2017 FAMILY REVIVAL
Topic: “A Blessed Family”
Ministering : Rev Mike Babatunde
The Lord who has come here like refiner’s fire and like fuller’s soap will not pass anyone bye in the name of Jesus Christ. If it’s because of one person that they have put up the revival together, I must be the person and if it must be for a one family the Lord must single out my family for His blessing, be assured God would do just that to His glory.
Psalms 128 verse 1 – the Bible says:
“Blessed is everyone that feareth the Lord; that walketh in His way…”
If the whole world decides to fear God, will the blessing go round them? What is the population of the world? Some years back they put together all the figures of the world and arrived at at over 6 billion people, only God knows the present population of Nigeria as everyone is giving birth to five or eight children these days.
We don’t need to struggle for the blessing of God, they are many and abundant, they are inexhaustible. The God we serve has the capacity to bless everyone and when we say everyone, He means it. Originally God never intended that we should be pursuing blessing. Deuteronomy chapter 28 from verse 1 it is the intention of God that blessing should be rolling over us and that if we see the way the Bible puts it
“If you think you have enough it will overtake you to go and wait for you at a distance that “you own me; I am yours; I am sent to you”
“I decree by the spirit of the Lord
- These blessings shall come upon you; they shall pursue you;
- They shall overtake you in the name of Jesus Christ;
The psalm of David – Psalms 128 says:
“Blessed is everyone that feareth the Lord; that walketh in His way”
Because David knew that there is nothing the Lord cannot bless; no one is beyond His blessing, the Lord that blessed a shepherd boy to face a great warrior from his birth and the warrior fell flat before him, surely there is nothing the Lord cannot bless. Again David also saw how God took a shepherd boy from the bush and made him to sit on the throne with Kings and Princes. God’s blessing will descend on everyone’s family in Jesus name.
Conditions for Blessing
“Blessed be everyone that feareth the Lord …” therefore the 1st key to open the door of blessing for you and your family is to “fear God”
Which one is easy – “to fear God or to fear man?”
- If God is going to bless your home;
- If God is going to bless your life;
- If God is going to bless your wife;
- If God is going to bless your husband; and
- If God is going to bless your children
you must fear Him
Proverbs 16: 6 – the Bible says:
“By mercy and truth, iniquity is purged and by the fear of the Lord men departs from evil”
When we don’t fear God we play with sin; We romance with iniquity at work; at home and even in the church. We find ourselves in this terrible mess in Nigeria because we don’t fear God. In spite of the fact that churches are increasing; people rush to the church every Sunday, still the fear of God is lost. The Holy Spirit will restore the fear of God into our hearts in Jesus name.
What Type of Blessing Do we Want?
When we are talking about the blessings, we are not talking about the blessing of the devil because people also go to the devil to be blessed.
Proverbs 10: 22 – the Bible says:
“The blessing of the Lord maketh rich and it added no sorrow with it”
I want to challenge your family, don’t look for blessing from the devil
– it carries poison;
– it carries sorrow; and
– it carries trauma;
If you are looking for blessing at all, let it be the blessing of God.
In Genesis chapter 39 from verse 1, we saw Joseph as someone who saw God’s favour and Potiphar made him lord over his house – he received the blessing of God
What are His Secrets?
– He had the spirit that turned down sin;
– He had the power to reject sin
– He had the power to refuse and said, “No, I will not do it; I will not put my hand into sin.”
Our nation will not change, it’s not a curse, until the fear of God begins from the church because it’s not going to be magic. Christians are the ones to exemplify the fear of God.
Joseph feared God as a result of which he landed in prison, even if you suffer as a response to your fear of God, please don’t complain, there is a reason for you to suffer. Even when you think that the fear of God is very costly, whatever it costs you, don’t give up because there will always be light at the end of the tunnel.
Fear God, it’s your No. 1 key to the blessing of God which He has reserved for you.
It’s not wrong to be rich as Christians because the blessing of God maketh rich!
I decree over your life whatever is standing against your riches shall be destroyed in the name of Jesus Christ.