Christ Jesus and the Sprit through faith.
Now this is something new to me. Today’s reading says that the blessing on Abraham came from the priest of God, that is Melchizedek, the king of Salem/peace. What blessing did this high priest give Abraham?
In Genesis 14, we can read the account of Abraham meeting Melchizedek:
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine;(communion) he was the priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth; And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.”
So Melchizedek blessed Abram before there was even a nation of Israel and the law of Moses. I know this is a little deep, but let me tell you how you fit into all this. The point is that Jesus released us from the curse associated with not keeping the law of Moses. In receiving Jesus as Lord of our lives, we now have the blessing of Abraham on us and in us instead of living under the curse associated with the law. This is saying we are blessed! Meaning: empowered to prosper and delivered from the power of our enemy the devil through the Holy Spirit of faith inside of us. In Christ Jesus, we have the victory and He always causes us to triumph (2Corinthians 2:14). Glory to God!
Today I want to encourage you to rejoice and praise your Heavenly Father for the blessing He has spoken over your life through your salvation in Jesus. Thank Him for all the areas of your life that He has given you success in. Your health, your finances, your family and etc. Ask Him to show you how you can grow in His blessing and have complete victory over your enemy.
If you have never received God’s gift of salvation through Jesus, pray this prayer today and make Jesus the Lord of your life. Get rid of the curse of the law in your life and begin to walk in His blessed path today:
Pray from your heart: God in heaven, I know I’m a sinner and I need a Savior. I want to turn away from my sinful life to the life You have planned for me. Please forgive me for my sins, cleanse me from my past, and make me new. I know your Son, Jesus died for me. I believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead. At this very moment, I accept, confess, and proclaim Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior . . . to be Lord of my life from this day forward. I now have a right relationship with God my Father. I also ask for Your Holy Spirit to guide me and to empower me to do the things that You have planned for my life in Jesus name, Amen
Today’s scripture reading: Hebrews 7:1-10