1“If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. 2You will experience all these blessings if you obey the LORD your God:
3Your towns and your fields
will be blessed.
4Your children and your crops
will be blessed.
The offspring of your herds and flocks
will be blessed.
5Your fruit baskets and breadboards
will be blessed.
6Wherever you go and whatever you do,
you will be blessed.
7“The LORD will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven!
8“The LORD will guarantee a blessing on everything you do and will fill your storehouses with grain. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.
9“If you obey the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways, the LORD will establish you as his holy people as he swore he would do. 10Then all the nations of the world will see that you are a people claimed by the LORD, and they will stand in awe of you.
11“The LORD will give you prosperity in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, blessing you with many children, numerous livestock, and abundant crops. 12The LORD will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them. 13If you listen to these commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always be on top and never at the bottom.
Yesterday we ended the post letting you know not to disqualify yourself from the blessings because what you could not do God the Father has done through Jesus Christ. Am I implying that you can live like a hellion do whatever you want and still be blessed? Let me ask you a question, “Is the kindness and mercy of God a blessing?” I would say it is. I am not going to answer the question I stated earlier right now because someone will try to misconstrue what I am trying to say. But I will let The Word of God answer for me. Kindness and mercy is a blessing from God. Poppa has offered Jesus to everyone, even those who refuse Him, so they have the same opportunity to be blessed as you do if you are a believer. Let’s see what The Word says for people who are unthankful and even evil.
“Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for He is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. Luke 6:35 New Living Translation
Hmmm, so Poppa is KIND to the unthankful and the wicked (evil). That is a blessing. So now I will answer the question. Yes a person who may be acting like a rascal, or even may be unsaved can be BLESSED!!!! How? Because The Word of God says The Father still blesses them and He TELLS YOU TO BLESS THEM!!!
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; Matthew 5:44 KJV
So if you disagree that a person living a rough, rugged ungodly life cannot be blessed you are not disagreeing with me but The Word. Sometimes we get so tied up with the big blessings we over look the little ones, like oxygen, like the warmth of sunlight so you don’t freeze. Poppa gives to the good and the bad. He always has been and always will be a BLESSER!!!
In the Old Testament it was do good get good, do bad get beat!!!! Even then He created a way for them to still be blessed by offering sacrifices which was just a shadow of Jesus, the Ultimate Sacrifice. That is not the case any longer. Jesus took the punishment for all our sins and as a result we have a right and benefit to all the blessings of God because of Christ not because of you or what you do or don’t do. If it was left up to you and what you do and don’t do, you would be on your way to hell with gasoline draws on and so would I. JESUS got our bad on the cross and we got all the good, all the blessing that was rightfully His. This is the reason Poppa sent Jesus to connect us back to Him by receiving Jesus and with Jesus FREELY GIVE US ALL THINGS!!! But like anything of faith they have to be received. If you are not conscious that the blessings are yours and available you will go without. If a person is sick and they do not know that by Jesus’ stripes they were healed they could continue on in poor health and even die when healing was available the whole time.
Now hopefully no one today will say, “Jesus wont heal sinners!” That is not true! When Jesus was on Earth the ONLY people He healed was sinners. That was all there was to heal. He had not died yet let alone be resurrected. So please…. understand because of Jesus’s obedience which was total, ALL THE BLESSINGS CAN NOW COME ON YOU AND OVERTAKE YOU!! Read them and eat them, meditate them to digest them and receive every blessing that The Word of God says He has blessed us with.
All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!