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 lay hold of the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13-14.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. Ephesians 1:3-4.
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ (Messiah), the Son of the living God.” And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. Matthew 16:16-17.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
A very important part of knowing who you are in Christ so that you can live in Him and through Him is to know that, in Him, you are BLESSED. Jesus redeemed you from the curse of the Law by becoming cursed in your place by receiving all your sins into His own flesh and dying on the Cross in order that IN CHRIST the Blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles so that ALL who are in Him can receive, that is, lay hold of by faith, My promise of the Holy Spirit to be in you and on you regenerating you as a new creation in Christ and then being poured into your living spirit by My Son making you a temple of the Holy Spirit – a house of God and a gate of Heaven unto the earth. Now I can release power through you into the earth realm and the angels can enter the earth realm through you because of your joining with My Son. And then I can do mighty works with and through you, using your dominion authority together with you to allow Me into the earth, and My angelic host can be released from the Kingdom you have joined with in your spirit to do My works as ministers to those who are inheriting salvation.
And that is today’s life lesson on how to live your life IN CHRIST: “A life of Blessing.” IN CHRIST you are not lacking any Blessing. YOU ALREADY HAVE THEM ALL. I HAVE blessed YOU with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as I chose YOU in Him before the foundation of the world, that YOU would be holy and blameless before Me. Ephesians 1:3-4.
Holy and blameless. Righteous without works of righteousness so that IN CHRIST you start at the finish line of the Law. IN CHRIST you already have perfect righteousness for He took your sins and gave you My righteousness, that is, the righteousness of God, which is His as well. 2 Corinthians 5:21.
You may be asking what that has to do with the Blessing of Abraham that comes to you in Christ. And My answer: EVERYTHING. For My blessings are upon the head of the righteous. The Blessing of Abraham is the Blessing of righteousness by faith, which opens all the numerous doors of blessing so that they can flow into your life. Showers of blessing. Ezekiel 34:26.
Do you recall that Abraham put faith in My Words and I credited that to him as righteousness? It put him in covenant with Me simply by believing what I told him, though physically it looked totally impossible. The same was true of the Syrophoenician woman who came to My Son for the healing of her demon possessed daughter. She bowed down in worship and declared Him Lord and she believed in His ability and power to heal her daughter on the spot without even going to see her. My Son commented she had great faith and it was that faith that made her, like faithful Abraham, able to participate in the children’s bread of healing.
You are saved by grace but that through faith. Faith lays hold of what grace makes. They are dependent upon one another to have the Blessing and the promise manifest in your life. To live in the Blessing requires proactive faith on your part.
The Blessing you have in Christ Jesus is manifold and far reaching. It will perform in every area of your life. First, with the Blessing, comes righteousness by faith in Christ, who is My Word made flesh, that clears you completely of sin and makes you holy and blameless and without reproach before Me. This Blessing gives you access to My throne of grace. And you can live your life there in the spirit while you are yet on earth.
You can be in constant contact with Me and rest there in confidence to receive mercy and find grace to answer any need just when you need it. If you will notice when I caught John up to the Third Heaven by light of revelation in the Spirit on Patmos he spent His time there at the throne and around My throne was constant worship. That is the beautiful atmosphere of Love. Worship is a matter of the heart and it brings My presence and the atmosphere of Heaven into your life even now, and it is in that arena that the supernatural aspect of your life becomes the norm supplying all you need of healing, provision, answers, wisdom, and miracles, for it has pleased Me to give you the Kingdom in Christ by faith and every good thing given and every perfect gift comes down from My throne.
And it is only from that place of worship, which keeps you in Spirit and truth, that you can win over the devil’s tactics every time. If he gets you out of the spiritual arena into the mental arena of your natural reasoning he can take you down every time and steal your blessing, which he does by stealing My Word from your heart in various ways, but primarily by doubt and unbelief which hardens your heart and makes worship impossible for you. Worship takes you out of the mental arena to the spiritual arena, and it is there you can move things in the natural that are otherwise impossible. It is there you release the Blessing.
The Blessing of righteousness obtained by the blood of Jesus, fulfilling My covenant Name, the LORD your righteousness, opens to you My promise of the Spirit through faith. Faith in Jesus causes you to be born again so that your spirit is alive to Me and dead to sin. Adam switched every one born of his line according to the flesh (and that is everyone) from having a spirit alive to Me and dead to sin, to a spirit dead to Me and alive to sin. This is impossible to rectify on your own. It took One with an eternal life to give in propitiation for the one you killed. And My Son did that. You are redeemed. And once you are baptized into Christ by My Spirit and sealed there in Him, then Jesus gives you who are His the gift that He came to give: the Holy Spirit. I gave My promise to you that the Spirit would come to dwell in you to lead you and hold you into doing My Will to My prophet Ezekiel and to My prophet Joel as well as other prophets. “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.” Ezekiel 36:25-27. So here you see My promise of cleansing from all your sins and impurities, a born again spirit (removal of the stony heart and giving of a new heart and a new spirit within you), the reception of My Spirit poured into you, and the grace that instructs you and enables you to live a godly life filled with the good deeds I prepared for you in advance in Christ Jesus as a new creation in Christ—My masterpiece.
