Your Circumstances Can’t Stop the Blessing

Gal 3:29 And if you [are] Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

And if you [are] Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Gal 4:1-6 Now I say [that] the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”

If you’re born again, you are an heir to the blessing of Abraham. That blessing will enable you to prosper no matter what’s happening around you. It will cause you to increase in the midst of recession, depression and every other kind of economic calamity the devil can dream up!

You were recreated to live above the circumstances of this world– not in subjection to them. So Stand up and release your faith! Put your name in the promises of the Bible and speak them to your circumstances. When you give the Word first place in your life, there isn’t a circumstance the devil can throw at you that can stop the blessings of Almighty God.

Jeremiah 29:11-14 (The Message Bible ) I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out-plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. “When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen. “When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. “Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.” God’s Decree. “I’ll turn things around for you. I’ll bring you back from all the countries into which I drove you”-God’s Decree-“bring you home to the place from which I sent you off into exile. You can count on Me.

The scripture is showing us that there are times that go beyond normal prayer and a following after or close pursuit of Him.. Just like a child who wanders away from his mom or dad and knows when trouble is near he or she shall return and safety is waiting for them.

BEATITUDES are the opening sentences of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount which describe the quality of life of a citizen of the kingdom of God. The word “Beatitude” comes from a Latin word meaning “happy” or “blessed.” Various forms of the word “bless” are used many times in both the Old and New Testaments, but this passage alone is known as the Beatitudes. The Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7) sets forth the spiritual principles of the kingdom of God. They define the character of a child of the King. The Beatitudes are not to be seen as separate blessings for different believers. All the Beatitudes are to be applied and developed in all disciples both now and in the future. The eight Beatitudes have continuity.

1. “The poor in spirit” denotes the fact of sin (5:3). “They that mourn” means to repent of sin (5:4).
2. “The meek” describes not the weak, but rather strength that is surrendered to God in a new birth experience (5:5).
3. . To “hunger and thirst after righteousness” signifies the strong desire to become more Christ-like (5:6).
4. “The merciful” show an attitude of forgiveness (5:7).
5. “The pure in heart” strive daily for clean living (5:8).
6. “The peacemakers” exert a calming influence in the storms of life (5:9).
7. “They which are persecuted” denotes faithfulness under stress (5:10-12).

Each Beatitude carries with it a strong promise of ultimate good for those who develop the blessed life.

“You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

“You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are-no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.

“You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.

“You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘careful,’ you find yourselves cared for.

“You’re blessed when you get your inside world-your mind and heart-put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.

“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight.

“You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘careful,’ you find yourselves cared for.

“You’re blessed when you get your inside world-your mind and heart-put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.

“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.

“You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom.

“Not only that-count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit Me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens-give a cheer, even!-for though they don’t like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of

Even though your circumstances can’t stop your blessing you can! Stay right with God and meditate on His.

Kathleen Simmons