February 6, 2022
Text: Psalms 103:1; Eph. 1:3; Psalms 91:1; 136:25 Philippines 4:19; Deuteronomy 28:1-14
Psalms 103:1 – Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Eph. 1:3 – 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Psalms 91:1 – He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalms 136:25 – 25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Philippians 4:19 – 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 – And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.
4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
8 The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
9 The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.
10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.
11 And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
13 And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
14 And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
Definition: Favour or gift bestowed by God, thereby bringing happiness. The invoking of God’s favour upon a person
TYPES OF BLESSING:
1. Physical Blessing. Psalm 136:25
Psalm 136:25 – 25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.
2. Spiritual Blessing. Psalm 103:1
Psalm 103:1 – Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
3. Financial Blessing. Deut. 28:6
Deut. 28:6 – 6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
4. Material Blessing. Phil. 4:19
Phil. 4:19 – 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
1. From God
2. For physical needs
3. For spiritual needs
4. For financial needs
5. For all material needs
6. God is an integral part of all the blessings. He supplies.
Examples Gods divine provision: food, drink, shelter etc.
1. God’s presence
2. God’s relationship
3. God’s protection
WHAT TO DO TO GAIN DIVINE BLESSINGS:
1. Live a holy life
2. Live a service committed life
3. Be faithful in your tithing.
4. Be a serious giver and be faithful
5. Be there for others.
All these blessings are available for all men if we can believe in Christ and live our life for him and commit our family to him. Let us also learn to always say “Thank You” to Him.
Rev. Dr. A.A Obe(JP)