Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,
Megan
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Blessing...Spirit

"Christ has redeemed us ... that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith." Galatians 3:13-14

When God said that in Abraham "all the families of the earth shall be blessed," was God referring to the promise of the outpouring of His Holy Spirit? (Genesis 12:3) Is God's blessing and the promise of the indwelling of God's Spirit ever promised in the same breath in the Old Testament?

"For I will pour water on him who is thirsty,
And floods on the dry ground;
I will pour My Spirit on your descendants,
And My blessing on your offspring" Isaiah 44:3

"He has helped His servant Israel in remembrance of His mercy as He spoke to ... Abraham ..." Luke 1:54-55
Jesus calls the Holy Spirit "the Helper" throughout John 14-16.

"To remember ... the oath which He swore to our father Abraham: to grant us that we ... might serve Him without fear in holiness and righteousness before Him..." Luke 1:72-75
Echoing the desire of God to call a people to Himself, to dwell with them?
Tags: galatians, genesis, god with us, holy spirit, isaiah, john, luke
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