How exciting it is to be living in the Year of Abundant Harvest! Great and wonderful harvests are ready to be called into the storehouses of faith.
Thank you so much for your faithful commitment to EMIC! We are blessed that you are part of our congregation, increasing and abounding in every area of your life. Thank you for bringing your supply of the Spirit to our services and for your prayers for our staff and congregation. James 5:16 says, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” We so appreciate your prayers and your presence!
Proverbs 10:22 says, “The blessing of The LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.” The Good News Translation says, “It is The LORD’s BLESSING that makes you wealthy.” THE BLESSING produces wealth in every area of our lives, financially, physically and relationally— spirit, soul and body.
From the very beginning, it has been God’s plan for us to live in THE BLESSING. The LORD made formal declaration of THE BLESSING over man, which were the very first words heard by a human ear. They set the course and precedent for God’s will for His family:
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth (Genesis 1:27-28).
With His words, God created man with the divine, creative ability to rule and reign over the earth. He was empowered to be fruitful and multiply. The word multiply means “to increase.” God said Adam was to replenish the earth. If something is broken, fix it. If something is empty, fill it back up. If something needs to be replaced, replace it. Subdue the earth simply means, “If it gets out of line, put it back in place.”
THE BLESSING provided man with the power to carry on the work God began at Creation. It equipped him with the divine resources he needed. Man was to transform the uncultivated parts of the planet into a Garden of Eden by speaking faith-filled words, like God (Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 29).
THE BLESSING was lost at the Fall of Man. But, God’s people in the Old Covenant could walk in it if they obeyed His laws and commandments. Jesus, the last Adam, restored THE BLESSING to us in its fullness. Like Him, we now have the power to take dominion over anything that has to do with the curse (Galatians 3:13).
A perfect example of someone in the Old Covenant who walked in THE BLESSING was Joseph.
Genesis 39:2-6 says:
The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that The LORD was with him, and that The LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand. And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand. And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that The LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of The LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field. And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured (Genesis 39:2-6).
You and I can operate on the same level of THE BLESSING as Joseph, and greater (Hebrews 8:6). As a matter of fact, Jesus did everything as a BLESSED, Anointed Man. That same Anointing has been restored to us. We can walk in the same level of Anointing and BLESSING as Jesus did (John 14:12).
Say this out loud right now: “THE BLESSING is on me and in me. It is working in me now. Wherever I go and whatever I do, I am living in THE BLESSING. I am BLESSED coming in, and I am BLESSED going out. THE BLESSING is overtaking me! By faith, I activate THE BLESSING upon my life and my church. In Jesus’ Name!”
THE BLESSING of The LORD makes us rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.
Living in THE BLESSING,