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Releasing God’s blessings

Jan Herbst

Blessings and Curses in the Bible We live in environment where we are under severe pressure 1 Pet 5:8 Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant {and} cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon {and} devour

What does God say about curses and blessings? Gen 12-2-3 And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you] and curse him who curses {or} uses insolent language toward you; in you will all the families {and} kindred of the earth be blessed [and by you they will bless themselves].

Blessings and Curses in the Bible Our words and actions have potential to do harm Words Prov 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]. Prov 16:24 Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body. We get involved things • Block blessings • Unaware are blocking our blessings Ex 20:5 You shall not bow down yourself to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, We don’t study demons, we study Jesus, but……..

Curses in the Bible God’s instructions Deut 27:10 So you shall obey the voice of the Lord your God and do His commandments and statutes which I command you today. Curses 1. 2. 3.

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Deut 27:15 Cursed is the man who makes a graven or molten image, an abomination to the Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret. All the people shall answer, Amen. (Idolatry) Deut 27:16 Cursed is he who dishonors his father or his mother. All the people shall say, Amen. (Honour) Deut 27:17 Cursed is he who moves [back] his neighbor's landmark. All the people shall say, Amen. (Stealing/Cheating/Stingy) Deut 27:18 Cursed is he who misleads a blind man on his way. All the people shall say, Amen. (Injustice to the weak) Deut 27:19 Cursed is he who perverts the justice due to the sojourner {or} the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. All the people shall say, Amen. (Injustice to the weak)

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Deut 27:20 Cursed is he who lies with his father's wife, because he uncovers what belongs to his father. All the people shall say, Amen. (Adultery/Unnatural sex) 7. Deut 27:21 Cursed is he who lies with any beast. All the people shall say, Amen. (Unnatural sex) 8. Deut 27:22 Cursed is he who lies with his half sister, whether his father's or his mother's daughter. All the people shall say, Amen. (Adultery/Unnatural sex) 9. Deut 27:23 Cursed is he who lies with his mother-in-law. All the people shall say, Amen. (Adultery) 10. Deut 27:24 Cursed is he who slays his neighbor secretly. All the people shall say, Amen. (Murder) 11. Deut 27:25 Cursed is he who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person. All the people shall say, Amen. (Murder) 12. Deut 27:26 Cursed is he who does not support {and} give assent to the words of this law to do them [as the rule of his life]. All the people shall say, Amen. (Obey all God’s laws) Sample of the laws

Curses in the Bible A lot people say we are no longer under the law Matt 5:17 Do not think that I have come to do away with {or} undo the Law or the Prophets; I have come not to do away with {or} undo but to complete {and} fulfill them. Matt 5:21 You have heard that it was said to the men of old, You shall not kill, and whoever kills shall be liable to {and} unable to escape the punishment imposed by the court. Matt 5:22 But I say to you that everyone who continues to be angry with his brother {or} harbors malice (enmity of heart) against him shall be liable to {and} unable to escape the punishment imposed by the court; and whoever speaks contemptuously {and} insultingly to his brother shall be liable to {and} unable to escape the punishment imposed by the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, You cursed fool! [You empty-headed idiot!] shall be liable to {and} unable to escape the hell (Gehenna) of fire. Matt 5:27 You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery. Matt 5:28 But I say to you that everyone who so much as looks at a woman with evil desire for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

From curse to blessings Jesus removed the curse‌But we have to confess and ask Him to remove it Gal 3:13 Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified); Gal 3:14 To the end that through [their receiving] Christ Jesus, the blessing [promised] to Abraham might come upon the Gentiles, so that we through faith might [all] receive [the realization of] the promise of the [Holy] Spirit.

Prayer of release Lord Jesus Christ I believe that you are the son of God and the only way to God. That on the cross you died for my sins and that you rose again from the dead. That on the cross also you were made a curse so that I can be redeemed from the curse and receive your blessing. I trust you now for mercy and forgiveness and I commit myself from now on by your grace to follow you and obey you. I now ask you to forgive and blot out any sins committed by me or by my ancestors that expose me to a curse. If people have harmed me or wronged me I forgive them as I would God forgive me. I renounce all contact with satan or occult practices or unscriptural secret societies. If I have any contact objects that link me to these things I promise to destroy them and now with the authority you have given me as a child of God I release myself from every curse that has ever come upon me or affected me in any way in the name of Jesus. Amen

God’s covenant blessings God’s will is that we be blessed Gal 3:9; 13-14,29 So then, those who are people of faith are blessed {and} made happy {and} favored by God [as partners in fellowship] with the believing {and} trusting Abraham. Gal 3:29 And if you belong to Christ [are in Him Who is Abraham's Seed], then you are Abraham's offspring and [spiritual] heirs according to promise.

