The mandate to bless the nations began with Abraham. God’s promise to bless all nations through Abraham provides the biblical foundation and the proper heart attitude for ministry.
“Blessings” refers to God’s gracious favour and power bestowed on those who respond to Him by faith. The blessing so His favour draws us into relationship with Himself, resulting in peace, well-being and salvation.
In Christ, we discover the demonstration of God’s liberating power, Paul highlights the relational and powerful dimensions of blessing in Christ most explicitly in Galatians.
Implicit in the Abrahamic blessing, we find our mandate as well as our message.
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, declared the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “All the Gentiles shall be blessed in you.” – Galatians 3:8
Our core message of the blessing which is in Christ aligns with our core mandate to bring Christ’s blessing to all nations.