Wednesday, 13 January 2016



“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

In capsule 1 we started the discussion on the 'Blessing of the Lord', few things were established. These are, the fact that we are already blessed with all blessings and Christ is the guarantor. That part of our Christian life is already sorted, dealt with , finished and complete. This might not be obvious, it does not mean it has not happened. We will in this capsule define what a Blessing is and what it does, once you understand this, what is needed is how to walk in it, such that it becomes an experiential concept, not a 'pie in the sky , but a steak on the plate right now'.

“The blessing of the Lord–it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it].” Proverbs 10:22 AMP
Look at Proverbs 10:22 ( I am using the amplified bible version). This is the anatomy of the subject of discussion. Note that it says 'the blessing of the Lord', this should immediately sound an alarm bell, the need to distinguish it from others (appearance can be deceptive). Again see the three functional elements 1. It makes rich, meaning it's the blessing that makes the riches, not the riches that make the blessing 2. It is not accompanied with sorrow and 3. You cannot add to it by toiling.

Definition: This Blessing is the Intrinsic spiritual ability to prosper, imparted by God.

The blessing is not physically, in other words, the house, the car, lucrative business, good health etc is not the blessing. But the blessing when in operation should produce these things, not the other way round, huge fundamental difference!! If you understand this it will cure you of greed and envy. The danger is that a man can have all these physical things and the source is not the blessing of the Lord. Like Ephesians 1:3 states, the blessing of the Lord is a spiritual seed, and like a natural seed in the right environment, it will manifest the physical harvest. A good case study is Joseph, he got into Egypt as a slave in Genesis 39, then became a servant, then a prisoner. In chapter 41 he had become a prime minister. He was blessed whilst in the pit, naked without a thing in the world, it was the blessing that took him all the way through. 

The same with Jacob, the blessing was imparted in Genesis 27, he became a fugitive, then a servant. By Genesis 31, he was richer than his boss Laban, so much so that the whole household envied him. Similarly his father Isaac in Genesis 26, succeeded where others failed because he was blessed. There is much more I would like to say, but for time and space. A blessing is like the seed, it has within it the power of more. This should give you confidence that you have within you the intrinsic spiritual ability to prosper in every aspect of life because you're Blessed with ALL SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS.(Psalm 1:3).

Secondly, the physical manifestation of this blessing , if it's from the Lord will not be associated with sorrow, anxiety or fear of reversal. Why? because the blessing of the Lord it makes rich without adding sorrow. The reason people are so fearful and greedy is because it is not based on the blessing of the Lord. Because we have come to realise that the blessing of the Lord makes rich, people pursue riches by any means possible hoping that the riches will be evidence that they are blessed. Unfortunately the church has bought into this grievous error too and it leads to many sorrows (1Timothy 6:10).

Toiling is not the same as hard work. Toiling means to receive no reasonable reward for the amount of effort. It is evidence of the absence of God in an endeavour (Genesis 3:17-19 and Luke 5:5 give good examples). You cannot with human effort improve on the blessing of God, what God has left out, you cannot add. If it is derived from the blessing you will not struggle or cause damage in the process (Matthew 12:18-20). So in conclusion the blessing of the Lord does only one thing and one thing only.....IT MAKES RICH, that is all, simple isn't it? So don't be deceived, if the riches has sorrow and bares the hallmark of toiling, then it is not the product of the blessing of the Lord


It is important to clear the confusion and wrong perception in the first two capsules.In the next capsule we would learn how to walk in the blessing of Lord.

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'Femi Idowu