THE BLESSING AND OWNERSHIP

There is a revelation given in the creation story as written in Genesis. It is about God giving Adam and Eve ownership of the blessing. He blessed them with words that empowered them to succeed. They were not hirelings, nor weed pullers in the garden, they had ownership.

This is where the founding Fathers developed ownership as a Godly characteristic. The fact of possessing anything with legal rights is a Godly characteristic.

That fact gives ownership to the individual. It is the cornerstone of a free society. Remember Israel was given land with inheriting rights through generations.  In fact let me give you a definition of faith in God, which agrees with the ownership principle.

Hebrews 11:1 NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. AMP

Notice, faith gives us title deed or ownership of the promises.

The importance of this revelation is; you have received in Jesus Christ a blessing which gives you ownership and empowerment as a believer. Not only do you have salvation, salvation comes with benefits from the Lord. It started in the Garden of Eden and was reaffirmed to Abraham, and then Paul reveals we have received that same blessing in Jesus. This is God’s word to Abraham.

Genesis 12:3 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.” NKJV

Now, this is God’s Word to the church.

Galatians 3:9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.

You may be asking, “How do I have ownership?” In Romans, chapter 8, Paul gives us the key. We are made heirs with Christ when we are born of the Spirit of God. Yes that is right; we have an inheritance because of birth rights in Christ.

Ephesians 1:11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.

When a will is read, the recipients have a legal right to possess whatever was given to them. From God’s perspective, a blessing isn’t just a salutatory greeting; it also contains the favor of God to empower you for life. The blessing, when accepted and believed, will affect your family, your work, your health, and will cause you to prosper. The word prosper means to succeed on your journey, including business or whatever work/effort you are engaged in for your life. There are empowerments in the blessing.

Genesis 1:28-31 And God blessed them and told them, “Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it; you are masters of the fish and birds and all the animals. 29 And look! I have given you the seed-bearing plants throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. 30 And I’ve given all the grass and plants to the animals and birds for their food.” 31 Then God looked over all that he had made, and it was excellent in every way. TLB

Notice God was pleased for His people to experience a fruitful life. He gave them the ownership of His promises to exercise authority for prosperous living. The key is to believe the Word of God that He has given this to you and then start confessing the authority of the blessing over your life. Command your life to start opening up to successful living. Give the Word time to work. All of Abraham’s family started prospering wherever they went and so will you. A free people have the right of ownership. I quote: Whom the Son sets free is free indeed. The foundation of the USA is based on our belief in a Supreme Being.

The Declaration of Independence says:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

You are endowed with ownership by God to activate the blessing for your life and His purposes. Pursue it with passion!

Prayer: Father, thank You for believing in me through Jesus Christ. I accept your promises as real and true. With your help, I will take ownership of my life and give thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ for my inheritance.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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PROFILE IN COURAGE

Joshua 1:6-9 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” NKJV

The Lord said to Joshua three times, “be strong and of good courage.” Every person wants to have a successful life. Life is influenced for good through inner courage and strength to achieve dreams and goals.

Courage is:  mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty, it is determined in difficult situations.

Be sure and not overlook the promises in God’s Word for courage.

1. No man shall stand before you! (No power can stop you)
2. You shall inherit the land. This is achievement; however, sometimes it will take longer than you thought. Stand your ground through courage!  You shall prosper and succeed eventually.
3. Fear in any form is the enemy of courage and mental strength. Remember, “As a man thinks, so is he.”

Joshua and Caleb said, “We can take the land.” Everyone else said it couldn’t be done. Joshua was a devout follower of the Lord; he often stayed in the tent of worship after Moses left. Joshua was committed to fight for the victory of Israel. He was also faithful to Moses, the man of God.

Strength requires a faithful character, vision, certainty, integrity, and a belief in something greater than you. Such a strong person is one who can overcome adversity. Such a person is one who refuses to give up, even in the face of tremendous odds. Such a person will not be defeated. Such a person finds his or her worth, not in outside circumstances, but rather in one’s standing as a child of God.

You can relate this to Abraham’s words of being fully persuaded God will do what He says.

Romans 4:20-21 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. NKJV

Without courage you have little chance of success. Courage gives a person inner strength to stand upon good convictions. The Christian that stands with the Word of God will need courage.

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! NKJV

Courage is developing the internal characteristic to face truth, reality, problems and do the right thing. Our call is to live our lives according to Jesus and the Gospel.

