God blessed you!

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by Denadii Cho, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. God blessed you!

    Here's another question

    [FONT=&quot]Genesis 14:20[/FONT]
    and blessed [is] God Most High, who hath delivered thine adversaries into thy hand;' and he giveth to him a tenth of all.
    [FONT=&quot]Genesis 24:27[/FONT]
    and saith, `Blessed [is] Jehovah, God of my lord Abraham, who hath not left off His kindness and His truth with my lord; -- I [being] in the way, Jehovah hath led me to the house of my lord's brethren.'
    [FONT=&quot]Psalm 66:20[/FONT]
    Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.
    [FONT=&quot]Psalm 68:35[/FONT]
    O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.
    [FONT=&quot]2 Corinthians 1:3[/FONT]
    Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
    [FONT=&quot]Daniel 3:28[/FONT]
    Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
    [FONT=&quot]Ephesians 1:3[/FONT]
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
    [FONT=&quot]1 Peter 1:3[/FONT]
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

    If Blessed means empowered; if Blessed means authorized, these are attributes of God. He has all power and all authority. It’s His.

    If God blessed man…doesn’t it follow that God put His own attributes into man?
  2. The word translated "blessed" in Ephesians 1:3 is (transliterated as I do not have a Greek keyboard) "Eulogetos" from which we get our work eulogise (to speak well of). Blessed in Matthew 5 is "makarios", a word used in classical Greek to mean happiness, but something more than that as this type of happiness always came from the gods. So we may understand that the blessedness spoken of there is meant as an inner joy and happiness that comes from God Himself. I know when I pray that someone may be blessed by God I mean that the Lord will give something of Himself to that person that will result in that inner joy and peace. Hope this helps in your studies.
  3. James 1:12
    Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

  4. "If Blessed means empowered; if Blessed means authorized,"

    It doesn't. We don't empower or authorize God. What you've referenced are worshipping praises from man to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom all things were created.

    "If God blessed man…doesn’t it follow that God put His own attributes into man?"

    We cannot compare; some verses to keep in mind:

    Isaiah 40:12-18
    The Lord Has No Equal

    12 Who else has held the oceans in his hand?
    Who has measured off the heavens with his fingers?
    Who else knows the weight of the earth
    or has weighed the mountains and hills on a scale?
    13 Who is able to advise the Spirit of the Lord?
    Who knows enough to give him advice or teach him?
    14 Has the Lord ever needed anyone’s advice?
    Does he need instruction about what is good?
    Did someone teach him what is right
    or show him the path of justice?

    15 No, for all the nations of the world
    are but a drop in the bucket.
    They are nothing more
    than dust on the scales.
    He picks up the whole earth
    as though it were a grain of sand.
    16 All the wood in Lebanon’s forests
    and all Lebanon’s animals would not be enough
    to make a burnt offering worthy of our God.
    17 The nations of the world are worth nothing to him.
    In his eyes they count for less than nothing—
    mere emptiness and froth. 18 To whom can you compare God?
    What image can you find to resemble him?

    Isaiah 40:25-26

    25 “To whom will you compare Me?
    Who is my equal?” asks the Holy One.
    26 Look up into the heavens.
    Who created all the stars?
    He brings them out like an army, one after another,
    calling each by its name.
    Because of his great power and incomparable strength,
    not a single one is missing.

    Romans 1:23

    23 And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.

    Colossians 1:15

    15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
    He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation

    see Job 38-42 How awesome is our God!

  5. Good for you Jeanann I caught that mistake after I posted it. I goofed there didn't I?:)
  6. I know that blessed can mean happy. such as Matthew 5

    I know that Blessed can mean praise. Blessed be God. Praise be God

    and also blessed can sort of mean authorized, it's not the best word as usual :p
    rather, consecrate.

    and to bless someone with good things
    or bless sometimes curse
  7. From strongs online the hebrew means(the numbers are the referance points)

    835 'esher eh'-sher from 833; happiness; only in masculine plural construction as interjection, how happy!:--blessed, happy.

    and the greek means

    2128. eulogetos yoo-log-ay-tos' from 2127; adorable:--blessed.
    3106. makarizo mak-ar-id'-zo from 3107; to beatify, i.e. pronounce (or esteem) fortunate:--call blessed, count happy. 3107. makarios mak-ar'-ee-os a prolonged form of the poetical makar (meaning the same); supremely blest; by extension, fortunate, well off:-- blessed, happy(X -ier).

