God the Father: The Blesser
I realize I am inventing a word here, but it’s a good word. Nobody blesses people like God the Father. He is the Blesser. That’s why Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord. Again let’s go back to my basic Scripture verse: You are my Son, whom I love; with You I am well pleased. This is God the Father blessing His Son (Notice He does it twice direct from heaven, a double-portion blessing!) Remember blessing protocol: the greater to the lesser, the lesser submitting himself to the blesser, the power of words spoken aloud, the bestowing of value and honor, and prophetic release of future events. Implicit in God’s public approval of His Son is the recognition of what is at stake. The Father is well-pleased with His Son because of their relationship, but also because of what Jesus is going to accomplish in the future. Blessing is always about destiny. Like any good dad, God is saying to Jesus, I believe in You, Son; nobody believes in You more than Me, Your Father. But like any good dad, God the Father has a job for His Son so He is not going to let His Son rest on His laurels. You can do better, my Son. You still need to grow in wisdom and stature. You can rise to greater heights because I have a job for you to do. You haven’t passed all My tests yet. I have brothers and sisters who must be adopted into Our heavenly family—and it all depends on You. And like any good Dad, He was willing to stand aside and let His Son be tested and pushed to the absolute limits, because He knew that only through the refining fire could His Son be completely completed.
Notice that in God’s second blessing of Jesus during the Transfiguration, He adds a phrase. This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to Him! (Mark 9:7). This is because Jesus has been fulfilling His destiny of living like His Father and relationally reproducing Himself. He now has followers that need to listen to Him, in fact, 2000 years later, He has a billion-plus disciples who still need to listen to Him. That’s some serious fatherly reproduction. No wonder God the Father was so well pleased with His Son. And remember, all these people, you and I included, are choosing Jesus of our own free will. God isn’t forcing us to choose Him. In fact. millions of Christians have every reason in the world (such as satanic and human persecution) not to choose Jesus but they do so anyway. You judge a father as you judge a tree, Jesus is producing awesome spiritual fruit…
If God delights in blessing His Son, then He also delights in blessing His children. I believe God has a prophetic blessing for every believer, one that is as unique to that believer as Isaac’s blessing was to Jacob. This is the destiny, the God-given calling He has placed in our hearts. Our Father is well pleased with us just because we are His children, but we have a job to do, a destiny to fulfill. In other words, just as with Jesus, someone should be listening to you. God’s blessing is not meant to be hoarded, but shared with the lost and the fatherless. This is the Father’s Heart.
Selection taken from Special Ops! Vol 1