Blessings and Curses

I am a follower of God, of Jesus Christ His Son, with the power of His Holy Spirit in me. I am sure of this. It is not up in the air. It is who I am. As such, I was just reminded by a pastor yesterday about what God’s Word says about curses and blessings. And in a nutshell, he reminded me that when God blesses someone, be it an individual or group or whatever, any blessing He gives is guaranteed. There is no question about that. If God promises, He is all powerful and all truth and in charge, and it will happen. You can bank on it all day, all night. For instance, God said He would give the Israellites the land of where who resides? Yes, the Israelites. That is why they are surrounded by enemies and yet they are still there. Why? Because God promised it to them, it is their blessing. God blessed them with that land. So no curse uttered against them (of which there are many) will ever have a single inch of power. Ever. Say next year Iran decides to fire a nuclear weapon at Israel, it will not work. Won’t detinate, will be stopped in time, will not work. Ever. Why? Because God blessed Israel with that land. It is theirs. What God has blessed, no one can curse. Why? Because God is bigger than anyone else, large and in charge. And a blessing or a curse has one thing in common. The person yielding either has to be strong enough to deliver. Someone cannot utter a blessing if they have nothing to give. A parent blesses a child with an inheritance. You have to own it in order to give it. A child cannot bless a parent, they can make them happy, impress them. The only blessing a child can bestow that is his to give a parent is obedience. Same with us. We can only bless God with obedience. He blesses us in every way because He owns everything and rules it all. Someone who curses someone says he/she is powerful enough to cause something bad to happen to you. Who have power greater than God? No one. Balam was hired by Israel’s enemies to curse them. He liked money, so he tried to curse them and praise came out. Tried again and praise came out. Third time, same thing. You cannot curse who God has blessed. You can trick people out of their blessing by luring them into a screwup that separates them from the relationship with God to honor the blessing. But people have to choose to be tricked and decide that in order for it to have any bearing on the blessing. As the relationship stands in tact, there is nothing anyone anywhere can do about cursing what God has blessed. It is a nonissue. May as well blow bubbles at them. Is not going to happen. Do not be afraid if someone curses you and you are in relationship with Him and covered by His blessing of salvation. That blessing protects you from such nonsense. That is all it is at that point. Someone duped by the enemy may choose harm for you but you can discard their powerless rhetoric and go about your day in peace and joy. Knowing is powerful. Do not be fooled. No one stands when God decides something. No one can stand against Him. All bow. Everyone.