The building of courage gives you strength; while the lack of courage defeats your right to the victory. This is why we are reminded to take every advantage God gives us.

Ephesians 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand NKJV

Courage and strength in the inner man give you the substance to be obedient to the Lord and overcome human frailties.

Stand for the Gospel; the Bible. It is the book of life. Be courageous; don’t let the crowd destroy your character or your faith.

The Lion’s Tail

There is a story about the man who bragged that he had cut off the tail of a man-eating lion with his pocket knife. Asked why he hadn’t cut off the lion’s head, the man replied: “Someone had already done that.” Source Unknown

When I say; “Be strong”. This sounds like something we tell our sons, doesn’t it.” Be strong. Stay tough. Hang in there. Don’t give up. But it is good advice for all of us, regardless of gender.

Let’s face it, human life is not for the faint of heart. You never know when things will challenge you. You never know when your well laid plans will try to unravel. You never know when your own mistakes will catch up with you. Stuff happens in life. Sometimes it is unexpected.  Often it is unwelcome. It causes us to reach outside our comfort zones and find new ways of coping, surviving, and winning.

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all. NKJV

The Lord gave Joshua instruction to meditate in the Word day and night. Then he would receive the power to succeed in all he did and no one could stop him.

You too, can draw the power of grace, favor and the blessing to help you achieve His purposes in your life and overcome everything. Do not fear; for He will uphold you
with His promises. Learn to read encouraging material, such as the Bible. Listen to good
speakers and ministries that will teach you how to overcome challenges.

Prayer

Father, I pray for your help to overcome fear and discouragement completely; to face tough circumstances with the confidence that You will see me through them. I am persuaded faith will give me the victory to the glory of the Lord. Thank you, in Jesus Name. Amen!

A CHRISTIAN IS BORN-AGAIN TO LIVE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE

When a person is born again, they become an extraordinary person. There are changes that happen to believers by being born of His Spirit. If you can change a man, you change his destiny and bychanging his destiny you affect the world around him. When a person has had the effect of divine influence upon their life, it will be life changing not only for themselves but for others.Let me take you into the pages of the Bible and tell you of a woman, whose story is still being told over and over. She never tried to find fame but healing for a blooddisorder.

Mark 5:25-26 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, 26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. NKJV

She is a certain woman: so we know her story is included on purpose. There are qualities about her that we can identify with. This woman was admired by Jesus. He said to her “Daughter, thy faith has made you whole.” Twelve years she fought for an answer to her condition. She spent all she had, yet she did not give up. Without question she was still looking for an answer. How do we know that? Mark 5:27 When she heard about Jesus, NKJV immediately she began to think and talk to herself. First of all let me list some things she didn’t say to herself.

1. I hope when I touch Jesus, something happens.

2. If it is God’s will, He’ll heal me.

3. I’ll try it, you never know, maybe this faith stuff will work.

4. If it is God’s will, Jesus will come to my house.

When she heard about Jesus, she heard about the great miracles people were receiving, that gave her hope and faith for herself.

Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.

Luke 6:17-19 they came to hear Him and be healed of their diseases, 18 as well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits. And they were healed. 19 And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all. NKJV

This woman begins to talk faith to herself and make plans to go and receive healing. Notice what she said to herself.

Mark 5:28-29 For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.”  What is the significance of all these words? The significance is life and death.

What she didn’t do:

1. She didn’t wait around for others to do something.

2. She didn’t wait around passively.

3. She didn’t mope around in self-pity.

What she did do:

1. She got motivated and planned her approach.

2. She wouldn’t take no for an answer.

3. She counted the cost.

4. She made pressed through the crowds and obstacles.

Faith always has corresponding actions. Remember that faith without works is dead. What a marvelous example for you today to be able to receive an extraordinary life changing event. You can receive healing and help in the time of need whatever your situation maybe today. Jesus is still working wondrous miracles.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Now for the rest of the story. She had covenant rights under Jewish inheritance and knew her standing. She spoke and acted in union with her faith toward God. What this woman needed was someone to open the door for her.

Jesus said, “I am the door.”

Now, let’s finish the story.

Mark 5:29-30 Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. 30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes?” NKJ

Remember, faith is substance of things not seen, yet the evidence that things are real. She started the process with no room for her. The key that opened the promise door was and still is faith in Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. NKJV

Notice, Jesus turned around to see her. The instant faith exists; God is ready to release the answer according to His Word. She touched Him with her faith.

