Summary: To show that GOD had already blessed and multiplied us.
Did you received blessings and multiplication from GOD last year?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that GOD had already blessed and multiplied us.
Hebrews 6:14 (Amplified Bible)
6:14 Saying, Blessing I certainly will bless you and multiplying I will multiply you.
Genesis 22:16-17 (Amplified Bible)
22:16 And said, I have sworn by Myself, says the Lord, that since you have done this and have not withheld [from Me] or begrudged [giving Me] your son, your only son,
22:17 In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies,
I am blessed and increased by GOD. What I am now is a result of GOD's Blessings and GOD's Multiplication for me.
Blessing And Multiplication
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Keyword: better
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. We have sure blessings from GOD
"Saying, Blessing I certainly will bless you"
Blessings came from the Hebrew word: "eulogeo" means:
1. to speak well of
2. to bless (thank or invoke a benediction upon, prosper)
What are blessed in the Bible?
1. GOD's called out ones
1 Peter 3:9 (Amplified Bible)
3:9 Never return evil for evil or insult for insult (scolding, tongue-lashing, berating), but on the contrary blessing [praying for their welfare, happiness, and protection, and truly pitying and loving them]. For know that to this you have been called, that you may yourselves inherit a blessing [from God—that you may obtain a blessing as heirs, bringing welfare and happiness and protection].
James 3:9 (Amplified Bible)
3:9 With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who were made in God’s likeness!
3. Those who possessed GOD's Promises
Hebrews 7:6 (Amplified Bible)
7:6 But this person who has not their Levitical ancestry received tithes from Abraham [himself] and blessed him who possessed the promises [of God].
4. Those who have faith
Galatians 3:9 (Amplified Bible)
3:9 So then, those who are people of faith are blessed and made happy and favored by God [as partners in fellowship] with the believing and trusting Abraham.
5. The blood of CHRIST, the cup of blessing in the Holy Communion
1 Corinthians 10:16 (Amplified Bible)
10:16 The cup of blessing [of wine at the Lord’s Supper] upon which we ask [God’s] blessing, does it not mean [that in drinking it] we participate in and share a fellowship (a communion) in the blood of Christ (the Messiah)? The bread which we break, does it not mean [that in eating it] we participate in and share a fellowship (a communion) in the body of Christ?