God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them. Genesis 1:27-28.
God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent; has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Behold, I have received a command to bless; when God has blessed, then I cannot revoke it. Numbers 23:19-20.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”— in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13-14.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Cleansed in Light. Cleaned in Love. Cleansed by the time you spend in My presence—the presence of the Living God who is Light and Love. You are cleansed because of the Word that I have spoken. Look to Me and your face will be radiant and will never blush with the reproach of shame. Walk before Me, in My Light, and be blameless, in the Light of My countenance. I have translated you out of the realm of darkness to the Kingdom of My dear Son in whom you have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Do you ever go back to look at your beginnings? Little children love to ask parents the story of when they were born. Well, you should love to go back and look at Genesis 1 for that is the story of the things I made for you richly to enjoy and to have dominion over and be enriched. First, on the one day that all the days would build on thereafter, I released the life that was the light of men and the Light of the world, and then from that light of life I spoke all into being. I made the beautiful planet filled with good things that was to be your home. And when all was good and ready for you to cultivate and guard, I formed mankind. And I want you to hear what I said about you, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them.” Genesis 1:26-28. I want to pause there for a moment before I go on. I blessed mankind, male and female, from the start. It was My first Word to you. The Blessing. To bless you and to increase you.
You will notice, I planned you, I purposed you, and I blessed you.
I never took back any of those, My plan, My purpose and the Blessing. Adam despised his birthright as My firstborn on earth and gave it to the devil and through him death and the curse entered the earth and passed to all men. The devil took Adam’s dominion throne over the earth, Job 1:6-7. But the devil was not blessed. He is cursed and brings the curse. I blessed mankind. And I am not a man, that I should lie, nor a son of man, that I should repent. What I say I do and what I speak I perform and make good. No one can curse what I have blessed. When I bless no one can revoke it. Numbers 23:19-20.
Many have despised the birthright and the blessing, so I looked for one who would honor and receive it so that I could enter Covenant with that man and through his line bring the Messiah to earth to reverse the curse and give you a place of repentance to get back what Adam had lost, for once I have blessed I do not take it back. It is still there for those who receive it and opt out of the earth cursed system. And I found Abram who I renamed Abraham, giving him a letter of My Name in the middle of his.
And now you who believe have My Name. Ephesians 3:14-15. I have given you the Name by which you are saved. Acts 4:12. You are a people whom I have blessed and there is no weapon formed against you that can prosper.
And through Abraham’s covenant with Me, the blessing of Adam became the blessing of Abraham. And that blessing was on My Son, and by His becoming a curse for you and redeeming you from the life of slavery to sin and death, he gave all who receive him the authority to be My children and, not only My children, but joint heirs with Him to the birthright of the firstborn blessing and the promise of the Spirit through faith. He mediated a new and better Covenant with Me and as your great High Priest obtained the Blessing restored to you by taking the curse on Himself.
But let Me back up a bit. Do you remember Esau? Esau and Jacob were the twin sons of Isaac, Abraham’s son. Isaac had the firstborn blessing as the promised child. The Blessing of Abraham was on him. Genesis 26:3-4, 24-25. Esau was the firstborn of Jacob but Esau despised his birthright (saw no value in it), Genesis 25:24, and sold it to Jacob for the passing pleasure of filling his belly with a bowl of beans. Genesis 25:29-34. Sounds rather like Adam and like so many today. They chose to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin over obedience to My Word in season and out of season. Hebrews 11:25. But afterwards, Esau desired to inherit the Blessing from Isaac, but Jacob had taken it, and Esau was rejected, for he found no place of repentance, though he sought for it with tears. Hebrews 12:16-17. And My Word describes Esau as an “immoral and godless” person. Hebrews 12:16.
Esau was rejected and had locked himself out of the blessing and he found no place of repentance, no matter how much regret filled his heart, where he could redeem the time and get it back. But I have good news for you. Since that time, in Jesus, I have made a place of repentance for you and no one who comes to Him will He ever reject. The first words of Jesus as He began His public ministry to the public at large were: “REPENT, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:17. The Blessing was back for all. He was opening a place of repentance where you can redeem the time.
Do you remember Peter’s words to the crowd after Jesus poured My promise of the Holy Spirit on the church? “Repent and each of you be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (the promise of the Spirit comes with the Blessing of Abraham so that you bear much fruit, the fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5:22-23). For Christ redeemed you from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for you—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”— in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to all men, so that you would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13-14.
And now consider the words of Peter to the astonished crowd when he gave the blessing of healing to the man crippled from birth though Peter’s faith in the Name of Jesus, “The things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ [Messiah] would suffer, He has thus fulfilled. Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time . . . It is you who are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ For you first, God raised up His Servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.” Acts 3:18-26.
For when I made the promise to Abraham, since I could swear by no one greater, I swore by Myself, saying, “I will greatly bless you and I will greatly multiply you,” Genesis 22:17, desiring even more to show to you, the heirs of the promise, the immutability and unchangeableness of My purpose to give you dominion over the earth and to bless you and increase you, interposed with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for Me to lie, you who have taken refuge in My Son, your place of repentance, would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before you. Esau had no recovery and no hope but you have this hope as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for you, having become your High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:17-20.
