Excessive BlessingsPastor Eric Gonyon
Publish date: 06/04/2017
Now [in Haran] the Lord said to Abram, Go for yourself [for your own advantage] away from your country, from your relatives and your father’s house, to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others]. 3 And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you] and curse him who curses or uses insolent language toward you; in you will all the families and kindred of the earth be blessed [and by you they will bless themselves]. Genesis 12:1-3 AMPC
1. Go and start moving in the direction of your God-given heart’s desire.
a. The Lord will show you where to go and what to do.
b. The Lord will bless you with abundant increase of favors.
c. The Lord will make your name famous and distinguished.
d. You will be a blessing - dispensing good to others.
e. The Lord will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.
f. Some might say, “That’s great for Abram but what about me?”
Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified); 14 To the end that through [their receiving] Christ Jesus, the blessing [promised] to Abraham might come upon the Gentiles, so that we through faith might [all] receive [the realization of] the promise of the [Holy] Spirit. Galatians 3:13-14 AMPC
And if you belong to Christ [are in Him Who is Abraham’s Seed], then you are Abraham’s offspring and [spiritual] heirs according to promise. Galatians 3:29 AMPC
2. Through receiving Jesus Christ, the blessings of Abraham are yours as heirs.
a. Hosea 4:6 KJV - “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…”
b. The New Testament is the Last Will and Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
c. The books of the New Testament are the revelation and legal documents of the will that Jesus left on the earth for us.
d. Jesus died and rose from the dead. When He died, His Last Will and Testament became valid and established. When He rose from the dead, He ensures that His Will is enforced.
[Christ, the Messiah] is therefore the Negotiator and Mediator of an [entirely] new agreement (testament, covenant), so that those who are called and offered it may receive the fulfillment of the promised everlasting inheritance—since a death has taken place which rescues and delivers and redeems them from the transgressions committed under the [old] first agreement. 16 For where there is a [last] will and testament involved, the death of the one who made it must be established, 17 For a will and testament is valid and takes effect only at death, since it has no force or legal power as long as the one who made it is alive. Hebrews 9:15-17 AMPC
After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 1 Corinthians 11:25 KJV
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Matthew 26:28 KJV
3. Jesus signed His New Testament will with His own shed blood.
a. When someone dies, there is a reading and reader of the will.
b. When a will is read, you don’t think about what attire they will be wearing or what they may look like or how they may talk. All you’re concerned about is if your name is . included in the will. Am I a benefactor? Did they leave me anything? Is my name in it? If so, what am I getting?
c. Good News – Your name is in the will. You have been redeemed from the curse of the law and you have inherited all the blessings of Abraham. A “last will an testament” refers to by which one’s possessions are distributed after their death. Say, “They are mine!”
d. Luke 10:19-20 AMPC - Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are enrolled in heaven.
4. Sometimes people contest the will. They try to hold up or steal the legal benefits that belong to you as heir. Do you know who tries to contest Jesus’ will? It’s our enemy, the devil; he is the contester.
a. The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). John 10:10 AMPC
b. The contester says, “You’re sick; you’re going to die.” The will reads, “By His stripes, ye were healed.”
c. The contester says that you will live in poverty and will be sad all of your life. The will says, “The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.” Proverbs 10:22 KJV
d. The contester says that you will die prematurely. The will says that with long life will I satisfy him.
e. The contester says that there is no hope and you will always be depressed. The will states, “May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.” Romans 15:13 AMPC
f. The contester says, “You should give up; the Lord has failed you.” The will declares, “I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]” Hebrews 13:5 AMPC
g. The contester says, “The desires and plans you are dreaming of are impossible.” The will says, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37 KJV
h. The contester says, “ You’re not good enough to go to heaven. You’re a loser; you’re lost in your sin. You’re condemned and you’re going to spend eternity in hell.” Jesus’ will declares, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John 3:16-17 KJV
Excessive blessings are legally yours as heirs and enforced by Jesus in His last will and testament. Get them - share them - enjoy them!
Meditate on and study Deuteronomy 28:1-14.