Welcome to another edition of Empowerment for Living with Rev F B Obende on this 23rd day of the month of August 2020.
By the grace of God, we will continue from where we stopped yesterday by looking at what I have titled “Blessed beyond Measures.”
Psalm 115:12-15 (KJV)
12. The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.
13. He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.
14. The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.
15. Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.
Hear it and hear it again and again, you are blessed of the Lord.
As a believer, you are blessed of the Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and that I want to say is our confidence and I know we shall not be disappointed.As a believer, you are blessed of the Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and that I want to say is our confidence and I know we shall not be disappointed. Click To Tweet
I say it again that we are blessed beyond measures irrespective of what the price of Oil, forex or government is saying; we are blessed.
The challenge before the church today is that there are so many people who do not know what they have become in redemption.The challenge before the church today is that there are so many people who do not know what they have become in redemption. Click To Tweet
Many do not realize that what and where they are now is not as important as what they have become in Christ Jesus.Many do not realize that what and where they are now is not as important as what they have become in Christ Jesus. Click To Tweet
There are many princes in the church walking bare footed; while their father’s servants are riding on horses because they are ignorant of what God their Father has laid in stock for them.
We have a Father; the Almighty God who owns the heaven and the earth and everything therein (Psalm 24:1-5).
Your Father created everything that you see all over the world today and when He created you, He didn’t create you empty handed. Genesis 1:28 tells us that He blessed you and told you to be fruitful, multiply, replenish, subdue and have dominion.
You are blessed; blessed beyond measures.
I am a blessed child; you are a blessed child.
A blessing like we have seen is an empowerment to prosper.
God empowered you with wisdom, knowledge, understanding, counsel, might and spirit of the fear of the Lord to prosper.
Everything you need to fulfil destiny has been wired inside of you and you need to be conscious of that.Everything you need to fulfil destiny has been wired inside of you and you need to be conscious of that. Click To Tweet
The challenge is that many of us look many a times on the outside and not on the inside and that is where we miss it.
Your blessings is not in the buildings, degrees, cars, cash, wives, money or no of children that you think that you have, but in the wisdom, knowledge and understanding and all the spiritual graces and gifts that are in the inside of you.Your blessings is not in the buildings, degrees, cars, cash, wives, money or no of children that you think that you have, but in the wisdom, knowledge and understanding and all the spiritual graces and gifts that are in the inside of you. Click To Tweet
When a man is strengthened on the inside, he carries the capacity to do exploits wherever he finds himself and the result will be the material blessings of cars, houses, money, children amongst others that we crave for.
The blessings we have been talking about is beyond measures; no limitation at all. It is your own personal responsibility to determine how far you want to go as a child of God.
Genesis 1:28 shows us that God blessed them and told them to be fruitful, multiply, replenish, subdue and have dominion.
It is God’s own responsibility as the source of blessing to bless which He has done, but how far you will go in terms of your fruitfulness, multiplication and dominating your environment is your own responsibility and there is no limit to it.
Since there is no limit, what therefore are we supposed to do in accessing God’s blessings without measures? What are we supposed to do?
a) Get Connected to the Source of the Blessing
There are many in the church who are disconnected from God, who remains the very source of the blessing. They are in the church, but have no relationship with God through His son, Jesus Christ.
Listen to me; President Buhari is president of Nigeria today and I hear a lot of people complaining that he is only taking care of members of his family, relations and tribesmen and I ask if you were the one what will you do? Is it the relations of your enemy that you will take care of?
You need to surrender your poverty, lack, sickness, sin and weakness to Him and ask Him to come into your life.
When He comes, He releases upon you His spirit and abilities to make you prosper beyond measures.
b) Take Time to Discover What Heaven has in Stock for you
Access knowledge and wisdom of God through his word by living in the fear of the Lord as a child of God. Psalm 112:1-3 tells us that wealth and riches shall be in the house of the man who fears the Lord and keeps his commandments.
The fear of the Lord brings mercy (Psalm 103:17) and mercy in turn brings favour from God and man many a times.
c) Delight in the Commandments of the Lord by Living in Total Obedience to His Word.
Blessings come by being obedient in tithing, giving etc. Be a giver for it is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35).
This is one area we miss it especially in Foursquare and we need to change if we want to be blessed beyond measures. God will bless you so that you can become a blessing (Genesis 12:2).
Many of us missed the opportunity provided by the lock down to bless others. You just keep saying you don’t have; you don’t have and it will never come.
Let give to others; let it spread and go round. Remember, we came into this world with nothing and it is certain that we will go away with nothing (1 Timothy 6:6-7).Let give to others; let it spread and go round. Remember, we came into this world with nothing and it is certain that we will go away with nothing Click To Tweet
Give to your pastors; give to your members and those in need especially in a time like this and you will see how the Lord will lift you up
d) Refuse to be Lazy.
Look for Something to Do. God will always require a platform to bless you (Psalm 1:3). Refuse to be idle.
Always remember that it is only the diligent man that will be able to stand before kings and not mean men.Always remember that it is only the diligent man that will be able to stand before kings and not mean men. Click To Tweet
You are bundle of gifting and blessing and you need to know it.
Just take a look at the Book of Deuteronomy 28:1-13 once again and you will see what is in stock for you as long as you live your life in complete obedience to God’s will and purpose.
Good point to stop, but let me add once again that you are blessed and will continue to remain a blessing; please stay and keep safe and I will hear your testimony in Jesus name.