January 3, 2019

THE BLESSINGS OF THE LORD

Yesterday as  I was reading my Bible starting again from Genesis as I normally do at the beginning of the year, God opened my understanding to what I would like to share with you today.  This is in regards to the blessings of the Lord. I used to think that God pronounced blessings only on human beings (Adam and Eve) for them to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth (1:28). but then I discovered that He blessed all other creatures, the fish and all creatures in the seas, and then the fowls in the air and also the beasts. This means that as we human beings are fruitful and multiply so also all these creatures multiply too and they fill the earth. The blessings of the Lord from creation still stands today. The purpose of these blessings can be seen in verses 28-29 ” And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creeps upon the earth wherein there is life. I have given every green herb for meat, and it was so.”  What God pronounced blessings upon since creation till today, remained blessed. No one can deny the wonders of God’s blessings when we consider the population of the world and we are still being blessed with all the fish, the fowls, the cattle, and all the fruit bearing trees. Every thing God blesses are always in abundance. Then I remembered being a chemist, there are many plants, their leaves, or the back of trees that are medicinal  and more and more are still being discovered which are useful to cure so many diseases.  Also many minerals that are in many fruits are needed for the growth of our physical bodies such as  Potassium, Calcium, Sodium, Iron and Magnesium just to mention a few. In animals that we use as meat, we derive milk from the cattle and all other parts are very useful to the body. The fish, the eggs, the oil from plants and animals are all very useful to us. We cannot exhaust the various blessings that we derive from all that God created from the beginning. They still stand as proof of the blessings that God pronounced on everything that He created.

As the LORD opened me to all these blessings yesterday, I decided to include this in the Word of Wisdom of today, that the God that thought about you and  me when He was creating us and made all those things available to us, knows exactly what is needed for us all to enjoy the earth he had placed us in.  What became the source of blessings for many countries today came from God putting them in some strategic places for them to be discovered and refined and used as economic strength. Resources such as Gold, Copper, Silver, Crude oil, Coal and Natural Gas are all blessings from God.  This awareness has reminded me that I am also part of the plan of God for blessing if I can position myself  rightly to receive it. You are also in the plan of God to receive God’s  blessing, but you must seek God first and then let him know that the Bible says, “all other things shall be added to you when you seek Him” (Matthew 6:33).  He blessed Solomon beyond measure when he asked for wisdom of God to rule his people. (1 Kings 3: 9-14). He blessed Abraham and made him a father of nations. (Genesis 12:1-2).  He blessed his descendants exceedingly above whatever they can ask.  Isaac and Jacob both became very great and waxed exceedingly great.

So brothers and sisters, we are in for blessings this year.  Let us position ourselves to receive the blessings He has for us. It does not take Him long to pronounce the blessings on us but we must stay focused on Him and wrestle with him and not let Him go unless He blesses us. Jacob did this and he received his blessings. (Genesis 32:24-29). I pray that the blessings of this year will not elude any of us in Jesus Name, Amen.  Stay Blessed.

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