Posts Tagged ‘Blessings’

Spiritual Blessings

November 29, 2019

Ephesians 1:3-4 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
3 May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm!
4 Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love.

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Blessing = Made alive in Christ through the cross
=> forgiveness of sin

  • Colossians 2:13-14 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
    13 And you who were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh (your sensuality, your sinful carnal nature), [God] brought to life together with [Christ], having [freely] forgiven us all our transgressions, 14 Having cancelled and blotted out and wiped away the handwriting of the note (bond) with its legal decrees and demands which was in force and stood against us (hostile to us). This [note with its regulations, decrees, and demands] He set aside and cleared completely out of our way by nailing it to [His] cross.
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    Ephesians 2:4-5 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
    4 But God—so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us,
    5 Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation).

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    1 Peter 2:24 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
    24 He personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.

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Blessing = [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him]

  • Ephesians 6:10-11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
    The Armor of God
    10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him] and in the power of His [boundless] might. 11 Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil.

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Blessing = righteousness, heart peace and joy in the Holy Spirit

  • Romans 14:17 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
    17 [After all] the kingdom of God is not a matter of [getting the] food and drink [one likes], but instead it is righteousness (that state which makes a person acceptable to God) and [heart] peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

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Blessing = Peace which surpasses all understanding
=> Not of this world!

  • Philippians 4:6-7 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
    6 Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. 7 And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. 
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    John 14:27 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
    27 Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.] 
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    Ephesians 2:14 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
    14 For He is [Himself] our peace (our bond of unity and harmony). He has made us both [Jew and Gentile] one [body], and has broken down (destroyed, abolished) the hostile dividing wall between us

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Blessing = the fruit of the Holy Spirit

  • Galatians 5:22-23 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
    22 But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,
    23 Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].

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Blessing = being in the Good Shepherd’s flock!


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    Psalm 23 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
    1 The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.
    2 He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.
    3 He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake.
    4 Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.
    5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.
    6 Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.

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    John 10:4 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
    4 When He{Good Shepherd} has brought His own sheep outside, He walks on before them, and the sheep follow Him because they know His voice.

Unexpected Blessings

July 23, 2018

Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders You have done. The things You planned for us no-one can recount to You; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too numerous to count.Ps 40:5

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Tweets:
#ScripturePrayer Lord, open our eyes to the wonders You have planned for us TODAY. Let us recognize and give thanks for each unexpected blessing we see. In Jesus name. Amen. -Psalm 40:5
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Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.-Ps 40:5 NASB
=>The Lord thinks about you more times in a day than you can count!
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How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them! If I could count them, they would outnumber the sand. -Psalm 139:17-18 AMP …
=>You are always on His mind!
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You have ravished my heart and given me courage with a single glance of your eyes -Song 4:9 AMP
=>The Lord’s desire for His dove-just one glance
=>Think of it-He must be watching your every move to catch just one glance!
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Related:
Count Your Blessings{prayer}

The Jealous Eye

December 8, 2017

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1 Samuel 18:8-9 NLT … This made Saul very angry. “What’s this?” he said. “They credit David with ten thousands and me with only thousands. Next they’ll be making him their king!” 9 So from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David.
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Jealousy comes from counting the blessings of others instead of your own. #BeThankful #CountYourBlessings
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The cure for the jealous eye is to be content and thankful in Christ Jesus => #BeThankful and FOCUS on Christ whatever your circumstance! –Phil 4:11-13
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From ODB The Remedy for Jealousy

The comparison game is self-destructive. Someone will always have something we don’t or enjoy experiences different from ours. But God has already given us many blessings, including both life on this earth and the promise of eternal life to all who believe. Depending on His help and focusing on Him in thankfulness can help us to overcome jealousy. The remedy for jealousy is thankfulness to God.

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Why is it hard to see someone—even a friend—getting more attention than us? It happened to Saul. He loved David, but he became insanely jealous when he saw his faithful servant getting more honor than himself. Centuries earlier Cain enviously killed his younger brother Abel. And when Christ lived on earth the religious leaders of Israel became so jealous of Jesus that they demanded His death. But Jesus demonstrated a love that doesn’t envy. This love finds its source in God.

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Related:
Count Your Blessings{Prayer}
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Forget Not All the Lord’s Blessings

April 12, 2017

O LORD my God, many are the wonders You have done for us.
Your wonders and good plans for us are too many to count! –
Ps 40:5

May we never forget all the good things You do for us! –Ps 103:2 
May we never forget all Your blessings!

Psalm 103:1-5 NLT … Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name. 2 Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me. 3 He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. 4 He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. 5 He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!

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Count Your Blessings
Name them one by one
Count your many blessings
See what God has done –Johnson Oatman Jr
=> Discouragement can not take root in a thankful heart!

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Count Ur many blessings one by one-Forget NOT all theLord has done=>Discouragement can’t take root in a thankful ❤!
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Related:
Count Your Blessings{prayer}

Your Love Never Fails

March 17, 2012

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
His wonderful, faithful, steadfast love endures forever.
-Ps 136:1

With all my heart I praise You LORD
With all that I am I praise Your holy name!
With all my heart I praise You LORD!
I will never forget how kind and patient You have been.
You are merciful
You have new mercies for me everyday
Your love never fails.
-Ps 103:1-2,8 CEV

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. -Lam 3:22-23

Bible Study: You Are Blessed

December 4, 2011

From NavPress: Bible Study: You Are Blessed

You Are Blessed
Scripture Who blessed? Nature of Blessing
Deut 33:29 Israel(God prevails) The Lord is a protective shield & triumphant sword!
Ps 1 Those who delight in the Lord’s commands The Lord guards the way of the righteous
Ps 32:1-2 Those whose sins are forgiven Joy/relief of sins being covered
Ps 41:1-3 Those who consider the poor, weak & helpless Life is protected and preserved –  sickbed is overturned
Ps 84:4-7 Those who dwell in the Lord’s house & ever praise Strength in the Lord is obtained- go from strength to strength
Ps 94:12-13 Those who the Lord corrects or instructs Protected in times of trouble
Ps 106:3,5 Those who promote justice Share in gladness of God’s nation and inheritance
Ps 112:1-9 Those who fear the Lord and delight in His commands Integrity endures, the Lord honors and vindicates the righteous
Ps 119:1-2,6 Those who walk in the law of the LORD and seek Him wholeheartedly Unashamed
Pro 3:13-14 Those who find wisdom and gain understanding The moral “benefit” of wisdom is more “profitable” than silver
Pro 20:7 Those who walk in integrity The Lord blesses the children of the righteous
Isa 30:18 Those who wait for the Lord in faith The Lord shows mercy and has compassion on those who wait for Him
Isa 56:1-2 Those who promote justice The Lord openly vindicates the righteous
Beatitudes
Mt 5:3 Those who are poor in spirit Theirs is the kingdom of heaven
Mt 5:4 Those who mourn They will be comforted
Mt 5:5 Those who are meek/gentle They will inherit the earth
Mt 5:6 Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness They will be satisfied/filled
Mt 5:7 Those who are merciful They will be shown mercy
Mt 5:8 Those who are pure in heart They will see God
Mt 5:9 Those who are peacemakers They will be called children of God
Mt 5:10 Those who are persecuted for righteousness Theirs is the kingdom of heaven
Mt 5:11-12 Those who are insulted and falsely accused because of the Lord Their reward in heaven is great

To Ponder:
* Do you notice any patterns among the people who are blessed? In the blessings themselves?

* How do the Beatitudes compare with the list from the Old Testament?

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Related:
Blessed: The Beatitudes – NKJV vs MSG