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The Wonder of A Blessing

The Christian Car Guy / Robby Dilmore
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May 5, 2023 8:01 am

The Wonder of A Blessing

The Christian Car Guy / Robby Dilmore

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May 5, 2023 8:01 am

Amazing thing to wonder about - much to discover


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Go to and click on the Fan the Flames Bibles for Asia! Oh, the wonder of what is a blessing. We sing it in the Psalms, we sing it at church all the time, and you hear people say they have a blessing for you. And so exactly what does that mean? It's one of those things that I think I like to contemplate at times, especially when you look at a verse like Psalms 103 22. It says bless the Lord all his works in all places of his dominion and then it says bless the Lord oh my soul.

So how does that exactly work? And interestingly when you look up the word bless in Hebrew you're going to find that it says to kneel. I don't know if you knew that but that's fascinating and certainly that's an idea that Daniel had down well, right? Because it said he kneeled in prayer and that idea of kneeling fits really nicely with the letters that are in the word blessing or to bless. It starts with a bet.

You can hear that B sound, right? And it's interesting that that bet idea is always very much connected to understanding and the sonship and so that's beautiful. And then the reish which would mean that to contemplate something or to consider and so you know that idea of contemplating the son and that kind of thing. And then comes this wonderful, wonderful letter at the end of the word barach which is a blessing. And that is the letter and not that all the letters aren't amazing but in this particular case it's really revealing to me on why this is kneeling, okay? That the letter hoof is the last letter in the word blessing and you can hear it's got sort of a K sound to it so that's why you hear barach at the end of it. And that letter hoof has to do with normally a crown but the beautiful, beautiful thing that happens is the final hoof has this look to it of a crown that is unfolding.

And the idea of it is in fact if you use the hoof as a suffix it means you. And so as that crown kind of unfolds is the idea of God is coming to talk to you, right? And so that really when you appear before him like if you're kneeling and like I just decided since blessing was kneeling I would go down and try to bless the Lord, you know? And as I found myself kneeling I kind of ended up on my face and as I was thinking about how that looked like the normal letter hoof of a crown that is sort of this, you know, hump looking affair as I was on my face kneeling and supplicating for people as we'll get more of the idea of a blessing here in a minute and you'll understand why. But then when God shows up and he begins to talk to you, you stand, you come straight up kind of so to speak like the final hoof is more vertical than the original hoof.

I'm sorry, it's hard to say. Now the original hoof is like I said, it's like the palm of your hand facing down and the final hoof it kind of unfolds and straightens up but it's still bent over at the top. So you can imagine that you're talking to God, your head is still kind of bowed in prayer but now you're kneeling with your back straight. It's kind of a neat looking idea and what I heard just yesterday which was beautiful was this idea of empathy. It was actually a Catholic priest that we were interviewing on another show that I was doing, a podcast that I was recording called Character in Action and the Catholic priest was asked what the word empathy meant and he went to a book in the apocrypha which I guess would be called The Three Children in the Fire but the idea is Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego said an amazing prayer in the apocrypha and in that prayer they blessed the rain and they blessed the snow and they blessed the frost and they blessed the dew and this whole idea that's in Psalm 103 22 they were blessing, they were asking all the different elements to bless the Lord and of course all these things were things that he created. All your works bless you and so with that he said what Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were doing was they were asking those elements to be what God meant them to be. The way that those things would bless the Lord is to be what they were meant to be, what God intended for them in the kingdom and it's sort of neat that when you are blessing someone you're asking the Lord that they would become what they were intended.

And so when you see the blessing of the 12 tribes that Israel did you can see that what he was speaking over them was what God intended obviously that Judah would become this lion and Benjamin, all these different blessings if you go through that you see you're going to become who you are. And so what a beautiful idea of empathy that you are going to pray on behalf of someone else that they become who they are. That that would be the blessing right that that that would be what an amazing thing right and so I had the best time actually on my knees today both kneeling bending over and kneelings coming up this idea of in blessing many people that I know asking the Lord that he would he would help them to become who they are that he would bless them right and I couldn't help but think of you know the Aaronic blessing right let me Lord bless thee. Wouldn't it be amazing if we could become who we are I mean what an identity idea what a what an amazing thing and so I was thinking about just two days ago maybe it was yesterday it was yesterday that Nikita was talking about when he came to Christ Nikita Koloff you may know as a Russian nightmare I don't know if you ever heard his story. But the day he came to Christ in the church that he that he you know where he now does you know went to the altar this man came up to him and said that he'd seen him on TV years before doing an interview you know like professional wrestlers would do you know screaming at the camera. And he said the Lord took a hold of his heart and said you need to pray for that man I have a ministry for him you know that I'm calling him into ministry but right now he needs salvation and so this man prayed for Nikita was an older man. He didn't know anything about wrestling didn't care for wrestling but he started to pray for Nikita for five years right he had no idea that Nikita lived in the same town or in anywhere close to him right he just knew that he saw the guy on TV and he was praying for.

Well the day that that Nikita you know when it came to the altar you know he saw him for the first time in real life and so in fact he was sick that day and he wasn't going to go to to a church but God you know it prompted him to go so that he could see the man that he'd prayed for all for five years come to Christ. And then he spoke over Nikita that God would have a ministry over his life and of course if you know Nikita he clearly does and you can see the blessing involved in that the word blessing never came out in the interview but as I thought about the idea of what a blessing is oh my goodness. When somebody speaks something over you that you become who you are right how amazing is that and I was blessed by Miss Beck I was thinking about that that you know I had this lady she lived to be a hundred and four that had read the Bible through almost every year.

And she was you know born in whatever it was 1912 or 13 so she lived a long time but one time you know and she was an amazing woman of God I can tell you. But one time after I spoke she came and said you know you have such an anointing on your life to speak Robbie you're just amazing what God's doing with you and she was so encouraging and I just think about it now that she was blessing me right. That God has given me this ministry to speak in so many different ways and hopefully bring his light and it was what apparently he made me to be in some extent and it's really cool to think about when you can have true empathy for somebody to help them become who they are. Well one of the things that they all need to become is a child of God and so is as Jesus was blessing if you ever thought about it those that were persecuting him there at the cross right.

He said don't hold this again. He wanted those people to come to him as he wants all of us to come to him. And so man what an opportunity we have today as we get on our knees to bless. Think about being in the presence of God and asking him to help those we love and actually all his works become who they are. The wonder of a blessing. Thank you for listening.
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