March 7, 2014
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take a bit of a different direction today in this continuing discussion. Our
understanding of the Blessing of Abraham takes on a whole new dimension once we
begin to watch it unfold in Abraham’s life. There is a direct bearing on the
picture of this blessing to the Table of the Lord and the healing available to
us. Let’s revisit God’s promise to Abraham from the beginning.
12:1-3: Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country,
and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show
thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will
bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless
them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth
thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
begin to look at the word “bless” and its counterpart “blessing” in the Hebrew,
a whole new realm of understanding begins to unfold.
Hebrew word, barak,
is where we derive “bless.” This word consists of only three letters, Beth, Reysh, and Kaph. The
syllable “a” is added for the sake of pronunciation.
Beth has a host of meanings and a huge picture from which we can easily
draw the beginning place of “bless.”
Household, City, Place
Fountain, Material from which anything is drawn, made or comes forth
· Belonging to
· Place from
which determinations are made, limits are set, boundaries are established
· The Presence
Motion to a place
· In the Manner
· Having Regard
for, or Respect
· An Instrument
or Agent of
second Hebrew letter, Reysh,
contains the following pictures:
· The Scepter
(this Hebrew letter was considered to be a picture or literal figure of a
· The Head
· To Emit Rays,
· To Exercise
Dominion or Rule
· To Subdue
· To Stand
Hebrew letter, Kaph,
finishes out this picture of “bless,” making abundantly clear just what God
originally commanded upon Adam, then Noah, then Shem, and — now — Abraham:
· Signifies a
· Also draws a
picture of The Hollow of One’s Hand
· To Spring
· Having Great
· To Be Great
indefinite (or incalculable) numerical qualities (e.g., To Multiply beyond
one’s capacity to number)
· To Resemble
(in the sense of “Magnify,” or
· To Show as
· According to,
In the Manner of
· Having the
Likeness of (e.g., see Nehemiah 7:2)
Hebrew word for “blessing” simply adds a fourth letter, “He” (hay), which is the second
and fourth letters of God’s name: Yowd,
He, Vav, He.
scholars believe that the sound of this letter, He, is what God breathed at the
beginning of Creation when He first decreed, “Light BE.”
letter, He, therefore connotes the following:
· It is first
and foremost a picture or representation of “A Window”: hence, a Window by
which one Beholds or Sees Manifestation (See Malachi 3:10)
· A Breathing
· A Declaration
· An Answer of
· A Challenge
· THE Master
· A Call Forth
Interrogative Which Demands an Answer
· A Summons
· Numerically, He has
the value of “5”; hence “Grace”
you’re beginning to see both “Barak” and “Berakah” from
“Barak” is to bless. It is the decree, the
declarative Word that came forth from the mouth of God.
“Berakah” is the end result of what
God commanded. It is the Blessing; and the addition of the second and fourth
letters of God’s name become the proof, the manifestation that the source of
the Blessing is God Himself.
Hebrew language has an interesting character to it in that when you finish a
word with the letter “He” it
adds the linguistic feminine denominative to it, meaning: “to be fruitful, to
multiply, to reproduce.”
now beginning to see what it means when God says, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue
it, and have dominion….”?
word “Bless” contains all these elements. The “Blessing” is the proof that God
is the source, the energizer, the force which empowers all these elements of
His command decree.
let’s take another look at how this unfolds in Abraham’s life.
how he began life with the shortened “Abram”? There was no “He” in his name. Hence, Abram was
simply “Exalted Father:” a title without any teeth or authority or empowerment
to become that “exalted father.” Not until God made His Covenant with him did
the proof of God’s Blessing have evidence or manifestation that others could
apostle Paul writes of Abraham like this:
4:17-22: (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,)
before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth
the dead, and calleth those things
which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that
he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken,
So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own
body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness
of Sarah’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but
was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what
he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to
him for righteousness.
watch the Blessing unfold in sequence in Abraham’s life.
(1) The Blessing manifestation begins with a demonstration of extreme
13:1-2: And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that
he had, and Lot with him, into the south. And Abram was very
rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
(2) The Blessing manifestation now becomes visible in the miraculous might
and power demonstrated in Abraham’s great military victory of the most powerful
kings in the earth.
14:14-17, 18-20: And when Abram
heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants,
born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto
Dan. And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and
smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on
the left hand of Damascus. And he brought back all the goods, and also brought
again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and
he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him,
and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of
heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
(3) The Blessing enlarges with the promise of children, and the inheritance
of land and territories belonging to God’s enemies.
15:1-6, 18-21: After these things
the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram:
I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great
And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go
childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, to me thou
hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. And, behold,
the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine
heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and
tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall
thy seed be. And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for
In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying,
Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great
river, the river Euphrates: The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
(4) The Blessing now takes on the character and nature of an everlasting
17:1-8, 19-21: And when Abram was
ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him,
I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee
exceedingly. And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee,
and thou shalt be a father of many nations. Neither
shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a
father of many nations have I made thee. And I will make thee exceeding
fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy
seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God
unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy
seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan,
for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. And God said unto
Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou,
and thy seed after thee in their generations.
And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and
thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish
my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his
seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed
him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve
princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant
will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time
in the next year.
(5) The Blessing gets put to the test. As Abraham passes the test he now
receives the promise and enlarged covenant that his generations will multiply
as the sand of the sea and the stars of the sky. With this expanded covenant,
God now makes clear that the promised Messiah, the Redeemer, the Deliverer will
come forth of Abraham’s seed.
the fifth promise and evidence of the Blessing, and it is the proof of Grace —
that fifth element inherent in the name of God — in the Blessing.
22:1-8, 13-18: And it came to pass
after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and
he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now
thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom
thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one
of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass,
and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood
for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had
told him. Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place
afar off. And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and
I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon
Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went
both of them together. And Isaac spake unto Abraham
his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my
son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the
lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a
lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold
behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham
went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of
his son. And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh:
as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall
And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the
second time, And said, By myself have I sworn, saith
the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son,
thine only son: That in blessing I will
bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the
heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy
seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the
nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Blessing and the Covenant of Blessing was not one-sided; it had a two-fold
requirement upon the recipient. Abraham never thought of it as a requirement
until God actually spelled out for him what he had already demonstrated:
the Covenant with a visible sign that every recipient and heir of the Covenant
Blessing must have upon himself.
would be an embarrassment since it would be upon the reproductive part of his
body, and something which he could not visibly display under normal
to Genesis 17:10-14: This is my
covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee;
Every man child among you shall be circumcised. And ye shall circumcise the
flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and
you. And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man
child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money
of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. He that is born in
thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and
my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. And the
uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that
soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
non-keeping of this sign of circumcision would separate any would-be heir from
the Covenant and block the Blessing in his life.
we’ll explore this sign of circumcision as it applies to us as believers in
Jesus Christ and joint-heirs with Him of The Blessing of Abraham, and show you
the relationship to the Table of the Lord and the healing that is available to
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