27 Now you have been pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, O LORD, have blessed it, and it will be blessed forever.”
1 Chronicles 17:27 (NIV)
The above is a part of David’s prayers. We can tell from this verse what type of person God is and how David perceived him. It basically says that once God has blessed you, the blessing will stick with you forever. God’s blessings do not behave like the stock market. There is no bear market in it. It is always up.
Let me move on to some disclaimer here. When the Bible says “blessings”, it always refers to good things. The Bible has never approved perversions like God “blessing” you with some special disease known as thorns in the flesh to show you his sufficient grace. Such perversions come from theology, which are lies from the pit of hell.
Here is the true meaning of God’s blessing.
22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
Proverbs 10:22 (NIV)
In other words, the blessing of the LORD makes us rich. Having a lot of money is a part of being rich. It is a pity that many Christians seem to be ashamed to ask God for a lot of money as though it is a sin or they will go to hell for wanting to have a lot of money. Yet, the Bible is clear that God wants to bless all his people with wealth forever. The term “forever” begins from now to eternity. Now is a part of “forever”.
How does this revelation help us? It gives us hope no matter how bad the situation looks like. Presently we are still in a global recession. There are still no evident signs of recovery. Jobless rate is still there and many people still find it difficult to find jobs. (How can I still aspire to invest in real estate?)
However, despite the gloomy scene God has assured us of his eternal blessing. This means the world economy is destined by God to recover. The dark clouds will not remain forever. They will pass away and the sun will shine again. Even now, as we can only see the dark clouds and not the sun, we got to believe by faith that the sun is still shining bright above those clouds. Even in your worst moments, God is working behind the scenes to bless you exceedingly and abundantly above all you dare to ask for. The question is how daring are you?
This is the reason why I have signed up for the property investment course. In fact, I am planning to sell my present house to free up the mortgage for my investments. What gives me such confidence? The answer is the faithfulness of God. My relationship with God has given me the assurance that there is always hope, even in the worst scenario. Being blessed forever means God is always working behind the scenes to bring his blessing of success and prosperity to me. My role is to trust in him and get ready for the avalanche of riches coming my way.
The situation may still be gloomy now. Those dark clouds may still be there. God wants you to get your sunglasses and suntan lotions ready. It is going to be blazing bright. This is the eternal blessing.