BLESSED IS THE MAN by Pastor Joshua- Digging Deep
Psalm 1:1; Gen 12:1-3
There is a difference between the meaning of the word “Blessing” and “types of blessings”. What is the meaning of blessing? How many types of blessings do you know?
What is the meaning of Blessings?
According to the dictionary it is “Gods favor and protection.”
The Hebrew word for blessing is esher and the Greek word is Makarios and both mean Happiness.
Blessing is a statement of goodwill and happiness that is said about another.
Blessing is a force that compels all elements of the earth to work in Favour of a man.
3 John 1:2 – “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
There are three categories of blessings:-
PHYSICAL: include among others: Money, Servants, Cars, Buses, Animals, Wealth Etc. Genesis 24:35.
a. Health. Exodus 23:25
b. Large estate i.e. plenty of landed property. Isaiah 30:32
c. Large harvest or sufficient Income. Amos 9: 13.
d. Ability to make money. Deuteronomy 8:18.
e. Sound sleep. Psalms 127:2.
f. Protection from enemies. Isaiah 25:4
SOULISH: 1 Sam 25:3-39
These include among others:-
a. Honour, fame, popularity. 1 Kings 3: 13
b. Promotion. 1 Samuel 2:7.
c. Rest of mind. Matthew 11:28
d. Wisdom. Daniel 2:21,
SPIRITUAL: Gen. 18:19
a. Glorious name. Isaiah 56:4-5
b. Ability to know God. Jeremiah 24:7
c. A soft heart. Ezekiel 11:19
d. The Holy Spirit and His gifts. Luke 11:13; 1Cor.12:4-20.
e. Eternal Life. John 10:28
f. Spiritual crown. Revelation 2:10
g. Hope. Prov 14:32, Heb. 6:18-19, Titus 2:13.
h. Divine kingship. Revelation 1:5-6
i. Answered Prayers. Psalms 91:15,
Now you know what blessings are. How can they be obtained? Psalms 1:1 says, “Blessed is the man…” Do you wish to be blessed? Are you willing to meet God’s conditions? Shall we pray?