Irreversible Blessing

When Balaam was called to curse Israel, just before the conquest of the Promised Land, around 1500BC, he declared that nothing anyone can do will reverse God’s blessing.

“God has blessed, and I cannot reverse it!” Numbers 23:20

This lines up with what Apostle Paul wrote in New Testament times, that if God is on our side there can be no successful challenger.

“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31

The same thought is supported by the writing of Apostle John, advising that God within us is mightier than all the other forces in our world.

“You are of God little children, and have overcome them, because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.” 1John 4:4

These truths give us great comfort and confidence when we confront evil. God is able to bless us with irreversible blessings, because there is no rival to God and nothing can defeat God’s plans and purposes.

We see, back in Isaiah’s prophetic writing, that God promises to do new and wonderful thing for us. Before God makes that promise, however, He reminds us of His mighty power for two key purposes, to make a way where there is no way and to defeat enemies we are unable to defeat.

“This is what the Lord says: he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and soldiers together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick” Isaiah 43:16,17

God reminds Israel that He made a way through the Red Sea, opening the waters. There was no way through the water. The Israelites thought they were doomed. But God made a way where there was no way, straight through the sea that blocked them.

Note also that Israel was about to face its first war. The Children of Israel had been freed from Egyptian slavery by God’s miracle plagues, so they did not have to fight and defeat the Egyptians. Shortly afterward, however, the Egyptian army marched against them. This time the people faced war and were totally ill-equipped to fight. However God killed the Egyptian army, drowning them in the Sea.

What God declared through Isaiah is, “I have something to say, but first I remind you I make possible what is completely impossible. I make a way where there is no way. And I fight for you, conquering enemies you cannot defeat, without you even drawing sword.”

In the light of that amazing reality God then makes His declaration.

“Behold, I am doing something new! Now it erupts; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19

God promises new things, based on His track record of doing two impossible things. God opens doors where there is no door; makes a way where there is no way; creates possibilities that are impossible.

And God defeats our enemies without us even having to fight. We don’t have to learn swordsmanship or war strategies. God fights for us.

“The LORD will fight for you; just stand still.” Exodus 14:14

“You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf.” 2Chronicles 20:17

No wonder God’s blessings are irreversible. When God blesses nothing can be done to reverse it.

Does God plan to bless you? The Bible says God’s plans for you are only good.

“The Lord declares, I know my plans for you, to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

God’s plans for you are full of His blessings. God even told His people to invoke blessings on one another by calling on God’s blessings.

“May the Lord bless you and keep you; may the Lord cause His face to shine on you and be gracious to you; may the Lord lift up His countenance toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

Are you in a difficult spot? Are you stuck, with no way out? God has revealed Himself as the miracle working God. God reminded His people that He makes a road through situations where there is no way out. 

God opens doors where there is no door.

So cry out to God to create a way, a door, a road, or a highway through the impassable place you are in. It’s something God can do and God reminds His people that He can do.

And is there an enemy oppressing you? Have you been ‘under it’ for so long you think it is normal to be oppressed? God declares He is the God who deals with enemies, defeating them without you having to draw your sword or fire one arrow.

If God is for you who can possibly be against you?

God within you is greater than all the forces of this world, human or demonic.

When God blesses nothing can reverse it.

God has promised to do new things, to open new possibilities, and to lead you, as a shepherd leads his sheep, to places of peace and blessing.

Cry out to Him who can and will bless you with Irreversible Blessings.

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