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When do we say that a person is blessed? When they build or buy a new house? Marry a new wife? Get a new job? Buy a unique dress ( say for the slay queens)? Or get a new promotion at work? Let's hear from the Bible:

“Blessed are those whose lawless acts have been forgiven , And whose sins have been covered up and COMPLETELY buried. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account nor charge against him .” ROMANS 4:7‭-‬8.

Did you see that? A blessed person is the fellow whose sins have been forgiven - the redeemed believer. Luke 12:15 , "And he(Jesus) said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

If you are saved (or born-again), you are blessed and it doesn't matter if you are single, married, jobless, cashless, sick, healed, heartbroken etc. Your physical circumstances have nothing to do with your blessing in Christ. When I have no money in my pocket, I am still blessed. When I have enough food for myself , I am still as blessed as I was before I had enough food. We don't get blessed when our condition improves, we are blessed when our sins are forgiven.

Stop confusing the Blessing with Materialism lest you become a slave to mammon. Mammon is the demon that makes believers seek for 'blessings' from prophet to prophet when they are already blessed. Error! Mammon makes you think that an iPhone 7 is a blessing. So what happens the day you lose your iPhone 7? You would think that you have lost your blessing.

But the Bible clearly states that the blessing/gift of God cannot be lost. Anything that comes from God is eternal because God is eternal. You are blessed once and for all. Stop confusing the blessing with riches. It is the Blessing which attracts riches if you put your blessing to work. "The blessing of the Lord brings [true] riches..."~ PROVERBS 10:22. Did you see that? The blessing BRINGS riches. The blessing is NOT riches.

It's like saying - Sex brings Pregnancy but Sex is Not Pregnancy. The absence of pregnancy in marriage is not always a proof that sex is not taking place between the couple. Maybe they are using contraceptives. Riches are after effects of the blessing. But the absence of riches doesn't imply the absence of the blessing. You can be blessed but still have financial problems because you are not observing the principle of cause and effect - save, invest, avoid debts and pay off debts.

These are financial principles that you must observe to enjoy financial freedom whether you are a Christian or not. No amount of tithe paying or first fruit giving is powerful enough to save you from financial slavery if you don't understand and respect these financial principles, yet you are blessed. That is why "Sowing-to-Prosper" is a SCAM - because it emphasises material things as the blessing!! You don't sow to be blessed by God because the blessings of God are not just the iPhone 7's of this world but redemption in Christ which involves forgiveness of sins.

When you say I AM BLESSED, please be sure that you are saying I AM FORGIVEN and not I have money or material possessions. If having more money or material possessions is a blessing then Bill Gates is more blessed than every Christian in the world. When you understand that the blessing is not material things but the LIFE we have in Christ, you will be full of joy and happiness even in the midst of lack.

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