4 Life-Changing Truths About God’s Blessing

I believe God is saying, it’s time to have a deeper encounter with Him as Father.

The Holy Spirit is highlighting two aspects of sonship in particular at this time: One is our blessing, and the other is our birthright.

The blessing and the birthright are two things that passed from father to son in Scripture—and we see them being contended for in the story of Isaac and his sons Jacob and Esau. (Gen 27:36) Why are these so important for us today?

  • Our blessing has to do with fruitfulness, security and the favor of God
  • Our birthright has to do with inheritance and spiritual authority

If we are going to know Jesus, and know who we are to Him, and make Him known to others—we need to know our blessing and birthright as a reality. [1]


I Encountered the Blessing of God

In the late 1980’s, as my husband and I were being trained for our launch into missions’ ministry I heard the phrase, ‘you are blessed to be a blessing!’ It was a motto I lived by for more than 20 years.

I mistakenly believed that the blessing of God put me under obligation to serve others. It took a crisis of faith for me to realize I had it the wrong way around. True Christian service is not an obligation; it is the natural, Spirit-empowered overflow of the blessed life.

By 2009, I was in a place of devastation and burnout with nothing left to give. Even my devotional life crashed. A part of my problem was that I’d spent much of my life working for the approval of God, unaware I was already approved by Him. [2]

It was at this rock-bottom place that I encountered God as my loving Father. And I discovered the Father’s blessing.


4 Life-Changing Truths About God’s Blessing

1. You are Blessed Before You Have Accomplished Anything

One day, during my months of healing from burnout, I started a fresh journal, turned to Genesis chapter 1 and read, ‘So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said…’ (Gen 1:27-28a, NIV)

And I suddenly realized, the first words God spoke over Adam and Eve were words of blessing.

They were blessed by God before they had ever accomplished anything. Before they ever did anything to deserve it, the Father blessed them! This is a blessing that strikes at the very root of any drive we have, to perform to please God.

Adam and Eve were blessed just by virtue of being His children. And so are we.

  • You don’t earn the blessing of your Heavenly Father
  • You don’t have to strive for it or work for it

You are already blessed. Nothing you can do can diminish or take that away! You can be completely secure in your Father’s blessing and His approval.


2. Your Father Has Spoken a Personal Blessing Over Your Life

The Greek word used for blessing is eulogeo (Strong’s G2127) and its root meaning is ‘to speak well of’. You may recognize it as the source of our English word, eulogy. Today when we speak a eulogy, we are usually reflecting back on someone’s life. But your Father speaks a word of prophetic blessing over you ahead of time, and that blessing carries the power of fulfilment.

You are not only blessed with the general blessing we share as God’s children, but your Father has also spoken a personal blessing over your life.

In Genesis, we read of Jacob blessing his sons: ‘All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father spoke to them. And he blessed them; he blessed each one according to his own blessing. (Gen 49:28)

You are ‘blessed according to your own blessing.’

This is one of the things I love about personal prophecy—it taps into the unique, individual blessing of the Father over an individual’s life.


3. God’s Blessing is not Tied to Circumstances

Our cultural view of blessing is that we are blessed when something good happens to us.

If we take the meaning that we use in our everyday life for the word ‘blessing,’ then what we are actually saying is that blessing is transient, and unreliable.

But that is not Biblical blessing.

  • Jesus blessed those who were bereaved, poor and undergoing persecution. (Beatitudes—Matt 5:3-12)
  • James wrote, ‘Blessed are those who persevere under trial, because when they have stood the test, they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.’ (James 1:12)

Blessing is not based on circumstances or events, but upon God’s Word. Regardless of what is taking place in your life right now, you are blessed.

Jesus said to His disciples before His crucifixion, ‘I will not leave you orphans.’ (John 14:18a) The Greek word orphanos (Strongs G3737) means fatherless, bereft, comfortless.

When you are going through a trial, you are blessed! God has not withdrawn His blessing—and He has not abandoned you. He is with you. He is for you.


4. Encountering God’s Blessing Will Heal Your Heart

Children soak up words of approval and blessing from their fathers—and the absence of them can create a vacuum. But the good news is that the Holy Spirit can bring the revelation of the Father’s blessing to our innermost being.

In all of our lifetimes, there has been honour that hasn’t been given, kindness that hasn’t been shared, and love that hasn’t been expressed towards us. The life-giving flow of God’s blessing is filling the void.

Nothing anyone has spoken can cancel or revoke your Father’s blessing. In fact, the blessing of God has the power to break every curse. Every negative word ever spoken is being swept away by the blessing of the Father declared over your life.

Receive the revelation of that blessing to your heart today. Healing is being released as the Holy Spirit is bringing the revelation of the Father’s blessing to your life.


Notes
[1] This is one of a two-part series. Keep an eye on Enliven Blog as I will be sharing on the ‘birthright’ in the next couple of weeks.

[2] You can read more of my story here: 1 Father, 2 Sons, 3 Positions: Which Describes You?


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8 thoughts on “4 Life-Changing Truths About God’s Blessing

  1. Dear Helen
    Thank you for this post it is so encouraging and empowering to be reminded of all of this and then to walk in this knowledge.
    Please could you add insight to a dream I received a week ago. I am asking the Lord to show me what He is saying to me and doing a study on seeds in the bible.
    I believe it is a God dream.
    I was dreaming and I saw a bag of seed like the ones you can buy in garden centres. It was packaged in plastic and absolutely full of seeds. Suddenly the seeds came to life and made a hole in the plastic bag and literally poured out a bit like water would out of a burst water pipe except they were seeds. I then woke up and wrote it down so as not to forget.
    Do you have any insight.
    By the way I am interested in the school of prophecy and discernment. Just checking are the modules pre recorded is that how if pay in full there is no end date or are modules live. Thanks

    • Hello Jean, thanks for the question about the school – sessions are pre-recorded, can be accessed at any time 24/7 and watched as many times as you like. There is a lump sum option where there’s no expiry date, in which case you have future access to all new classes as they are added to the school. Or subscribe monthly and leave at any time.

      I love the seed dream! Definitely a theme of new things being birthed / bursting into life, coming out of confinement!
      If I was processing that I would look at it from several angles:
      – seeds, meaning in Scripture (do a study)
      – seeds of dreams/calling God has given to you
      – seed of God’s Word or ministry that you have to give to others. Remember Jesus’ parable of the farmer with the bag of seed? I’d definitely look at that one. what’s the seed in your hand that He’s given you?
      Just some suggestions to start you off 🙂

    • It’s so amazing! Today I read Ephesians 1, and Holy Spirit highlights to me our Father God has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ, because our identity as His children were redeemed by His blood, and our image of God Adam lost were recreated in Christ (1:3-5). When I finish reading the bible my mind comes up on you, and discover you just posted a new post, and it is also about Father’s blessing. Thanks God, and thank you Helen, you have brought a new perspective enriching me! I believe Father God wants to overwhelm us with abounding blessing in the coming days and He stirs us up now with more understanding and insight to prepare us to receive his blessing and flows to others.

  2. Dear Helen,

    Thankyou for a very sound & uplifting message. But isn’t it true that in order for the blessings to be actual, we have to believe them & pray into them, including overcoming of obstacles set against us, for example nay-sayers & even direct spiritual opposition? In doing so our emotions say one thing & our heart of faith says another, we need to take every thought captive to Christ. Am I right about this?

    -Richard