Genesis 49:25, “By the God of your father who will help you,And by the Almighty who will bless you. With blessings of heaven above,Blessings of the deep that lies beneath,Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.”
There are three types of blessings a man or woman can experience on earth, these are heavenly blessings in their multitude, there are earthly blessings, and there are physical/ biological blessings.
HEAVENLY BLESSINGS “ With blessings of heaven above” Genesis 49:25The greatest and most important blessings one can ever experience in life are heavenly blessings. The first of heavenly blessings is the salvation of your soul, when you repent and get saved and your name is written in the Book of life. Being set free from the bondage of Satan and sin, and to be united in the sweet fellowship with Godhead is the greatest thing your life can experience.
Yahushua Mashiach / Christ came from heaven as a special gift from heaven to die for our sins and redeem us from the curse of sin; He is the Bread of life from heaven, the greatest blessings from heaven. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
When you accept Yahushua Mashiach / Christ as your Lord, you have the greatest blessing from heaven and on earth. Heavenly blessings can also be called spiritual blessings which include the grace of God, the Holy Spirit of God, the strength to serve God and others.
EARTHLY BLESSINGS “ Blessings of the deep that lies beneath” Genesis 49:25Every good treasure and thing on earth came from beneath the earth. The food we eat comes from beneath the earth, the trees came up from the earth through the Word of God, “Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. “ Genesis 1: 11. The animals were made from the earth, “Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so.” Genesis 1:24. Gold, silver, browse, Iron, petroleum – all are from beneath the earth. They were all created by God for our benefits, and are addition to our salvation as it may be. When we are saved in Christ, our love would be towards the Creator of heaven and earth, not towards the earthly creations.
PHYSICAL BLESSINGS “Blessings of the breasts and of the womb” Genesis 49:25
Physical or biological blessings are good health, healing, fruitfulness of the womb, protection of God, and long life. All these are found in God, and He promises to keep us in good health and to make us fruitful and multiply us in everything we need.
I read online about Buffett Warren, an American great investor, what he seeks for in people that would work for him; his three principles of what make the best manager are:
Intelligence is the knowledge you acquire in schooling, studying and personal research. Energy is your ability to put to work your acquired knowledge, and to be hard working. And integrity is your faithfulness and sincerity at work. Warren usually tells visiting university students that ,” You have the first two qualities – intelligence and energy, that is why you are here, but integrity is something you don’t learn in school, it is your personal decision.” He would further say, “If someone lacks integrity, then his intelligence and energy are useless; being intelligent and hardworking without integrity is of no use”
The same thing is applicable in this life generally about the blessings of life. If you have earthly blessings of financial and material blessings and you also have physical blessings of good health, healing and child bearing, but if you lack genuine salvation and personal relationship with God, then all the earthly blessings and physical blessings are useless. What is the purpose of life to have all blessings without genuine salvation? What shall it profit a man if he gains earthly blessings and physical blessings and loses his dear soul to eternal agony in hell fire? What shall it profit you if you get abundant riches, unlimited breakthrough, if you build many houses and have fleet of cars, if you have great positions and possessions with strong popularity, if you have many children and live a very long life but end up with the devil and demons in hell fire?
What is your priority in the blessings of life? What do you seek first in your purpose of life? At the point of death, at the end of your life here on earth, and also at the next minutes after the rapture, all earthly and physical blessings will become useless to your soul, nothing else will make sense except the salvation of your souls. So, have you surrendered your life to Yahushua for the experience of genuine salvation? Is your soul rich in the Lord or only in the earthly things? Are you seeking and pursuing heavenly blessings as your priority in this short time life? Are you blessed spiritually or wretched?
You can be rich financially and physically but spiritually poor. The Bible talks about some group of people who feel so rich but actually poor in the spirit. “Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.” Revelation 3:17.
If your priority, purpose and pursuit at this time is about earthly things of housing project, vehicles buying, and earthly success, then you are in danger of imminent Anti-Christ. If most of the tittles of your church programs or yearly stickers/watch words center on earthly, material or financial stuffs, like prosperity, breakthrough unlimited, open heaven of miracles, favour abundant, success unlimited, fast track of blessings, miracles, signs and wonders, and such; then you are in the church of Balaam, you may soon be shocked after the rapture!
First the first!
Have you been saved since you have been enjoying the goodness and mercies of God in your life? Have you been serving God faithfully with ALL your strength since God has been faithful to you? At this end time, have you set your priority on heavenly things in preparation for the rapture? God is calling you to be wise and seek first the most important for your dear soul as the priority of your life and your purpose of living.
COLOSSIANS 3:1-4“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”