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Blessed to be a blessing

  1. Introduction

God led his people out of Egypt to bring them to a land of milk & honey. They were to be his special people, distinct.

One distinctive was that they had to power to bless.

Num 6:22 The LORD said to Moses, Num 6:23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites.

Say to them: Num 6:24 “‘ “The LORD bless you and keep you; Num 6:25 the LORD make his face shine upon you

and be gracious to you; Num 6:26 the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”‘Num 6:27 “So they will

put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”

  1. What does it mean to bless:

(1). It is speaking forth

  • Speak fertility on the sterile
  • Speak prosperity on the needy
  • Speak health on the sick.

– Blessing is speaking our desires into a situation, with faith in a God who is able to do more than all we ask.

(2). The Bible is full of it

  • As soon as He creates man, God blesses him. So ‘blessing’ is God’s idea & a pattern He wants us to learn

from him & imitate:

Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created

them. Gen 1:28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.

Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

  • Rebekkah’s sisters bless her before she goes off to marry Issac;

Gen 24:60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, “Our sister, may you increase to thousands upon thousands;

may your offspring possess the gates of their enemies.”

  • Jacob blesses Pharoah Gen 47:10;
  • David blesses the nation when the Ark is returned ( 2 Sam 6:18);
  • Jesus as baby was blessed by Simeon Luke 2: 28;
  • Jesus blesses children Mk 10.
  • Ultimately, Jesus died so that we might receive every spiritual blessing Eph 1:3

(3). The components of the Priestly Blessing:

# 1: The blessing must be in the name of the Lord

# 2 The blessing of protection – ‘keep you’

# 3 The blessing of favour – “His face shine on you’

# 4 The blessing of grace

# 5 The blessing of God’s nearness – “turn his face toward you”

#6 The blessing of shalom – “peace”

  1. Who should bless?

In the OT, it was only Aaron & his descendants who were authorized to bless; they were the priesthood. Today,

every born again believer is a priest, and has authority to bless:

1 Pet 2:5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual

sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

  1. Who should we bless?

(1). God:

In praise and worship: .

Psalms 103:1 Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

(2). One another

(3). Enemies:

Such is the power of blessing that Jesus wants to bless them.

(4). Unbelievers:

In Evangelism

(5). Children

  1. ranjit 8th sunday 17 39:39

This message was preached by Ranjit Rodrigues  on  8th October 2017

Ranjit Rodrigues
Ranjit RodriguesElder & Pastor
Good News Church, Margao