The word of God proclaims that we’re blessed. As children of God, we’re blessed. In our position that is who we are; regardless of our present situations and challenges.
As unfolded in part one, where I laid emphasis on how we had been blessed in Christ, by way of being born again. In this very last part, we shall be looking at the role revelation play in helping us to discover, maximise and actualized those blessings.
my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6NIV)
God desires us healed, live in perfect health, triumph and prosper. He had made provisions for us long before we were born. But we are to find them to harness it.
The importance of knowledge cannot be over emphasised. Knowing that we are blessed is not enough, we are to recognise the areas we are being blessed.
His divine power has GIVEN US EVERYTHING we need for a godly life through our KNOWLEDGE of him who called us by his own glory and goodness(2Pet 1:3NIV) Emphasis is mine.
Understanding the gifts of God in our lives is imperative to our Christian life success. Absolutely everyone is bestowed with one gift or the other. Show me a person without a gift, and I’m able to show you a person still unborn. So, instead of searching outside of ourselves, we ought to start looking inward to discover what and where they are. The Widow whose husband died with unpaid debt hanging on her shoulder ran to Prophet Elisha for help. The apparently insignificant cruise of oil she had in the house turned out to be the seed for her miracle. The man of God only opened her eyes to the oil.(2Kings 4:1-7) You have what it takes to prosper, and I mean financially, spiritually, emotionally and physically.
a person’s gift opens doors for him (Prov 18:16a ISV)
YOUR BLESSINGS ARE WITHIN YOU NOT OUTSIDE OF YOU
Many of us always praying for a particular thing and God might be saying,” but I already blessed you”. Moses had the same experience. When God called him to give him an assignment to face King Pharaoh, he considered himself incapable and un-equipped. But God called his attention to the rod in his hand. Eventually, it was the same rod he has used to lead the sheep is the same that God used as a weapon of mass destruction in Egypt.(Exo 4:2-6) We ought to pray for God to open our eyes to what we have already got, that is probably a key to unlock the floodgate of blessings.
Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.
(Ps 119:18 NLT)
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
After Hagar has been sent away by Abraham, as instructed by God, she ran out of the water to drink along the journey. The Bible says she started crying, but God showed up to show her the water. Guess where the water was? Beside her!
Why didn’t she see it in the first place? I presumed she by no means thought it could be beside her. Which means there is a good chance for people to be blind to what God already provided for them. Many live all their lives begging and crying to God to do what is already part of their inheritance in Christ. Whereas what they need to do, is to apply those things into their lives, by agreeing with the word of God; by confessing and affirming them.
Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink (Gen 21:19 NIV)
The gift of a man is like a raw cloth deposited in him waiting to be submitted in the manufacturing process of God. Your blessings live in you. Christ lives in you. He is the hope of your glory. God has given you everything that is about life and Godliness.
Your blessings are in you no longer outside of you.
If you can look deeply, you will find what God has endowed you with. There’s no one without a gift and skills. If you do not know them, go to God in prayer or ask someone close to you who may be sincere enough to tell. They’ll see what you do not see. It is our responsibility to find out.
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.(Prov 25:2 NIV)
What do you need today? God says it is already done. Do you want to be healed? It is already done. Do you want forgiveness? It is already done. Whatever you want, it’s already done. All you need to do is to know the principles of God stipulated to get them.
And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ (Luke 14:17ESV)
Do you know that it is possible for people to be invited to a party and not eating? Despite the availability of different sumptuous meal? I have seen it happened. For personal reasons, some people have done that. In such a situation, can we then blame the celebrant? Absolutely not. In the same vein is the provision of God. It is our responsibility to make our choices from the table of His blessings and start eating.
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, this is the right time to do so. You are not reading this post by accident. Only confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour; prayerfully and from the depth of your heart. If you have done that, believe your sins are forgiven, and you are now a child of God. For your spiritual growth, you need to join yourself to a Bible believing Church in your area. You may contact me by submitting your details through the contact form if you need guidance and counselling. God bless you.