SCRIPTURE:

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:28)

DEVOTIONAL:

The Blessing Overrides the Curse

The Blessing was first given to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. God transferred to them the same power and ability He used to create this earth so that they could continue the work of creation and make every place on the earth just like the garden of Eden. Eden was a copy of heaven.

The Blessing was first on Adam and Eve to keep the earth stocked and fully functioning as God intended. When Adam through disobedience and sin lost “The Blessing,” humanity fell to the level of the curse. All humanity was in Adam, which is why the Bible says, “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” and “the wages of sin is death…”  Sin is not so much what we did, but how we were born. We were all born in sin, and we all must be born again.

Though God pours out His blessings (plural) on the just and the unjust, only those who have experienced the “new birth” can partake of the fullness of The Blessing (the covenant of God that overrides the curse). Notice, there is no “s” on The Blessing. God is not talking about blessings, which are His specific acts of goodness. He’s talking about “The Blessing” and there is only one… The Blessing of the Lord.

For example, let’s say you get a new car and you shout, “Oh, I sure got blessed today. I got a new car. Praise the Lord!” Or you get a new house and say, “I sure got blessed today. I got a new house.” Or how about you get a new job? Well, these are blessings. But, when you receive The Blessing, it will enable you to get all these blessings and more.

PRAYER:

Dear God, thank you for revelation of The Blessing of the Lord, and how The Blessing operates in my life bringing favor, increase, promotion and everything I need. By faith, I receive The Blessing now in my health, family, finances, business and ministry. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Dr. Bill Winston’s insightful book, Faith in the Blessing. To order your copy, click here.