“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
Ephesians chapter 1 verse 3 is one of those bible passages that speaks volumes with just a few words.
Our theme for this month is, you guessed it, ‘Truly Blessed’.
Blessed, blessings etc. are words that are commonly used in the modern church but poorly understood by many. I say this because if we truly grasp the spiritual implications; God’s thoughts and intents embedded in what blessing means, things will be different.
In this article I will lay few broad strokes. To get the full gist I will recommend the first thirteen Capsules of God’s Pill 2016 or follow our series on the NCC STRONGNATION platforms.
A blessing is the spoken favour of God over the life of an individual, designed to influence things for good in perpetuity if activated. It is the direct opposite of a curse with one significant difference, a blessing can stop, reverse and squash a curse, but a curse cannot impact a blessing in the same way (Numbers 23:19-23). Knowledge is the difference maker. This is particularly important for the New Creation. Every blessing has within it’s an ‘insurance policy’ to protect it from attack or recall (Genesis 12:3, Genesis 27:29). That is the original design of God; it has seed within itself to be self propagating (Genesis 1:11). The one person that can stop a blessing operating in the life of a New Creation is the individual themself. No demon in hell, no Prophet, Apostle or Pastor. In fact it is inherently dangerous for any one to try to do so.
The car you drive, the money in your bank account, not even the house that you live in or any material possession is the blessing. These are the effects of the blessing, they are the byproducts. Jacob got to Laban’s house a fugitive but within a short time, Laban knew the difference. No wonder he was reluctant to release him. Joseph got to Egypt as a slave boy with just a loin cloth……. you know the end of the story. The constant was that they were both blessed and in time it showed.
There is a counterfeit ‘blessing’, that is why Proverbs 10:22 says, ‘The blessing of the Lord, makes rich and adds no sorrow’. Clear distinction, so no matter how shining the surface is, once there is sorrow attached, it is not from God.
Secondly, it is the blessing that makes the riches not the other way round. So if it appears you have no physical evidence now, don’t lose hope but activate and work that blessing, knowledge and time will make the difference.
As we close, let’s take a look at our index scripture again. It says ‘Blessed be God…. who hath blessed us’. God is the one who has blessed us; no man can, it is important to grasp this point. What a man didn’t give, no man can take away. It’s like salvation, only you can make a ship wreck of it.
That passage says, God has BLESSED us with ALL spiritual blessings. We are not waiting to be blessed; He already did it with all blessings. Nothing left, we are already blessed with All blessings, the devil is too late to tell you differently. The only condition is that you have to be in Christ because He is the Guarantor, Provider and Protector of All.
So this month and henceforth when you wake up every morning take a long look at yourself in the mirror and say, ‘I am blessed beyond measure and there is nothing the world can do about it’ because you are truly blessed!
Revd Dr. Femi Idowu
Lead Pastor, NCC StrongNation