Jesus said “Who touched My clothes? She touched the hem of His cloak.

Mark 5:31-34 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. KJV there

This woman’s story has been told over and over. I want you to realize that there is hope for you even if your need may seems hopeless. Prayer with faith has the power still to get the attention of Jesus Christ. Her story is told for you as an example. What a positive testimony for us today.

She got hold of divine influence and boldly received an extraordinary miracle.

Prayer: Father God in the name of Jesus, I come in simple faith believing you for a miracle. The scripture says, “Ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you.” Thank you so very much.

THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE

While praying about this message, I said, Lord, I want something different.  The Lord said, “The truth will never be an old message, it will never be outdated, and it will always be relevant.”

John 8:31-32Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” NKJV

The truth is the influence of the gospel and presence of God in our society, and personal lives. The scripture tells us that “Righteousness exalts a nation.” Also, Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice.

This led me to the term providence. We should want our major endeavors in life to be providentially driven.

Providence: (definition) divine guidance or care; God is conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human destiny. (Providential is the result.)

When we look back at our history, we make a mistake in looking for men and women who were perfect saints with little halos around their heads. What we find are people that have scars, faults, not perfected in all Christian values.

The Lord said to me,” Are you perfect without any imperfections? Don’t dismiss those who came before you carving freedom to the best of their ability.”

David Barton’s observation: “At times, it seems as though our nation has forgotten God. To a great extent, our modern objectives have become success, status, and security. These are followed closely by self-indulgence, comfort and pleasure. Our permissive society turns freedom into license; rights into riots; and pornography into profit. Some people are so concerned about a higher standard of living that they fail to live by any standard. Riches are elevated above righteousness, and science above the Savior. We abandon the moral law and then shake our heads in disbelief as crime increases.”
William Bennett said, “There is coarseness, callousness and a cynicism to our era. The worst of it has to do with our children. Our culture seems almost dedicated to the corruption of the young. People are losing their capacity for shock, disgust and outrage.” Bennett continues: “Today we must carry on a new struggle for the country we love. We must push hard against an age that is pushing hard against us. If we have full employment and greater economic growth—if we have cities of gold and alabaster—but our children have not learned how to walk in goodness, justice and mercy, then the American experiment, no matter how attractive we make it, will have failed.”

Freedom is very important, however, being free must have a foundation to be able to stand and deliver. God calls us as He did Israel, to revisit the truth over and over to keep the foundations strong and to teach the next generation.

Psalm 44:1 We have heard with our ears Oh God, Our fathers have told us what you did in their day long ago.

The opening statement of the Declaration of Independence.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness- That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the Governed…..

Notice the term; endowed by their creator.

The belief in God’s Providence is still a crucial element of freedom and liberty; it set
the stage for the founder’s faith toward God to find expression in the formation of the country, the Constitution and the laws of the land.  Providential destiny is empowered through the belief in God and the scriptures.

John Adams addressing the Continental Congress, June 21, 1776, for the purpose of drafting the Declaration of  Independence, said;

 “Statesmen, My dear sirs, many plan and speculate for liberty, but it is religion and morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which freedom can securely stand……There is no lasting liberty without virtue.”

Virtue is the foundation of good and doing right before God.

It was on July 30, 1789 that President George Washington gave his inaugural address, one third of which was dedicated to the direct supplication to God for guidance and strength for our nation. And with that start, God has blessed our nation. But have we forgotten who has blessed us? These are points made by President George Washington:

“While just government protects all in their religious rights, true religion affords to
government its surest support.
Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and
morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of
patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness,
these firmest props of the duties of man and citizens
And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained
without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education
on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect
that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. It is
substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular
government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species
of free government. Who, that is a sincere friend to it, can look with indifference
upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?”  George Washington

These series of events that led up to the declaring freedom from Great Britain were influenced by The Great Awakening of 1734-1750 that led to a revival throughout the thirteen colonies causing salvations by the hundreds. A preacher named Jonathan Edwards was used by God to seek for people to be changed for the glory of the Lord.

People were so aware of the scriptures, their meaning and their power to change a life and country. Some very influential men in the American Revolution, were raised by parents of The Great Awakening or were themselves touched by the spiritual awakening. Change a man, you change his destiny, and the influence can change a nation.

