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SHELTERED AND MODULATED BY GOD'S FAVOUR - PART 2

WEDNESDAY 03 JANUARY 2024


Today, we are going to gain more insight into the realities of the blessed, with view to an intense practical influence of their association with Supreme Deity. Let's find out more!

Reference: Psalm 128:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

"A Song of Ascents. Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways. You will eat the fruit of your labour; blessings and prosperity will be yours."


"The blessed" is the name we use to address a godly man when the Spirit of God is actively present in his life and abiding in oneness with his spirit. The blessing resting upon him is shaped to direct his ways, and designed on purpose to touch and influence his life, such that he'll be full of it. This implies that there is something about the blessed, that is more than just being prosperous.


Psalm 31:19 (NCV) reads, "How great is your goodness that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you have given to those who trust you. You do this for all to see." Who stored up the good things? God Himself! Do you understand what it means for God to have planned well for those who fear Him? It means that their thoughts have never escaped God's notice and attention. That's one of the manifold reasons they are called the "blessed."


Another point is that the verity and strength of our union and communion with the Godhead empower us as the blessed. John the Evangelist, in his Johannine epistle noted, "We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ" (1 John 1:3 NLT).


Beloved, the blessed know the importance of engaging in constant fellowship with the Godhead. Our daily communion is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ, and so, we enjoy God's presence even more, with active Christ in us, and agreeably, nothing in this world is sweeter, better and more desirable than such comradeship.


As the blessed who fear the Lord, we are the very members of Christ's body - the church (Ephesians 5:30 NKJV), which is quite deep and so, we partake of His divine nature and ever-increasing glory. Our intimate interaction with the Lord is an intense affirmation that we function as the gods (Psalm 82:6 NIV). Jesus Himself confirmed, "Is it not written in your Law, 'I have said you are "gods"'? (John 10:34 NLT). In fact, many a time, as the blessed, the manner of our conversation with Supreme Deity is strikingly overwhelming.


To instantiate this, 2 Corinthians 14:2 reads, "For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit" (NIV).


The realm of speaking in tongues! That's the harmonious level of our hearty intercourse and favourable dealings with God. It is where the office of the angels are immensely active, expressive and expansive. What a profound dignity to stay in majestic association with incorporeal, supreme, transcendental, uncreated and incorruptible sovereign, namely the Godhead.


The blessed! What more can I say? Their functionality in the earth realm is unfathomable (John 3:8 NLT). Aside from ministering to us, the angels ardently applaud us because we excite their curiosity and attention. To instantiate this verity, the Bible says that the angels longed to catch a glimpse of things, such as grace, bestowed upon us by God Himself, [right from the prophecies regarding grace] which were not [meant] for the prophets and their time, but for us, through the death, resurrection, and glorification of Jesus Christ (see 1 Peter 1:10-12 AMP). Although there are deeper and mind-boggling realities I could share about the blessed, I will hold back for the sake of time. Shalom!


Scripture Reading - Genesis 12:1-3; Proverbs 10:6; Matthew 5:6-8; John 20:29; 2 John 1:2.


Guided Prayer:

Heavenly Father, surely, you have blessed me with your eternal presence and have surrounded me with omnipresent favour as with a shield. God, you've poured yourself upon me, and therefore, I acknowledge that I hold within my earthen vessel, the gracious Spirit of the Almighty, who decorates my life with the overflow of great blessings which cannot be gathered up, in Jesus' Name, Amen!





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