“And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil. I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.” – Exodus 23:25-27
Blessed bread, blessed water, sickness-free living, fruitfulness, long life and divine protection are identified from the above scriptures as attached to one access code – service. This is what I call comprehensive blessing. When someone’s bread and water is blessed, it connotes no scarcity of what to eat or drink. We can draw inspiration from the story of creation; on the fifth day of creation, God created all the moving creatures that have life both in water and in the air:
“And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.” – Genesis 1:20-23
God blessed those creatures after He created them; they are still multiplying up till today. Despite the number of chickens killed per day. Statistics has it that 9 billion chickens are consumed per year in the United States alone yet there had never be scarcity of chickens; God blessed them and instructed them to multiply. You can never lack what to eat or drink when your bread (food) and your water (drink) is blessed. The access code to this strange (inexplicable) but undeniable abundance is service. Some other people can be running around to be able to pay bills and put food on their table but God said what you need to do is to serve and received blessing on whatever you have and it shall never finish.
It is naturally impossible to live sickness-free (with all the possibilities of infections all around). However, God said that He would take sickness away. When sickness is taken away, the obvious result is health (inexplicable but undeniable). No organization can promise long life because no one other than the Author of life Himself can deliver that. However, God said that He would give long life and even protection but the access code is service.
It is good, lovely and beneficial to choose to serve God but it is wonderful to enter into covenant to serve God. With the covenant, you will have the access code at all times. The mentality of the covenant keeps you serving in season and out of season just like the mentality of contract of employment keeps you going to work even on a day that you woke up and your body seems to be saying “I don’t want to do anything today, I just want to keep sleeping”. You drag your body to the bathroom and off you went to work; contract mentality!
Praying Kingdom Advancement Prayers, soul winning, soul ingathering and soul establishment provide open ended opportunity to keep serving God. You can take your service to the next level by entering into a covenant with God not just to be in church on Sundays but to add a certain number to the kingdom every Sunday. You can also enter into a covenant with God to pray for certain number of hours daily for the kingdom. You will have the access code permanently.
You will not suffer, you will not struggle and you will not lack any good thing!
Scriptures for meditation: Psalm 34:10; Luke 22:35
Jesus is Lord!