I will bless those who bless thee. Gen. 12:3
One of the main things that motivates me to travel so much to minister to the Body of Messiah in the nations, is that on the day that I stand before the LORD, I want to hear Him say to me … Well done good and faithful servant. I had a revelation more than 25 years ago, that as a Messianic Jew, I am called to be a light and blessing to the nations. The best way I can fulfill that call and hear those precious words, is to help my non-Jewish brothers and sisters get blessed by God. The bottom line of my theology is that God is a good God and He is our Heavenly Father and that He wants to bless His children. So much so that he gave us many keys in the Bible to help us to be in a position for Him to bless us with all that He has for us.
At the outset of this new calendar year, I want to share the verses that I have found that can steer us in the direction of God’s blessing container ….. I am not suggesting that we apply these verses as methodology to be blessed. YHVH is looking for our hearts and HE knows our thoughts and motivations, so we need to be careful, that our primary motivation is that we want to please our Heavenly FATHER.
Perhaps the first reference in the Bible to GOD wanting to bless the nations is the above verse from Genesis 12.3 I will bless those who bless you … Very simply GOD promises to bless those who bless the Jewish descendants of Abraham. And the best way to bless the Jewish people is to stand with us in solidarity and pray for our protection and salvation. The Bible teaches that you reap what you sew – You can also sew financial blessings into a Messianic ministry in Israel.
But there are many other verses in the Bible that tell us how we can be blessed by our Father in Heaven. I will let the Word of God speak for itself.
From the Hebrew scriptures:
Psalm 1:1-2 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked… but his delight is in the Torah of YHVH, and on His Torah he meditates day & night – perhaps we need to change our attitude to the Torah.
Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: we need to be faithful people, especially faithful to GOD and HIS Word
Psalm 119:1 Blessed are the upright in the way, who walk in the Torah of YHVH – are we doing our best to walk according to the Torah?
Malachi 3:10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse… And test ME now with this, says the LORD of Hosts, to see if I will not open the windows of Heaven for you, and pour out a blessing for you, until there is not enough room to hold it. That is very clear – we need to be sure to give at least our first 10% back to God.
From the New Testament: More keys to greater blessings from the Words of Messiah Yeshua… no need to explain what He means – I am sure we have heard many sermons about the Sermon on the Mount.
Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Matthew 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:11 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Do you want to see the maximum of God’s blessings on your life and your family? If your answer is yes, then you need to make the decision to forget what you may have been wrongly taught about Israel, tithing and the Torah, and ask the Holy Spirit to show you how to live out your life as a citizen of the Kingdom of YHVH in a way that will allow Him to pour out on our lives, the blessings that HE desires to pour out on you.
This article originally appeared on Out of Zion, January 12, 2018, and reposted with permission.