Whatever you do to celebrate the freedom you have, be sure to give thanks to Almighty God. The truth is: True freedom and power to hold onto freedom is based upon the character of the people. You may argue with me about the content of character; but it must have its basis in goodness, honesty, kindness and graciousness toward one another.

THE POWER OF VISION

Vision is the ability to see something before you have it or to give definition to a goal. It is always based as something you are making an effort to achieve. I read an article several years ago about a gentleman that made a list of things to experience in his life. I guess you would call it a “bucket list.” The last one was to walk on the Great Wall of China. He accomplished that in his middle seventies. I believe people are more fulfilled with life if they have a vision for themselves. I read recently about that many people who go to college never get a degree. The sad part is they still have to pay for what they did attend. Finishing is as important as starting.

The Bible teaches us to think in the power of hope (having expectations). We are told our God “calls things which are not as though they were.” (Romans 4:17) He constantly shows us the power of a vision.

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’ NKJV  

The law of faith itself believes in vision. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) Another proof text is; Mark 11:24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. (NKJV) That is vision!

Moses cast the vision for the people of Israel who were slaves in Egypt. He told them it is time for deliverance. God wants to take you to a land flowing with milk and honey. It is a good land, with proper rain fall, houses are ready, vineyards are planted and growing, etc. That was casting a vision powerful enough to get them to believe so that God could do His part with miracles, signs and wonders. Moses had to constantly repeat the vision, not because God didn’t do His part; but Israel would stop believing at every challenge. The entire trip would have been just days instead of years but they kept going back to the old, forgetting the vision. It is important to refresh the vision with our confession and mental image.

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish…..KJV

The word perish means to stumble, lose their way. The power of the vision is like a road map, it reminds you to stay the course to your destination. Preparation prevents confusion. You need to clarify, where you are going, why you are going there; how can you achieve this goal. Vision causes other strategic elements to happen for the vision to be achieved.

Beth and I had a vision for Spirit of Life Church in Indianapolis. We prayed for specific elements of the vision, such as; where we were to locate; even about how to advertise and other elements. We have over the years prayed about houses, cars, meetings, so we could be specific and not operate on hope so, maybe so. Vision sees the invisible, but does not stop because of it. A vision believed, finds a way through the obstacles.

Everyone knows that natural laws govern our physical world. You may not like those laws however; there is no getting around the fact that physical laws must be respected.
For instance, gravity can work for you or it can work against you. Gravity is a real law; however, aerodynamics gives us a way to overcome gravity. Be encouraged in your vision, keep pushing forward.

Electricity is a wonderful force that operates by set laws. If respected, electricity will cook your toast. If abused, you could become toast. No one argues against the physical laws that govern our world. Years ago, great scientists and mathematicians discovered and defined those laws.

Without the discovery, acknowledgment, definition and utilization of the physical laws of light, energy and magnetism, we would be without television, cell phones, air transportation, etc. It sounds pretty boring, if we didn’t learn how to make good use of them; Right? They were in the invisible world only for years. We still can’t see them, however, we use them for living every day.

The power of vision brings God’s Words and promises to us for effective living when we believe.

2 Corinthians 4:13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak… NKJV

Guidelines to help you set your vision:

1. Prayer for God’s leading and guidance.         2. Bible Promises.
3. Prioritize, start at the beginning.                   4. Determine your primary goal.
5. Assess your progress                                         6. Request help when needed.
7. Confession brings possession

Prayer: Father, I thank you for helping me set a vision for my life according to your purposes. I thank you for the spirit of wisdom and revelation. In Jesus name, amen.

ENLARGE YOUR CAPACITY FOR BELIEVING

The Word of God says that it is very important for believers to grow and increase in the Word of God. Our pattern is taken from Jesus Himself.

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. NKJV

Colossians 1:9-13 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;11 strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. NKJV

The Christian life is instrument rated. The Word of God is given so you know exactly all that is needed to have a successful life. Far too many Christians are trying to guide their lives by their feelings and their circumstances. If you were to fly a plane without checking the instruments or not be able to read them with understanding, you would probably crash. Everyone would be trying to figure out why.  So many times Christians are in trouble and they say they did everything right. Is God at fault? Did He plan for them to crash and burn? Absolutely not!

