Although a minority race, the Jews have produced the most number of Nobel Prize winners. I believe that it is because they bless their children in the same way the people of the Old Testament did. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob released God’s blessings upon their children by laying hands on them and speaking forth the blessings. (Genesis 27:27–29).
In the New Testament, the apostles pronounced blessings over the churches they were preaching to. To the church in Philippi, Paul declared, “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) John released a powerful blessing upon Gaius when he said, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” (3 John 1:2)
Even Jesus pronounced a blessing of deliverance on the daughter of a syrophoenician woman — “go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter”. (Mark 7:29) The woman took it by faith and found that her daughter was well when she reached home. (Mark 7:30) Likewise, the centurion took Jesus’ blessing by faith and healing came upon his servant back home. (Matthew 8:8–13)
Let’s start to faithfully bless your loved ones; declare blessings over them and over their lives. Let the goodness of the Lord overflows to them. Let the faithful declares, “For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favour You will surround him as with a shield.” (Psalm 5:12)
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