TO BE BLESSED ABOVE OTHERS

You will be blessed more than any other people; none of your men or women will be childless, nor any of your livestock without young (Deut. 7:14, NIV).

It is possible for you to be blessed more than other people that you know. This is not to covet what other people have, or to be jealous of other people’s blessing, or to engage in unhealthy competition or competitive jealousy. No. It means while celebrating other peoples’ blessings, you can believe God to fulfil His precious word in your life.

After all, God said: “The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour” (Proverbs 12:26). He also said: “And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandment which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: and all these blessings shall come on thee and overtake thee…” (Deuteronomy 28:1-2).

Of Jesus Christ it was prophesied: But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows (Hebrews 1:8-9). He was to be anointed with the oil of gladness above His fellows. And what belongs to Jesus belongs to us, His children. You can be anointed above your fellows. There are several other scriptures, but these three are enough. In the mouth of two or three witnesses a matter shall be established (2 Cor. 13:1).

You can believe God to bless you above where you are now, and above other fellows that you know. If you believe it He will do it for you. Joseph was blessed, and exalted, above all the magicians of Egypt (Gen. 41: 39). Daniel was blessed above all the wise men of Babylon (Dan. 1:20). Esther was blessed above all the ladies of Persia (Dan. 2:9, 17). Through the favour of the Lord, you can be blessed above all others (Psalm 30:7). But what must you do to enjoy this unique privilege?

First, you must be righteous. It means you become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus by becoming truly born again (2 Cor. 5:21), and you are truly walking in righteousness. “He that doeth righteousness is righteous” (1 John 3:7). This also means you hate wickedness, you love righteousness, and you are walking in true holiness (Heb. 1:8-9; 1 Pet. 1:15-16).

Secondly, you must pay close attention to the word of God, meditating on it day and night, letting it guide every affair of your life and you are committed to doing whatever it says, diligently (Deut. 28:1-2).

Thirdly, you are committed to praying, fasting, seeking the face of the Lord diligently, asking for His help and divine direction in all your ways (Jeremiah 33:3). Also, you must be committed to being a blessing to people; winning souls to Christ, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, lifting the poor. You are blessed to be a blessing (Gen. 12:1-3). Also, you must be very diligent in doing whatever your hands find to do, doing it with all your might (Eccl. 9:10).

Lastly, you must give glory to God in all you do (1 Cor. 10:31). The Lord will lift you above your equals.

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: (Gen. 12:2).

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY

DEUTERONOMY 28:1-14

FOR FURTHER STUDIES

DANIEL 1

PRAYER POINTS

  1. Ask the Lord to fulfil His good word in your life.
  2. Pray that God will make you a blessing to all the families of the earth.

Confession for Today
I believe the word of the Lord. I shall be anointed and blessed above all my fellows

Nations’ Watch: Pray for Saba

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