Wednesday, 2 March 2016

GOD'S PILLS 2016 : CAPSULE 9

THE BLESSING OF THE LORD: BLESSED BEYOND A CURSE (THE OLD TESTAMENT ARGUMENT)

“And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭12:2-3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I am sure that from our discussion so far, even if we do not completely agree on everything, there are common grounds. We know what a blessing is and what a curse is. We also agree on how each is initiated, and the truth that we are highly favoured. These are the basics, l pray and believe that the Holy Spirit will make the details available and clear to you much more than I can ever do. In this capsule I intend to show you that we are blessed beyond a curse, that the blessings of the Lord is permanent. It could be active or dormant but you should not be afraid of a curse. The difference is that curses are like weeds, they grow even where they are not supposed to, if you allow them. Whereas the blessings of the Lord need to be activated by faith and watered by patience (Hebrews 6:11-12). I hope you also spent time meditating on Numbers chapters 21-23, this is very important and central to our understanding.

In Genesis 27, Jacob with the help of his mother received the blessings due to his brother Esau, the first born. You need to understand the Jewish culture and tradition to appreciate the enormity of this travesty. Shortly after Jacob left, Esau showed up and Isaac realised his mistake, that is, he had pronounced the blessings of the first born on Jacob instead of Esau . Most people would expect him to just cancel his previous action and right the wrong? But Isaac's reaction gives a deep insight into the workings and effect of a blessing once spoken and set in motion.

“And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭27:33‬ ‭KJV‬‬ (Please read Genesis 27:33-43 to get the complete picture).

The reason Isaac TREMBLED very exceeding is because once the blessing has been set in motion, not even Isaac himself can reverse it '... have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.' (Genesis 27:33b). Numbers 23:19 explains why, “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” This scripture that is often quoted when taken in context is referring to the truth that the blessings of the Lord is not subject to reversal. This is saying that God has bound Himself by this oath because He cannot lie! Are you getting the picture?

It's a spiritual law, the blessings of the Lord come with an insurance that protects against a curse. Let's take Abram as an example, in Genesis 12:2, God blessed him. In verse 3, to protect the blessings, God said anyone that curse Abram will be cursed. In Genesis 27:29, the same was repeated concerning Jacob. A blessing if properly understood and activated protects you from the workings of curse. A curse will only take advantage of your ignorance or through your own cooperation (I will explain this later when I am putting a balance to things). The blessings of the Lord are much more potent than an curse. A curse cannot reverse a blessing, but a blessing can completely annihilate a curse. To even make things more secure, it is dangerous under this arrangement to curse somebody who is blessed of the Lord! Now if the blessing of the Lord is this strong in the life of OT Saints, then guaranteed it is infinitely more potent for us New Testament Saints (Matthew 11:11).

As we end this capsule I know that there are a lot of nagging questions based on observations around you. Everything I have said appears too good to be true, that is why it is the gospel.....Good News. You probably can give examples of Christians that you know who are operating under curses, and you are wondering what is the explanation? That is exactly the purpose of God's Pill (Luke 4:18-19). Your experience cannot be superior to the word of God, if both don't align, then it's your experience and circumstances that will have to change (Numbers 23:19).


CONCLUSION
AGAIN GOD IS NOT MAN THAT HE SHOULD LIE


Ps
God's pill, smooth and small enough to swallow, easily digestible to release it's goodness. Strictly no side effects.


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