COMMANDED BLESSINGS III [MAKING IT AN UNENDING RAIN]
Bible & Prayer Nuggets 1014 [Deut 28:1, KJV]
1And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
Commanded Blessing Is Conditional and Comes By Obedience
It is important to state how commanded blessings come. It comes by “hard walk” with God and works in tandem with hard work which the Lord commands everybody to do anyway. The spiritual “hard walk” one has to do to enter into this distinguishing and unending rest of blessings from God is obedience. Obedience is better than sacrifice. Our will to obey has to be totally submissive to God through His Holy Spirit. God pours out common blessings on all his creation. However, not all blessings are automatically poured out upon everybody, otherwise God would be like a robot. God’s blessings are conditional. Most times, God demands something of a person before He blesses that person. A person has to do something in order to receive God’s blessings. Full obedience is the condition – fully, diligently obeying the Lord, carefully observing and following all His commandments.
The blessings of God are conditional. Promise after promise is given to the believer, but the believer has to believe God to receive the promises. He has to stay focused upon God and His promises, keep his mind upon them. Only if he stays focused upon God will he obey God and receive the promises. Obedience is an absolute essential to receive the blessings of God. Think about this: if a person is not obeying God, he is not staying focused upon the blessings or promises given by God. Consequently, it is only a natural outcome that he will not receive the blessings of God. But if the person is obeying God, he is focused upon the promises of God’s blessings. Walking throughout the day, he is honoring God by staying focused upon Him and His blessings. Therefore, God is bound to bless him, for it is the honor, worship, and obedience of man that God wants. This is the very purpose for which God created man. Again, the man who is obeying God stays focused upon God. Consequently, God blesses him, pours out blessing after blessing upon him. All because the man walks obediently before Him. Are you ready to start this unending rain in your life today? Ask God to help you in every area you have failed him and areas you are powerless spiritually.
Prayer Points 1014
1. Oh LORD, I submit my will to you. I yield to you in every area of unyieldedness, grant me the grace and vision to remain focused on your word in Jesus Name.
2. I exercise my authority in Christ and command all my hidden blessings to rain down from heaven. Every blessing that is like dew, pour down as rain in Jesus Name.
3. My heaven will not become as brass and iron. Every principality and power in heavenly places sitting on my blessings crash down and be consumed by the fire of the Living God in Jesus Name.
4. Oh Lord, I will honour and obey you from the depth of my heart. Everything I am and everything I will ever be is because of you. Thank you Lord Jesus. Amen.
Ref: Commanded Blessings I & II [Bible Nugget 0610 & 0609]