Yesterday's message was titled "HUMBLE YOURSELF!”. Today's message is titled "CURSED BLESSING" as provided by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise Hosea 4:17 : Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone. Today's reading was taken from Hosea 5:8-15 and the Bible reading in one year is Numbers 32-33 (Adeboye, 2014).
Quoted below is today's message for your input
"I have had the opportunity of being close to some extremely wealthy people, and I must confess that not all wealthy people are happy people. Some are wealthy but sad; some others are wealthy but sick. I once had a friend who has since passed on. He had several bank accounts in England, America and Switzerland. When he died, he had $68 million in his Australian bank account, yet, before he died, he could only drink milk. Of what use is money that is available but cannot be spent on its owner? What is the use of being called a millionaire if you cannot enjoy what ordinary people take for granted? If you see the doctor’s prohibited food list given to some sick, wealthy people, you will thank God that you are not rich. Are you in such a situation? The Lord will reach out to you today and heal you of your ailments in Jesus’ Name.
On the other hand, good success can take several forms. It could be prosperity without adversity. Proverbs 10:22 says,
“The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.”
Although God does not attach sorrow to His blessings, your attitude towards God after the blessing will determine whether the blessing will remain a blessing or whether it will attract adversity. Your attitude could even make the blessing become a curse. Take for instance when God was to bless Ephraim and Manasseh; the former being the younger got the double portion blessing that was meant for his elder brother (Genesis 48:19). Within some years, Ephraim became ten times more prosperous than his elder brother (Deuteronomy 33:17). But eventually, when he ignored God, the Lord reversed his blessing by saying that he would be desolate (Hosea 4:17 & 5:9). May your blessing not become a curse! You must watch your attitude after the blessing! Many people who were humble before becoming wealthy, suddenly become cocky, heady, uncontrollable and begin to rub shoulders with God after they are blessed. Some others become very hostile and vindictive, taking their newly found wealth as an opportunity to get back at those who offended them in time past. When you veer off God’s purpose for blessing you, you attract sorrow into your blessing. What is your situation today?"
The Prayer Point is Father, in any way I am attracting curses into my blessings, please forgive me and help me to right my wrongs.
Father, in any way I am attracting curses into my blessings, please forgive me and help me to right my wrongs... Amen I also pray the same prayer for every reader of this forum. May our blessings forever be without curse in Jesus Name, amen
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