Ephraim And The House of Judah: Part 3 of 9.

Part 3:  The Blessing of Abraham.
Genesis 12:1-3
Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I WILL BLESS YOU AND MAKE YOUR NAME GREAT; And you shall be a BLESSING. I will BLESS those who BLESS you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be BLESSED.”
You saw in parts one and two how Joseph’s life story shows us wonderful things about Jesus.  We learned about his two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, and how they depict the Church.  We also learned that, as spiritual Israel and adopted sons, you and I also have the blessing of Abraham, just like our Jewish brethren. In part 3, we’ll be discussing what it is and what it entails.
Partial Blessing.
It’s plain to see that Jews around the world have the blessing of Abraham and are enjoying great MATERIAL BLESSINGS from God.  Though a minority race, they have won more noble prizes than all other races combined.  They have blessed the whole world with more of their creative, inspired ideas than all others combined.
Practically every great invention, innovation, medical breakthrough, and eye-popping discovery of our modern era has a Jewish person either at the forefront of it or somehow involved.  They are in every successful endeavor, be it science, music, art, movies, medicine, you name it.  AMAZING!  And it’s all because of the blessing of Abraham.
And yet, they don’t have the full blessing; only part of it because they don’t have Jesus! 
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Unconditional Covenant.
The Ten Commandments was a “Conditional Covenant,” based on your performance.  You were blessed if you did right, but cursed if you did wrong.  The covenant God made with Abraham, unlike the Big Ten, was an UNCONDITIONAL COVENANT.  It was entirely based on grace and is still in effect today.
You and I, Church, as spiritual Israel, are included in THE BLESSING OF ABRAHAM.  It’s true: We are enjoying Jewish blessings today.  Think about it:  Everything we have, like our Bible, came via the Jews.  This culture of the blessing of the first born came via the Jews.  All the prophets and heroes of faith that we admire in the Bible are all Jewish.  Of course, the greatest hero of all, the One Who gave His life for us, Our JESUS, He is Jewish!
Now do you understand why satan hates them so much?  The ONE Who crushed his head CAME AS A JEW.  That’s why he tried to get his buddy, Hitler, to wipe them off the face of the earth.  Sadly, he did succeed in killing 6 million of them.  There can be no other explanation for his heinous crime but that he was demon possessed.  Why else would anyone senselessly kill 6 million people?

Beloved For The Father’s Sake. 

The Jewish people have suffered for 2,000 years because, though they are God’s people and beloved for the Father’s sake, they are enemies for the gospel’s sake, having rejected Jesus. He wanted to be their covering.  He is the only One Who could have protected them; but they refused his help.  He is a great Respector of your free will.

(Jesus weeping over Jerusalem.)
Jesus Wept Over Jerusalem.
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, He wept so vehemently because His heart was literally breaking!  He saw their future.  He saw their temple being destroyed in 70 A.D.  He saw 2,000 years of suffering and persecution.  He saw the Holocaust.
How He wished He could have gathered them under His wings like a mother hen gathers her chicks TO PROTECT THEM, but they didn’t want Him.
Their leaders even went so far as to tell Pilate, “His blood be on us and on our children.”  BIG MISTAKE.  They should never have said that.  It wasn’t meant in a blessing way.
You see, Jesus’ death was for all of us; but you must be on the right side of the death.  Otherwise, you are guilty of the blood of the Lord.  That’s why, though they are God’s people, they are still suffering.  That is how something as horrific as the Holocaust could happen.  But in these last days, it is all starting to change!
Why Aren’t More Christians Enjoying The Blessings Of Abraham? 
Question:  If the Church is under the Abrahamic covenant, why are more Christians today not enjoying the full blessing?  Because they are trying to earn it by law. They are either putting conditions on themselves or preachers have put conditions on them.  They are, in fact, too busy falling from grace, trying to merit God’s blessings by their works when it is a free gift received by faith.  Grace is UNdeserved favor.  If you earn it, then it isn’t undeserved.
The Apostle Paul plainly says it himself, all throughout the book of Galatians, that THE LAW IS NOT OF FAITH.
Please continue to part 4 where we’ll discuss prophesies more than 2,500 years old that concern our times:

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