Jesus (Yeshua) – The Ultimate Fulfillment
“I (God) will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shallbe a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12: 2-3
Ultimately this prophecy is fulfilled by One of Abraham’s offspring: the God-Man (See *Romans 1:3,4 below), the Lord Jesus Christ! A well known poem puts it best:
The Maker of the Universe
As Man for man was made a curse
The claims of laws which He had made
Unto the uttermost He paid.
His holy fingers made the bough
Which grew the thorns that crowned His brow
The nails which pierced His hands were mined
In secret places He designed
He made the forest whence there sprung
The tree on which His body hung.
He died upon a cross of wood
Yet He made the hill on which it stood.
The sky that darkened o’er His head
By Him above the earth was spread.
The sun that hid from Him it’s face
By His decree was poised in space.
The spear which spilled His precious blood
Was tempered in the fires of God.
The grave in which His form was laid
Was hewn in rocks His hands had made.
The throne on which He now appears
Was His from everlasting years
But a new glory crowns His brow
And every knee to Him shall bow.
*Romans 1:3,4 “concerning His (God’s) Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David (Abraham’s descendant) according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of Godwith power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.”