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Where God commands the blessing - Part 1

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Sermon shared by Antonio Silveira

November 2011
Summary: Psalm 133 3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: Believer adults
Sermon:
Psalm 133
1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

Introduction
Jewish pilgrims sang this psalm as they journeyed to Jerusalem, they did not sing solo or travel alone. They came to the feasts and holy days from many different walks of life, regions, and tribes. No matter how hard the pilgrimage conditions were, the fellowship of God’s people made the journey refreshing. We too are pilgrims; we have a destination, our heavenly home, and we are traveling together. It’s foolish to try to be a believer in isolation. The moment we become Christians, we become part of a body of believers, the Body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:12 “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.” We’re one body.

We are a community rooted in relationship. This doesn’t mean that we’re always one big happy family: “To dwell above with saints we love, oh that will be glory! To dwell below with saints we know…that’s a different story.”

A. Christians should live in a place of blessing

First thing we need to understand from Psalm 133 is that God’s blessings are commanded and are conditional.

Blessings are commanded
God commands His angels to protect you and to bring down his blessings. Psalm 91:11 “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways”
"The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them." (Psalm 34:7)

Blessings are conditional to unity
Psalm 133 tells us that God will send the commanded blessing if we dwell (live, abide) in unity with other brothers and sisters.
Luke 11:17 “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.” There’s one thing God is not a part of and that’s division. The Bible said that God is not the author of confusion. But the devil is. We get in one mind and one accord and we’ll see some souls saved. Not only at this church but everywhere.
1 Corinthians 1:13 “Is Christ divided?” I have news for you, he’s not. Because a divided house will fall. God values unity so much that Jesus prayed in John 17

John 17:20-23
20My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,
21that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one:
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