    None of them say it means to empower in anyway

    From the blue letter bible I have direct referance for the word used from Jesus(2128 number)



    blessed, praised


  8. False logic...first it does not mean empowered ...your theory is based on a false premise ...that alone make your theory incorrect. As for your second questions thats an illogical assumption based on heaven only knows what...the one does not follow from the other logically at all. the holy ghost that resides in us as christians posses the power of God...we dont.

    For everyday definitions online type in dictionary.com(google is your friend)...this is what it says for blesssed


    [​IMG]  /ˈblɛs[​IMG]ɪd; especially for 3, 7 blɛst/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [​IMG] [bles-id; especially for 3, 7 blest] Show IPA Pronunciation [​IMG]
    –adjective 1. consecrated; sacred; holy; sanctified: the Blessed Sacrament. 2. worthy of adoration, reverence, or worship: the Blessed Trinity. 3. divinely or supremely favored; fortunate: to be blessed with a strong, healthy body; blessed with an ability to find friends. 4. blissfully happy or contented. 5. Roman Catholic Church. beatified. 6. bringing happiness and thankfulness: the blessed assurance of a steady income. 7. Informal. damned: I'm blessed if I know. 8. Informal. (used as an intensifier): every blessed cent.
  9. I think what Cho means by authorized is that we are authorized in the eyes of God. Maybe as in we are the ones chosen, consecrated, sanctified, etc.. since we answered His call. that is what I understood and meant Least.

  10. Actually what Cho meant was 'God authorized us to take dominion over the Earth. To replenish it, subdue it. He gave man dominion over every living thing in the Earth. Notice this! Satan and his armies are living things in the Earth. We are authorized to subdue him too.

    My logic here is not faulty. God told us to do this, thus we are authorized.

    My mistake though was in my last statement or question in my first question.
  11. exactly Cho, that's what I meant that you meant :p we do have dominion. over all evil forces through Christ of course, and dominion over animals :p
  12. Ok So what about this?

    [FONT=&quot]I have dominion in the Earth. Whatsoever I [/FONT][FONT=&quot]forbid, prohibit, declare to be illicit in the Earth, is declared so in the spirit world.[/FONT]
  13. A preface to my comment:

    The Vines Complete Expository Dictionary of Old And New Testament Words is a better study tool than a simple Strong's Exhaustive Concordance for the following reason.
    The Strong's gives multiple definitions but the Vines (which is keyed to the Strongs) breaks it down much further. Because the grammar used in Hebrew and Greek can change the meaning of or usage of a word. The Vines demonstrates exactly which definition fits each verse. Without this entire cults have used a Strongs to build their theology. A little knowledge can in the wrong hand be a dangerous thing.
    This is in no way criticism of anyone or their beliefs but just an example of an excellent study tool to help learn His Word.

