GOD’s Blessings & Favour
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GOD is a GOD of unlimited abundance.
Genesis 12:1-3 ‘The LORD said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people, and your father’s household, and go to the land I will show you.
I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on Earth will be blessed through you.”
Genesis 22:18 “… and through your offspring all nations on Earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed ME.”
Numbers 6:24-26 “The LORD bless you and keep you: the LORD make HIS face shine upon you and be gracious to you: the LORD turn HIS face toward you and give you peace.”
Deuteronomy 28:1-6 ‘If you fully obey the LORD your GOD and carefully follow all His commands I give you today, the LORD your GOD will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your GOD: You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. The fruit of you womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock; the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.’ This was an Old Testament blessing for the Jewish tribes under Moses. It shows GOD’s wonderful blessings when people are obedient.
Esther 5:2 ‘When he (the king) saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased with her (she found favour in his sight NKJ) and held out to her the gold sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the tip of the sceptre.’
Psalm 5:12 ‘Surely, LORD, YOU bless the righteous; YOU surround them with favour as with a shield.’
Psalm 20:4 ‘May HE (GOD) give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.’
Psalm 27:7-14 ‘Hear my voice when I call LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of YOU, “Seek HIS face.” YOUR FACE LORD, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me, do not turn YOUR servant away in anger; YOU have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me, GOD my Saviour.
Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.
Teach me YOUR way, LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations.
I will remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.’
Psalm 28:6-7 ‘Praise be to the LORD, for HE has heard my cry for mercy. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in HIM, and HE helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise HIM.’
Psalm 29:11 ‘The LORD gives strength to HIS people; the LORD blesses HIS people with peace.’
Psalm 37:4-6 ‘Delight in the LORD and HE will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in HIM and HE will do this. HE will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.’
Psalm 67:1 & 6-7 ‘May GOD be gracious to us and bless us and make HIS face shine upon us.
Verses 6-7 Then the land will yield its harvest, and GOD, will bless us. GOD will bless us, and all the ends of the earth will fear HIM.’
Psalm 89:15 ‘Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim YOU, who walk in the light of Your presence, O LORD.’
Psalm 118:26 ‘Blessed are those who come in the name of the LORD’
(Hebrew: ‘Baruch Haba B’Shem Adonai.’)
Psalm 119:1 ‘Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. Blessed are those who keep HIS statutes and seek HIM with all their heart.’
Psalm 121:5-8 ‘The LORD watches over you, the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm, HE will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going, both now and forevermore.’
Psalm 128:1-2 ‘Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in His ways. You will eat the fruit of your labour, blessings and prosperity will be yours.’’
Proverbs 8:32-36 ‘”Now then, MY children, listen to ME; blessed are those who keep MY ways. Listen to MY instruction and be wise; do not disregard it. Blessed are those who listen to ME, watching daily at MY doors, waiting at MY doorway. For those who find ME find life and receive favour from the LORD. But those who fail to find ME harm themselves; all who hate ME love death.’
Proverbs 10:22 ‘The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and HE adds no trouble to it.’
Proverbs 12:2 ‘Good people obtain favour from the LORD, but HE condemns those who devise wicked schemes.’
Isaiah 61:11 ‘For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.’
Proverbs 18:24 ‘One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend (GOD) WHO sticks closer than a brother.’
Micah 7:18-19 ‘Who is a GOD like YOU, WHO pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of HIS inheritance? YOU do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. YOU will again have compassion on us; YOU will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.’
Zephaniah 3:17 ‘The LORD you GOD is with you, HE is mighty to save. HE will take great delight in you, HE will quiet you with HIS love, HE will rejoice over you with singing.’
Matthew 5:1-12 ‘Now when He (Jesus) saw the crowds, He went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to Him, and He began to teach them, saying:
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the Earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see GOD.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons and daughters of GOD.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you, because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Matthew 11:6 ‘Jesus said, “Blessed is the person who does not fall away on account of Me.”
Matthew 23:39 “For I (Jesus) tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed are those who come in the name of the Lord.’
Acts 20:35b ‘---- the Lord Jesus Himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
2 Corinthians 6:1-2 ‘As GOD’s co-workers we urge you not to receive GOD’s grace in vain. For HE says, “In the time of MY favour I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.”I tell you, now is the time of GOD’s favour, now is the day of salvation.’
2 Corinthians 9:7-8 ‘Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for GOD loves a cheerful giver. And GOD is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.’
Ephesians 1:17-23 ‘I keep asking that the GOD of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious FATHER, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know HIM better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which HE has called you, the riches of HIS glorious inheritance in HIS holy people, and HIS incomparably great powe5r for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength HE exerted when HE raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at HIS right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power, and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And GOD placed all things under His feet and appointed Him to be head over everything for the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills everything in every way.’
Ephesians 3:14-21 ‘For this reason I kneel before the FATHER from WHOM every family in heaven and on Earth derives its name. I pray that out of HIS glorious riches HE may strengthen you with power through HIS SPIRIT in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the LORD’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of GOD. Now to HIM WHO is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to HIS power that is at work within us, to HIM be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.’
Philippians 4:19 ‘And my GOD will meet all your needs according to HIS glorious riches in Christ Jesus.’
Colossians 1:27 ‘To them GOD has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.’
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 ‘May GOD Himself, the GOD of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The One Who calls you is faithful, and He will do it.’
James 1:16-17 ‘Don’t be deceived my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the FATHER of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. HE chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first-fruits of all HE created.’
Jude 1:24 ‘To Him Who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy; to the only true GOD our Saviour be glory, majesty, power, and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore. Amen.’
Revelation 21:4 ‘HE (GOD) will wipe every tear from their eyes, There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’
‘Blessed is whoever comes in the Name of the Lord.’
A beautiful song with picture extracts from the film.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv6_iYoRKzI 3.37 minutes