Biblical panorama of the history and purpose of the blessing. From Adam and Eve to Abraham and his great grandchildren to Jesus and then to us, God’s purpose has always been for the blessing to exist in his children and to manifest as dominion power spoken to creation in order to extend the conditions of the garden of Eden throughout the earth.
If you are born again, the blessing encompasses your identity and your capacity and calling. Do not think of the blessing as just an isolated outbreak of the power of God in your life.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 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.
God initially imparted to all mankind THE BLESSING as a force (or capability) to be wielded to extend God’s creation throughout the earth. We were created to be rulers and royalty and to subdue and replenish the earth.
The word ‘bless’ means to empower with divine creative ability as a reflection of God’s best work.
After Adam and Eve were expelled from the garden of Eden, and after the flood in which Noah and his family were saved, God reestablishes the blessing to Abraham.
12 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
The promise to Abraham’s seed was a direct reference to Jesus Christ. Consider that the miracles Jesus performed were simply the standard practice of implementing this blessing. ( miracles of loaves and fishes, wine into water, payment for taxes in the mouth of a fish, calming the wind and waves, healing the sick, withered, blind, bleeding, raising the dead)
Genesis 17:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
Galatians 3:16 King James Version (KJV)
16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
Jesus went to the cross, died and was raised from the dead so that he could enlist the blessing on our behalf.
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
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29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
We have inherited the blessing through Jesus Christ and through him were given the power to create . . . and to overcome everything in our lives that is necessary to bring into manifestation the conditions of the garden of Eden . . . not only in our lives, but in the lives of those around us.