“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and bowed his head, and gave up the ghost” – John 19:30
LIGHT FOR NOW: The true seed of Abraham was Christ and not Isaac.
When Jesus said “It is finished”, it was just the beginning of His redemptive work. The word “It is finished” means I have completely fulfilled the law and all that are contained in it. Jesus was a consummation of the Abrahamic covenant. Jesus was born in the lineage of Abraham because He was circumcised and redeemed (as the one that opened the matrix of the womb). Jesus grew under the law. Galatians 4:4-5 says “But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons”. The law (Old Testament) came when the children of Israel rejected the grace of God, but the New Testament is the covenant that God made with Abraham. The two covenants operated under priesthood: Old Testament belongs to thelevitical order while the New Testament is the Melchizedekian order. In the Old Testament, priesthood was appointed to men but in the New Testament, everybody is a priest (Revelation 5:10).This is because God’s original plan has been to make everybody a priest. Abrahamic covenant functions in the platform of possibilities – where everybody is a priest. Abraham enjoyed the grace of God, lived by faith and lived an easy life. What made the Abrahamic covenant incomplete was that Christ was yet to come (Galatians 3:17-19).The commandments of Moses came with limitations. Everything under Mosaic laws was regulated and guided by carnal commandments, which hindered men’s freedom.
But Jesus fulfilled and ended the law. Matthew 5:17 says “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil”. Also, Ephesians 2:15 says “Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace”. Jesus ended the reign of the law. As a new man in Christ, you are not limited, restricted, pocketed nor truncated but you are liberated.For you to enjoy the blessing of Abraham, it means that the person who removed the embargo has become your blessing. Even for Abraham to enjoy the blessing, he had to wait for the coming of Christ. Abraham rejoiced when he saw the person of Christ. Galatians 3:29 says “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”. This means once you are in Christ, you are automatically connected to the blessing of Abraham. Hallelujah!
INSTRUCTION: Receive Christ and enjoy the blessing of Abraham.
PRAYER: Lord, I connect to the blessing of Abraham through Christ in Jesus name.
QUOTE: Christ is the end of the law.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: EXODUS 4; EVENING: ACTS CHAPTER 4