The Blessed Man(2) ( by Fenny West)

The Blessed Man

The blessed man Walks in counsel of the godly, because he knows that those
Who walk with the wise will be wise. He detests anything contrary to God’s Word, God’s truth, God’s counsel. He enamours himself, glues himself to the whole counsel of God unconditionally.
He pulls himself away from anything ungodly, filthy or unfit, so that he can boldly say, “The enemy comes but he has nothing in me.”

He Stands in the way of the righteous,
and not in the way of sinners He stays put in the way of Saints, because God has has rescued him through Christ and given him the robe of righteousness, and his righteousness is of Him. He knows that his own righteousness is like a filthy rag but the righteousness of God makes him whiter than snow.

The blessed man sits in the seat of Saints – not God-mockers because he knows it the fool who says in his heart, ‘There is no God.”

The blessed man’s delight, craving and passion, even obsession, is for the unadulterated Word of life that is Spirit and life,   and able to build him up, establish him and give him an inheritance amongst those who are set apart for God, sanctified for the Master’s use. He meditates on the Word of God day and night as a matter of routine and habit, so that he is motivated, led, provoked to do the Word, work the Word, work out his salvation.

He is like a tree planted by the rivers of water whose roots go down deep for continuous nourishment, hence, without fail he brings forth his  fruits in due season, and whatever he does prospers.
The Book of the Law of love does not cease to flow from the mouth of the righteous and the blessed man; like a river that has burst its bank. He keeps saying it, confessing it, declaring it, proclaiming it as it lights his path, and he keeps on walking, going forward, making progress, from glory to glory and from strength to strength and from faith to faith.

The blessed man so loves the Word of God, even more than his daily bread, like Job. He chews it, digests it and ruminates on it like cows regurgitate food and chew them again and digests and ingests it. Little wonder he grows like a magnificent edifice to the glory of God.
The blessed man is ever planted in the house of God. He is never uprooted, upset, unsettled, hindered or perturbed by winds of adversity, storms or tsunami. He does not know when the heat is on because he dwells in the secret place of the Most high and abides under the shadow of the Almighty.  He goes on steadily, immovable like a rock because his house is built on the Rock-he hears and does. He therefore flourishes in the courts and presence of the Lord. He brings forth abundant fruit, even at old age. In fact he gets better with age like vintage wine. His leaves never wither and he prospers in anything he lays his hand to do.

The blessed man is blessed with every spiritual blessing to bless God and his generation. He is an enigma and a Solution Centre. He sees beauty, glory, inventions where others do not see. He sees through the eyes of God and is given to innovation, creativity and dominion. God gives him perpetual victory because he has the divine nature and knows that all things are his an heir of God and joint-heir with Christ. He knows that those things which were formerly hidden, have now been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit who resides in him. He knows that Christ in him is his hope of glory. He knows that he has out on Christ and remains in Christ and Christ us his life and as He is so is he.
When others are saying, “There is recession, economic downturn, the blessed man is saying,” There is promotion, increased grace and favour, and uplift.” He calls those things which be not as though they are.

The blessed man carries precious seeds and  sows in tears but he doubtless returns, carrying a great harvest. He does not give sparingly but bountifully. And as he gives, it is given back to him, good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over. He is blessed in the city, the countryside, blessed in the east, blessed in the west, blessed in the north and in the south. There is no miscarriage in his home and no infertility.

The blessed man has a song from God in the night which he sings to encourage himself like David. He seeks God’s face and hears expressly from him and goes, pursuing the adversary, overtaking them and recovering all.

The blessed man laughs at adversity and scarcity and infirmity. He knows they came to pass; they came to bring greater glory. He knows he has a God who brings light out of darkness. He knows he cannot be sick because those who are in Zion do not say, “I am sick.” He knows that he was healed and the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead indwells him and vitalises his mortal body.

The blessed man is a man of love who repays evil with good, does not dwell on injustice, is not puffed up, does not rejoice in injustice but rejoices in that which is good. He is not selfish, or self-seeking. He has self – control and is never bitter or resentful. He is never proud or vain glorious. He seeks first the Kingdom if God and his righteousness and every other things are added to him.
The blessed man may be hard-pressed but he is never crushed. He may be perplexed but never in despair. When he is persecuted he knows God is always there and he is not abandoned. When knocked down, he knows he is not knocked out but still in the race and God’s grace is sufficient for him. His afflictions are light and for a moment and works for him a far more weight of eternal glory. He does nit dwell or look at the things which are seen but that which is unseen, knowing that the things which are seen are temporary but that which is not seen is eternal. He bears hardness as a good soldier of Christ. He is never defeated-always wins.

The blessed man does not allow corrupt communication proceed out his mouth. He speaks only that which will build up. He says what he wants to see and not what he is seeing or feeling. He does what he sees God doing.

The blessed man has a renewed mind and thinks like God because he has the mind of Christ. He thinks whatsoever is true, honourable, honest, pure, just, excellent, of good report, lovely and  praise- worthy.

The path of the blessed man shines ever brighter to the full light of day. He is the light of the world and a city on a hill and cannot be hidden. His light so shines that men see his good works and glorify God. All things work together for his good. Nothing separates him from the love of God, be it persecution, distress, famine, nakedness, peril or sword; neither death nor life, nor principalities or powers, angels, things present or things to come, nor heights nor depth. God loves him with a great love like He loves Jesus. He is the apple of God’s eyes, cherished, protected, and celebrated. All things are his. All things are possible to him. God has given him His exceedingly great and precious promises that are yes and amen in Christ Jesus. All things that pertain to life and godliness are his through his knowledge of God. All grace abounds to him in any endeavour and he produces and excels in good works.