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Class 6: Set Free!


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Part 9: Blessed to be a blessing

(This is part 9 of 10 parts in this class)


In Paul's letter to the Galatians we see how God in Jesus redeemed us out from under the curse of the law. We see that all the time He had the express intention in mind that the blessings of Abraham should come on us.


Christ has 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'), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:13-14 - NKJV


What's the object of all this? Is it just so we can be blessed and live comfortably in our blessing? No, God has a far greater plan than this. Paul shows us the progressive nature of God's plan of redemption.

Our Saviour Jesus Christ Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Titus 2:15 - KJV


First Jesus redeems us from all iniquity then He purifies us to make us God's very special people. Now in this position of being God's people we become zealous of good works. What good works? The good works God ordained we should walk in. What good works are those? They are the works that Jesus did and said we would do also. (See Ephesians 2:10; Acts 10:38 and John 14:12.)

We are redeemed so that we might be blessed and then as the blessed we are called to be a blessing. This is exactly how God spoke the blessing over Abraham in the first place.


God said to him,

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.

Genesis 12:2-3 - NKJV


You can discover how wonderfully the blessing of Abraham coming on you will affect you in all of your life's aspects by reading Deuteronomy 28:1-15.