January 18: Why the Blessing is Important

Genesis 1:26-28

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Isaiah 51:1-2

1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.

2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

One of the reasons why it is important to receive a blessing is that it takes a blessing for the potential of a man to be realized. Our opening verse tells us that God blessed man, in the beginning, to be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over everything He has made. Now, remember that before God conferred and invoked the blessing on man, He had already made man in His image and after His likeness. This simply tells us that the potential of man is meant to be revealed by the blessing of God spoken upon mankind. The blessing commissions your potential to produce after its kind. You can only be and function as the image of God that you are on account of the blessing. The blessing is your license to function in and as the image and the likeness of God. Without the blessing, there is no empowerment to live out the fullness of your potential. That is how important and indispensable the blessing is.

It takes the blessing for your destiny to be fulfilled. Every good intent of God concerning you will be fulfilled by the blessing. For example, in Genesis 1:26, God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion.” Then verse 27 tells us that God actually carried out His proclamation; He made man as He had said. Verse 28 now says “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” Now after God was done making man, he was alone by himself. There was no multiplication, no fruitfulness, and no dominion; but the blessing brought the dimension of increase, multiplication, dominion and fulfilment of destiny to man. The blessing God put on man was the empowerment and enablement to fulfil his destiny. So, it takes the blessing of God to be fruitful; to multiply; to replenish the earth; to subdue it and have dominion. This is why the blessing is very important in our lives. No matter who you are, what you have, or what you are capable of, all that will not translate into fulfilment and increase and multiplication except by the blessing. The power of the blessing must not at any point in time be underestimated because it takes the blessing to multiply.

My Solid Front (Confession): 

In the Name of Jesus Christ, I declare that by the blessing of the Lord upon me in Christ Jesus, I am empowered for success and prosperity. I make definite and significant progress by the blessing of the Lord.

Further Meditation:

Exodus 1:7; Deuteronomy 1:10-11.