Your Circumstances Can't Stop the Blessing
Once, when there was a famine in the land, Isaac considered moving to Egypt to escape it. But the Lord appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt…. Dwell temporarily in this land, and I will be with you and will favor you with blessings…and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father” (Genesis 26:2-3, amp).
Keep in mind, famines back then were just as awful as they are today. I’m sure it was just like the pictures we see where the babies’ bellies are swollen from starvation and their arms and legs are little more than skin and bone. Yet right in the midst of it all, “Isaac sowed seed in that land, and received in the same year 100 times as much as he had planted, and the Lord favored him with blessings” (verse 12).
I want you to know, that’s what the blessing of Abraham will do. It will enable you to prosper, no matter what’s happening around you. It will cause you to increase in the midst of recessions, depressions and every other kind of economic calamity the devil can dream up.
If you’re the seed of Abraham—and you are if you are born again—you shouldn’t even worry about such things. They don’t have to affect you. You’re not dependent on the economic cycles of this natural realm. You’re not dependent on what the Federal Reserve does. You are dependent on your covenant with Almighty God—and that never changes! He never alters the Word that comes out of His mouth, and He has said you are blessed!
What’s more, He’s said you’re a blessing! That means the company or corporation you work for will be blessed just because you’re there.
“Well, I don’t know about that,” you may say. “I’m just a clerical worker, and the company I work for is full of heathens!”
So what! Genesis 41 tells us that Abraham’s great-grandson, Joseph, started out as a slave in the ungodly nation of Egypt. But because he was the seed of Abraham—just like you are—he ended up saving that nation from being destroyed by famine. Not only that, he became the most powerful man in the nation next to the Pharaoh himself. The entire country was blessed because of Joseph and his covenant with God.
You were re-created to live above the circumstances of this world—not in subjection to them. Stand up. Release your faith. Put the Word first place in your life. Put your name in the promises of the Bible and speak them to your circumstances. The truth is, they can’t stop the blessings of Almighty God!
Speak the Word
I am Christ’s, therefore I am Abraham’s seed and an heir according to the promise. (Galatians 3:29)
Scripture Study: Genesis 41