The Heavenly Father's Example
God Blesses Adam and Eve
As soon as Adam and Eve were created, “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.” Genesis 1:28
Adam and Eve were fruitful, multiplied and had dominion because God SPOKE a blessing over them.
Yes, HE SPOKE A BLESSING!! Blessings must be spoken, for life is in the power of the tongue.
It’s amazing that by the simple act of faith in speaking blessings over another person, we can ACTIVATE the power of GOD!
Spoken blessings not only apply to fathers speaking blessings over their children, because EVERYONE has the power to bless others in the name of the Lord.
God Blesses Abraham
God called Abraham and blessed him: “Now the Lord had said to Abram: Get out of your country, From your kindred 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” Genesis 12:1-3
God not only wants to bless us but to make us a blessing to others. “And you shall be a blessing”.
Isaac Blesses His Son’s
Isaac blessed his sons, but Jacob stole Esau’s blessing.
Esau and Jacob were grown men! Gen Ch. 25:27 “So the boys grew. And Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a mild man, dwelling in tents”.
Gen. Ch 27 verse 26 “Then his father Isaac said to him, ‘Come near now and Kiss me, my son.’” Verse 27 “ And he came near and kissed him; and he smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him…”
A father’s blessing is extremely important. It opens Heaven’s window to Divine favor in one’s life. When Isaac discovered that he had been deceived, not having blessed the first-born son as he had thought, he “trembled exceedingly” Genesis 27:33.
When Esau realized his brother had robbed him of the coveted blessing, he was furious and “cried with an exceeding great and bitter cry” Genesis 27:34. He begged his father for a blessing for himself. Esau’s desperate plea for his father’s blessing reveals just how important
God Blesses His Son
At the time of Jesus’ baptism and inauguration into the ministry, the Heavenly Father blessed His Son. “Then Jesus, when He had been baptized, came up immediately from the water; and behold the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, ‘This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased’” Mathew 3:16,17.
Once again, we find the Heavenly Father speaking words of approval and blessing. Jesus was blessed with the anointing of approval and blessing. Jesus was blessed with the anointing of the Holy Spirit, equipping Him for the ministry and sacrificial death that lay ahead.
Jesus had not yet performed a miracle nor delivered a sermon.
He was blessed as a Son (for who he was) rather than for what He had done.