GENERATIONAL BLESSINGS 

📖: John 4:3-28; Proverbs 4:10-27

Confession: Numbers 6:24-27

Many of us are reaping the rewards of a generational seed sowed by our ancestors. As Christians, we must never loose sight of our relationship with God. Our duty is to ensure that we pass down our Christian faith to future generation. Blessing is a special favour or gift, mercy, or benefit (Dictionary).

“God’s blessing” is a favour or gift bestowed by God, thereby bringing happiness.

Generational Blessings are not limited to a person, but extend to families. When God releases blessings upon someone’s life, it covers virtually every area of the person’s life and the relationship is right with God, the  blessings can be passed down to future generations. Generational blessings are passed down from either parents, grandparents, or even great grandparents to ancestors. Generational blessings can be taken away due to disobedient and sin, thereby the generational blessings can be reversed to a generational curse and passed down to generation. The opposite of curse is blessing 

In Genesis 12:2-3, God said unto Abram that He will make him a great nation, bless him, make him great and be a blessing and because Abraham’s relationship was good, his blessings was passed down to future generations. The Old Testament talks about Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and the “Generational blessings”, the covenant that God made to Abraham (Genesis 22:1-18). Through Abraham’s covenant, our ancestors where blessed and we are still benefiting from it. Hence, the song “Abraham’s blessings are mine”.

As it is written in the book of John 4:6-7, “Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well… 7. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water”. Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman took place at Jacob’s well. The well was dug by Jacob for his use, but a millennium later, his descendants were still drinking from the well. It was dug for his immediate need, but it served a generational purpose; it became a generational legacy. Jacob made efforts, but his children enjoyed the results. Some of us are reaping the rewards of generational blessings (Psalm 145:4) passed down by our ancestors. 

A godly heritage for our future generations is better than having great wealth (Proverbs 13:22). As Christians, we are enjoying God’s blessings, which is the blessings of salvation through Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:6-14). Our accomplishments today will be the foundation for our children’s children ‘s achievements. Let us sow godly seeds and God will honour it as success for our future generations. “The Lord shall bless us out of Zion” (Psalm 128:4-5) that every ‘well’ we dig will remain in use for the next generation to come. 

Starting from today, let us make a decision to have a Christ like attitude and on a daily basis confess the scripture in Numbers 6:24-27 upon our lives and family. We must us remember that the choices we make in life will have generational ramifcations. Therefore, making the right choices for the benefits of our future generation should be amongst our priorities in life. Let us strive and avoid making the wrong choices, and not have our future generations suffer the consequences that can lead to a generational curse. Our relationship with God through Jesus Christ must be our number one priority in life if we want God’s generational blessings passed down to our future generations. For those yet to surrender their lives to Jesus, this is not negotiable, do so now, tomorrow might be too late. DO IT NOW! Have a relationship with God.

PRAY THIS; in the name of Jesus, I repent of my sins, come into my heart and I will make You my Lord and Saviour. Stay connected! Stay focused! Have a blessed day. Shalom!!!

PRAYER 

🙏 O God, help me to make the right choice that will benefit my children’s children, in the name of Jesus.

🙏 My Father, my Father, all trapped blessings of my ancestors, be released unto me, in the name of Jesus.

🙏 Every generational blessings that eluded my parents, hear my voice, locate me by fire, in the name of Jesus.

🙏 Thank You Lord, for answered prayers.

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