Throughout the Bible we see the term, blessed.

Psalm 1: 1 says, “Blessed is the man that walks not according to the counsel of the ungodly.”  

Everywhere you will see that promise to those who obey the Word of God.

The word, blessed, in the Hebrew means to be happy and to prosper.  What a great promise to those who read the condition of that blessing and obey it.  It is God’s desire that you are blessed, happy and prospering in this life despite the challenges we face in life that will try to not allow that blessing to manifest.

We have to remember that it is our enemy, the devil, who Jesus said in John 10: 10, who comes to steal, kill and destroy.  To steal, kill and destroy what?  The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy our faith in God’s promise to bless us when we obey the condition of that blessing.

In the New Testament we see that word blessed used several times also.  We see it especially in the Beatitudes.  Here Jesus gives us the conditions for this blessing.

Matt. 5: 3 – 12 lists those conditions for His blessing.

To be poor in spirit; to those that mourn; to those who are meek, who hunger and thirst after righteousness, merciful, pure in heart, peace makers and those who are persecuted for righteousness sake.

When we fulfill these conditions, Jesus said we will be blessed.

The Greek meaning for the word, blessed, is to be fortunate, well-off, highly favored by God and to be envied.

I once was preparing to speak at a Pastor’s Conference and asked the Lord who He considers us.  All the tribes in the Old Testament had names.  All the tribes of Israel.  The enemies of Israel also had tribal names.  The Amorites, the Jebusites, etc.

I asked the Lord, what tribal name could we be called.  I believed the Lord said, you are my favorites.  We could pronounce that favor-itz.

What a great tribe to belong to. God’s favor-itz.

As obedient believers in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior we are highly favored by God, fortunate, well-off and to be envied.

We are blessed, blessed, blessed.  Praise the Lord!

- Pastor Jim

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