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THE BLESSING OF GOD

February 03, 2020

THE BLESSING OF GOD


The blessing of God upon a life takes that which is natural and makes it supernatural. Takes that which is normal beyond normality, for the Lord adds His unique blessing upon it.

For instance, a small boy had 5 loaves and 2 fishes. Christ thanked God and blessed the food and suddenly it served 5,000 men and their families.

JACOB’S BLESSING

… on Joseph highlighted what God had done and would do in spite of the attacks that had been made upon his life.

23  “The archers bitterly attacked him,
And shot at him and harassed him;
24 But his bow remained firm,
And his arms were agile,
From the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob
(From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),
25 From the God of your father who helps you,
And by the Almighty who blesses you
With blessings of heaven above,
Blessings of the deep that lies beneath,
Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
26 “The blessings of your father
Have surpassed the blessings of my ancestors
Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills;
May they be on the head of Joseph,
And on the crown of the head of the one distinguished among his brothers.

 

What is amazing (and consistent throughout the Bible) is that this blessing was not merely the ramblings of a dying man, but a blessing that was bestowed by the father on his son and it came true. It had substance. It brought the blessing of God from father to son.

OUR BLESSING

Each of us, if we stop and ponder for a moment, have been immeasurably blessed by God. All that we have, all that we have seen God do in our lives is overwhelming. Yet, beyond this, God blesses us with spiritual gifts and talents for service. He gives the blessing of His Holy Spirit to empower us, His Word to guide us, and then opens opportunities for us to enter where these are activated in ways that extend God’s power through us to others.

Paul speaks of the reality of the various gifts, operations, and empowerings that are particular to each follower of Christ.

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. (1 Corinthians 12:4-7)

For each of us there are particular ways the hand of God is upon us. Ways He desires to bless us and use us. But in it all, we are blessed to be a blessing to others around us, as God prompts and gives direction. And, we can receive the blessing of God upon our lives and live accordingly. It is an incredible treasure for others to be able to say of you, “The blessing of God is upon them.”

 

Father of all blessings, thank You for the manifold blessings upon my life. Thank You for the general blessings but also for the particular blessings that have been given to me by Your hand. May I live in conscious awareness of Your calling, gifts, and blessing bestowed upon me. And may all those blessings be realized. And, Lord, I pray for the blessings upon my children and my children’s children. Would You bless them like Abraham so they can be a blessing to generations.

 




1 Response

Ken Jerome
Ken Jerome

February 05, 2020

This is good, my Brother - One of the guys who went into prisons with us said the reason so many people are in prison is they never got the blessing from their fathers. Back then he said less than 1% of the people in prison were Jewish — Because they get the Blessing from their fathers. Make sense to me!

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