“The Lord who made heaven and earth bless you from Zion!” (Psalm 134:3).
How sweet is the word “Blessing.” Everyone has a wish to get blessed. The children are longing for the blessings of their parents. They expect the blessing from their teachers, elders and the nobles. At the same time what you also need is the blessing from, the servant of God.
In the book of Psalms, the blessings of Zion are found in several instances. Go through the verse given at the top. It speaks of the blessing of God coming from Zion. David blesses saying, “The Lord who made heaven and earth bless you from Zion!”
Go through the verse in Psalm 128:5. It says, “The Lord bless you out of Zion and may you see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life”. Blessings of the Most High are also there which come from Zion. At the same time, there are also the worldly blessings of this age.
We can read about the worldly blessings in the first fourteen verses of chapter 28 of the book of Deuteronomy. A series of blessings like “Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl” are found there.
At the same time, you also have the spiritual blessings from Zion. What are they? The first one is the joy of Salvation which you receive from Zion. When you realize that Jesus has forgiven your sins, He has broken all the curses and He has given you the fellowship with the children of God, it becomes a great blessing for you. What a great blessing is the feeling that you have been detached from the power of the hade and are moving in the heavenly path!
Secondly, the anointment of the Holy Spirit is the most important among the blessings of Zion. What a glorious thing it is for the Holy Spirit who possesses the life of water to descend from the throne of God and fill your soul! The power of the Most High comes into you. The Spirit of life is poured into you. The gifts of Christ begin to function in you. All the fruits of the Spirit are seen in you. Is it not a blessing of the Most High?
Apart from these blessings of Zion you further have eternal life, divine peace, help from the angels, heavenly joy, fellowship of the people of God and so on. How great these blessings are!
Dear children of God, His will and wish is that you should be filled with the blessings of this age and blessings of Zion as well.
To meditate: “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” (III John 1:2).