    From the Vines Complete Expository Dictionary of Old And New Testament Words :
    A. Verb.
    barak (H1288), "to kneel, bless, be blessed, curse." The root of this word is found in other Semitic languages which, like Hebrew, use it most frequently with a deity as subject. There are also parallels to this word in Egyptian.
    Barak occurs about 330 times in the Bible, first in Gen_1:22 : "And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply,..." God's first word to man is introduced in the same way: "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply..." (Gen_1:28). Thus the whole creation is shown to depend upon God for its continued existence and function (cf. Psa_104:27-30). Barak is used again of man in Gen_5:2, at the beginning of the history of believing men, and again after the Flood in Gen_9:1 : "And God blessed Noah and his sons...." The central element of God's covenant with Abram is: "I will bless thee...and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee...and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed" (Gen_12:2-3). This "blessing" on the nations is repeated in Gen_18:18; Gen_22:18; and Gen_28:14 (cf. Gen_26:4; Jer_4:2). In all of these instances, God's blessing goes out to the nations through Abraham or his seed. The Septuagint translates all of these occurrences of barak in the passive, as do the KJV, NASB, and NIV. Paul quotes the Septuagint's rendering of Gen_22:18 in Gal_3:8.
    The covenant promise called the nations to seek the "blessing" (cf. Isa_2:2-4), but made it plain that the initiative in blessing rests with God, and that Abraham and his seed were the instruments of it. God, either directly or through His representatives, is the subject of this verb over 100 times. The Levitical benediction is based on this order: "On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel...the Lord bless thee... and they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them" (Num_6:23-27).
    The passive form of barak is used in pronouncing God's "blessing on men," as through Melchizedek: "Blessed be Abram of the most high God..." (Gen_14:19). "Blessed be the Lord God of Shem..." (Gen_9:26) is an expression of praise. "Blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand" (Gen_14:20) is mingled praise and thanksgiving.
    A common form of greeting was, "Blessed be thou of the Lord" (1Sa_15:13; cf. Rth_2:4); "Saul went out to meet [Samuel], that he might salute him" (1Sa_13:10; "greet," NASB and NIV).
    The simple form of the verb is used in 2Ch_6:13 : "He...kneeled down...." Six times the verb is used to denote profanity, as in Job_1:5 : "It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts."
    B. Noun.
    berakah (H1293), "blessing." The root form of this word is found in northwest and south Semitic languages. It is used in conjunction with the verb barak ("to bless") 71 times in the Old Testament. The word appears most frequently in Genesis and Deuteronomy. The first occurrence is God's blessing of Abram: "I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing [berakah]" (Gen_12:2).
    When expressed by men, a "blessing" was a wish or prayer for a blessing that is to come in the future: "And [God] give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham" (Gen_28:4). This refers to a "blessing" that the patriarchs customarily extended upon their children before they died. Jacob's "blessings" on the tribes (Genesis 49) and Moses' "blessing" (Deu_33:1 ff.) are other familiar examples of this.
    Blessing was the opposite of a cursing (qelalah): "My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing" (Gen_27:12). The blessing might also be presented more concretely in the form of a gift. For example, "Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it" (Gen_33:11). When a "blessing" was directed to God, it was a word of praise and thanksgiving, as in: "Stand up and bless the Lord your God for ever and ever: and blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise" (Neh_9:5).
    The Lord's "blessing" rests on those who are faithful to Him: "A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day..." (Deu_11:27). His blessing brings righteousness (Psa_24:5), life (Psa_133:3), prosperity (2Sa_7:29), and salvation (Psa_3:8). The "blessing" is portrayed as a rain or dew: "I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing" (Eze_34:26; cf. Psa_84:6). In the fellowship of the saints, the Lord commands His "blessing": "[It is] as the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore" (Psa_133:3).
    In a few cases, the Lord made people to be a "blessing" to others. Abraham is a blessing to the nations (Gen_12:2). His descendants are expected to become a blessing to the nations (Isa_19:24; Zec_8:13).
    The Septuagint translates berakah as eulogia ("praise; blessing"). The KJV has these translations: "blessing; present (gift)."

