Jesus Delight’s in Blessing his People

Deutsch: Fresco im Markuskloster in Florenz

Deutsch: Fresco im Markuskloster in Florenz (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]

Many Christians think God delights only in chastising and correcting us. Not
so! The Bible tells us He takes no pleasure in disciplining us. On the
contrary, Jesus says, “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good
pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). He assures us, “I’ll give you
everything you need — because My heart is set on blessing you!”

Nowhere in the Bible do we find Jesus cursing anyone (the only thing He cursed
was a fig tree). No preacher, apostle, prophet or shepherd in history ever
blessed people more than Jesus did. He pronounced blessings everywhere He
turned.

Consider the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5. Jesus said, “Blessed are the
poor in spirit. Blessed are you who mourn. Blessed are the meek. Blessed are
you if you hunger and thirst after righteousness. Blessed are the merciful, the
peacemakers, the persecuted, the reviled.” Everywhere Jesus turned He
pronounced, “Blessed . . . blessed . . . blessed.”

Jesus took children into His arms and blessed them. He blessed those who held
feasts for the poor, crippled, lame and blind: “He lifted up his hands, and
blessed them” (Luke 24:50).

It touches my heart deeply that Jesus’ last words before He left His disciples
were words of blessing. Luke says, “Then opened he their understanding, that
they might understand the scriptures” (Luke 24:45). And then “. . . he blessed
them” (verse 51).

At this point you may be thinking, “I can understand how the Lord would bless
children, or new converts, or even Christians in poor countries who need
miracles just to have food. I can see how He would bless imprisoned believers
in foreign countries, miraculously providing them with glorious revelations of
Himself.  But me? Well, I don’t think I ever live up to the light I have
received and I don’t feel worthy of His blessings.”

Beloved, I hope you understand by now that you will never be worthy of God’s
blessings. No one earns His blessings. Rather, He comes to us — strictly in
His mercy and grace — and bestows on us spiritual blessings beyond our
comprehension.

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    Thank you Pastor Davis and Tvaraj I appreciate you stopping in and I’m glad you enjoyed the post.
    Love you both 😀

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