Head and Not Tail


One of God’s promises to the Seed of Abraham was that he was to be head and not tail-above only; never beneath-in this life. To the Jews who claim this promise, this has been true. Many Jewish families coming to America from Europe in the 1940s came with about $8. Today, Jews in America are difficult not notice because they are at the helm of American politics, science & tech,  business, media and sports. You may not find many Jewish actors but the film directors and producers are almost always Jewish. The sport club owners, the venture capitalists and the hegemony of Wall Street. They too are almost all Jews.
Why? 

Because of a conditional promise in Deuteronomy 28:13 says, 

‘If you listen to these commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always be on top and never at the bottom.’

The Jews, as we know, have not always kept their part of the bargain otherwise, Jesus would not have had to come and pay the penalty for their failings.

But God is ever faithful. The Bible says He is faithful even when we aren’t (2 Timothy 2:13) and that, God gives without changing His mind (Romans 11:29). 

And so, we see the Jew excel in this world. He excels with this promissory note of God; the same promise whose terms have now  been satisfied by Jesus Christ  and credited to our account. 

The Bible says we who are Christ’s are Abraham’s Seed and heirs based on the promise (Galatians 3:29). Every benefit God committed to perform when He entered into a contractual agreement with Israel belongs to us in Christ because Jesus satisfied the demands of the contract. And so the headship belongs to you and I who are born again.

This headship is what was working in Joseph that took him for the pit to the palace in a short span of time. It worked for David; taking him for tending sheep to leading a nation. It worked in Jesus when He took on lowly flesh, went to hell and sacked the place. He was raised the third day and today, He seats at the helm of everything…with you seated together.

You are the head. It is your place in Christ Jesus, and this isn’t something to be superspiritual about. Headship means leadership. And because of this gift that you now have, there can be no dispute to you place among men.

You are the head and not the tail, above only and never beneath.

Shalom!

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