Blessed or cursed?

Genesis 12:1-3 NASB

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house, To the land which I will show you; And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

Galatians 3:13 NASB

Christ 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 “-

Colossians 2:13-14 NASB

When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

Romans 6:3-7 NASB

Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin.

Romans 5:18 NASB

So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men.

Are you still dead in your sins, hanging on the cross? Or have you been born again alive IN Christ?

Deuteronomy 30:15 NASB

“See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity;


Oh How He Loves US!


He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21

Last week during Bible study we discussed the Garden of Gethsemane for a brief moment. I believe today this moment was brief because God knew the impact this was having within me and it was a process that He wants me to swallow slowly. Even as I write this my eyes are filled with tears.

The Garden of Gethsemane
36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to His disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and distressed. 38 Then He said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death ; remain here and keep watch with Me.” 39 And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.” Matthew 26:36-39

Up until this moment I have always imagined these moments of grief were due to the upcoming torture He would endure for us. Which I still agree this was partially true. But what the Spirit opened my eyes and heart to was what this first scripture says. Jesus didn’t just take our sin from us, but he BECAME SIN. Our sins became His own.

Think about the worst moment of guilt you’ve ever endured, now try to acknowledge the guilt of a murder of a child, a rapist, and so on. They personally may not ever feel guilty but you know that the man Jesus bore their guilt, every single sin EVER He became. And still as He hung on that cross bleeding and suffocating to death, He cried out to God “Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.”

People ask “Where is God in all this suffering?” Today I pray for these people, I pray that they encounter a supernatural love that over powers the darkness within them. See my friends, these people who are ‘evil’ in your eyes, are children in the eyes of our God. Jesus took their sins also, so when Jesus said ‘love your enemies’ He meant it because the thing is, He LOVES them just as much as He loves you and me.

“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

Father God, Thank you! My Lord Jesus Christ, Thank you! I love you! More than I can even comprehend, I love you! And yet you love me more!

love someone today, especially yourself, forgive someone today, especially yourself, Jesus DOES!