Bless=to empower, prosper, increase Depends how He is treated

God’s covenant blessings First blessings Gen 5:2 He created them male and female and blessed them and named them [both] Adam [Man] at the time they were created. Covenant to bless and increase the seed of Abraham

Gen 22:17 In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies, Gen 24:1 NOW ABRAHAM was old, well advanced in years, and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. Blessing from the seed of Abraham – includes you

God’s covenant blessings Life of Isaac Gen 26:1 AND THERE was a famine in the land, other than the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines. Gen 26:2 And the Lord appeared to him and said, Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I will tell you. Gen 26:3 Dwell temporarily in this land, and I will be with you and will favor you with blessings; for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. Gen 26:4 And I will make your descendants to multiply as the stars of the heavens, and will give to your posterity all these lands (kingdoms); and by your Offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, {or} by Him bless themselves, Gen 26:5 For Abraham listened to {and} obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commands, My statutes, and My laws. Covenant work in famine Isaac obeyed God and stayed in land and sowed in that land

God’s covenant blessings What does God say about blessings?

Deut 28:1 IF YOU will , being watchful to do all His commandments which I command you this day, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. Deut 28:2 And all these . Deut 28:3 Blessed shall you be in the city and blessed shall you be in the field. Deut 28:4 Blessed shall be the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your beasts, the increase of your cattle and the young of your flock. Deut 28:5 Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading trough. Deut 28:6 Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out. Deut 28:7 The Lord shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

God’s covenant blessings What does God say about blessings? Deut 28:8 The Lord shall command the blessing upon you in your storehouse and in all that you undertake. And He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you. Deut 28:9 The Lord will establish you as a people holy to Himself, as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. Deut 28:10 And all people of the earth shall see that you are called by the name [and in the presence of] the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you. Deut 28:11 And the Lord shall make you have a surplus of prosperity, through the fruit of your body, of your livestock, and of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you. Deut 28:12 The Lord shall open to you His good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. Deut 28:13 And the Lord shall make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you this day and are watchful to do them. Deut 28:14 And you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right hand or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

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God’s covenant blessings What does Jesus say about blessings? Matt 5:3 Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit ), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven! Matt 5:4 Blessed {and} enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God's favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His matchless grace] are those , for they shall be comforted! Matt 5:5 Blessed (happy, blithesome, joyous, spiritually prosperous--with lifejoy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the , for they shall inherit the earth! Matt 5:6 Blessed {and} fortunate {and} happy {and} spiritually prosperous (in that state in which the born-again child of God enjoys His favor and salvation) are those ), for they shall be completely satisfied! Matt 5:7 Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the

God’s covenant blessings Matt 5:8 Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous-possessing the happiness produced by the experience of God's favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the , for they shall see God! Matt 5:9 Blessed (enjoying enviable happiness, spiritually prosperous-with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the , for they shall be called the sons of God! Matt 5:10 Blessed {and} happy {and} enviably fortunate {and} spiritually prosperous (in the state in which the born-again child of God enjoys and finds satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of his outward conditions) are those who are

Matt 5:11 Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous--with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of your outward conditions) are you when Matt 5:12 Be glad {and} supremely joyful, for your reward in heaven is great (strong and intense), for in this same way people persecuted the prophets who were before you. [II Chron. 36:16.]

God’s Blessings‌..Your right Spoken blessing is a positive, Biblical statement that invokes the blessings of God in the life of another. Eph 1:3 May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us {in Christ} with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm!

Blessing‌.Your right Activate the blessing Blessing received by Abraham from God

Gen 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous {and} distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others]. Activated by Melchizedek Gen 14:19 And he blessed him and said, Blessed (favored with blessings, made blissful, joyful) be Abram by God Most High, Possessor {and} Maker of heaven and earth, Gen 27:28 And may God give you of the dew of the heavens and of the fatness of the earth and abundance of grain and [new] wine; Gen 27:29 Let peoples serve you and nations bow down to you; be master over your brothers, and let your mother's sons bow down to you. Let everyone be cursed who curses you and favored with blessings who blesses you. Isaac activated the blessing of Abraham over the life of Jacob Gen 28:4 May He give the blessing [He gave to] Abraham to you and your descendants with you, that you may inherit the land He gave to Abraham, in which you are a sojourner. We have the right to these blessings because we are the seed of Abraham This needs to be activated in our life's!!!!!!!!!!!

Blessings in the Bible How to get and keep your blessings 1)

Get father of pastor to bless you (Num 6:22-27)

2) Connect to Jesus Col 1:19 For it has pleased [the Father] that all the divine fullness (the sum total of the divine perfection, powers, and attributes) should dwell in Him permanently. Col 1:20 And God purposed that through (by the service, the intervention of) Him [the Son] all things should be completely reconciled back to Himself, whether on earth or in heaven, as through Him, [the Father] made peace by means of the blood of His cross. John 15:5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.

Blessings in the Bible How to get and keep your blessings 2.

Connect to Jesus (continued) Eph 2:4 But God--so rich is He in His mercy! Because of {and} in order to satisfy the great {and} wonderful {and} intense love with which He loved us, Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings {and} trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship {and} in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation). Eph 2:6 And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One). Eph 2:7 He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness {and} goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus. Eph 2:8 For it is by free grace (God's unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment {and} made partakers of Christ's salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God; Eph 2:9 Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law's demands], lest any man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.]

