Thoughts, ideas, and insights on God's word.
Me again. Please tell me to butt out if I am or become a nuisance.This is wonderful. Keep in mind that humanly, Abraham was also the forefather of Jesus, thus if Abraham was blessed it was a blessing for Jesus, and if Abraham was cursed, it was also Jesus who were cursed.No see how profound this passage is: Gen 14:18-2o: And Melchizedek the king of Salem brought forth bread and wine. And he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of Heaven and earth. And blessed be the most high God, who has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him tithes of all.I'll leave you to ponder on this, especially the bit about delivering your enemies into your hand. Did Jesus not slay Satan after the crucifixion and most wonderful, in Him we have the same power to slay Satan (break free of his hold.)Oh dear, Human, Shut Up!... this is becoming a sermon. Please forgive.
Well, that is an interesting and true thought, that blessing Abraham is blessing Jesus. I have always looked at it from the angle that if one blesses THE JEWS the rest of the verse comes into play. But you're right, anyone who blesses Christians also blesses Abraham and inherits this blessing from God.The rest of verse 3 says, "and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." This is clearly a reference to Jesus whose coming was a blessing for the whole world.
But I'm not sure I understand what you're getting at with the part about Melchizedek and God delivering enemies.
Once again this is just one of those little things that was probably meant for me at the time I received it. Satan is our enemy and he uses others to help him in his attacks on us, but once we are redeemed by Jesus's victory on the cross and under the protection of His blood, we are free from the power of sin (Satan) and have the power (in Jesus) to slay Satan. I just find it a pity that I do not always remember this and try to withstand the enemy in my own power and then fail miserably.
I understand that! I think it is one of the lessons God has to teach repeatedly, to let Him do His work. I know it is true for me. God was Abraham's shield, and He is the only shield available against the enemy to anyone. And the only way to access that shield is the blood of Jesus. Any defense I might try to make on my own is bound to fail.
I appreciate your comments, and will try to visit you if you leave one. I hope you have a blessed day!