The Blessing of Supporting God’s Chosen

Ezekiel 44:30
And the first of all the firstfruits of all things….shall be the priest’s: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.

Be careful to do your part to aid and assist God’s man, for if you do so, the blessing will rest in your house! I’ve always heard it said that if you take care of God’s man, then God will take care of you; this is as true a statement as it gets. I wish to point out that God’s willingness to either hold back or release the blessing can actually be determined by the man He has called. Think, for example, of when Abraham’s wife was taken from him by Pharaoh. The scriptures say that the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife (see Genesis 12:17). It wasn’t long until Pharaoh returned her un-harmed, because he’d rather have a blessing than a plague!

I also think of where Jesus told Peter in Matthew 16:19, “I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” God gives His called men power to bind, and power to loose; power to hold back, and power to release! Therefore, it is imperative that we honor God by honoring His men. It is safe to say that if you do not have the blessing of the man of God, then you do not have God’s blessing either.

Unfortunately, many people still think that they can circumvent honoring God’s man, while simultaneously obtaining God’s favor and blessings. Let me assure you that this cannot happen! We then learn through the principles of the Bible (such as the verses already shared and many more which time would not permit) that God is saying in essence, “If you won’t honor my man, then I won’t honor you!” The quickest way to bring a curse upon your house is for you to curse God’s man, be it verbally, psychologically, emotionally, financially, or any other creative way you can think of.

If I were you, I’d just be sure that I was ON God’s side by standing alongside the man of His choosing, the one upon whom He has placed His call! If you do, then surely in blessing God will bless you, and in multiplying He will multiply you! Need a blessing? Then go bless the man of God!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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