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 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
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.
I will bless thee
Abraham and his children prospered materially & spiritually
Make your name great
Abraham’s prominence is incontestable, by the Israeli nation
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
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.
31 PRIZE WINNERS,
20% OF WORLD TOTAL,
27% OF US TOTAL
28 PRIZE WINNERS,
42% OF WORLD TOTAL,
55% OF US TOTAL
13 PRIZE WINNERS,
12% OF WORLD TOTAL,
27% OF US TOTAL
IN PEACE 9 PRIZE WINNERS,
9% OF WORLD TOTAL,
10% OF US TOTAL
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
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.
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
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
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