Week of October 16-20, 2017
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken
diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his
commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee
on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on
thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy
What an awesome God! What an awesome concept. Get this: God says that if we give
all He gives all. Three times in these two verses He uses the Word "all". If we
will listen to all He has to say, and diligently do all that He commands, He
will place us on high above all nations and all the blessings that He can bless
us with will come upon us and overtake us. All for all over all. He never
diminishes or short-changes us. He increases us. What an awesome God. He takes
our feeble efforts, as long as we are sincere and do our best, and as long as we
don't withhold any part of our lives from Him, He gives us all the blessings
listed in the Bible. In fact, He says they will come upon us and overtake us.
Unbelievable, yes, but believe it, anyway. God wants so much to have us as His
very own that He teaches us the right way, and rewards us mightily when we obey.
Remarkable! Stupendous! Marvelous! What an awesome God!
If you are in need of healing, there is good news!
Proverbs 4:20-22 says:
son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their
So there is life and health in
God's word. Since God's word is medicine, we must take it like we would
a prescription. I suggest three times a day, like you would your food.
Remember, healing is the children's bread. Consider this your "dose"
Remember, read, and meditate three times a day the following:
~ Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be
ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Tim. 2:15
If you've never studied the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, we invite
you to join us as we read through the Bible in a year. Read and
meditate on these chapters today:
**October 16 --- I Kings 19, 1
Thessalonians 2, Daniel 1, Psalms 105
**October 17 --- I Kings 20, 1
Thessalonians 3, Daniel 2, Psalms 106
**October 18 --- I Kings 21, 1
Thessalonians 4, Daniel 3, Psalms 107
**October 19 --- I Kings 22, 1
Thessalonians 5, Daniel 4, Psalms 108-109
**October 20 --- II Kings 1, 2
Thessalonians 1, Daniel 5 Psalms 110-111
**October 21 --- II Kings 2, 2
Thessalonians 2, Daniel 6, Psalms 112-113
**October 22 --- II Kings 3, 2
Thessalonians 3, Daniel 7, Psalms 114-115
Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.
So what do we get? Well, you're blessed no matter where you live. This is how
you know the blessings are following you, and you are not trying to chase them
down. You're blessed in the city and in the field. No more fear of layoffs,
downsizing, being too old for certain jobs, not having the right accent or twang
in your voice. You don't even have to care what the economy is like where you
go. Just go in the peace of God and the leading of the Holy Spirit, and the
blessings of God will follow you there and overtake you. What an awesome God!
Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit
of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the
flocks of thy sheep.
The law of life works without fail for you. When God created all living things,
He set seed within each thing so that all creatures could reproduce after their
own kind. Humans would have humans, sheep would have sheep, birds would have
birds, and so on. The devil's sin, however, has made life a sometimes difficult
and painful process. Sometimes reproduction does not happen for various reasons.
Bearing fruit is a sign of God's prosperity and blessing. It always will be.
Barrenness is part of God's curse for disobedience, so it is fitting that God
would promise the people that if they obey Him, and they are right with Him,
that He will cause even their animals to bear offspring. Having your bloodline
continue is one of the highest honors God could bestow upon a person. It implies
God's favor and blessing. God loves the obedient so much that He even likes
their pets. So He promises that everything you touch will increase, be healthy
and continue. What a mighty God we serve.
Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
Try this one in the supermarket. Just keep confessing that your basket and your
store are blessed. Ever get nervous about having enough money for all the things
you need? Don't do it ever again. Just remind yourself, God, the Holy Angels,
and the devil, that your basket and store are blessed. Ever have food spoil
before you could use it? Your store or storage place is blessed, too. This one
works well for mealy bugs in flour and cornmeal. I haven't seen those critters
in ages. Don't you just love God?
Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be
when thou goest out. The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against
thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way,
and flee before thee seven ways.
When you go out to work, you will come back home. Mothers, cling to this one.
Fathers, rehearse it in your children's ears. No more worrying about little
Johnny, big Johnny, little Cindy or Big Ben. They all have protection as they
come and go about their normal routine. There are no accidents in God's Kingdom.
He never makes plans for anything bad to happen to our seed or us. Coming in and
going out refer also to going out to battle. You know, Israel won every battle
they encountered when they lived right before God. Many times the enemy would
turn and fight each other, and the whole Hebrew army would return home unharmed.
How's that for life insurance? I told you we serve a God who does it all.