NOT JUST LIFE BUT THE BLESSED LIFE!
GENESIS 1:27-28 (NKJV):
27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
After God created man the first thing he did was bless man. Not just life but the BLESSED LIFE. THE BLESSED LIFE FOLLOWS LIFE.
A blessed life is a life which attracts God's blessing and favor into our environment. How you live determines what you attract into your environment. You shall know them by their FRUIT. God wants to bless his people! NOT JUST LIFE BUT THE BLESSED LIFE!
Deuteronomy 8:18 (NKJV)
18 “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
God gives us power to get wealth, Faith without works is dead, we have to apply what GOD has given us in order to establish his covenant he made with our fathers. NOT JUST LIFE BUT THE BLESSED LIFE!
God blessed man and woman at creation because he wanted them to live a blessed life. The blessing was the first gift and asset which man received from God.
Man and woman were created to be an expression of God's blessing. God created man and woman to live a blessed life and not a cursed life.
THE BLESSINGS WHICH WERE GIVEN TO ADAM AT CREATION WAS A SPOKEN BLESSING!
Blessings are transmitted through the spoken word of God.
Numbers 6:23-26 (NKJV):
23 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them:24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,And give you peace.”’
If it is not spoken it will not manifest.
Blessings flow through spiritual authorities which God has established.
It is Priests who carry the authority to bless the flock.
It is parents who carry the authority to bless children.
It is husbands who carry the authority to bless wives.
IT WAS A BLESSING OF INCREASE AND FRUITFULNESS: Increase and fruitfulness is the manifestation of a blessed life. A blessing gives us power for increase and fruitfulness. Whatever carries the blessing will always increase and not decrease. NOT JUST LIFE BUT THE BLESSED LIFE!
IT WAS A BLESSING OF SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY: A blessing gives you authority and power over the forces of nature and the forces of satan.
IT WAS A BLESSING OF LEADERSHIP AND INFLUENCE: God created man to be above and not below, to be the head and not the tail.
Leadership is a blessing from God. The Tribe of Judah received the blessing of leadership and rulership.
MAN WAS BLESSED WITH SEED AT CREATION: Every blessing from God comes with a seed. God gave seed to perpetuate life and blessing. God has hidden life into a seed. No seed no life. No seed no blessing.
Genesis 8:22 KJV - 22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Seed time and harvest will never cease it is a principal application from creation.
A BLESSEDED LIFE IS A CHOICE:
Deuteronomy 30:19 KJV - 19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
WE LIVE A BLESSED LIFE BY PUTTING GOD FIRST: Matthew 6:33 - Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these shall be added unto you.
WE LIVE A BLESSED LIFE THROUGH OBEDIENCE AND FAITH: Deuteronomy 28:1 - if you fully obey the commands I give you today
WE LIVE A BLESSED LIFE BY BLESSING WHAT GOD HAS BLESSED: Genesis 12:3 - Whoever blesses you I will bless.
WE LIVE A BLESSED LIFE THROUGH ACTS OF GENEROSITY: Prov 19:17 KJV ...He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
NOT JUST LIFE BUT THE BLESSED LIFE!