Blessings in the Bible 3) Prayer 2 Chr 7:14 If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, {and} require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land. Sure way to activate blessings Jer 33:3 Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in {and} hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand). God tunes His ears to our prayers Ps 116:1 I LOVE the Lord, because He has heard [and now hears] my voice and my supplications. Ps 116:2 Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore will I call upon Him as long as I live. Our covenant right and inheritance must be unlocked Isaac and Rebecca (Gen 25:21) and Hannah (1 Sam 1:1-10) Look at Prayer of Hannah

Blessings in the Bible 4) Make God’s Word your delight God honors his Word above His name Matt 4:4 But He replied, It has been written, Man shall not live {and} be upheld {and} sustained by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.

Prayer=Word of God‌..Remind God of His promise Heb 4:12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing {and} sifting {and} analyzing {and} judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. Ps 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Blessings in the Bible 5) Live a life of worship Life of Solomon 2 Chr 1:6 Solomon went up there to the bronze altar before the Lord at the Tent of Meeting and offered 1,000 burnt offerings on it. Humbled himself and he was outstanding in worship life 2 Chr 1:10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this Your people who are so great? 2 Chr 1:11 God replied to Solomon, Because this was in your heart and you have not asked for riches, possessions, honor, {and} glory, or the life of your foes, or even for long life, but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may rule {and} judge My people over whom I have made you king, 2 Chr 1:12 Wisdom and knowledge are granted you. And I will give you riches, possessions, honor, {and} glory, such as none of the kings had before you, and none after you shall have their equal. Attract God’s blessings Ps 34:1 I WILL bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Ps 34:2 My life makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble {and} afflicted hear and be glad. Ps 34:3 O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together. All done to His glory John 4:24 God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship {Him} in spirit and in truth (reality).

Blessings in the Bible 6) Pursue peace and unity 1 Pet 3:8 Finally, all [of you] should be of one {and} the same mind (united in spirit), sympathizing [with one another], loving [each other] as brethren [of one household], compassionate {and} courteous (tenderhearted and humble). 1 Pet 3:9 Never return evil for evil or insult for insult (scolding, tongue-lashing, berating), but on the contrary blessing [praying for their welfare, happiness, and protection, and truly pitying and loving them]. For {know that} to this you have been called, that you may yourselves inherit a blessing [from God--that you may obtain a blessing as heirs, bringing welfare and happiness and protection]. 1 Pet 3:10 For let him who wants to enjoy life and see good days [good--whether apparent or not] keep his tongue free from evil and his lips from guile (treachery, deceit). Unity commands a blessing Ps 133:1 BEHOLD, HOW good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Ps 133:2 It is like the precious ointment poured on the head, that ran down on the beard, even the beard of Aaron [the first high priest], that came down upon the collar {and} skirts of his garments [consecrating the whole body]. Ps 133:3 It is like the dew of [lofty] Mount Hermon and the dew that comes on the hills of Zion; for there the Lord has commanded the blessing, even life forevermore [upon the high and the lowly].

Blessings in the Bible 7) Align your will to the will of God John 4:34 Jesus said to them, My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him Who sent Me and to accomplish {and} completely finish His work.

What is God’s will for our lives and do we accept it Matt 26:42 Again a second time He went away and prayed, My Father, if this cannot pass by unless I drink it, Your will be done.

Blessings in the Bible 8) Be pushy and fight for your blessing just as Jacob wrestled an Angel in Gen 32:26

Blessings applied Fathers blessing

Num 6:23 Say to Aaron and his sons, This is the way you shall bless the Israelites. Say to them, Num 6:24 The Lord bless you and watch, guard, {and} keep you; Num 6:25 The Lord make His face to shine upon {and} enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you; Num 6:26 The Lord lift up His [approving] countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually). Num 6:27 And they shall put My name upon the Israelites, and I will bless them.

Blessings applied Rom 15:5 Now may the God Who gives the power of patient endurance (steadfastness) and Who supplies encouragement, grant you to live in such mutual harmony {and} such full sympathy with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, Rom 15:6 That together you may [unanimously] with united hearts {and} one voice, praise and glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah). Rom 15:13 May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound {and} be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.

Blessings applied 1 Cor 1:8 And He will establish you to the end [keep you steadfast, give you strength, and guarantee your vindication; He will be your warrant against all accusation or indictment so that you will be] guiltless {and} irreproachable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah). 1 Cor 1:9 God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on); by Him you were called into companionship {and} participation with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Cor 16:23 The grace (favor and spiritual blessing) of our Lord Jesus {Christ} be with you.

Blessings applied Start blessing your family every day Use Num 6:23 as basis If you have no one to bless you, look in the mirror and bless yourself Bless your /their finances, health (every cell in the body), relationships, business etc. Keep close to God Heb 11:6 ………..He is the rewarder of those who earnestly {and} diligently seek Him [out].