Thursday, December 2, 2004

We Need the Blessing

Blessed is the man … (Psalm 1:1)
We need the blessing. It is not a luxury, it is a necessity. If we are not living under the blessing, then we are living under the curse. Those are the only choices. So, we need the blessing — not just a blessing, the blessing.

You see, the blessing comes from heaven, from God. It is the power of heaven itself being extended on our behalf. Jesus taught the disciples to pray, “Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” That is what the blessing is, the kingdom of God coming forth, the will of God being done on earth as it is in heaven.

Jesus came and went to the Cross so that we could be delivered from the curse and receive the blessing:
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:13).
God wants us to have the blessing, to live in the blessing, to walk in the blessing, to enjoy the blessing with Him. Because the blessing is all about God.