God called Abram, with this promise, ?I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.? (Genesis 12:2)
As you open up to the blessing of God in your life, you will be filled to overflowing! God?s goodness upon you will become so obvious to others that they will want to enjoy God as well.
Too often people see through the eyes of religion and not through faith. Religion sees God as harsh, unyielding and as one who imposes heavy burdens upon people. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is religion that binds heavy burdens upon people?s backs. God is not like that. He stands for joy and blessing.
In Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11
This is a far cry from the religious view of God! The Bible declares that in Christ we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places. This shows where the blessings are found and how they come to us.
It is true that when we were sinners we stood under the judgement of God. But, on the cross, Jesus Christ secured all God?s blessings for us, removing God?s wrath forever!
O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; you maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good inheritance. Psalm 16:5-6
Now, in Christ Jesus you are blessed! There is nothing that Jesus has accomplished that is not available to you, if you believe.
The blessings of God are found in Jesus Christ, but they flow into our lives by the Holy Spirit. The blessings are spiritual. That is, they are activated in us by the Holy Spirit.
The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26
Some people say that in the Old Testament, God blessed his people with physical blessings. He gave them promises of healing and prosperity. But, now in New Testament times, God only offers ?spiritual? blessings.
But has God forgotten that we have physical needs? Certainly not! Jesus said, ?Your heavenly Father knows that you need such things.? That is why He has made every blessing available in Christ, through the Spirit.
The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22
The blessing of Abraham is yours!
When Jesus died he carried the curse of the law according to what was written, ?Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree? (Galatians 3:13).
But the curse he carried was not his own. It was ours. The Jews were under the curse of the law ? and Jesus carried it on the cross. He also took away the curse that was on the Gentiles so that whoever believes could receive the blessing of Abraham.
This blessing begins with justification ? being declared righteous by faith. And it leads to the blessing of the Holy Spirit and everything that he imparts into our lives.
Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits. Psalm 103:1-2
The Bible is full of promises for blessing and God wants you experience every one of them! Believe God for exactly that blessing you need from him today!
I will bless the Lord, the God who is my hope and my salvation. He is the God of blessing and honour and praise.
I declare that I am blessed with every blessing in Jesus Christ. He withholds no good thing from me.
He has called me to inherit his goodness and his mercy is always upon me.
I have been set free from the curse of the law and the blessing of Abraham is mine. Jesus was made a curse so that I might receive the blessing of his Spirit.
I set the course of my life toward the blessing of God.
I apply the blood of Jesus to every curse made against me and cancel every negative word spoken about me.
The devil cannot curse those whom God has blessed. The peace of God is within me and the joy of the Lord is upon me. I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms and I daily receive his benefits.
My life is a blessing to others. I give to them what God has given to me. I bless those who persecute me and despitefully use me. I am the Lord?s chosen possession. Sorrow and mourning are gone and God is my strength and my portion forever.