Do you remember? It is the High Priest and his sons who put My Blessing on the people. I told Moses “Speak to Aaron (the High Priest) and to his sons (priests), saying, ‘Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them: ‘The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The LORD smile upon you and give you shalom.’ So they shall put My name on the sons of Israel, and I then will bless them.” Numbers 6:23-27. And Jesus came to give you back the Blessing Adam had lost by despising his birthright and becoming a child of the father of lies, that is, the devil. Adam became a child of wrath and not blessing, John 8:44, but on earth as a descendant of Abraham and the Covenant, Jesus changed all that for those who will receive Him. And when He ascended to Heaven after dying for your sins and being raised to new life as the Son of Man taking back the throne of Adam from Satan, who now has been knocked off that throne and thrown down to earth full of fury for those who are born again out of his kingdom for he knows his time is short and that you have power over him that you can use, what was Jesus doing? “And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven.” Luke 24:50-51. He left the Blessing. And He has not changed at all, He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
I will never take the Blessing back. I gave it to mankind in the beginning and if you will authorize Me back into your life, as Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and so many others have done, I can Bless you. I set it in motion at the start and the Blessing when you receive and release it, the Blessing knows what to do to produce the Garden of Eden in your waste places. And now, unlike Esau, through Jesus there is a place of repentance for you and you can all have the firstborn blessing. You have come, not to Mt. Sinai, the mountain of the Law, but to Mt. Zion, the mountain of grace, and to My city, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels in festal gathering, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to Me and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel. Hebrews 12:22-24.
When you take Jesus as your Lord and believe in your heart I raised Him from the dead you become a member of the Body of Christ (the anointed One) and in Him I make you My heir, a JOINT heir with Him, and He is the firstborn Son of many brethren, and His Body is the Church and being a member of His Body you are a member of the Church and your membership in the Church enrolls you in Heaven, Citizens of Heaven with full citizenship rights, and that includes the BLESSING.
Jesus won back the BLESSING for all who have faith in Him. YOU HAVE FOUND A PLACE OF REPENTANCE. Your birthright is not lost as Esau’s was, though you too have been immoral and godless, you have been redeemed from the curse of the Law. The Law had no place of repentance. If you intentionally violated it you were put to death without mercy. All the sacrifices of the Temple were for unintentional sins, Leviticus 4:2, 22, 27, Leviticus 5:15, 18; Numbers 15:24, 27, 28, 29; as were the cities of refuge, Numbers 35:11. That is why Jesus said, “Father, forgive them they know not what they do,” when He was crucified, for the sins of Jew and Gentile put Him on that cross. He took on Himself all sins from the beginning to the end of time, and thus He declared all sin unintentional from Adam to the last man who is born before the final Day dawns into eternity, and qualified you for the sin offering, peace offering, and guilt offering, which He fulfilled. Your sins are gone. Not just forgiven, they are gone. And you are now reconciled to Me as the church, called out ones, of the firstborn. The Blessing you lost has been restored to you who are in Him for He is the mediator of a better covenant that has eternal life in it. And that is contained in the Blessing and, I who cannot lie, promised eternal life to you before the world began. Titus 1:2. You have found the place of repentance Esau could not find.
Paul understood. He explained to the Jews in the synagogue in Pisidian Antioch, “Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through Jesus forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and through Him everyone who believes is justified and freed from all things from which you could not be justified and freed from by the Law of Moses.” Acts 13:38-39. A place of repentance had opened behind the veil in the very Holy of Holies where your High Priest Jesus puts His own blood of eternal redemption and forever intercedes for you. He is your city of refuge, whoever calls upon His Name is saved and My Name is a strong tower that the righteous run to and are safe from all the tactics of the evil one. You cannot curse what I have Blessed.
Jesus is your High Priest over the good things to come. All you lost you have back, restored to you in Him. Jesus is your Blessing, in Him you are complete. I sent Him to bless you. All He has He gave you. 2 Corinthians 8:9. As the mediator of a new covenant, He paid the ransom for all. 1 Timothy 2:5-6. You have been redeemed from the curse, which is sickness, poverty and eternal death
You read in Hebrews 11:28 that Moses, by faith, kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them. Do you see the shadow whose substance is Christ? By the Blood of Jesus, the true Passover Lamb (for Christ your Passover has been sacrificed) I have cleansed you from sin and sprinkled the Blood on you, 1 Peter 1:2, when you believe, the destroyer (the one who comes only to steal, kill and destroy) cannot destroy your status as firstborn, he cannot steal your birthright away as he did with Esau, as he did with Adam. When Esau let sin be his master, he lost his birthright and blessing, but when you who are in Christ fall into sin you do not lose all, you have a place of repentance where the Blood continually cleanses you. Have you never read, “if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:7-9. Why? Because Jesus already took the punishment for all your sins. You have a place of repentance. When Esau cried and pleaded to get back the blessing he lost, he found no place for repentance. It was done and over. But it is never over for you who have Jesus, Jesus has made you an overcomer.
You are the little flock of the Good Shepherd and I have given you the Kingdom with pleasure and blessed you with every spiritual blessing in the heavens in Him. You are a people blessed by Me and what I have blessed no one can revoke. No one can snatch you out of My Hand and My Hand blesses you.
I love you. You are a member of the church of the firstborn enrolled in Heaven and you have the BLESSING of Abraham and the promise of the Spirit through faith. And no matter what you have done, you have a place of repentance and you will never be rejected. The Blessing is big enough for everyone, you do not need to steal it from someone else, it is infinitely large and infinitely eternal. Think about that. That is more than the number of the stars and no one has ever been able to number those, except Me of course, I number all the stars and call each one by name. I know you and have counted every hair on your head. You are saved, safe and blessed with Me. Why would you want to be anywhere else? Will you let Me bless you? I delight in the prosperity of My children. Let Me delight Myself in you. Value your birthright. Those who honor Me are honored.