We have a beautiful song that we sing in church, usually during the offering time. It goes like this:
Abraham’s blessings are mine
Abraham’s blessings are mine
I am blessed in the morning
I am blessed in the evening
Abraham’s blessings are mine.
It’s a very beautiful song; but it’s also a very scriptural song.
Consider the following verse carefully:
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree”. He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit." (Galatians 3:14).
Pay particular attention to the line : He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles…
Just think about it.
We were redeemed to receive blessings!
It’s like saying the reason I blessed you is so I can give you more.
For instance, I pay a huge ransom to get you out of the hands of kidnappers. Then you ask me, "why did you bring me out of prison?" I reply, "so I can give you a billion dollars."
That’s like a line from a fairy tale, right?
Yet, that’s exactly what the scripture says concerning our redemption. We were redeemed in order to be blessed!
Our redemption in Christ is simply a gift that keeps giving. It qualified us for the blessing; but it also enables us to receive the blessing. Our redemption is our capacity to receive God’s blessings. Glory to God!
Now, if Jesus got me out of bondage so that the blessing given to Abraham might come upon me, then I want to know what that blessing is. I want to know what’s mine.
Here’s what God said to Abraham – the blessing he gave Him, and which has now become ours through redemption:
"I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you". (Genesis 12:2-3).
Take note of my emphasis.
Ultimately, therefore, I am redeemed to be blessed, so that I can be a blessing! This is a fascinating portrait of empowerment.
The purpose of my redemption is so that I can receive the blessing. Then the purpose of the blessing is so that I can be a blessing.
“…and you will be a blessing…and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
It’s just so amazing.
I am redeemed.
I am blessed.
I am a blessing.
"Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;" (Psalm 107:2).
When you say so, you are establishing the manifestations of that word in your life. The moment God redeemed us, we became wired with his blessings. All we need to do is to activate it by saying so.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so…
It means to declare what God has said concerning you. When you declare God’s word, you are lighting a fire that will consume the works of the enemy in your life.
This is powerful!
Instead of complaining about how bad things are, why don’t you just ‘say so’ and unleash His blessings in your life.