How God blesses His chil­dren

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For a very long time we go to church and we are told of the pos­si­bil­ity of the Lord bless­ing us. Most Chris­tians look at this as a far-fetched thing that they are still wait­ing for. In some cases, we get so used to the bless­ings around us that we stop see­ing it as bless­ing and are al­ways pray­ing “Lord bless me” prayers. I imag­ine God is shocked by the prayer re­quests he gets be­cause he says, I have al­ready blessed this guy, what more does he want me to do.

Some­times the bless­ings the Lord has given us re­quire ac­ti­va­tion from us. But we do not know this. The truth is, God will not spoon­feed you. A pop­u­lar say­ing among Chris­tians is, he will make the manna fall ev­ery morn­ing with­out fail, but he will not go out and pick it for you. An ex­am­ple of a bless­ing that needs your ac­tions to ac­ti­vate is found in Deuteron­omy 28 verse 12.

Deuteron­omy 28:12: 12 The Lord will open the heav­ens, the store­house of his bounty, to send rain on your land in sea­son and to bless all the work of your hands. The Lord de­clares that he will bless the work of your hands. This means that if you do not work, the Lord will do noth­ing. The bless­ing is al­ready there but the ac­ti­va­tion key is for you to work. Even if you can­not get a job, start some­thing small. Just so that the Lord can find some­thing to bless. Start a veg­etable gar­den. All you need to do to ac­ti­vate this par­tic­u­lar bless­ing is find some­thing to do.

The Lord also blesses us with su­per­nat­u­ral in­crease. How do you ex­plain a man plant­ing in famine and reap­ing a hun­dred fold? It can only be God.

Ge­n­e­sis 26:12: 12 Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hun­dred­fold, be­cause the Lord blessed him. The Bi­ble then goes on to ex­plain why he reaped a hun­dred fold, it says, the Lord blessed him. It is im­por­tant to un­der­stand what was go­ing on in Isaac’s life. The man was so poor he paid bride price by of­fer­ing 14 years of labour to his fa­ther-in-law. This goes to show that it is not im­por­tant who or where you are, if you ful­fil all con­di­tions to claim your bless­ing from the Lord, then it will be granted. In fact, God works on prin­ci­ples. It is a prin­ci­ple that when you tithe you will be blessed, it is a prin­ci­ple that when you give, you will re­ceive more. It is a prin­ci­ple that when you re­ceive Christ and don’t back­slide you will make it to Heaven.

I al­ways tell peo­ple that it is very dan­ger­ous to steal from me for two rea­sons, ev­ery­thing I have is not money, it be­longs to the Lord, and so if you take from me, you have taken from Him that gave it to me. The sec­ond rea­son is that He pro­tects what be­longs to me. This is not only for me, it is for all chil­dren of God.

Eph­e­sians 4:6. One God and Fa­ther of all, who is over all and through all and in all. So it is only log­i­cal to trust that God pro­tects you prop­erty. The word says he that never sleep nor slum­bers looks af­ter us. No mat­ter what is taken from you, the Lord has placed gen­er­a­tive power within you to cre­ate more. If you have made ten thou­sand dol­lars to­day, and that money is stolen from you, un­der­stand that the money is not im­por­tant, what is im­por­tant is that God has placed the abil­ity to cre­ate this money in you. Here is proof:

Deuteron­omy 8:18: But re­mem­ber the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the abil­ity to pro­duce wealth,

It is like steal­ing a paint­ing from an artist, yes, you have stolen the sin­gle work, but the gen­er­a­tive abil­ity to pro­duce more paint­ings is in him. So he can make a bil­lion more paint­ings. It is God that gives him the abil­ity to cre­ate. Take all my books to­day, I will write more. The abil­ity is a bless­ing of the Lord that is within me.

The Lord also blesses us by warn­ing us of bad in­vest­ments. He will al­ways tell you when the deal is not good. The choice to go through with it or to dump the deal then re­mains up to you. God will never vi­o­late your free will. He does not force him­self on any­one, he is a gen­tle­man.

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