Matthew 8:17 in quoting Isaiah 53:4 says, “He took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses.” Jesus took the curse that we might have His divine health. After all, he breathed in when he was born, and when he died, he breathed out. Because Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessings of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; (Gal. “Amen! At this point, Sarah has died and Abraham is one hundred and thirty years old. Your email address will not be published. In the second blessing, Abraham is told that he has arrived, that he will have offspring, and that the land on which he is standing has been allocated to these offspring. God’s Blessing to Abraham. “For He has made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”. Why not die like Abraham? Likewise, the wicked king of Ai was seen as taking the curse upon himself so that the moment they cut him down from the tree they could go build a peace offering unto the Lord on the cursing Mountain. Why then was the covenant drawn up between Abraham and his Seed? And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south. Did He need divine health? I want you to stop and think about this. He got to see his sons, his grandsons, and his great-grandsons before he died forty-five years later at one hundred and seventy-five. He took a breath in one day and he let it out a hundred and seventy-five years later and went on to be with the Lord. What a great way to die. Your children will be sold into slavery. The words “give up his spirit”, in the Hebrew, simply means, he breathed out and he was gone. The first city you attack, don’t take anything.” The reason for this is, first-fruits belong to the Lord, therefore, Jericho belonged to God. Genesis 25:8 tells us, Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years, and was gathered to his people. According to 2 Corinthians 8:9, Jesus became poverty on the cross. Then he took it back to his tent and buried it in the ground. I want the tribes on one side to say Amen, to all the curses, and I want the tribes on the other side to say Amen, to all the blessings.” (Paraphrase of Deuteronomy 27:9-14), When we get to chapter 28, we find that it is an extension of the previous chapter because the two are linked by the conjunction, “and.” (Deuteronomy 28:1-6). 28 And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it an heap forever, even a desolation unto this day. Finally, at the end of the chapter, the curses are so bad that Moses said, “And then if you won’t turn to the Lord, at that time your nation will be dispersed. . The fact that they did this after the wicked king of Ai was hanged on a tree is important. No. God said, “If anyone takes anything out of that city, you take the curse with you.”. 32 And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel. Did He need prosperity? The blessing of Abraham is also sometimes misused in prosperity theology to claim that believers today can be just as rich and successful as Abraham was. .”  Notice that storehouses is plural. Furthermore, we don’t receive them by keeping the deeds of the Law. He now became the wicked king hanging on the tree. In the first blessing, Abraham is told to leave Haran to the land God would show him with the promise that he would become a great nation – but is not given a precise destination. When Jesus went to the cross and hung on the tree, He took the curse upon Himself. I want the Levites to read all the blessings and all the cursings of the Law. 2019-12-19. Then, only the blessings remained. Prosperity is a fulfillment of the Abrahamic covenant, and it’s a fulfillment of the blessings that are listed in Deuteronomy 28. . Did you ever notice that when God created man, He said it was very good? 27 Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey unto themselves, according to the word of the Lord which he commanded Joshua. Verse eight tells us that, “The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, . Who are their fathers? God as the Spirit is the blessing of the seed. All these centuries Israel has been scattered according to Deuteronomy 28. And two million people on Mt. You know the story about Achan and his family. 30 Then Joshua built an altar unto the Lord God of Israel in mount Ebal, 31 As Moses the servant of the Lord commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings unto the Lord, and sacrificed peace offerings. The curses have been removed in Christ, but the blessings remain. He’s going to die on Mt. The point is the Lord has redeemed us from sickness, but not from old age. Genesis 25:1&2 tells us that he has taken another wife, Keturah, and had children by her. Why? All rights reserved. 3:13) That wicked king of Ai is a type of the Lord Jesus. Those people are cursed. Because the curse of Jericho was on them, the family had to die.