THE PALACE OF BLESSING PSALM 1:1 PART 1

THE PALACE OF BLESSING PSALM 1:1 PART 1

SATURATE IN YOUR BLESSINGS V.1

Blessed is the man

The blessed man is a portrait.

This portrait is proposed for exhibition.

We hang this picture in the art gallery of our soul.

How could we not want this masterpiece of the blessing of our Creator hanging in our heart?

Is there a middle ground between the blessed individual & the cursed?

I Corinthians notes three categories

the spiritual,

the carnal

the natural man.

The natural man are all who reject Christ.

Actually, the carnal or fleshly distinction exhibits a rejection of the Lord Jesus.

Jesus is received & adhered to in faith for eternal salvation.

The carnal react to the consequences of sin.

But, in day-to-day struggles they don’t

battle the natural inclination to sin.

Carnality is the grey zone of faith.

So what are the blessings?

Who are the blessed persons?

How are our blessings, related to those God has chosen to bless.

This is, a shared blessing.

This falls under the category of common grace we all experience.

Now in some spheres, common grace

is more common.

This is more then just the common grace of sun & rain & oxygen.

The more common grace I’m referring to be the grace and blessing of God’s blessing because of those we have around us. This is the favor we inherit by our relationships with and treatment of others.

God told Abraham He’d bless anyone who blessed him.

The word him includes his children,

(the nation of Israel.)

On the other side of this equation is that God would curse those who curse Abraham.

Ultimately this blessing & the cursing

is seen in our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus, is the culmination of all blessing

Jesus is the promised blessing from Abraham.

This blessing is initially seen in our response to the Israeli peoples.

God chose them through Abraham.

This promise is given in Genesis 12. God is the one who reaches out to bless.

In His blessing of the blessed man Abraham.

God is reaching to bless us.

THE SEVEN BLESSINGS GEN. 12:2-3

1. PERFORMANCE

I will make of thee a great nation

Great, is not especially numerically,

in contrast to other nations.

But great, in achieving the blessing of other nations.

2. PROSPERITY

I will bless thee

Abraham and his children prospered materially & spiritually

3. POPULARITY

Make your name great

Abraham’s prominence is incontestable, by the Israeli nation

4. PRODUCTIVITY

you shalt be a blessing

Jinfo.org and Wikipedia record that:

181 people of Jewish ancestry have been awarded the Nobel Prize.

This accounts for 22% of all individual recipients worldwide.

From 1901 to 2010

This accounts for 36% of all US recipients during the same period.

There are 13 million Jews.

The world population is 7.8 billion

One percent of 7.8 billion is 78 million

13 million is 0.16 tenths of percent of the world population

This nation, of 1/10 of a percent of the world population

Has received credit for 22% of the worlds Nobel prize awards

In the research fields of

Chemistry,

Economics,

Physics,

Physiology

Medicine,

This corresponds 26% in the world

This measures out to 39% in the US

Among women laureates in the four research fields,

the Jewish percentages

(world and US)

are 38% and 50%, respectively.

Of organizations awarded

the Nobel Peace Prize,

25% were founded principally

by Jewish descent.

Again Jews currently make up approximately 0.16% of the world’s population

and 2% of the US population.

There are 6 million Jews in America.

There are almost 6 million Jews in Israel.

The next country with a sizable population is France with

489 thousand Jews, the rest are scattered among 47 other countries. But this is less & less as individuals

of Jewish descent migrate to Israel.

90 percent of all Jews reside in either the USA or Israel.

Now, the Nobel is just one award of World recognition.

There are a variety of other recognitions

Who do they owe our blessings too?

God is faithful to His promises of blessing His chosen!

They make up minuscule part of the world’s population

But, they have been blessed in recognition for their productivity.

