God is the source of all blessing

1 Chronicles 29:11–12 KJV 1900
11 Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. 12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
See also Ps 89:11

At creation he blessed humans with fertility and authority over the earth

Genesis 1:28–30 KJV 1900
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

The disobedience of Adam and Eve caused God to alter his blessing

Genesis 3:16–19 KJV 1900
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. 17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
See also Ge 6:5–7

After the flood God renewed his promise of blessing to Noah

Genesis 9:1–3 KJV 1900
1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. 2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. 3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
See also Ge 8:22; Job 5:10; Ps 65:9–13

The blessings promised to Abraham

The blessings included descendants and nationhood

Genesis 12:2–3 KJV 1900
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
See also Ge 17:1–8; Ge 18:18; Ge 26:4; Ge 35:11; Ex 1:6–7; Dt 1:10–11; Dt 7:13; 1 Ki 3:8; Ne 9:23; Is 51:2

The blessings included land

Genesis 17:8 KJV 1900
8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
See also Ge 12:7; Ge 26:3; Dt 1:8; Dt 4:40; Dt 11:8–12

The promises of blessing to Abraham were fulfilled in Jesus Christ

Galatians 3:16 KJV 1900
16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
See also Ac 3:25–26; Ga 3:29

Blessings promised to Israel

Blessings of fruitfulness and prosperity

See also Ge 49:25; Le 26:10; Dt 15:4; Dt 28:8; Dt 28:12

Blessings of good health and long life

Exodus 23:25–26 KJV 1900
25 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. 26 There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.
See also Ex 15:26; Dt 7:15

Blessings of peace and victory over enemies

Deuteronomy 28:7 KJV 1900
7 The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
See also Ex 23:22; Le 26:6–8; Dt 7:24; Ps 29:11

The promise of being blessed by future restoration

Jeremiah 31:23 KJV 1900
23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, When I shall bring again their captivity; The Lord bless thee, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness.

We who are not Israel are part of the blessing of Abraham.

Galatians 3:29 KJV 1900
29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
See also Is 61:9; Is 65:17–25; Eze 34:25–31

The conditions of God’s blessings

Fear of the Lord brings blessing

Jeremiah 32:40 KJV 1900
40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
See also Dt 6:1–3; Dt 10:12–20; Ec 12:13; Is 50:10

Obedience to the Lord brings blessing

Deuteronomy 11:26–28 KJV 1900
26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; 27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day: 28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.
See also Dt 28:1–14; Dt 30:15–20

To bless God is to worship and adore him

Nehemiah 9:5 KJV 1900
5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, Stand up and bless the Lord your God for ever and ever: and blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.
See also Ge 9:26; Ge 14:20

God’s Promise is to always be with us.

Hebrews 13:5 KJV 1900
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

God’s Promise is to come back and get us.

John 14:1–3 KJV 1900
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

When He comes we have to be ready. Its a must because there will be no time to waste.

Revelation 22:20 KJV 1900
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Nu 6:24–26 There is a close link between blessing and prayer.
See also Ge 27:27–29; Ge 49:1–28; Ru 1:8–9; 1 Sa 2:20; 1 Ch 4:10; Mt 23:39
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