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Old 11-03-2008, 10:08 PM
 
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In this study we will begin to see the blessing of the Lord upon those who are blessed.
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[/SIZE]The word Blessing
There is a beautiful moral order in chapter’s 6.-7.; separation, Num 6:1-12 worship, Num 6:13-21 blessing, Num 6:22-27 service, Num 7:1-89 —Scofield's
Study Notes Heb 13:12-13 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

Verses 23-27. Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the congregation of Israel. -- This passage records the solemn benediction which God appointed for dismissing the people at the close of the daily service. The repetition of the name "Lord" or "Jehovah" three times, expresses the great mystery of the Godhead -- three persons, and yet one God. The expressions in the separate clauses correspond to the respective offices of the Father, to "bless and keep us"; of the Son, to be "gracious to us"; and of the Holy Ghost, to "give us peace." And because the benediction, though pronounced by the lips of a fellow man, derived its virtue, not from the priest but from God, the encouraging assurance was added, "I the Lord will bless them."—Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

The word Blessed
Because thou hast seen me. Because you have looked upon my body, and seen the proofs that I am the same Saviour that was crucified. Jesus here approves the faith of Thomas, but more highly commends the faith of those who should believe without having seen.
Blessed. Happy, or worthy of the divine approbation. The word has here the force of the comparative degree, signifying that they would be in some respects more blessed than Thomas. They would evince higher faith.
That have not seen, stronger faith. All faith is of things not seen; and God blesses those most who most implicitly rely on his word.

"Blessed are they" 1 Peter 1:8

John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Strong’s number 3106- 3107- word:μακαρίζω
Transliteration: makarizō
Vine’s Words: Bless, Blessed, Blessedness, Blessing, Happy, Happier
from <G3107> (makarios); to beatify, i.e. pronounce (or esteem) fortunate :- call blessed, count happy.
nounce (or esteem) fortunate:-call blessing-count happy. makarizō, from a root mak, meaning “large, lengthy,” found also in macros, “long,” mekos,
“length,” hence denotes “to pronounce happy, blessed”, Lk 1: 48 and Jas 5: 11

makarizō is used (1) in the beatitudes in Mt 5 and Lk 6, is especially frequent in the Gospel of Luke, and is found seven times in Revelation, 1: 3; 14: 13; 16: 15;19: 9; 20: 6; 22: 7. 14.
(2) It is said of God twice, 1 Tim 1: 11; 6: 15;
(3) In the beatitudes the Lord indicates not only the characters that are “blessed,” but the nature of that which is the highest good.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:12 PM
 
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. BLESS, BLESSING (Heb. barakh)

1. God blesses nature (Genesis 1:22), humankind (Genesis 1:28), the Sabbath (Genensis 2:3), nations (Psalm 33:12) , classes of people (Psalm 1:1-3), and individuals (Genesis 24:1).


2. Godly people should "bless" God; i.e., they should adore him, worship him, and praise him, (Psalm 103:1-2)

3. Godly people by words and actions can bestow blessings on others (Matthew 5:44;
1 Peter 3:9)


4. Godly men bestowed prophetic blessings on their descendants (Genesis 9:26-27); (Genesis 27:27-29, 39-40; 49); (Deuteronomy 33)


5. People can bless things by setting them apart for sacred use, e.g., the "communion cup", (1 Corinthians 10:16).
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:24 PM
 
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There is in the Bible where God separates or sanctify the people for him self. They will begin a study on these people are blessed and received blessings as well.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:23 AM
 
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BLESS, BLESSING (Heb. barakh)

2. Godly people should "bless" God; i.e., they should adore him, worship him, and praise him, (Psalm 103:1-2)

from the Zondervan NIV Bible Dictionary
We bless God with our worship.

It's interesting that in the King James Version that the scripture reads
"Bless the Lord, O my soul"
and in the NIV version it's interpreted... "Praise the Lord"....

Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion:
bless the LORD, O my soul.

I love that Psalm. There is so much good in it to think about. God's goodness, His mercy... the fact that He realizes that we are not perfect and He loves us anyway... Even the angels Bless Him by praising Him..

There is so much good in that Psalm to think about.

We bless God with our worship. Praise Him!

For the Lord is GOOD and His Mercy endures forever...

Be blessed today!!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:15 AM
 
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Smile Praise the LORD

[quote=World Citizen;5997729]We bless God with our worship.

It's interesting that in the King James Version that the scripture reads
"Bless the Lord, O my soul"
and in the NIV version it's interpreted... "Praise the Lord"....


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Praise our LORD
Psalm 146: 1, 2, 10Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being
The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.
Psalm 147:12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
Psalm 148: 1 – 4, 7 – 14 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.
Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:
Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:
Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.
Psalm 149: 1 - 6 Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
Psalm 150: 1 – 6 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
Psalm 123:2Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us.
Psalm 130:5I wait for the Lord my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
Proverbs 20:22Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee.
Isaiah 8:17And I will wait upon the Lord that hideth his face from the house of Jacob and I will look for him.
Psalm 145: 3, 4, 10, 21; Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

Revelation6 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
7Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
11 I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
17Fear not; I am the first and the last:
18I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
19Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
20The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks.

The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

The Lord is at a prince of peace, majesty created all I bow my head and I salute all that he has done for us. There's nothing that I can say, or to do that he is much greater life, not even gaze on him for his greatness succeeds all other. My only words that I can say, my LORD what thou required. Praise and glory to the highest.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:48 AM
 
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Default blessing and cursing... salt water and fresh....

My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
For in many things we offend all.
If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds,
yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.


Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body,
and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs?
so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you?
let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated,
full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

James 3

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