There are so many awesome benefits that come with accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and personal Savior, from healing to financial increase. However, the one that heads up the list and is actually the source of every promise you could ever receive from God is the blessing. Many times, when we talk about the blessing, we focus on the tangible material items that make our lives comfortable, such as houses and cars. But the blessing is much more than that. It is actually an empowerment to prosper and have success in every area of our lives. When the blessing is in operation, nothing can stop you or hold you back from obtaining everything God has promised you. Ephesians 1:3 says that if we are a part of the Kingdom of God, through our acceptance of Jesus Christ, we have already been blessed with every spiritual blessing available. That means we have wisdom and power that enables us to do and accomplish anything. Spiritual blessings also include things like healing, increase, and spiritual gifts that God can impart in our lives to be a blessing to others. When we are blessed, we are empowered to excel. If we go back to the book of Genesis and look at the account of the creation story, we discover that, when God created mankind, He equipped Adam and Eve with this very blessing. Genesis 1:27, 28 says, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 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 moveth upon the earth.” God endowed the first man and woman with the ability to absolutely dominate the earth realm. That power was the blessing! Unfortunately, when Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden and ate of the forbidden fruit, they lost their spiritual connection to the Father and, consequently, the blessing. But the good news is that, through Jesus, the power of the blessing has been restored! Galatians 3:13, 14 says, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” The “promise” mentioned here in this scripture is the blessing! It is the empowerment God originally bestowed on Adam and Eve, and then a man called Abraham. Jesus came through the lineage of Abraham, and through His substitutionary sacrifice on the cross, each of us now has access to the blessing when we receive Him by faith. When the blessing is on your life, you have success no matter where you are. Joseph was a prime example of this. When he was thrown in prison for being falsely accused of raping his master’s wife, God showed him favor with the prison staff! In time, he became the overseer of the entire facility (Genesis 39:1-23). So how do we activate the blessing in our lives? By speaking the Word of God! God’s Word is blessed, and when we begin to understand the power of our words and align them with what the Bible says, we turn on the power of the blessing. It will begin working for us, in us, and around us when we use our mouths to declare the Word with boldness, and in faith. The more we speak the Word, the more our minds will be renewed to the reality that we are blessed. Developing a blessing consciousness involves paying more attention to the empowerment God has equipped us with than we do the circumstances and situations going on around us. When you know you have been blessed, your confidence in the blessing will propel you to victory, all the time!
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