What are blessings? The Biblical Truth About Blessings and Curses – UNLEARN the lies

Anytime someone speaks about blessings we’ve been conditioned to think about money but is that really what the Bible is talking about when it says we’ll be blessed do blessings really equal riches prosperity preachers are always preaching that God wants to bless us with wealth as a result of these teachings many people are looking for financial blessings but the Bible says the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil some people eager for money have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs remember also that Yeshua said it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven if money is so dangerous and destructive then why do we think that God wants to give us more of it entering the kingdom of God is the ultimate blessing but Yeshua said that the rich will have much difficulty entering the kingdom so in what way is it a blessing for us to be rich if wealth is a blessing from God then the rich people should have no problem entering the kingdom yet the Bible says blessed are you poor for yours is the kingdom of God how can we say that it’s a blessing to have riches if the Bible says the poor are the ones who are blessed Yeshua taught us to pray give us each day our daily bread which is a quote from proverbs 30 that says give me neither poverty nor riches but give me only my daily bread otherwise I may have I may have too much and disown you and say who is the Lord or I may become poor and steal and so dishonor the name of my God according to this proverb and issue Aspray we should only desire daily bread because riches will lead us away from God and poverty might lead us to steal our prayer should be that God would provide us with what we need nothing more nothing less our desire should be not for wealth and riches because those things corrupt and lead us away from God why would we conclude that God wants to give us more money if money is so dangerous and corrupt well I do believe that God provides for his people and that provision often includes finances jobs etc those financial provisions are not what the Bible calls blessings we need to take a close look at what the Bible calls a blessing so that we are not deceived by false teachings the first mention of blessing is in Genesis when God blesses the animals and tells them to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth in the seas and let the birds multiply on the earth shortly after that God gives the same blessing to Adam and Eve saying be fruitful and multiply fill the earth and subdue it likewise after the flood God also gave the same blessing to Noah and his family saying be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth so far blessings are all about fruitfulness and multiplication of life so keep that in mind as we look at other mentions of blessings in the Bible God told Abraham I will make you a great nation I will bless you and make your name great and you shall be a blessing and I will bless those who bless you and I will curse those who curse you and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed likewise God also blessed Ishmael saying I have blessed him and I will make him fruitful and he will multiply and and will multiply him exceedingly when Rebecca left to marry Isaac her family blessed her saying our sister may you become the mother of thousands of ten thousands likewise when Leah gave birth to Asher she said the daughters will call me blessed the Psalms also tell us that the sons are a heritage from the Lord children are a reward from him like arrows in the hands of a warrior are the sons born in one’s youth blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them the Bible continuously connects bless things with life and curses with death I have set before you life and death blessing and cursing therefore choose life that both you and your descendants may live there’s a consistent theme of fruitfulness health and life that are connected to blessings throughout the Bible worship the Lord your God and His blessings will be on your food and water I will take away sickness from among you and none will miscarry or be barren in your land I will give you a full lifespan eternal life is the ultimate blessing because it is life without end blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection over such the second death has no power and we will receive this blessing by doing God’s commandments blessed are those who do His commandments that they may have the right to the Tree of Life we see the same thing when you shoot a Sermon on the Mount and when she speaks about a material blessings such as comfort righteousness and mercy as well as heavenly kingdom rewards such as seeing God being called children of God and inheriting the earth blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven blessed are you when they revile and persecute you and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for my name’s sake rejoice and be exceedingly glad for great is your reward in heaven for so all for so they persecuted the prophets who before you listen to the warning from the parable of the seeds now he who received seed from among the thorns is he who hears the word and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke out the word and he becomes unfruitful notice that riches are the and cause the seed to be unfruitful however the Bible equates blessings with fruitfulness this creates some major contradictions for those who teach that money and riches are blessings from God to better understand blessings we must also look at what the Bible describes as curses the first two curses that affect humans were when God cursed the ground and when he cursed the woman’s womb the ground was cursed that it would require hard labor to produce fruit and that it would also produce thorns and thistles before this the ground produce fruit without labor and afterward it required man to labor for his food likewise the womb was cursed also so that the woman would have pain and childbirth notice that both these curses caused difficulty and pain in producing life there’s a lengthy section in Deuteronomy that speaks about all the things that will cause a person to be cursed such as setting up an idol sexual immorality and acts of malice or violence that harm another then it explains what this curse will be the fruit of your womb will be cursed and the crops of your land and the calves of your herds and the Lambs of your flocks notice it is the offspring the produce and the fruitfulness that has been cursed a curse is something that comes against life likewise when you shoe a curse the fig tree it withered and died the fig tree was not being fruitful so he cursed it and the curse resulted in its death biblical blessings bring life health growth and reproduction and curses bring death sickness Berenice and impotence I call heaven and earth as a witness today against you that I have set before you life and death blessing and cursing therefore choose life that both you and your descendants may live I hope this has caused you to rethink blessings and curses and I also hope it has caused you to put less importance on money and more importance on the things that matter the things that bring life and true blessings thank you for watching this video if you liked this teaching please click the like button below and feel free to share it with your friends and family also if any questions about this video please post them in the comments below you can also subscribe to my channel to be notified when I post new videos and for more 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