Today we are going to discuss the Father’s blessing. In the biblical times the Father’s blessings were regarded as the greatest thing because if the father blessed then all the blessings that he had were transferred automatically to his son or daughter..
We can recall that God blessed Adam after he created him.How did God bless Adam and Eve? He poured out words of blessings on them.
We can also see the scenario when Jacob wanted to receive the blessing from his father Isaac.
In Genesis 27:10
‘ Then take it to your father to eat,so that he may give you his blessings before he dies ‘.
Here Rebekah is speaking and she is speaking to one of her twin sons (Jacob).Rebekah prepared a delicious meal and is sending Jacob to Issac to get his father’s blessings. In those times the eldest one gets the blessing,
In Genesis 49:1-2
‘Then Jacob called for his sons and said ‘Gather round so that I can tell you what will happen to you in days to come. Assemble and listen,sons of Jacob listen to your father Israel’.
Here we can see Jacob blessing his twelve sons and the blessing transferred to one of the sons, Joseph, was very special. This was going to be a prophetic blessing. Here the Spirit of God was resting on Jacob before he died; he knew very clearly what the future holds for his twelve sons as there was a Spirit of prophecy in Jacob. In other words whatever he spoke would materialize in his children’s lives.
In Genesis 49:22-26
‘Joseph is a fruitful wine, a fruitful wine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall.With bitterness archers attacked him they shot at him with hostility.But his bow remained steady, his strong arms stayed supple because of the hand of the Mighty One if Jacob because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, because of your father’s God who helps you,because of the Almighty who blesses you with the blessings of the skies above blessings of the deep springs below,blessings of the breast and womb. Your father’s blessings are greater than the blessings of the ancient mountains, than the bounty of the age old hills. Let all these rest on the head of Joseph on the brow of the prince among his brothers.’
Here it portrays the blessing of Jacob on his children starting from the eldest. Joseph was his eleventh son. In the above verses Jacob becomes poetic as well as prophetic .He was speaking everything in the Holy Spirit.
Usually in those days father’s blessed just before they die. Here also Jacob died immediately after blessing his sons.
I am talking of heavenly Father. He is not a man to die. He is an eternal God and is living forever. He wants to bless his children generation after generation.
‘Praise be to the God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. ‘
Here Paul says God the Father has blessed us in the heavenly realm with all his spiritual blessings.
‘For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.’
Everything is pre planned with the Father. He has planned all before ages. According to his foreknowledge he chose us in Christ even before the creation of the entire world. What was the purpose? To be holy and blameless in his sight.
In Ephesians 1:5
‘In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ in accordance with his pleasure and will.’
He predestined us in his love and adopted us to his sonship .
In Ephesians 1:6
‘To the praise of his glorious grace which he has freely us in the One he loves.’
In Ephesians 1:7-8
‘In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.’
In Christ we have redemption from his blood. When we talk about the blessings of the Father, all the blessings are got through Jesus. We are called in him and redeemed through his blood so we receive forgiveness of our sin.
Nobody can count their sins but God our Father can wipe away all our sins.Then we are clean from sins this is called the forgiveness of sin. How many sins are forgiven by God the Father? This also nobody can count and we are all getting this forgiveness freely from him. This is according to the richness of God’s grace and his grace is so rich in us.
‘With all wisdom and understanding he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach the fulfillment to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ .In him we are also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will inorder that we who were first put our hope in Christ might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of salvation. When you believed you were marked in him with a seal,the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession-to the praise of his glory. ‘
What all things God has done for each one of us? All things are coming as riches of Father’s blessings so just like how in ancient times a father blessed his own children we too are receiving the blessings from our heavenly Father.
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Ps. Damien Antony
Born and brought up in a Christian family, Ps. Damien Antony possessed an unquenching quest for truth right from his boyhood days and eventually his relentless search led him to the Bible. He is a Revival Preacher, Bible Teacher, Leadership Trainer, Author and a Life Coach. He moves under the anointing for Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance, Inner Healing and Financial Breakthrough. God has also blessed him with an Apostolic Mandate to take the Universal Body of Christ to the next level of revelation and anointing.
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