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[Special] How to receive blessings from God?

Manmin News   No. 757
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December 31, 2023




Deuteronomy 28 presents a clear way to receive God셲 blessings and shows what kinds of blessings come upon those who have prepared proper vessels.
Now let us look into three conditions for receiving blessings from God?


Condition 1:
We have to listen to God셲 words and
keep His commandments (Deuteronomy 28:1)


God셲 words refer to all the Scriptures recorded in the Bible. All Scriptures were not written by people but only by people who were inspired by the Holy Spirit in accordance with God셲 will (2 Timothy. 3:16).
That셲 why there are many verses that read, 쐂eclares the LORD or 쐓ays the LORD or 쐔he LORD has spoken. It tells the Scriptures have the mind and will of God, so we have to listen to the words of God attentively.
What then is the most important in listening to His words? We should not just listen to them with ears but obey and do His words diligently. As Romans 10:17 reads, 쏶o faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ, we have to come near to the Scriptures and read and meditate on them day and night. In reading the Scriptures we have to make our spiritual bread of them and practice them.
His commandments refer to all the words of the Bible that command us to do or obey something. All the commandments are abbreviated into the Ten Commandments that are directly related to salvation including life, death, misfortune, and fortune. When we find and feel God셲 love embedded in them, we can joyfully obey and do His commandments.
In other words, when we learn that God has given us His commandments for our good (Deuteronomy 10:13) and keep them willingly and readily, we can be deemed to have prepared a proper vessel for God셲 blessing and receive His blessing exceedingly.


Condition 2:
We have to obey the commandments with sincerity (Deuteronomy 28:2)


What is obedience in the light of truth? When we practice what we cannot and we obey what seems impossible to obey in reality, it is true obedience. It is only by spiritual faith that we can obey what is impossible. It goes beyond the level of faith in which we obey what we can and includes the level of faith in which we do whatever we cannot.
True and spiritual faith enables us to obey what doesn셳 agree with common sense, human theory and knowledge and do what we can never. This is true obedience in God셲 sight. There is nothing impossible in doing God셲 works when we believe God the Almighty and obey His words (Mark 9:23). When we willingly obey God, we can enjoy abundant blessings on earth (Isaiah 1:19).


Condition 3:
We have to put trust in the words of God (Numbers 23:19)


The word of God is definitely fulfilled (Isaiah 55:10-11). Our faith in God can be confirmed when we completely believe His word will be fulfilled and obey it. We have to believe 100% God셲 plan and providence will be fulfilled according to His will. We should neither interpret God셲 words according to our benefits nor understand them according to our standards of judgment.
We have to put trust in the word of God and do it until the end even though it is different from our opinion and it disagrees with our plans. Only then, will God cause all things to work together for our good at the proper time.
James 1:6-7 says, 쏝ut let him ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man expect that he will receive anything from the Lord.
What was Abraham셲 faith like? When a long time had passed since God promised him a seed of the promise and a great number of descendants, he steadfastly believed in His covenant and obeyed His words. As that result, he obtained Isaac as the seed of promise at the proper time.
In the same way, it is so important for us to believe in the word of God steadfastly until it comes true.


 

 

 
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