This Keeps You From God’s Blessings

Hey Bible Masters, I want to share with you, how you may be robbing yourself of God’s blessing!

And then how you can switch things around,

and receive more of God’s blessing.

Blessing Biblically means,

following God,

and him providing the things you need,

in order to serve him better.

This may mean money, connections, and position…

This could even mean, losing nearly everything for a season!

But the point is, God’s blessing always elevates His children,

and it’s not something you should be afraid of.

It’s something you are entitled to as his child,

and should be expecting.

As time goes on,

I realize many Christians today are robbing themselves of God’s blessings in a common way.

And really and truly, this is the devil’s plan.

Because he comes to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10).

Even once you see what I’m talking about,

just know, it will still try to hold you back going forward.

But I’ll show you what to do every single time this happens.

How To Secure God’s Blessing – An Illustration

Let me share with you a recent example and think about if you can relate.

This morning,

while doing research for your next Livestream on the Gospel of Luke,

which, by the way, is going to be epic!

I found a scholarly work I knew would be helpful for you.

But there was a problem.

A BIG PROBLEM!

I’ll show you a picture for you to see.

And you’ll glorify God when you hear what happened after.

This keeps you from Gods Blessings

As the picture shows, If you do not have access through an institution (which I do  not),

you have to pay £127 (which was about $150).

For 1 piece of research!

And to be honest, I don’t have that sort of money right now, to just purchase these sorts of resources.

As much as I’d like to.

Game Over!…

This is where the story normally ends for most of us as Christians.

We are trying to be better Christians.

Trying to figure out how we can best serve God’s church,

but things like these stop us in our tracks.

Do Not Stop If You Desire God’s Blessing

I was deflated at this point,

Because I really wanted to read several things before doing this livestream. Because I knew it would make the livestream even better!

And as the seconds started to pass by,

I saw myself heading down a common road.

I’ve walked down it all too often over the years.

I spoke about this recently in my video about a “rough night” I had.

But instead of being stopped in my tracks,

I said something…

Something which I want you to start saying,

if you want to stop robbing yourself of God’s blessings for your life,

and start allowing God’s blessing to fully mature in your life.

unlock God's blessings

Because if I did not say what I’m about to share next,

you would never have read this post,

And this Luke livestream I’m talking about, would not be epic!

So this is what I said as I stared at this computer screen,

seconds after being hit with a $150 price tag…

I took a deep breath, 

Cleared my thoughts and said…

If this work is for the Lord…He will make a way!

The Formula

Before I share with you what happened next,

I want to explain a simple formula to you.

If God wants you to do something + You follow what God wants, that = success, completion, it has to be done.

For example, If God really wants me to do a verse-by-verse study on Luke + If I follow and am doing my best to make it happen, this = It will happen, for as long as the Lord wants it to happen.

In the Bible, Jesus sent his disciples to Israelite cities to prepare them for His coming,

He said in Matthew 10:9-10:

“Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, [10]  Nor scrip for [your] journey, neither two coats, neither shoes nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.”

Do you think if they went in full obedience,

Christ would have sent them there,

and they would have died of starvation,

because no one was willing to welcome them into their home?

God provides whatever you need…**Not what you think you need**.

But what he knows you need, in order to complete a task he has for you.

And he did for me.

But before I tell you how,

It’s important for you to realize…

many times we move forward and hit roadblocks.

We get discouraged and then stop,

and even want to move backward.   

Just like the Israelites, after God saved them from bondage in Egypt!

The Israelites said in Numbers 14:2-4:

“…Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness! [3] And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? Were it not better for us to return into Egypt? [4] And they said one to another, Let us make a captain and let us return into Egypt.” 

Let me tell you, Bible Master,

THIS, is when we should keep moving forward,

allowing God to show his mighty hand in our lives.

Imagine if EVERY TIME you are stuck doing things for God,

you waited on the Lord to work his majestic power.

How much better would your walk be?

Not long after hitting this roadblock,

like I said before, I’ll say it again

If this work is for the Lord…He will make a way!”

And I PRAYED a quick 5-second prayer. Something along the lines of,

“Lord, have your way in this situation, and give me more faith, to trust you in this situation!

I dusted myself off and began wondering how the Lord would make a way.

As I looked at my computer screen,

I began to type the name of the work into Google.

If memory serves,

I saw multiple examples of where to purchase the same work,

for the same hefty price.

hefty price

And this was when I saw, this scholarly work had been converted into a book. But there was a problem…

Like many scholarly works which are converted into a book,

there is a limited supply.

So, finding a copy of the book was not going to be that easy.

And many times, they still have hefty price tags as well.

By the end of the day though,

I was able to find the same work, and purchase the book version for less than £15 ($20).

God Will Provide

It wasn’t free, but so much more manageable for me.

And worth it to be a blessing to you.

God is awesome!

But there was another problem!

A few days later when seeking information about when it would arrive, I was told they were out of copies and had no idea when it would be restocked.

(By the way, this item is still out of stock nearly 3 months later,…Imagine if I waited for that vendor)! 

You cannot make this stuff up.

But having gone through examples like this,

and having gone through everything I’ve shared with you so far today,

I didn’t let this stop me, I pushed forward.

I leaned in…

And was able to purchase the book for only a couple $ more.

And this one did arrive, and I read through it.

I’m much better off for reading it.

But this post isn’t about the book,

it’s about the blessing I could have robbed myself of,

by stopping,

instead of moving forward closer to God.

But I can only testify today and help you,

because I kept moving forward!

And as this helps you in your walk going forward,

it was worth every penny!

So move forward Bible Master!

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Israel

He’s learning to serve the Christian community better and better each day through his teaching on the Bible (both theory and practical application for everyday life). Israel Ikhinmwin loves to share the truth of God’s Word and be an example for other Christians looking to develop your faith.

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