Far too many Christians fall way short when it comes to receiving the promises of God. The way I hear Christians talk it would appear they would be thrilled if God would just bless them a couple times a year. Would you believe me if I told you that you were entitled to His blessings every day? Well, don’t take my word on it, let’s go into God’s Word and see what He says about blessing His people.
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto Adam, be fruitful, multiply, restore the earth, subdue it and have dominion over every living thing.
After God created man He blessed them and with this blessing they were empowered to accomplish five things. Empowered by the blessing they would be fruitful, multiply (not double), replenish the earth, subdue it and have total dominion. This blessing was for Adam and his descendants, it was the only blessing God had, it was all man would ever need. Now, when Adam sinned he disqualified himself from the blessing and he released the curse into the perfect world God created for him. God blessed Adam because he was created in God’s image which is righteousness and true holiness. but now Adam bears the image of his new father the devil. Twenty-one hundred years later God appears to Abram and offers him a covenant.
Genesis 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will BLESS you and you will be a blessing.
God only has one blessing, Adam disqualified himself and so God offers His blessing to Abram. Abram had to do one thing to qualify, he had to be willing to obey God. Abram was faithful to God and he became the patriarch of the nation of Israel. God changed his name to Abraham which means “father of many nations”. Abram was under the blessing, God took the seed of one man and multiplied it so one man became a great nation. As the nation grew God gave them dominion over all the “ites” in the land. But when Israel disobeyed they went into captivity to the local “ites”.
Deuteronomy 11:26 Behold, I set before you this day the blessing and the curse. The blessing if you obey My commandments, and the curse if you will not obey My commandments.
So, now all of Abraham’s descendants have an opportunity to walk in the blessing God originally spoke over Adam. The blessing is in the earth and the curse is in the earth, man has a choice between the two. The nation of Israel could not sustain its obedience for any length of time, so they had to contend with the curse continually. Israel was constantly in and out of bondage, but God always showed them His mercy because they had the nature of Adam’s father the devil. Mercy would invite the restoration of God over and over again, but the ministry of grace would not be available until the death and resurrection of Christ.
God knows I am serious,
I bring Him His tithe.
I am motivated by love
because He first loved me.
His presence is my priority.
His rewards will find me
and when they do,
I will give Him all the glory.
You will declare a thing, and it will be established for you
Declarations over our children:
I declare my child(ren) shall be taught of the Lord
I declare great is the peace of my child(ren)
I declare my child(ren) hear God’s voice and walk in truth
I declare my child(ren) serve God all the days of their lives.
Declarations over America:
We declare that the power of Christ’s redemption is greater than the power of sin and death in America
We declare that America will be saved
We declare that truth will win in America. Lord send revival
We declare that life and decency will prevail in the United States
We declare that the Supreme Court will honor truth and justice, not their own ideals and desires
Declarations over our church:
We declare that FOJ will have a platform for the Holy Spirit to work from
We declare we are making room for the gifts of the Spirit to flow
We declare the spirit of boldness is replacing the spirit of fear
We declare we are putting every distraction, anything that would entangle us and we run with endurance in our vision.
We declare and believe revival is coming