You Are Supernaturally Blessed and It Cannot Be Reversed! – Part II
Have you ever been in a situation where someone else was trying to manipulate your life through their influence? The influences could be political, financial, or positional. Regardless of the method of influence used, the fact that someone is attempting to manipulate you and/or tamper with your life in anyway contrary to what God has designed is the reason you should be reminded of God’s promise, “He hath blessed you and it cannot be reversed.” (Numbers 23:20b) As God’s chosen, you must know you are blessed and it cannot be reversed!
In Part 1 of this article in our inaugural edition (June 2015), we discussed the importance of acknowledging that we are spiritually blessed by God and understanding the distinction between God supernaturally blessing through an act of divine bestowment and being a recipient of general blessing. Someone may say, “But all blessing comes from God!” I would beg to differ.
There is no doubt that we are blessed by God, either directly through Him or indirectly through a conduit. Supernatural blessings are those blessings that have God’s divine fingerprint and cannot be reversed. Man can serve as a conduit of the Lord, a channel of blessing so to speak. The distinction lies in the fact that when without God man can be used to bless, yet blessings that come through a human channel can be reversed. Have you ever been blessed by someone and things seem well. Then you have an argument or difference of opinion and affects how they view you and the blessing ceases. That is a blessing that has been tampered with by human influence and has been reversed! Originally, that may have been a blessing, but it was not a supernatural blessing!
The biblical account of Balak and Balaam in Numbers 22-24 serves as a reminder that God’s supernatural blessing cannot be cursed or reversed! Balaam was a Moabite false prophet, who operated in divination. Balak was King of the Moabites. The children of Israel at this time settled in the plains of Moab not far from Jericho. The Moabites and King Balak became distressed by reason of the rapid growth and increasing numbers of Israelites. In Balak’s effort to “control” the growth of Israelites and insure that the Moabites remain in power over their territory, he requests Balaam to come and to pronounce a curse over them.
Does this scenario sound familiar? Have you ever been attacked by someone who was intimidated by your mere presence. They would rather see you totally eliminated. Rather than deal with you and correct the relationship, their preference is that you cease from existence in their life. Making futile attempts to afflict you through human influence, what they do not realize is that you have been supernaturally blessed by Jehovah God. What He has blessed by His divine and supernatural edict can NEVER be reversed and those He pronounces blessing can never be cursed by another! That is the supernatural blessing of God, which is safeguarded by the influence of the Spirit of the Living God.
In the account, King Balak tried to convince Balaam to curse the children of Israel, but what he does not know is that God divinely shows up and influences Balaam when he is in route to meet him. He can only do what God says, no more, no less. As a note of reference: If you try to stand in the way of God’s supernatural blessing of another, you are in for a rude awakening. Balak tried to use every vantage point to influence Balaam to see things his way and curse Israel. Finally, under the unction of the Lord God, Balaam spoke what God said, and it was not what Balak was expecting:
“And the Lord met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto Balak, and say thus.
And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What hath the Lord spoken? And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor: God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Behold, I have received commandment to bless and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it. (Numbers 23:16 – 20)
Glory to God! The message is loud and clear. What God has blessed, you cannot curse! You cannot reverse the supernatural blessing of God. God’s pronouncement is final! It is a holy decree.
What does this mean to us today, as the children of God? Well, first of all it provides the assurance that God is with us! It also gives us the confidence to walk in boldness and authority concerning what we know. We know that the blessings of the Lord make us rich, and add no sorrow (hardship) to our lives (Proverbs 10:22). Supernatural blessings pronounced upon us by God have no expiration date. They are irrevocable. Even in the text, you can see that every opportunity to refute the supernatural blessing of God was met with supernatural opposition initiated by God. You could not impede it or get around it. When it is God, it is yours!
So the lesson for God’s people is this: Walk in the supernatural blessing of God so that you can be a blessing to others. As you yield to God you have the potential of not only being one who is blessed to be a blessing, but also being a conduit of God to extend His supernatural blessings to others!