IN CHEMISTRY

31 PRIZE WINNERS,

20% OF WORLD TOTAL,

27% OF US TOTAL

IN ECONOMICS

28 PRIZE WINNERS,

42% OF WORLD TOTAL,

55% OF US TOTAL

IN LITERATURE

13 PRIZE WINNERS,

12% OF WORLD TOTAL,

27% OF US TOTAL

IN PEACE 9 PRIZE WINNERS,

9% OF WORLD TOTAL,

10% OF US TOTAL

IN PHYSICS

47 PRIZE WINNERS,

25% OF WORLD TOTAL,

36% OF US TOTAL

IN PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE

53 PRIZE WINNERS,

27% OF WORLD TOTAL,

40% OF US TOTAL

FOR THE KYOTO PRIZE

JEWISH RECIPIENTS MAKE UP

25% OF RECIPIENTS

FOR THE WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE

JEWISH RECIPIENTS MAKE UP

33% OF RECIPIENTS

FOR THE US NATIONAL MEDAL

OF SCIENCE

JEWISH RECIPIENTS MAKE UP

38% OF RECIPIENTS

The Muslim world are a population of 1.9 billion

That is 24% of the World population.

The Muslim world is the major resistor of the Jewish World.

The Muslim world has

9 Noble Prize winners total

One of these noble winners had two daughters who married Jewish men.

Abraham and his offspring have given many services to the world.

In every area of life, the Jews have made many wonderful contributions.

Science, aviation, photography, medicine, petroleum & electronics to name a few areas,

These fields have all had important contributions made by Jews.

And, of course, the Jews have made the most significant contributions to Christianity.

The Bible is a Jewish book.

So we learn, God blesses us, so we can bless others.

5. PERMEATION

I will bless them that bless thee

Any Nation, who is compassionate to the Jew is specially blessed by God.

The generosity of the USA towards Israel is crucial to our blessing as a nation.

The increase in anti-Semitism in our nation could put us under the sixth promise.

There are approximately 700,000 lawyers in the US.

20% are Jewish 140,000

One interesting side note.

24% of the New York population is Jewish.

Of the Lawyers in New York,

65% of the lawyers are Jewish

Of the Physicians in New York,

55% are Jewish

Of the Dentist in New York,

64% are Jewish

14% of physicians in the US are Jewish

30% of the surgeons in the US are Jewish

Of the 9 Supreme Court Justices 3 are Jewish & one is ½ Jewish

12 top billionaires are Jewish

60% of actors in US are Jewish

6. PROBLEMS

I will curse him that curses you

Nations that have oppressed the Jews have met Divine judgment.

Babylon, Rome, Egypt & Germany all went from major powers to oblivion or second-rate or obscure countries in contrast to their potential, because of bullying & mistreating the Jews.

He that touches you [the Jews]

touches the apple of His [God’s] eye Zechariah 2:8

7. PARDON

In you shall all families of the earth be blessed

In this blessing we’re seeing Galatians 3:6-8 (Phillips)

Blessing is a relationship with God where we’re made righteous in Christ

You can go right back to Abraham to see the principle of faith in God.

He, we are told, ‘believed God,

and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

Blessing is receiving our Redeemer,

He physically came through Abraham

All those who believe God are the real sons of Abraham?

The scripture foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith in Christ,

really proclaimed the Gospel centuries ago in the words spoken to Abraham,

In you all the nations shall be blessed.

Blessing is the recompense of Righteousness on all who exercise faith

All men of faith share the blessing of Abraham who believed God, and it is counted to him and us for righteousness.

The blessed person is the one who finds his/her blessings in Christ.

He or she lives to bless persons who God has chosen as His.

The blessed person is the one who seeks out others so that they too, can find their calling from Christ.

So we’re blessed

GOD’S LIGHT SURROUNDS US

GOD’S LOVE ENFOLDS US

GOD’S POWER PROTECTS US

GOD’S PRESENCE WATCHES OVER US

GOD’S MIND GUIDES US

GOD’S LIFE FLOWS THROUGH US

GOD’S WORD DIRECTS US

GOD’S STRENGTH ABIDES IN US

GOD’S JOY UPLIFTS US

GOD’S GRACE RENEWS US

GOD’S BEAUTY INSPIRES US

GOD’S VOICE COMFORTS US

WHEREVER WE ARE GOD IS

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