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The Abundant Life July 2020

God is pleased to make us prosper if we walk in obedience with Him

Showers of Blessings
Our Shepherds Intentions

Scripture: Deuteronomy 28:12

The Lord will open the Heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.

Some believe that true spirituality is only achieved through poverty. The Bible tells a different story. As we read the Old Testament, we are given general principles to live by, amidst the cultural issues that change from generation to generation. One of those principles deals with God’s intentions concerning our prosperity. If you take time to read the entire 28th chapter of Deuteronomy – you will see how God intends to prosper His children. Deuteronomy 28:1:14 verses describe the blessings of the obedient children. The rest of the chapter (Deuteronomy 28:15-18) vividly explains the plot of the disobedient.

God is pleased to make us prosper if we walk in obedience with Him. Once again we see the Bible refer to God’s storehouse (Deuteronomy 28:12). This storehouse is in Heaven – containing every blessing we could ever imagine. The Lord will open this vast storehouse of blessings and send them as rain from the sky upon all who love and follow Him. Think about this picture that the Bible paints… showers of blessings falling upon us – soaking us with every good thing we need. God fully intends to fulfill His Word. Deuteronomy 28:2 reads: “All these blessings will come from you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God.” Tomorrow we will study the “obedience” that God expects. Today, let’s affirm God’s intentions… His desire… what truly pleases Him (Deuteronomy 28:62). I want to highlight five promises in this chapter that all start with: “The Lord will… ”:

  1. The Lord will grant us victory over our enemies (Deuteronomy 28:7).
  2. The Lord will send a blessing on our barns and everything we put our hand to (Deuteronomy 28:8).
  3. The Lord will establish us as a holy people (Deuteronomy 28:9).
  4. The Lord will grant us abundant prosperity (Deuteronomy 28:11).
  5. The Lord will make us lenders not borrowers (Deuteronomy 28:12).

Will you claim your promises and rejoice?

Father, I affirm these wonderful promises to me and thank you. In Jesus Name, amen.

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