Gen 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Let this thought encourage your heart, “God Has a Plan for You!”
In this passage we find the foundation for understanding the end times. It is here that God presents His covenant with Abraham. Abraham would learn that God had a plan for him. God was going to bless him personally. God was going to bless Abraham’s seed. And God was going to bless the nations of the world because of Abraham. This blessing, once instituted, would be unconditional.
But before it could become unconditional there was a condition placed upon Abraham. He had to come out from his family and homeland. Once he did that (after his father, Terah, died) God revealed His plan for Abraham, his seed, and the nations of the earth.
In Genesis 15 we find God entering into that covenant by way of causing Abraham to go into a deep sleep and then passing through the divided animals Himself. Tradition was that both parties that entered into a covenant would pass through the parted animals. However, in this instance God passed through alone. Why? To ensure Abraham understood that God’s promises were not based on Abraham’s conduct but on God’s veracity. Abraham would go on to display his devotion to God in unimaginable ways (i.e., offering his only son of promise atop Mt Moriah).
That same type of relationship is presented to NT believers today. God has made an offer to all mankind. He promises us a home in heaven, a mansion in the New Jerusalem, and the prospect of ruling with Him for eternity. As we consider God’s offer and evaluate our present life and eternal prospects a new found faith is created in our heart. Our new faith is in the finished work of God through Christ and as a result we turn from our old life and turn to God, this is called repentance. Just as soon as we obey God in this matter of repentance (a change of mind that changes our direction) God institutes an unconditional covenant with us that is based solely on God’s faithfulness and not our conduct. The reason for this? God has a plan for you and the only way it will come to be is for you to be Born Again. The Salvation of your Soul is God’s plan for you, but that is just the beginning. God also has a plan of service for you. Come to God today through the finished work of Christ and you will discover God’s plan for your life.