CHOOSE THE BLESSING - Peace Prosperity and Multiplication
1. The Blessing Brings Peace – Nothing Missing and Nothing Broken
Isa 51:1-3 Look to the rock from which you were hewn, And to the hole of the pit from which you were dug. 2 Look to Abraham your father, And to Sarah who bore you; For I called him alone, And BLESSED him and increased him." 3 For the Lord will comfort Zion, He will restore all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the Lord; Joy and gladness will be found in it thanksgiving and the voice of melody.
Isa 43:5-6 Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. 6 I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth
2. The Blessing Empowers Us To Prosper – An Abundant Supply
Deut 8:18 "And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
Prov 10:22 The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it. His wealth effects generations to come and has eternal value
Ps 112:1-3 Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who delights greatly in His commandments. 2 His descendants will be mighty on earth; the generation of the upright will be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches will be in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.
3. We Choose - The Blessing Brings Goodness and the Curse “bitterness”
Deut 30:19 I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your children may live When we choose faith and love over fear and offense we choose life
Gal 5:6 faith working through love. Faith works by love to get the curse out and to get that blessing in Yielding to Satan’s temptations move us into fear and strife #curse
Js 3:16 where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
Heb 12:15-16 (tlb) Look after each other so that not one of you will fail to find God's best blessings. Watch out that no bitterness takes root among you, for as it springs up it causes deep trouble, hurting many in their spiritual lives. (many become defiled or corrupted)
Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our faith hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.