When I was a kid, I used to get fascinated with the way magnets pull every little metallic thing thats within their environment to themselves. And most times,they seem to hang on so tightly to those things that you have to exert some energy to disengage. Apart from this power to attract, the magnet also demonstrates another ability to repel other magnets when the same sides called like poles face each other. In physics, these two characteristics are referred to as ATTRACTION and REPULSION, and are caused by an invisible field that surrounds the magnet referred to as a MAGNETIC FIELD. With this understanding, you would easily appreciate how the BLESSING of God works in our lives as believers. God created all things and we can learn about spiritual realities from the physical things He created; we can learn about the invisible things from the visible things we see.
‘For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse..’
The blessing of God works pretty much like that magnetic field that surrounds the magnet causing attarction and repulsion. The blessing talks about the supernatural force-field that surrounds your life when you are in Christ. And being in Christ means you have received Jesus as Lord and Saviour into your heart. It implies that you are saved. And it is clearly obvious from scriptures, that until you receive Jesus into your life and become a child of God, you NEVER can have access to His blessing or any other glorious thing He has to give. This is because Jesus is the only Way to gaining access to God the Father as mentioned in John 14:6,
‘Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.’
Jesus is like that ladder in Genesis 28:13-14, that connected the earth to heaven and God stood above it! So when Jesus comes into your heart, He establishes a supernatural connection between you and God the Father and then you will have access to all the blessings in heavenly places,
‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ..’
These heavenly blessings are clearly listed as power, riches, wisdom, strength, honour,glory and blessing in Revelations 5:12,
‘Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.’
Did you observe that these blessings are seven in number? I like to imagine these as the heavenly rainbow of God’s blessings, and the BLESSING is one of these heavenly blessings. And coming back to the subject of blessing, we mentioned earlier that it is like that magnetic field. Everything in the Kingdom of God works by faith, that means, even if you don’t see it, you believe its there because God says so. Naturally, we believe only what we have seen with our eyes, but in the Kingdom of God, you believe it and then you see it. And your faith is not based on empty words, it is anchored on the Word of God in scriptures, and God CANNOT lie! Everything He says is what it is. So even if you are a child of God and you do not believe that these things are real and will work for you, they surely won’t! Faith activates the manifestation of everything that is available for you in Christ. When Jesus comes into your heart, He hooks you up to the flow of God’s blessing, much like your gadgets in the home are connected to electrical power. But for you to use those gadgets, you have to turn on the switches! So your faith is like that switch that turns on the blessing of God in your life. When you believe, you are BLESSED!
‘And blessed is she that believed…’
When you say someone is blessed, it doesnt just mean that things are going well for him, it means much more than that. It means that the blessing of God is working in that person’s life, so everything he does prospers! The blessing will attract good things to your life and repel evil things. it will bring things into your life that make you happy and repel things that bring sadness and sorrow. It will cause more and more good things to be added to your life and stop evil things that will damage those good things from gaining access to you. It is powerful!
‘The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.’
The blessing can be seen as a supernatural-field that surrounds the life of a believing believer, an invisible dome that causes only good things to be sucked in to his life, and will keep him protected from the evil things targetted at his life.
‘For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.’
You are ordained to ‘eat’ the good of the land. The evil of the land is not your portion! Just recall what happened to the Israelites in the land of Egypt. All the evils stuffs that came upon the Egyptians did not come near them. They were exempted! The blessing exempted them. And the night before they departed from Egypt, they were told to make requests of their masters, and everything they asked for was given to them freely. So they left with virtually all the wealth of Egypt! That was the blessing again at work.
‘And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.’
Oftentimes, you will find this expression in scriptures, that this and that man found favour in the sight of so and so, or that the LORD gave this and that man favour in the sight of so and so. Why is that? This is because when God’s blessing or favour surrounds a man, he is surrounded with a supernatural force-field of favour, and anyone that comes within that field will favour him. Now check out these scriptures,
‘But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.’
‘And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.’