Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of September

Sep 29, 2014 by

Verse:

Gen. 48:15~16 “And he [Jacov] blessed Joseph and said, The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has shepherded me all my life to this day, the Angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the boys; and may my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and may they be a teeming multitude in the midst of the earth.”

Excerpts:

Blessing is the overflow of God through someone’s maturity in life. God cannot flow Himself into others without a human channel. If Christ had never been incarnated, God would not have been able to flow to man, because there would not have been a channel. God’s flowing needs humanity as a channel. The only humanity God can use as the channel is one saturated and permeated with God. For this reason Jacob did not bless anyone until he had become mature. Jacob did not bless Laban or Esau. Even when he saw his brother Esau after the twenty years with Laban, he did not bless him. It was not until he went down into Egypt that he blessed Pharaoh, the highest ruler on earth (47:7, 10). At that time Jacob was filled with God. Through Jacob’s blessing of Pharaoh God’s blessing overflowed to Pharaoh. (Life-study of Genesis, msg. 95)

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