“I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God for He has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in the robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom in His wedding suit or a bride with His jewels. (Isaiah 61:10 NLT) The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.” (Proverbs 10:22 NIV). God has made known unto us through heavenly wisdom and insight, and by the inspiration of His Holy Spirit the secret plan that He had already purposed for us. That is to say, He had already decided even before time begun to complete this all inclusive package by means of His Son Jesus Christ. ‘When will my change come?’ God completes the plan when the time is right or in the dispensation of the fullness of time. (Eph.1:10) The Apostle Paul records for us in scripture, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ. According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world….” (Eph.1:3-4)
A closer look at the phrase, “blessed us in heavenly place,” is a phrase that is found five times in the epistle of Ephesians and not elsewhere (Eph.1;3, 1:20, 2:6, 3:10, 6:12) I must add this has great significance. The relevance is that Christ’s resurrection and primarily His ascension are the only means of introducing us into the heavenly places, which by our sins were barred against us. Christ’s ascension is the crowning moment of the full thought of God in order for the first work of grace to take place. In other words, Jesus had to go back to the Father or else the Comforter could not come to us. (John 16:7, 13; John 14:15)
Compare also the change made by Christ (Col.1:20; Eph.1:20) that He made peace with God on our behalf through the blood He shed for us and reconciled all things unto Himself, whether on earth or in heaven. Why then do you weep? While Christ in the flesh was in the form of a servant, we the people of God could not realize fully our heavenly privileges as sons. But now “our citizenship is in heaven,” (Phil.3:20) where our High Priest is ever “blessing us.” Our ‘treasures” are there (Col.1:5; Titus 2:13-14) and so is our inheritance (1 Peter 1:4)
From all these things, we conclude that God is not only the God of the man Jesus, but He is the Father of the divine Word. God hath blessed us, referring to His past original counsel. The blessing with which He blesses us His children refers to every possible blessing for time and eternity which the Spirit has to bestow. The blessing is not a promise, it is a fact and it is already established. It is not in mere words, but it acts (manifestations). No matter what anyone may say, God has already blessed us!
You and I must now begin to play a more active role in bringing to fruition our destiny. We each have control over it! There are times of course that the blessings, our progress and success can be held up, one reason being the negative words that we ourselves released from our mouths or what others spoke over us. But you and I have the power to speak the blessings of God into manifestation. Words have power! They have no limits and no boundaries. They have prophetic implications that functions like a magnet to pull the manifestation of that which we speak from other realms, regions and dimension. In every realm of the spirit there are numerous prophetic utterances that are suspended in the atmosphere, simply awaiting the fullness of time and the right condition for their manifestation.
I understand for some, the law of religion may have disqualified you and made you think that you will not make it. But that is a lie that must be rejected completely. The truth about you is “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:1-2) The active role that you must now begin to play is to break/reverse ill spoken words, idle words, ill wishes, spells and hexes that may have been released over your life and your destiny.
A good place to start is to open up your mouth and begin to give God all the praise. Give Him the fruit of your lips and worship Him in spirit and in truth. Your condition qualifies you for a miracle! Not later, not tomorrow and not next week, but right now. It was a prophetic utterance and a heart of worship that not only qualified the leper in Matthew 8:2-3 for a miracle, but singled him out from among the crowd as Jesus stretched forth His hand and healed him.
We have yet another great example of how the spiritual law of revelation, incubation and manifestation operates so that you might war a good warfare according to the prophecies that have gone out before on your behalf. (1 Tim.1:18) It is the story of how Caleb commanded the blessing of the Lord that it was released into his life. (Joshua 12:6-15) The point is, even though Caleb experienced some hard pressing that eventually got him into his purpose, he remained faithful and obedient to the very end. God not only preserved his life but kept him close to his duty. Through good times, bad times, hell and high waters he was kept alive by the grace and mercy of God. He made such a strong representation of his particular case that in the end, he could not be denied the promised blessing.
So it is, let us continue to stand on the word of God. You are never too old for God to use you in His kingdom. Stop limiting yourself and take the limits off the limitless God who can do exceeding abundantly above all that you could ever possible ask or think. Dry your tears, weep no more, you are blessed of the Lord!