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Who is the "possessor of heaven and earth" in

Genesis 14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: 20 and blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. ( AKJV )

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Is it Abraham or Most High God?

I have this doubt because there are two "Blessed" in the verse about two persons. And

1 Corinthians 3:21-22 For all things are yours, Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

states that we possess all things.

I have been thinking of what it means "death belongs to us" or "all things belong to us"

2 Corinthians 6:10 as sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

Scripture says God gave Christ all things ( which should include heaven ) and He became a heir of God.

Hebrews 1:2 hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

Again it is written we are "Heirs of God" and Co-heirs with Christ

Romans 8:17 and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

The promise to Abraham was that he will be the heir of the Universe.

Romans 4:13 “For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.”

The seed of Abraham is Christ and those in Christ.

Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Galatians 3:29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

So if Christ inherited "all things" which includes heaven was Melchizedek prophesying in advance that Abraham will possess heaven and earth?

This brings into view another question "What is heaven?"

If heaven is a created thing then "where did God dwell before He created heaven?"

So is heaven a state of being in God?

A habitation ( or dwelling place, or Abode ) "in God" as Moses, Jesus & Paul said?

Psalm 90:1 A Prayer of Moses, the man of God. Lord, a habitation Thou -- Thou hast been, To us -- in generation and generation, ( YLT )

John 14:2 In my Father's house there are many abodes; were it not so, I had told you: for I go to prepare you a place; ( Darby Bible Translation )

John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

Ephesians 2:22 in whom you also are being built up together to become a fixed abode for God through the Spirit. ( Weymouth new Testament )

of which we now have an inward experience?

An inward experience of the heavenly things which produces and outward effect in daily living?

And the one that is experienced in the body also after we receive a heavenly body?

1 Corinthians 15:49 and, according as we did bear the image of the earthy, we shall bear also the image of the heavenly.

1 John 3:2 beloved, now, children of God are we, and it was not yet manifested what we shall be, and we have known that if he may be manifested, like him we shall be, because we shall see him as he is;

Revelation 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. ( ESV )

1 Corinthians 2:9 but, according as it hath been written, 'What eye did not see, and ear did not hear, and upon the heart of man came not up, what God did prepare for those loving Him -- ' ( YLT )

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'God' is described in two ways in Genesis 14:19.

  • 1) He is 'the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth'

  • 2) He is 'the most high God which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand'.

I know (from your profile and contributions) that English is your second language and I think that your difficulty is just with English construction.

The first statement is a blessing pronounced on Abram by Melchizedek, which blessing will come from God.

  • 1) Blessed be Abram ... of (or by) ... God.

The second statement is a blessing pronounced toward God by Melchizedek.

  • 2) Blessed be God (by the speaker, Melchizedek).

I must confess I do not understand your quoting the 1 Corinthians verse. I do not see the connection, but that may be a lack on my part. If you still have a question, just expand the second part of your question and I will try to assist if I am able.

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    Good answer! Well Explained – Dottard Feb 14 at 19:19
  • @NigelJ Thank you :-) – Siju George Feb 15 at 5:24
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    @NijelJ I have expanded as you have directed. Please see if it is clear enough. Thank you :-) – Siju George Feb 15 at 6:34

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