TOPIC: THE BLESSED MAN
Psalms 1:1-3 (KJV)
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
We who have believed in the Lord Jesus and abide in Him are blessed with all spiritual blessing in heavenly places because we are members of the body of Christ (See Ephesians 1:3).
Because our blessings are in heavenly places, it is important for us to know how to walk in such a way that these blessings find expression in our daily lives on the earth. For example, in the same book of Ephesians that informs us that we have been blessed with all spiritual blessings, we see that in order for us to walk in the dimension of the blessing that makes for good days and long life, we are to honor our fathers and mothers (See Ephesians 6:1-2).
This study will help us examine the spiritual posture that makes for the appropriation of the blessing we have in Christ.
1 Define the blessing(Genesis 1:22,28, Genesis 9:1, Genesis 12:3-4, Galatians 3:13-14)
2 Who receives the blessing? (Galatians 3:9)
3 What are the manifestations of the blessing
( Galatians 3:13-14, Genesis 1:28-29, Psalm 1:1,3, Proverbs 10:22)
4) Can curses be in the life of a believer? If so, why? (2 Kings 25:26-7)
5) How can a believer break free of curses? (2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 2:20, 1 Chronicles 4:9-10)
6) How do we walk in the blessing?
6a: Believe in and Abide in the Lord(John 15:5)
6b Be careful to Love and obey the Lord ( Deuteronomy 11:13-15)
6c. Delight in the word of the Lord and Meditate upon it(Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:1-3, Colossians 3:16-17)
6d. Avoiding the wrong Company(2 Corinthians 6:14,17,18, Psalm 1:1-2)
6e. As God’s priest, declare the blessing over your life regularly and believe you are blessed (Numbers 6:22-27)
Blessings and curses are two opposite forces that work in the lives of people. Anyone in Christ has been blessed. As we walk in the light through the word, we walk in the different manifestations of the blessing