Today’s Scripture: Genesis 1:22
God blessed them and said, be fruitful and multiply….
Leonard Nimoy was raised in a traditional Jewish home. As a young lad, he would accompany his father to the synagogue. And when the Kohanim (Jewish priests from the lineage of Aaron) rose to bless the assembly, his curiosity would get the better of him. He writes in his autobiography, I am Spock: “The special moment when the Kohanim blessed the assembly moved me deeply, for it possessed a great sense of magic and theatricality… I had heard that this indwelling Spirit of God was too powerful, too beautiful, too awesome for any mortal to look upon and survive, and so I obediently covered my face with my hands. But of course, I had to peek.” The image he saw, of the priest blessing the people, and the words uttered, stayed in the mind of the young Nimoy for a long time. And in 1967, on the set of one of the greatest television franchises ever, Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy conjured up that image to invent the now popular, Vulcan Salute, with the famous words, “Live long and Prosper,” an offshoot of the all-powerful Priestly Blessing he witnessed as a child.
The word blessing lends itself to ambiguity. For some, it simply connotes a good car, a house, a child or any other physical appendage that brings a measure of satisfaction. But the blessing is much more than that. It is an endowment bestowed by God on man to enable him fulfil his assignment. God created man to be fruitful and to multiply, and He blessed, in other words, endowed him with the spiritual capacity to do so. The Jews derived their understanding of blessing from God. The priest invoked the name (the authority) of God and blessed the people, endowing them with the capacity to, in the words of Leonard Nimoy, live long and prosper.
What then should we expect from this blessing? First, a supernatural ability to accomplish our God-given assignments; the blessing will bestow unusual wisdom, and favour on you. God’s desire is to see you fruitful on every side. His blessing, His supernatural empowerment on your life, will ensure you do. The blessing has the capacity to inspire a solution in every area of your life. Its aura around you will not only keep the devils at bay, it will attract favour to your life, in Jesus’ name.
Memorize & Meditate:
“Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.” Proverbs 10:6
Lord, I receive Your blessing, and I thank You for it. I am blessed! And the blessing has empowered me to fulfil my assignment. I lack nothing in the manifestation of my purpose in Jesus’ name.