Overtaken - For Better or Worse
God promised Abraham that He would be his shield and his exceeding great reward (Genesis 15:1). No question about it, that promise caused Abraham to be extremely prosperous in every way and it will do the same for you, if you’re a born-again child of God. What is it like to be blessed in every way?
Deuteronomy 28:1-9 tells us. It lists that you can be blessed in the city, in the field, in the fruit of your body, the fruit of your ground, the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your kine, the flocks of your sheep…it says you shall be blessed when you come in and when you go out. It says your enemies will be smitten before you, and on and on it goes. You’ll just be blessed in every area, from your job to your family to your possessions to your everyday comings and goings.
Does all that sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not. That’s the blessing Jesus bought for you on the cross. And it will begin to operate in your life if you’ll “hearken unto the voice of the Lord your God.”
Notice I didn’t say it will operate just because you are a Christian. Ken and I were Christians for five years before we began to listen to God’s Word about prosperity. So, during that time, the curse continued to run loose in our lives. It didn’t just creep up quietly. It jumped on us and overtook us. No matter how hard we tried, we couldn’t outrun it or get away from it.
Then we began to believe God’s Word about prosperity—to be willing and obedient—and good things started to happen. First a few. Then a few more. The longer we obeyed God and walked in faith about finances, the more those good things increased.
Just like the curse once overtook us, now the blessings of God overtake us. I like that much better.
The same thing will happen to you if you’ll follow the instructions in Deuteronomy 28…hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord, observe His commandments…and all these blessings will overtake you.
Speak the Word
I hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord and obey all His commandments. All of His blessings come on me and overtake me! (Deuteronomy 28:1-2)
Scripture Study: Deuteronomy 28:1-9