IS YOUR ROOM BIG ENOUGH FOR BLESSING? — PROPHET TONY MATHIAS

“Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep {me} from harm that {it} may not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested.” 1 Chronicles 4: 10

Many are familiar with the prayer of ‘Jabez.’ They practice it but are unsuccessful since they have not understood the principle behind it. They need to practice the principle.

And what is the principle? – Preparation Precedes Blessing.

“This is what the Lord says: ‘Dig ditches all over this dry stream bed. Even though you will not see any rain or wind, this stream bed will be filled with water, and you, and your livestock and your pack animals will have plenty to drink”…The next morning at the time of the morning sacrifice water came flowing from the direction of Edom and covered the ground. 2 Kings 3: 16-17, 20

– No water until the ditches were dug!

Then he said: “Go to your neighbours and borrow as many empty jars as you can,” Elisha told her. Then you and your sons go into the house, close the door, and start pouring oil into the jars. Set each one aside as soon as it is full…When they had filled all the jars, she asked if there were any more, “That was the last one,” one of her sons answered. And the olive oil stopped flowing. 2 Kings 4: 3-4, 6

– No multiplication of oil, until the vessels were gathered!

From 1 Chronicles 4: 10 we can glean two important ingredients to a supernatural life of abundance –‘Asking and Ability.’ We need to petition (ask) God for His blessing and avail of His ability (grace) to handle them just like Jabez did for he knew he was unable to handle them in the natural and God granted him his request.

God blesses those who have prepared themselves to be blessed. Preparing for your blessings speaks of your faith-in-action. God never gives you something you are not ready for. You may have asked God to pour out abundant blessing but find you only have a cup full. Do you have the capacity to handle or properly manage those blessings? If God gave you what you asked for how much of it would be wasted? You can’t build a barn big enough to hold God blessings. Only God knows the measure and dependability of that container needed to possess His blessings and integrity. And you are that container. On the other hand, many may be preparing to be blessed to be a blessing but have forgotten God in their preparation.

God told Abraham that He was going to multiply and bless him abundantly and for that to happen God told him to move away from his family to a place He would show him. The reason why he had to move was to get rid of pagan influences and make room for God’s blessing. God blessed Abraham but also gave him the means and ability to
possess and care for his blessing.

Have you asked God for anything in life? Do you believe He will answer you? Have you made sufficient preparation in line with your request including Him in your preparations?

Believe God will bless you. Be prepared for your blessing before they manifest.