Extract from our Weekly Bulletin
May 22, 2016
Just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.
And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.”
So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.” But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.” Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who does them shall live by them.”
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, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
I speak in the manner of men: Though it is only a man’s covenant, yet if it is confirmed, no one annuls or adds to it. Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ. And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect. For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no longer of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise. (refer to Galatians 3:6-18)
I have come across believers that say they don’t believe in the curses that people speak, that there are no curses because Christ made himself a curse for us and that there aren’t things in our life that come from our forefathers.
Many pass by this passage, however, I ask that you read it thoroughly: Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law. Therefore the question is, what did He redeem us from or rather, what curse did He take on the tree? And why did He redeem us? “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.’” Let’s try to understand what the word says and why He did it.
“That the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” When we read these words it seems that some have closed their understanding, that the curse is real because what we express with our mouth is to bless or to curse and notice what the apostle James 3:10 says: “Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.”
Please know, that curses are real. Throughout our ministry we have worked with many people that have been dragging behind them multiple curses, which after having cut them have in their time beared fruit in changed lives, in happiness of living and in pleasure at seeing a new life. Therefore I encourage you believe that God is real and that He can change your sorrow into dancing.
Think, are there trends in your life, which are repetitive, for example in a family the parents got divorced, the children got divorced and the grandchildren got divorced. And it’s like a chain that hasn’t been cut.
“But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.”
This is our truth, “the just shall live by faith.”
Read thoroughly the manual of God and He will be for your life a spring of living water that will jump for Eternal life.
He who has ears, let them him what the Spirit says to the Church.
God Bless You,
Ps. Marisa Varjabedian