By David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]
James tells us, “Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for
righteousness” (James 2:23). Abraham believed that he was in right standing
with God, even though he was still being sanctified.
Beloved, the blessing of Abraham is the knowledge that we are justified by
faith. “That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus
Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith”
This blessing spoken of is the knowledge that Jesus paid with His blood to blot
out all our sins. The Father credits Jesus’ own righteousness to us, and we are
made right in His eyes. We do not have to try to work to earn God’s favor.
Instead, we are to trust and believe in the finished work of Jesus on the
cross. Even though we still struggle, we have right standing with Him as we
continue in faith and repentance.
David understood this and was able to enjoy the blessing of Abraham: “Even as
David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputed
righteousness without works, saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are
forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will
not impute sin” (Romans 4:6-8).
As we are blessed by God with the blessing of Abraham, our faith begins to
expand. Soon we see and believe that the same Christ who justifies us gives us
power to overcome sin. God says to us, “We are going to work on your holiness
and sanctification, but you must understand that in the meantime, you are
secure in Me. You are My child and I will keep you from falling!”
Has the blessing of Abraham fallen upon you yet? If you fully accept Christ’s
righteousness by faith, then you are blessed with faithful Abraham and David.
Indeed, you are one of the most blessed people on earth.