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THE POWER TO INVOKE BLESSING

Visiting the United States was a dream in my childhood.
One day a pastor friend of mine visited us in Bangalore city.
While he was with us at our home, he asked me to visit him and stay with them in NY. It was nothing more than a dream to me.
But suddenly things started happening. Circumstances started falling in place. After a few months, I was in his house in NY!
I saw that my pastor friend’s words initiated a work in my life.

I have recognized that some people can speak into my life.
Whenever these people spoke into my life, their words engaged my circumstances.
Those words triggered the divine blessing and favor into my life.

There are some people who can speak into your life, not all the people though.
All the people cannot speak into your life. They may utter words that cannot engage the circumstances to work for you.
It takes a lot of diligence to understand people that God has ordained to speak into your life.
Recognize them
Respect them
Bless them

Just like the authority to speak into the lives of individuals, there are servants of God who are empowered to speak into people groups as well.

Moses and Aaron went into the Tent of Meeting, and when they came out they blessed the people, and the glory of the Lord [the Shekinah cloud] appeared to all the people [as promised]. Then there came a fire out from before the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar; and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces. Leviticus 9:23, 24

As the authorized people spoke words of blessing, it was not merely a feel good factor. Three things happened. It cannot happen unless the person who speaks the word is authorized. If authorized people speak, circumstances are engaged by the power of God.

1. GLORY OF THE LORD APPEARED
When empowered people speak, the Glory factor is aroused.
The Glory of God does many wonders. It can bring transformation.
When the God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, he did what a normal person could never do.
His spiritual eyes opened to see what natural eyes could not.

A revelation of eternity was flashed! Words cannot communicate such ideas.
He sacrificed his life! Abraham was even ready to sacrifice his son Isaac.

By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place, which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Hebrews 11:8 – 10

2. WORSHIP: FIRE FROM GOD CONSUMED BURNT OFFERING
In the account from Leviticus about Moses and Aaron blessing the people, we see that the worship service took a different turn. From a traditional regular sacrifice, a dynamic and spiritual worship experience started. Fire came from heaven.

If pastors and ministers prayed before each service so that they would have the power to bless God’s people, worship services would be different.

3. ENGAGED HEART
When the Glory of God is revealed, the hearts of people gets engaged to God.
In the case of the Israelites who had gone astray from God, Elijah had the power to invoke the fire of God. ‘And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God’ I Kings 18:39

Blessing has many times been wrongly defined and so wrongly understood.
It has often been given a materialistic image.
One of the visible evidence of Spiritual blessing could be materialistic prosperity. But Spiritual Blessing is way beyond that.
The power to invoke blessing comes by time spent in prayer.

Blessing is invoked by speaking words of blessing and associating with the blessed people of God.
Recognize the people who are empowered and authorized to speak true spiritual blessing into your life.
Strive to be a person who is empowered to initiate true spiritual blessing into the lives of people that you encounter.

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