" Sir, your brother Esau is coming to you with 400 men"
When Jacob heard, he became very afraid, his life flashed before him, he had stolen his brother's birthright and his blessing, he had become a very wealthy man because of the words Isaac his father spoke over his life;
His father said to him: Ah! The smell of my son is like the smell of the outdoors, which the LORD has blessed!
From the dew of heaven
and the richness of the earth,
may God always give you abundant harvests of grain
and bountiful new wine.
29May many nations become your servants,
and may they bow down to you.
May you be the master over your brothers,
and may your mother’s sons bow down to you.
All who curse you will be cursed,
and all who bless you will be blessed.” (Genesis 22:28-29)
Jacob knew that it was the blessing that made him the wealthy man that he had become and now his brother Esau was coming to kill him.
He decided to send Esau a lot of gifts to appease him and he also separated himself from his family just in case Esau planned to kill everybody.
Jacob was all by himself when a Man came to wrestle with him. He knew for sure that this was no ordinary man and he wouldn't let the Man go until he blessed him. Jacob could have asked the Man to protect him from Esau but he understood that the blessing was all encompassing, a blessed man always triumphed over his enemies.
The Man said to Jacob "Your name will no longer be Jacob,” the Man told him. “From now on you will be called Israel,cbecause you have fought with God and with men and have won.” (Genesis 32:28)
Beloved in 2016, don't go after physical things like money; go after the things that can produce the blessing! Look for ways to touch people that will make them bless you from the depth of their hearts. Do you know a widow who cannot afford school fees for her children? Pay the fees! When she says "Thank you my God will bless you" those are heartfelt prayers!
Do you know someone in the hospital who cannot afford the medical bills? Pay it! The prayers that will be released over you are blessings.
Do you know someone who cannot afford their house rent? Pay it! Those are blessing activators.
Seek to touch people this year that will make them bless you from the bottom of their heart, God honors heartfelt prayers and whatever you make happen for others is what God will make happen for you.
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My 20 year dream is to see the Gospel preached to a billion people through the social media. You too can be a social media evangelist, kindly share and repost this Gospel of Jesus Christ so that others can be blessed just like you have been blessed. Thank you for reading. Shalom
Jesus is Lord