Thursday, 28 October 2010


Know therefore that Jehovah thy God, he is God, the faithful God, who keepeth covenant and lovingkindness with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations” (Deu 7:9 ASV)

There are blessings that last only for a few years. You see a man and you say he is blessed, but a few years later you look at this same man and you wonder where the blessings went. There are so many ex-rich men all over the place. Once upon a time they were the ‘movers and shakers’ in the land, now they are forgotten though still alive.

Then there are blessings that last a whole lifetime. You see a man blessed and retains his blessings till he dies and leaves these blessings for the children. People envy such men. Some times their children squander the blessings in a few years, in other cases the blessings last for even two or three generations before fizzling out.

However, God desires to give us Generational Blessings, these last for even a thousand generations. In the Scriptures we see God bless not just a man but his lineage up to a thousand generations.


“And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; {shore: Heb. lip} And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.” (Genesis 22:16-18 KJV)

Abraham was just a regular farmer from an ordinary family. God however called him and he obeyed in faith. After years of training and testing, God pronounced generational blessings upon his life. The Blessing moved from him to Isaac and then unto Jacob. To day we see it manifested in the state of Israel and on all believers in Christ all over the world. Abraham’s blessings have lasted for more than a thousand generations.

It was because of the Blessing that God destroyed Egypt, the Canaanites etc so that Israel might enjoy their inheritance!


“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace: And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.” (Numbers 25:10-13 KJV)

The High Priesthood was reserved for the sons of Aaron. The sons of Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s surviving sons were all entitled to this. However, God reserved it for Phinehas the son of Eleazar for ever! The priesthood only moved to other families for very brief periods in Israel’s history. (A Particular generation could miss out on generational blessings if they don’t keep the covenant).

David (2 Sam. 7:8-16)

“Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.” (1 Kings 9:5 KJV)

The Kingship in Israel was not a monarchy, but by generational blessings David got it for his children after him for ever! Even Jesus is called the ‘son of David’.

“And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. (Luke 18:38 KJV)”

An ordinary shepherd boy who could not get the recommendation of his Father became a King by Divine Election. As if that was not enough, God now gave him generational blessings of kingship.

Generational Blessings ensure that for a thousand generations after you are gone from the earth, your name and you children will continue to enjoy God’s goodwill and favour. Some folks leave behind generational curses, you can leave behind generational blessings.

Obtaining Generational Blessings

Love God and Keep His Commandments. (Matt. 22:37; John 14: 15, 21-24) Generational blessings are conditioned upon this premise. Love for God will always lead to keeping his commands no matter the cost. Those who think keeping God’s commands is too costly do not love the one who did not think it too costly to die for them. Come to think of it, ultimately the cost of disobedience is unquantifiably higher than cost of obedience.

Abraham got Generational Blessings by a sacrifice of love and obedience. The command of God was a test of love. The question God was ‘who does Abraham love: God or his gifts’? And by sacrificing Isaac, Abraham showed that he loved God more and would do any thing God commands.

Whenever and wherever God finds such a man He releases Generational Blessings. Is there anything you can’t give to God? It will hinder you from getting generational blessings. Believers who hold on tightly to the gifts of God in their lives cannot enjoy generational blessings. You must be willing and able to sacrifice anything for God to qualify for this kind of blessing.

Phinehas got Generational Blessings by being zealous for the righteous name of God. He hated iniquity and loved righteousness; much more he fought sin to death. In a world of darkness when God sees a man who will risk shinning his light and fighting for righteousness, he is ready to pronounce generational blessings.

God expects us not only to be holy, but to stand against sin with all that we’ve got, especially when it’s among God’s people. We must be zealous to uproot sin from God’s Church. In our days most people will say we should show love as if showing love is synonymous with condoning sin.

Phinehas loved God and Israel enough to kill the one who will destroy the nation through sin. If we love God and His Church we must expose and uproot sin from the Church. We can do this by rigorously teaching the truth to the Church, standing by those going astray in prayers and loving correction, and if need be excommunicating the unrepentant. This will earn us blessings that last a thousand generations.

David got this Blessing by putting God first. He wanted to build God a house even when God did not ask for one. This King was asking the question ‘what can I do for this my God for all he has done for me’? That kind of heart that seeks for ways to appreciate God provokes generational blessings. Men who go beyond the call of duty to please God will surely be blessed to a thousand generations. Do not wait until a call is made in the Church before you support the work of God. Always look for ways of glorifying God with your resources.


Daddy, I will love and Obey you, bless me even to a thousand generations.