Summary: To show that JESUS is the absorber of all curses in our lives.
What curse do you have in your life? JESUS totally and infinitely absorbed it all.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that JESUS is the absorber of all curses in our lives.
Genesis 27:13 (Amplified Bible)
27:13 But his mother said to him, On me be your curse, my son; only obey my word and go, fetch them to me.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, for you totally and infinitely absorbed all curses in our lives. Now we live under grace, where there is no curse. You have given us obedience to benefit us, and every WORD of GOD enriches, benefits us and allows us to get things for Your Glory.
Rebekah absorbed the blame
A. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)
B. Date written: 1450 - 1410 B.C.
C. Purpose: The book of Origins
D. To whom written: People of Israel
E. Main theme: Man's sin and the initial steps taken for his redemption by a divine covenant made with a chosen race whose early history is here portrayed.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Keyword: Beginning
G. Key verse: First Messianic Promise,—Genesis 3:15.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
Genesis 3:15 (Amplified Bible)
3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Someone took the curse meant for us
"But his mother said to him, On me be your curse, my son;"
The "curse" word used here is much, much weaker than the curse used in Galatians 3:13. The curse meant here was just "defamation" or "blame" NOT the curse of the law, which is "evil"
Rebekah can be the type of CHRIST which absorbs all curses, yet Rebekah can't attain to GOD's Majesty in absorbing all curses into His body on the tree.
Curse here is "vilification" which means "Defamed; traduced; debased"
Curse word used in Galatians 3:13 means "invoking evil on any one; a prayer that a curse or calamity may fall on any one." or "utter detestation expressed; imprecation of evil".
Galatians 3:13 (Amplified Bible)
3:13 Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified);
Deuteronomy 21:23 (Amplified Bible)
21:23 His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but you shall surely bury him on the same day, for a hanged man is accursed by God. Thus you shall not defile your land which the Lord your God gives you for an inheritance.
We see another person in the bible with redemptive qualities like that of JESUS.
1. Judah for Benjamin:
Genesis 43:9 (Amplified Bible)
43:9 I will be security for him; you shall require him of me [personally]; if I do not bring him back to you and put him before you, then let me bear the blame forever.
2. Abigail for Nabal:
1 Samuel 25:24 (Amplified Bible)
25:24 Kneeling at his feet she said, Upon me alone let this guilt be, my lord. And let your handmaid, I pray you, speak in your presence, and hear the words of your handmaid.
3. Woman of Tekoa for Joab:
2 Samuel 14:9 (Amplified Bible)
14:9 And the woman of Tekoah said to the king, My lord, O king, let the guilt be on me and on my father’s house; let the king and his throne be guiltless.
4. the people during CHRIST's trial
Matthew 27:25 (Amplified Bible)
27:25 And all the people answered, Let His blood be on us and on our children!
5. CHRIST for GOD's people
Galatians 3:10-13 (Amplified Bible)
3:10 And all who depend on the Law [who are seeking to be justified by obedience to the Law of rituals] are under a curse and doomed to disappointment and destruction, for it is written in the Scriptures, Cursed (accursed, devoted to destruction, doomed to eternal punishment) be everyone who does not continue to abide (live and remain) by all the precepts and commands written in the Book of the Law and to practice them.
3:11 Now it is evident that no person is justified (declared righteous and brought into right standing with God) through the Law, for the Scripture says, The man in right standing with God [the just, the righteous] shall live by and out of faith and he who through and by faith is declared righteous and in right standing with God shall live.
3:12 But the Law does not rest on faith [does not require faith, has nothing to do with faith], for it itself says, He who does them [the things prescribed by the Law] shall live by them [not by faith].