Embrace the Unbreakable Blessings of God's Covenant

Num 24:9b Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.

We as the people of God are not just blessed, we are securely blessed! We are so blessed that even our enemy, in attempting to curse us, shall turn around and bless us instead (see Pro 16:7)! No weapon that is formed against us shall prosper (Isa 54:17). If God be for us, who can be against us (Rom 8:31)? No one shall be able to contend with the Almighty (Job 40:2)! When God is on our side, there is nothing to fear (Psa 118:6)! We are so blessed, the devil can’t do anything about it!

Now, there are conditional covenants and unconditional covenants. Here, I speak of the unconditional covenant of Abraham. God made a covenant with Himself (to ensure that it could not be broken) that Abraham and his seed shall be blessed. This covenant is not solely with the house of Israel, the Jewish nation, as it pertains to flesh and blood. It extends to the church as well, which includes all those found in Christ (read Gal 3:13-16)! The question here is not, β€œHow are the children of God behaving?”, but β€œWhat has God said?” I couldn’t help but notice in our reading that directly after this blessing was spoken, Israel was found worshiping false gods and committing sexual sins! Did their behavior break the covenant? No! Why? It was a covenant of Grace, guaranteed to work!

However, I will go on to say that even though the unconditional covenant blessings are secure, the conditional covenant blessings are just that, conditional! So, even though we are secure in Christ as it pertains to our salvation and where we will spend eternity, yet if we want the BEST of the journey this side of Heaven, we should not only desire that eternal security in Christ provided by His unconditional covenant blessings, but we should also seek His conditional covenant blessings, learning how to make right choices and be rewarded by Him for the same! To learn more, read Deut. 28:1-14, and enjoy the journey!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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