Apostle Grace Lubega
Gen 48:15-16 (KJV); And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
In blessing Joseph and his sons, Jacob speaks of the God before whom his fathers did walk and the Angel which redeemed him from all evil.
This was a father pronouncing that his son walks in the way God had walked with him, to the extent that the very Angel that had kept him from all evil keeps his son too. What a blessing!
Some people crave the blessings of cattle, houses, fancy cars, and any such material things.
But in our theme scripture, God opens us to the liberty of the fathering spirit and what God has allowed it to pass on.
A father can pass on the integrity of the covenant and the relationship he had with God complete with the blessing of the spiritual experiences that came with that relationship!
That is a course from which no child can depart!
Physical inheritance may be squandered but there are things that no child can depart from because they are tied into the very covenant that God had with the father, which covenant he is bound by oath to honour.
As a child of God, may this redefine your understanding of what is the true blessing.
Seek more than the blessings of material wealth but for those things that are hemmed into the covenant of a father with God; herein is eternal blessing. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Deuteronomy 8:18, Proverbs 13:22
A father can pass on to his son the integrity of the covenant and the relationship he had with God complete with the blessing of the spiritual experiences that came with that relationship! That is a course from which no child can depart!
PRAYER: My God I thank You for the blessing of my spiritual authorities. Thank You for the priceless blessings that they pass on; I know You honour the things they say when they lay their hands upon me because they are Your servants and You have walked with them. I humble myself under the hand of they that You have set before me and walk in the patterns of what You have taught them. To the glory of Your name. Amen.