And with the promise of the Spirit in you comes the blessing of the spiritual gifts (grace endowments) He gives each one for the benefit of all. As well as the fruit of the Spirit producing in you with your spirit, Galatians 5:22-23. And the leading, guidance, teaching, revelation, impartation, wisdom, counsel, understanding, fortitude, resurrection power, healing to quicken your mortal body, and joy of the Holy Spirit are now available in your life 24/7.
So here you see the first part of the Blessing. But I continue on in the Word I gave My prophet Ezekiel for you who are in Christ:
“I will save you from all your uncleanness; and I will call for the grain and multiply it, and I will not bring a famine on you. I will multiply the fruit of the tree and the produce of the field, so that you will not receive again the disgrace of famine among the nations.” Ezekiel 36:28-30. This is the Blessing of abundant provision in the earthly realm. This is actually Eden blessing of fruitfulness, increase, and dominion authority to replenish the earth. And I make it very clear that is what I am talking about to Ezekiel in the next few lines.
“On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the waste places will be rebuilt. The desolate land will be cultivated instead of being a desolation in the sight of everyone who passes by. They will say, ‘This desolate land has become like the garden of Eden; and the waste, desolate and ruined cities are fortified and inhabited.’ Then the nations that are left round about you will know that I, the LORD, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted that which was desolate; I, the LORD, have spoken and will do it.” Ezekiel 36:33-36.
My Son rolls back all sin past Adam. He takes you back to the purity of when I first made mankind and put them in a place of abundance—the garden of Eden. A Blessed place inhabited by a blessed race. You are all still trying to get back into the Blessing of Eden. But the Blessing is the same Blessing that I gave mankind when I first formed him from the dust of the earth. A Blessing that will turn anywhere you are, no matter how desolate into a garden of delight. “I will make them and the places around My hill a blessing. And I will cause showers to come down in their season; they will be showers of blessing. Also the tree of the field will yield its fruit and the earth will yield its increase, and they will be secure on their land. Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bars of their yoke and have delivered them from the hand of those who enslaved them. They will no longer be a prey to the nations, and the beasts of the earth will not devour them; but they will live securely, and no one will make them afraid. I will establish for them a renowned planting place, and they will not again be victims of famine in the land, and they will not endure the insults of the nations anymore.” Ezekiel 34:26-29.
Just as the earth knows what to do with a seed in the soil, it will immediately strip it and cause it to sprout and grow, so too the Blessing, once you open your heart to Jesus, knows what to do to produce good in your life through My Word.
And I confirm this to My prophet Isaiah, who saw the glory of Jesus long before He came in the flesh, “Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain; when he was but one I called him, then I blessed him and multiplied him.” Indeed, the LORD will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places. And her wilderness He will make like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and sound of a melody.” Isaiah 51:2-3. Notice that melodies of praise and thanksgiving are turning the waste place to a garden of Eden.
What I have given you in Christ is far beyond all you can imagine, ask, or even think. It starts with righteousness without works but by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ and being born again from on High and from there it goes to the promise of the Spirit by faith, and from there to the gifts and leadership, counsel, comfort and empowering of the Spirit, and from there to showers of blessing in every aspect of your life: mental, physical, financial, spiritual, and relationships, and finally to turn your life into a fruitful life of increase that turns where you are into the garden of Eden.
In Christ I have blessed you with all you need for life and godliness and an abundance for every good work and word. I have filled your heavenly account with every spiritual blessing in Heaven. It is all there for you to withdraw just when you need it, and it is abundance that never runs dry. If you knew the gift of My Spirit that comes to you in Jesus, you would ask Him for a drink and He will give you living water, and when you drink of the living water of the Spirit poured into you from My throne by Jesus, Acts 2:33, you will never thirst in dryness of spirit and soul again for the water that I give you will become in you a well of water springing up to eternal life. John 4:10-14. With joy you will draw water at the springs of Yeshuah (Salvation)! Isaiah 12. And that is the key to staying in the flow of the living water pouring down from My throne. Only with the joy of worship, the full fellowship and engagement of your heart in the spiritual arena and not the mental one, will you drink deeply of the living water of the Spirit to turn you waste places into a Garden of Eden. And it is just such worshippers I seek, for I can move freely upon the earth in good works of power through a true worshipper. And in the heart of a worshipper the Blessing can grow and multiply.
I love you. If you are IN CHRIST you are Blessed, take hold of it. Death and life are in the power (hand) of your tongue. Sing out now, “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of His blessings; He pardons all my iniquities, He heals all my diseases; He redeems my life from the pit, He crowns me with lovingkindness and compassion; He fills my days with good things, so that my youth is renewed like the eagle.” Psalm 103:1-5. And that is what your life in Christ can be and should be, but you will have to take it by faith. And that is what your life in Christ can be and should be, but you will have to take it by faith. And how does faith sound? Joy and thanksgiving knowing that what I promised, I perform. Abraham did not grow weak in faith by considering the impossibility of My promise coming to pass in his life and Sarah’s life, instead he grew strong in faith by giving Me glory. And how did he do that? By keeping his attention off himself and on Me. And that is worship.