Blessing of Promise.
Abrahamic blessing includes being an heir to God’s promises. It includes being a covenant person. God entered a covenant with Abraham in which He made promises of eternal faithfulness. In the person of Jesus Christ, this covenant was ratified. We as priestly kings are not ordinary people we are covenant people. Though some of us who were gentiles were once afar off and strangers to the promises, we are no longer alienated from those promises. The Scriptures declare plainly, “Therefore remember that once —– you were at that time separate from Messiah, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Messiah Yeshua you who were once far off are made near in the blood of Messiah.” Ephesians 2:12-13 (WMBBE). It is critical that priestly kings live, walk and work with the consciousness of the covenants of promise.
You would recall that the thing that emboldened David when confronting Goliath, was the consciousness that David was a covenant person while Goliath was uncircumcised (a “no covenant man”). The Goliaths that challenge believers and defy God are un-covenanted and so can only be defeated by people who walk in the blessings of covenant-promises. You cannot take mountains which are infested by the demonic without a faith anchored in the covenant- keeping God.
You are no longer a stranger to the covenants of promise!
Land is a primary aspect of the Abrahamic blessing. That is why the natural seed of Abraham values the land (Eretz Israel) so much. Since 1948 they have turned what was once a desert into prime agricultural land. They realize that God gives them land but it is up to them to develop the property. They have a property development mindset that adds value to what initially appears useless. Gen 15:7 declares “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land.”
One day I was struck with the impact of the issue of land. Do you realise that Abraham was promised a son and seed as numerous as the stars when he was very old and incapable of bearing a child, and yet he believed God – no questions asked. Check Gen 15:1-6. In fact when he believed the promise of a child the Bible says, “God accounted it to him as righteousness.” However when God in verse 7 promised him land (real estate), he stumbled. That is when he asked God, “Lord God, how shall I know that I will inherit it (the land)?” Abraham the father of faith could believe for a son and numerous seed BUT could not believe God for land. So he demanded an assurance. In response God initiated the covenant. So the covenant was a guarantee for possession of land. If you doubt me let us read together v18 that explains the purpose of the covenant God initiated with Abraham, “On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I have given this land.”
Once I realized how important land is to God, I have advocated for priestly kings to desire and pursue all legitimate means to acquire real estate. It is an undisputable fact that he who controls land controls the economy. Kings are wealthier when they control vast chunks of real estate. Although I cannot explain it biblically I have come to the persuasion that land that belongs to believers is redeemed land while land under the control of unbelievers is open to Satanic abuse including blood sacrifices. I believe that Satan fights land getting into the hands of priestly kings because land that belongs to believers is redeemed and no longer available for ungodly and demonic sacrifices.