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Setting Your Children at an Advantage Point

Date: 08 July 2024

Preacher: Apostle General Jannie Ngwale

Editor: Digital Team

Principal Scripture Reading: Genesis 27:28-29, Genesis 25:23, Genesis 27:27, Genesis 27:34, Genesis 28:1-4


This week's message by Apostle General Jannie Ngwale delivered a profound and timeless lesson on the importance of setting your children at an advantageous point in their lives through blessings. Drawing from Genesis 27:28-29, we explored the significance of Isaac's blessing to Jacob and how it translates into our modern-day context.


The Power of a Parent's Blessing

Isaac's blessing to Jacob was not merely words but a profound declaration that set the course for Jacob's future. The blessing included:


1. Provision and Abundance: "God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine." This blessing ensured that Jacob would always have enough, even in times of drought or economic downturns. It was a prayer for sustained provision and abundance in all aspects of life.


2. Dominion and Favour: "Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee." Isaac declared that Jacob would be a leader, commanding respect and favour from those around him. This aspect of the blessing highlights the importance of favour and strategic alliances in achieving success.


3. Protection and Prosperity: "Cursed be everyone that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee." This part of the blessing provided divine protection and ensured that those who supported Jacob would also be blessed. It established a covenant of protection and reciprocal blessings.


Generational Blessings

The practice of blessing children is a tradition that spans generations. Isaac's blessing to Jacob was a continuation of the blessings he received from his father, Abraham. This generational blessing carries the power to influence not just the immediate recipient but also future generations.


Parents are encouraged to speak blessings over their children, setting them at an advantage point in life. These blessings can have far-reaching effects, impacting their children's ability to thrive and succeed.


Practical Application

1. Early Blessings: Do not wait until the end of life to bless your children. Speak blessings over them regularly and intentionally.


2. Meaningful Declarations: When blessing your children, be specific and meaningful. Pray for their provision, favour, protection, and overall well-being.


3. Creating Traditions: Make the act of blessing a family tradition. It can be during significant life events or as part of daily or weekly routines.


4. Living Examples: Show your children the importance of blessings by living a life that reflects God's favour and provision. Let them see the blessings in your life as a testimony to the power of God's promises.


Conclusion

A parent's blessing is a powerful tool that can set the course for a child's future. It goes beyond mere words to become a divine declaration that invokes God's favour, protection, and provision. As parents, it is our responsibility to ensure that we set our children at an advantage point, preparing them to thrive and succeed in all aspects of life.


May we all take up this mantle and diligently bless our children, ensuring that God's favour rests upon them and that they experience abundance and success throughout their lives.


A Prayer for Parents to Bless Their Children

To assist parents in blessing their children, here is a powerful prayer to follow, inspired by the blessing of Isaac:


"Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, I come before You with my child [child's name]. I ask You to pour out Your divine favour and blessing upon them.


Provision and Abundance: Lord, give them the dew of heaven and the fatness of the earth. Let their fields be fertile and their efforts fruitful. May they never experience lack or scarcity but always have more than enough.


Dominion and Favour: Let people serve them and nations bow down to them. Grant them leadership and influence wherever they go. May their gifts and talents be recognized and celebrated.


Protection and Prosperity: Protect them from all harm and danger. Curse those who curse them and bless those who bless them. Form a divine partnership with them, Lord, and fight their battles.


Health and Strength: Grant them good health and strength. Let the efficacy of the Holy Communion be evident in their lives, bringing healing, vitality, and long life.


Father, as I speak these words, I ask that You seal them in the heavens. May Your divine blessing rest upon [child's name] and follow them all the days of their life. I declare that they will experience Your abundance, favour, protection, and prosperity.


In Jesus' mighty name, Amen."


By praying this prayer, parents can release a generational blessing over their children, setting them at an advantage point and ensuring that God's favour and provision guide their steps throughout life.










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