I was scrolling IG the other day and read a post that stated something that sounded great but wasn't actually accurate. You know ... I'm all for flashy sayings, but I've begun to realize that flashy sayings have a tendency of keeping us from God's truth and that leads to bondage. Bondage is a no-no.
Being who I am and doing what I was created to do, I thought over the statement in search of God's mind and heart and what I discerned was contrary to that myth. So let's tear it down.
MYTH: God no longer blesses where you don't belong.
TRUTH: Romans 11:28-32; specifically verses 29 and 32 which state the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable and that God has allowed disobedience so that He can show mercy to all. Exodus 20:6, Deuteronomy 7:9 tells us He blesses and is faithful to 1,000 generations.
First, there may be instances when blessings decrease because of disobedience - which is what staying where you don't belong is - but He doesn't stop blessing you just because you're disobedient. The Word tells and shows us this over and over. What kind of God of Truth would He be if after declaring we're the apple of His eye He then turned around and took blessings away?
Example #1: God wanted a united Israel, but Solomon sinned allowing His nation of wives to lead him into false worship. Solomon wasn't supposed to be where he was - in temples dedicated to pagan gods. However the blessing on David's kingly line remained. It diminished, but was never stopped. Why? Because the gifts and calling are irrevocable.
Example #2: God wanted Jacob in Canaan, the land of his fathers, but instead of going there after leaving Laban, he took a disobedience detour and went to Shechem. Jacob was supposed to be in The Promised Land. He was still blessed; although not as blessed as he would've been had he obeyed God. The gifts and calling are irrevocable.
Example #3: OT Saul disobeyed and didn't kill King Agag and then he offered a sacrifice instead of waiting for Samuel. The Lord had David anointed to be the next king but preserved Saul's life. Look at all the other outgoing kings in the OT who were killed. Saul wasn't where he was supposed to be in reverence to Yahweh as king of God's chosen people - but he was blessed with life for another 13 years. Irrevocable.
Blessings decrease because, upon disobedience (or any sin), we enter into covenant (spiritual contract) with the demonic and all of their covenants give them legal right to kill, steal from and destroy us (John 10:10). So it's NOT that God stops blessing us. What actually happens is the blessings are still released but the demonic gets first dibs because we submitted to them.
An amazing thing about The Father is that when we do covenant with the demonic and they get to hijack our blessings, God stores up restitution in heaven for that moment we confess, repent, renounce and reject. If the sin goes unconfessed into generations and becomes iniquity (a curse), blessings accrue with interest until that family's deliverer steps on the scene. I'm a witness ... and I'm being rewarded!
I bless you in The Name and authority of Yeshua The Messiah, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
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