The scripture says He wants us to increase in every good work. Isn’t faith a good work? The Word of God says, “The just shall live by faith.” Then it says increasing in the knowledge of God. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly.”  The Greek word for abundantly is, Perissos meaning: superabundance, excessive, overflowing, surplus, over and above, more than enough, profuse, extraordinary, more than sufficient.

As Christians our life is about Christian living; being a witness. It is about love, peace and joy. It is about our family, our job, our work. Isn’t life about good health and a great relationship with your spouse?

The point is this: If you don’t know the word of God, we will have a hard time staying on course.

Romans 12:1-2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. NLT

 1 Corintians15:33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character. NIV

Companions will influence our behavior.

Transformation is going to be an ongoing process, to grow and increase is God’s will.  However, only you can decide to let it happen to you.

Poverty mentality affects every facet of your life.  It will cause you to only see the negative, when God has so much more for you.

Luke 5:2-11 After Jesus borrowed Peter’s boat, He said “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets. “Peter said; we have toiled all night; at your Word, we will let down the net.”

To enlarge your capacity for believing is not just hearing the word, but being a doer of the word. (James 1:22)

Luke 5:5-7 And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.7 So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats. NKJV

It is God’s desire that you prosper and be in health!! Cast down that poverty mentality and began to see your house in supernatural prosperity.

A. You must give God permission to increase you by faith and confession.

B. Make room for increase in your thinking.

C. Set your goal to go beyond where you are now, by faith.

D. Your inheritance goes beyond getting your needs met, its abundance. There
are others you can help.

E. Get in a good church teaching the word of faith.

The instrument panel for flying the plane of your life is God’s Word. So you need to be trained to fly it. Don’t give up! Start asking the Lord for direction on enlarging your capacity to believe.

Prayer: Dear God, it is my desire to grow and increase. I want to do more and experience more of the blessings you have for me. Help me to grow in your love and wisdom. In Jesus Name, amen.

THE BLESSING is Empowerment

The first words man heard from the Lord, declared over them was THE BLESSING. It is amazing how many people take a word like blessing and turn it into a generic term; a word without power. When God gave THE BLESSING over Adam and Eve power was intended; it was stated and granted to them by the Lord. He certainly demonstrated His intentions when He said; “Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.”

Words are the basis of how we determine everything. The definitions of words empower us or limit us. What we speak to ourselves internally sets us in action or reaction to events and other people. The truth is God created the heavens and the earth by His word, so the words He spoke to them are very important for us today. We need to see and understand their meaning as foundational truths.

Genesis 1:26-28 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have   dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living   thing that moves on the earth.” NKJV

 These words are still in effect today. I know sin corrupted the earth; however, the one thing not changed by sin was God Himself. When God spoke, there are attributes in the words that are inherit and cannot be changed by man.

a. There are power words in THE BLESSING.
b. It is anointed to operate by the Holy Spirit.
c. It has authority to overcome all obstacles for our lives.
d. It contains empowering ability for you.
e. THE BLESSING has multiplication power in its make-up.
f. Replenish gives us resurrection and restoring potential.
g. THE BLESSING has grace and favor to open doors.
h. Dominion gives us a right to reign and rule in life.

Hebrew scholars define THE BLESSING given here as an empowerment to prosper. It means to succeed in life, to accomplish your goals, be successful in business and to have a peaceful life; and of course it has financial aspects as well.

It is time for us to accept the truth of the THE BLESSING being the foundation God laid down in the beginning and that it is for us. The entire Bible demonstrates the power of the blessing in the lives of God’s people. Can you see how important it was for Christ to return THE BLESSING to everyone?

Galatians 3:13-14 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. NKJV

We have THE BLESSING back on our lives. Paul was writing about the greatest revelation in church history; the new creation in Christ. It is important for the church to understand we have been empowered by the same blessing God declared in the beginning.

Galatians 3:8-9 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.” 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham. NKJV

We want you to see how THE BLESSING is for you by the Lord’s design. There isn’t anyone who doesn’t desire God’s blessing. Yet, what is needed first is for you to believe by faith it is already yours. Start confessing THE BLESSING over your life knowing you have the favor of God already. Go back to the attributes list and be specific in prayer. Live a good clean life and expect the impossible to happen.

1 Corinthians 2:9 Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.

Prayer: Father, in Jesus name, I thank you for THE BLESSING; I receive it in fullness and great hope.  Amen