THE BLESSING OF THE LORD: TRULY BLESSED (Part 3)
“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
Recap, in capsule one we found out we are blessed (past tense), with all blessings guaranteed by Christ and in capsule 2, we scrutinised and interrogated the blessing to separate it from falsehood (In other words the definition and component parts). The most important lesson for me is the truth that Blessings come in spiritual form, not physical. Because you cannot see it does not mean it does not exist , in other words, 'absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence'! Everything physical originates from the spiritual. If its from God, toiling will not improve it, and if it has sorrow it is not from God, simple!
In this capsule we would start learning to walk in it. If you are to manifest the blessing of Lord, the first step is for you to acknowledge the truth that it's already in you and draw it out by faith (Philemon 1: 6). Everything hinges on this, otherwise you will be like a dog chasing it's tail. You can only do something with what you know you have. I will explain this further, but let me give two examples. Joseph in Genesis 40 whilst in prison knew he was blessed with the gift of interpretation of dreams and solving enigmas that was why he volunteered to interpret the dream of the butler and baker. He knew he had the spiritual seed in himself, similarly with Jacob in Laban's house. Until you are convinced within yourself, you will not act, you can only plant the seed you know you have. If you're Christ's then you're Abraham's seed and heir of the promise (Galatians 3:29, Genesis 22:17-18). My question is are you born again? Do you believe it? If the answer is yes to both, then act like it. This is the first step, it's like pregnancy, you first know it, then people close to you will acknowledge it, then strangers would desire it. Joseph knew he was blessed, then it became obvious to Potiphar, followed by the keeper of the prison, before the butler acknowledged it and lastly Pharaoh. Same with Jacob, in Genesis 30:27, Laban acknowledged it without Jacob telling him. That is how it works, first you acknowledge it, then people who are similarly blessed will see it in you and lastly those that desire it will come to you. You must put value on it and acknowledge it, stop running all over the place asking for what you already have (1Corinthians 15:58). The reason Joseph refused to defile himself with Potiphar's wife was because he knew he had something better than what was being offered, similarly with Daniel in Chapter 1:8. Angel Gabriel told Mary she was blessed, She acknowledged and believed (be it unto me according to thy word) and her cousin Elizabeth knew without being told (Luke 1:26-45). Do you know that all these people operated under an inferior covenant compared to us?
“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
Psalms 1:3 KJV
Before we end this capsule I will like to correct a common misconception. The fact that you are blessed is not an invitation to laziness or mediocrity. In fact being blessed should do the opposite (Proverbs 12:24, 27; Proverbs 22:29). Psalm 1:1-3 describes a blessed man, the last part shows that he is not a lazy person. This ought to be obvious, let me illustrate this with a real life story. A Christian sister I know refused to take up any form of work because she lived in a country where all sorts of government handouts abound (of course these are never designed to give you abundance). The interesting thing was she is always the first in any prosperity prayer line. I finally called her aside and explained to her that it was all a waste of time, because she was doing nothing. I told her that despite the fact that she is blessed with all spiritual blessings, to see the manifestation she needs to give the blessing an opportunity to manifest . Let's put it this way, the blessing multiplied by zero, gives zero, even Adam who had everything in the garden of Eden was not jobless or a loafer, he needed to tend the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Ignorance of this is why people fall prey to all sorts of gimmicks (enough said).
IF YOU'RE CHRIST'S , THEN YOU'RE ABRAHAM'S SEED AND HEIR OF THE PROMISE, SO ACT IT.
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