The Blessing Without Measure
Friday, 28 November 2008 00:00
If you are a born-again child of God, you are BLESSED!
At Kenneth Copeland Ministries, Europe, we are on a divine mission to let God’s people know that THE BLESSING – that God gave Adam in the Garden of Eden – that empowered them to be fruitful and have dominion over the earth – that He gave to Abraham that made him heir of the world and a blessing to all the families of the earth – that empowered the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Himself, that same BLESSING – now belongs to all of us who are born-again believers.
We are THE BLESSED!
But this Blessing doesn’t just show up in our families and nation all by itself. There are attitudes we must have and actions we must take to keep it operating in our lives. Jesus told us about them in Luke 6:27-31. He said: “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.” NKJV
To people who have been brought up in the traditional, worldly way of thinking, those instructions don’t make any sense at all!
“How can I ever get ahead in life if I’m always throwing away everything I have?” you might say. Jesus didn’t tell us to throw away everything we have. He told us to stop thinking all the time about how we can protect ourselves from other people, and start thinking instead about how we can be a blessing to them. He was trying to teach us that by walking in THE BLESSING, we can get to the place where someone could steal our coat and we’d never miss it because THE BLESSING would replace it with a better one.
That’s just what THE BLESSING does. It is raw, pure, spiritual power, and when we release it by walking in it by faith, it will turn any ugly, terrible situation in our lives into a veritable Garden of Eden.
After all, Jesus said in Matthew 16:25: “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” When we try to save our own lives, we cut ourselves off from THE BLESSING because we’re looking to ourselves— instead of God—to save us. We become our own God; and none of us are qualified for that position. We’re not qualified to protect and provide for ourselves because we don’t have the power to do it. We could work so many jobs that we wouldn’t have time to sleep and we’d still be unable to gain the kind of wealth God wants to give us.
On the other hand, when we give our lives to God, when we pour ourselves out, loving Him with all our heart, soul and strength, and loving our neighbor as ourselves, we put ourselves under the care of the One who is qualified to make us more than conquerors in every situation. We activate His BLESSING in our lives.
Can you see it? In the coming days, God is going to find a group of believers who will actually start doing that – right here in Europe! A bunch of wild-eyed, love-motivated, faith folks that are waking up and becoming such a blessing, the whole world will take notice. As they do, we’ll finally see what Jesus meant when He said, “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over…”
We will finally see what it really means to be BLESSED.
And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. Romans 15:29 KJV