(Fasting and prayer, day 1)
“Now the Lord had said to Abram:
“Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father’s house,
To a land that I will show you!
I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Gen 12:1-3)
In His sovereign will, God choses Abram (who shall later become Abraham) to be BLESSED and to be a BLESSING. His descendants shall be blessed, as individuals and as families. Spiritually speaking, as born again children of God, we are Abraham’s descendants. ‘Those who believe are children of Abraham’ (Gal 3:7). In particular, we are rooted in the blessed lineage of Jesus Christ. Therefore, the blessings of Abraham, are mine, are ours.
Families are important to God. That is why it is very important to be sure of God’s will in the matter of marriage, relationships or adoption. It is also important to be led by the Holy Spirit when buying land to build a house to settle there. As we can see in this passage, there are blessed people and there are cursed people. Also, there are blessed families and there are cursed families. There are blessed choices and cursed choices.
In Hebrew, the word ‘blessed’ is ‘barak’. It means to be happy, prosperous and promoted until others congratulate you, kneeling down before you. God alone blesses a person, or a family, until others have no other option than to praise that one. That is why you do not bless yourself. God does the blessing. You do not manipulate your promotion. God will promote you. That is why you do not praise yourself but allow God to move others to do that, as a sign that He has blessed you indeed. “Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips” (PV 27:2). This is my testimony: the Lord “has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed” (Lk 1:48)
In Christ I declare:
Abraham’s blessings are mine!
I’m blessed in the city and I’m blessed in the field!
I’m blessed going in and I’m blessed going out!
I’m the head and not the tail, I’m above and not beneath!
I’m blessed in the basket and I’m blessed in the trough!
I’m blessed in the land that the Lord has given me!
Even to my old age I am fruitful!
I am blessed by God!
I am happy, prosperous and promoted by God!
God has blessed my name and my reputation!
My name is great because of God!
From now on, all people shall call me ‘blessed and highly favored’!
I am a holy distributor and a source of blessings to many others!
My friends are blessed!
My enemies are not blessed! They have no peace. They are not happy. They are angry and disappointed. My enemies have gathered against me, but they have all failed!
My family (natural and spiritual) is blessed!
All glory to God!
In Jesus name