In Christ We Have Abraham’s Blessing
Christ not only identified with us, He also became identified with what we did wrong. Christ was cursed so that we might be blessed. When Christ identified with us, it was not only with our person, but it was with our connection with Adam, and with our sin. He was not selective when he embraced us; he also embraced the mess we and humanity created. In that way he rescued us from the morass we were in—and the rules we get addicted to—and gave us a new life with wonderful promises.
Christ 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 "—in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (Gal 3:13-14) He became the curse that had hung over our heads for our sin. As a result, we are completely accepted and the Holy Spirit came into our lives.
In the Old Testament, God also said he would absolutely bless Abraham and his seed. Because we are in Christ, the ultimate seed of Abraham, that blessing is ours too. Christ first identified with us to deliver us from the curse so that he might bring us to the blessings of God—the blessings of God from the beginning of the Old Testament to the end of the New Testament!
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