Topic: You Have Been Blessed [Wednesday November 8, 2017]
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion…” (Genesis 1:28 KJV)
According to Genesis 1:1-2 (KJV) “In the beginning, God created heaven and earth. And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” And then God spoke, and it came into existence. Everything came to pass, the animal kingdom, the vegetation kingdom and the mineral kingdom. He created all the kingdoms and he said ‘this is good’.
Then God said, Let Us make Man. Did man beg God to make him? Did you beg God to make you? No! You did not beg Him. He said let Us make man in Our own image. (Genesis 1:26) It was His idea and not yours. You cannot make yourself. “Let us make man in our own image.” Glory to God! Not like an animal. He made you in his image. He decided to make you and he did. He came up with the idea. He then went on to say, let them have dominion over all the creatures. He put all the things in place and said, I will make you so that you can take charge. He did not stop there. And the scripture says, ‘he blessed them.’ He blessed Man saying, “be fruitful, multiply, replenish the earth and subdue the earth,”. He said to have dominion. Notice that up until this time, we had not seen what man had done. The move was always God’s move. Man had not made any move. All the moves had been God’s. It was always God moving on our behalf.
Beloved, He has moved on your behalf. He has moved in your life. He has blessed you. Don’t let the devil lie to you. God already moved over 2000 years ago. Don’t ever say God will do it. You are getting it backwards; God has already done it. God has already blessed you. It is finished. He paid the price; the COMPLETE PRICE so no devil can hold you back. Your salvation is not only for you to make heaven; it is all encompassing – spirit, soul and body. All that you ever need has been made available IN CHRIST. Indeed you have been blessed.
Further Reading: Genesis 1:1-29, John 10:10
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Jeremiah 43-45; Evening- Hebrews 5
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.