  14. Greek:
    Bless, Blessed, Blessedness, Blessing

    A. Verbs.
    1. eulogeo (G2127), lit., "to speak well of" (eu, "well," logos, "a word"), signifies, (a) "to praise, to celebrate with praises," of that which is addressed to God, acknowledging His goodness, with desire for His glory, Luk_1:64; Luk_2:28; Luk_24:51, Luk_24:53; Jam_3:9; (b) "to invoke blessings upon a person," e.g., Luk_6:28; Rom_12:14. The present participle passive, "blessed, praised," is especially used of Christ in Mat_21:9; Mat_23:39, and the parallel passages; also in Joh_12:13; (c) "to consecrate a thing with solemn prayers, to ask God's blessing on a thing," e.g., Luk_9:16; 1Co_10:16; (d) "to cause to prosper, to make happy, to bestow blessings on," said of God, e.g., in Act_3:26; Gal_3:9; Eph_1:3. Cf. the synonym aineo, "to praise." see PRAISE.
    2. eneulogeomai (G1757), "to bless," is used in the passive voice, Act_3:25, and Gal_3:8. The prefix en apparently indicates the person on whom the blessing is conferred.
    3. makarizo (G3106), from a root mak—, meaning "large, lengthy," found also in makros, "long," mekos, "length," hence denotes "to pronounce happy, blessed," Luk_1:48 and Jam_5:11. See HAPPY.
    B. Adjectives.
    1. eulogetos (G2128), akin to A, 1, means "blessed, praised"; it is applied only to God, Mar_14:61; Luk_1:68; Rom_1:25; Rom_9:5; 2Co_1:3; 2Co_11:31; Eph_1:3; 1Pe_1:3. In the Sept. it is also applied to man, e.g., in Gen_24:31; Gen_26:29; Deu_7:14; Jdg_17:2; Rth_2:20; 1Sa_15:13.
    2. makarios (G3107), akin to A, No. 3, is used in the beatitudes in Matthew 5 and Luke 6, is especially frequent in the Gospel of Luke, and is found seven times in Revelation, Rev_1:3; Rev_14:13; Rev_16:15; Rev_19:9; Rev_20:6; Rev_22:7, Rev_22:14. It is said of God twice, 1Ti_1:11; 1Ti_6:15. In the beatitudes the Lord indicates not only the characters that are "blessed," but the nature of that which is the highest good.
    C. Nouns.
    1. eulogia (G2129), akin to A, 1, lit., "good speaking, praise," is used of (a) God and Christ, Rev_5:12-13; Rev_7:12; (b) the invocation of blessings, benediction, Heb_12:17; Jam_3:10; (c) the giving of thanks, 1Co_10:16; (d) a blessing, a benefit bestowed, Rom_15:29; Gal_3:14; Eph_1:3; Heb_6:7; of a monetary gift sent to needy believers, 2Co_9:5-6; (e) in a bad sense, of fair speech, Rom_16:18, RV, where it is joined with chrestologia, "smooth speech," the latter relating to the substance, eulogia to the expression. See BOUNTY.
    2. makarismos (G3109), akin to A, 3, "blessedness," indicates an ascription of blessing rather than a state; hence in Rom_4:6, where the KJV renders it as a noun, "(describeth) the blessedness"; the RV rightly puts "(pronounceth) blessing." So Rom_4:9. In Gal_4:15 the KJV has "blessedness," RV, "gratulation." The Galatian believers had counted themselves happy when they heard and received the gospel. Had they lost that opinion? see GRATULATION.
    Note: In Act_13:34, hosia, lit., "holy things," is translated "mercies" (KJV), "blessings" (RV).

  15. I have been trying to find vines online but nothing comes up right!

    but still...neither ones said the word means empowered.:)

    Without this entire cults have used a Strongs to build their theology.

    oh fwiw....I use strongs...that does not make me part of a cult

    A little knowledge can in the wrong hand be a dangerous thing.

    its a good job I have more than a little knowledge then! Trinity Bible collage...graduated 3 years ago!:groupray:

  16. You seem like a really nice person but you perhaps should have read all I wrote. My message was that a Strong's (which I like and use) can be misleading if you do not know which definition fits which application of which verse. There is a huge cult that interpreted it's bible (and I call it that loosely) just this way. If you can show me where I said you are anyone else is personally involved in a cult I will be more than happy to apologize.:)
  17. Quote: "If God blessed man…doesn’t it follow that God put His own attributes into man?"

    "I am the LORD; that is my name. I will not give my glory to anyone else or the praise I deserve to idols." Isaiah 42:8

    This is a good apologetic page on the attributes of God, and the danger of trying to mold God into whatever we feel like: Chapter Three: the Attributes of God Exploring the Attributes of God
  18. Quote: "Ok So what about this?
    [FONT=&quot]I have dominion in the Earth. Whatsoever I [/FONT][FONT=&quot]forbid, prohibit, declare to be illicit in the Earth, is declared so in the spirit world."[/FONT]

    I'm sure you will find this to be of help
    Matthew 18:18 Bible Commentary
  19. I quoted your words in red and because I had used strongs it reads like a get at to me...becuase I used strongs therefore I am a member of a cult ...that is what your sentance sounded like it was implying.

    And yes...I am usually a really nice person but had a bad day yesterday ..someone I cared for upset me and I seem to have taken it out(inadvertantly) on replying to your post...for that I whole heartedly apologise.:groupray::groupray::groupray:

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