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.
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
When man fell in the Garden of Eden, the curse was pronounced as a consequence of man’s disobedience. God cursed the ground and the system of fruitfulness, reward, and prosperity for man’s sake. So, that which ought to bless man became a curse to mankind; God cursed the ground for man’s sake. Although the curse is not on man directly, it was on the ground for man’s sake. So indirectly, man had to battle with the curse. The curse came because of sin, which means that when man fell by transgression, the curse caused everything around man to shrink. Everything reduced and diminished. That is what the curse does. However, the blessing, on the other hand, is that which causes increase, expansion, multiplication and success. So, what happened in the garden of Eden after the fall was that the curse came upon the whole world and everything began to shrink. There was lack, poverty, sicknesses, and diseases and things began to work contrary to God’s order of glory. How? Man had lost the blessing of righteousness. Mankind had come into condemnation because of sin. The right to stand and stay blessed was gone from man.
Romans 3:23 says “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” What did man fall short of? The glory of God. How? By transgression. The glory of God is the standard of living set by God for man to live by. So, man began to live a substandard life; a life below God’s standard. God never intended for man to be sick; He never intended for man to be poor. It was not God’s plan for man to live from hand to mouth; it was never God’s plan. Even before the earth was created or the foundations were laid, God had it in mind that man would walk in prosperity and live holily and blamelessly in love. So, it was sin that brought the curse. But thank God for Jesus’ substitutionary work for man. That finished work has put an end to the curse and has brought upon man the blessing of Abraham. The moment you get born again by reposing faith in Jesus Christ as the risen Lord of your life, you step out of the curse into the blessing. In that instant, you step into the blessing, no longer cursed. The curse of condemnation is gone for life and you are set free from guilt, inferiority complex and sin consciousness. Now, you have every right under God, in union with Christ, to stand and stay blessed. Hallelujah!!! Beloved, know it for sure that you are blessed. The curse is gone and the blessing is come!!! Hallelujah!!!
My Solid Front (Confession):
In the Name of Jesus, I declare that I am blessed in Christ Jesus. Everything that has my name on it is blessed. I walk in the fullness of the blessing all the days of my life. Amen.
Genesis 3:17-19; Ephesians 1:3.