The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.
Making It Real
It is common to associate Abraham with blessing. New Testament believers today make reference to the blessing of Abraham and pastors pray the blessing of Abraham upon their congregants.
God called Abraham from his pagan country to a land that He would show him. God made him a promise that all nations would be blessed through him. In addition, God said He would bless Abraham and make him a blessing. There are several sides to the blessing of Abraham; but let us focus on material blessing. Abraham was wealthy. The man had 300 manservants in his house, besides women and children. There was no way he would cater for his household if he were poor. So Abraham’s wealth was first to the advantage of his immediate household.
Today everyone wants to be wealthy, with Abraham as a point of reference. Here is the catch. Whatever material blessing God brings your way must certainly be for several others He brings within your embrace. That is what blessed to bless means. God does not bless you so you consume it upon yourself. His primary reason for making anyone wealthy is so that person will be a conduit to bless others.
1. Thank God for the favor He bestows upon you, that enables you to move from poverty into material prosperity.
2. Ask God to help you live as a vessel for Him so He can use you to bless others with the wealth He has given you power to make.
3. Father, please help me to freely give what I freely received from You.
I declare in the name of Jesus that I am a vessel of blessing in the hands of God. I am a lender to nations and not a borrower. I declare that I am a steward of the riches of God. My well shall never run dry. I block every agenda of the enemy to steal my blessings. I release blessings to all assigned to me to help to the glory of God in the name of Jesus.
Author: Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams.