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Genesis 49:1

Then Jacob called for his sons and said: “Gather around so I can tell you what will happen to you in days to come.


Just before he died, Jacob, the father of the twelve sons who would become the twelve tribes of Israel, gathered them together. The purpose of the gathering was for Jacob to pronounce a blessing upon each of his sons that would solidify the power and direction each tribe would take. Surely “The Power Of A BLESSING” is most notable in these twelve sons who continue until this day to be one of the most influential nations in the world.


As a young father, the Lord encouraged me to give purpose to my four sons upon their birth. I remember painting their names, the word that would define them, and a verse to encourage them on the wall next to their beds. Sure enough, now these many years later, it’s as if they each endeavored to live up to those prophetic words spoken over them at birth. Here we see a father, Jacob, blessing each of his twelve sons and those twelve sons going on to create unimaginable legacies. Through suffering and pain and against all the odds, the Jewish people have been one of the greatest blessings to all of humankind. How did it happen? You could say it’s all about, “The Power Of A BLESSING!”


Dear Jesus,

Help me be the first to speak blessing over those I meet. Surely many of them have heard enough cursing to last a lifetime. Amen

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