Receive the Promise of the Spirit

needleworkAnd there will no longer be a curse” (Revelation 22:3). This blessing in eternity is an outcome of Christ’s redemptive death on the cross. However, God’s goal is not merely to save us from sin and death, but to bring us into Himself. The history of Israel is a picture of this—they were brought out of Egypt but God’s goal was to bring them into the good land. It is the same with us—we come out of death so that we can come into life.

Redemption from the curse in Galatians 3:13 is for the blessing of the Spirit in 3:14. Together, these verses say, “Christ has redeemed us out of the curse of the law…In order that the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

This blessing, also mentioned in Galatians 3:8, was promised in Genesis 12:3. The blessing comes to us “in Christ Jesus,” we received it “through faith,” and it is “the Spirit.” This blessing is not in the material realm but is the Triune God Himself.

At the time we first believed, our spirit was “born of the Spirit” (John 3:6). Now this Spirit witnesses with our spirit that we are children of God (Romans 8:16), dwells in us (1 Corinthians 3:16), bountifully supplies us (Philippians 1:19), and much more.

Our position in Christ Jesus and the blessing of the Spirit continue into eternity. In New Jerusalem we will still be receiving the Spirit as the river of water of life flowing out of the throne of God and of the Lamb (Revelation 22:1). The Triune God flowing to us in New Jerusalem is the eternal realization of the blessing promised to Abraham long ago.

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The Spirit with Our Spirit
The Spirit, the Bountiful Supply
A River of Water of Life

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