BLESSINGS MULTIPIED TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Posted: October 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

BLESSINGS MULTIPIED TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS

God personally taught me from His word how to bless and not curse.  Blessing others is a great gift to the ones you bless and to yourself because they come back to you.  In the articles below, we cover the blessing part.  In future posts on this topic, we will cover the curses.  I hope you find each post stirring, edifying and entertaining.  And yes the same we share really did happen!

In order to keep the context of my miracle of “How I Learned to Bless and Not Curse,” I have copied the end of Red River #3:

[The moon was full with brilliant beams of moon light shining through the giant ponderosa pines onto our small tent where air mattresses and sleeping bags awaited us.  Bev entered first and lay down on her bed. I followed to lay on mine.  Within my mind, I asked the Lord, “Is this the time?” and He said “This is the time.”  I was as nervous as when I proposed marriage to Bev so many years earlier.  I leaned upward on one elbow, looked into Bev’ eyes, and began to speak these words (edited into my own understanding of the words God had given me) to Bev while gazing deep into her beautiful brown eyes:

“How beautiful you are my darling!”  She smiled broadly.

“Your eyes are like almonds in settings of whipped cream, behind your veil.”  She flashed a puzzled smile in amazement.

“Your teeth are like a flock of freshly shorn ewes, which have come up from their washing, all of which bear twins, and not one among them has lost her young (I changed it to “not one missing”).  Bev smiled into a giggle.

“Your lips are like a scarlet thread, and your mouth is lovely.”  She knew how much I meant my words now and was connecting fully with the message but with a mysterious look on her face.

“Your temples are like a slice of pomegranate behind your veil.”  Still smiling.

“Your neck is like a pillar in the temple of the Lord.”  It was getting good now.

Finally, “And your hair is like a flock of goats that have descended from Mount Gilead.”  Bev turned her head to the side and said, “I don’t know what it is that you are doing, but I sure do like it!  Where in the world did you get all those words?”  And I said (remembering my instructions from the Lord), “I can’t tell you.”]

Bev and I had a sweet and precious sleep that night.  We both sensed something awesome was happening to us.  I delighted in the moonlight sifting through the tent fabric was causing a golden glow as a sign from God that He was visiting us.  He has kept His word to me that He would show me great and mighty things of which I knew nothing (Jeremiah 33:4).

The next morning, Bev and I fixed breakfast.  As we finished eating, Bev looked me in the eyes from across the table and said, I want to say something to you.  She said, “You are one of the most Godly men I have ever met.  You provide and care for me and our children as a top priority in life.  God has anointed you to receive insight from His scriptures.  You make them plain with clear.  All who hear you can be blessed with your blessings as an anointing preacher of the word of God.”

As Bev was sharing her words, I was stunned into silence.  Tears began to stream from my face.  She and I had never said such things to each other.  And at the end of her word, I finally got myself together enough to ask “Where in the world did get all those words you have spoken to me.” She said, with a wry smile with joy all over her face, “I can’t tell you.”  We both laughed so hard we almost fell off the bench of the picnic table.

She knew of my sincerity and I knew of hers.  We knew in our hearts that each had spoke truth without embellishments.  What a miracle!  You see, we just never said such words to each other.  My words were often too critical and caustic, not up lifing and encouraging.

Our teenaged son Kevin, still living at home, needing our blessings as his father and mother.  At the right time, we called him into the living room of our home, providing him a chair in the middle of the room.  He was greatly puzzled by what were doing but he cooperated. 

We each took turns to speak good words from scripture and from our hearts to him.  I blessed him with the words God the Father said to Jesus, “You are my son in whom I am well pleased.”  I told Kevin that he was answer to my prayer for a son.  Our daughter Robin had come two years and two months earlier.  We were so delighted with her.  But I also needed a son and God gave me Kevin!

After these blessings spoken to Kevin we then embraced him and each prayed for him every blessing we could think of and the Holy Spirit added more for us to pray over Kevin.

That day I began a steady stream of breaking curses over Kevin.  He had been bullied in school and made fun of for wearing glasses and being shorter than most boy his age.  There was much more, but we continue to bless and break curses over our son.  Bev and I have seen so many curses broken over Kevin.  He is truly Godly man today in our eyes and to most everyone who knows him.  He is blessed!  We try to tell him so as often as God leads us.

  1. In upcoming Red River #5: We will tell you: How we blessed our daughter Robin, her husband Jonas and their first child while in his mother’s womb.  Joshua is our first grandchild, married with two children now.  They are blessed as well.  Bev and I are blessed to have two children, four grandchildren, and four grandchildren.  All of are healthy, healed and prospering in the Lord and in His church.
  2. How to bless your friends, church friends, pastors and church leaders.  How to bless those who bless you and those who curse you.
  3. How to build a blessing vocabulary and scripture base from which to bless.
  4. Using birthday Sunday lunches and other occasions to honor and bless the honoree.  Everyone participates and keeps it positive and upbuilding.

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STARTING THE WELLSPRING OF BLESSINGS – Red River #3: posted October 20, 2011, Red River, NM

My heart was pounding fast as I drove up the mountain alone to have it out with God.  After about a year of pleading with God to change me, I could not seem to shake the spirit of criticism and judgmentalism.  It was especially hurting my wife and children.  Desperation was setting in on me.

I was heading for the beautiful roadside overview of the city of Red River, NM.  With me was my Bible, a small notebook I used for journaling and a pen.  “Lord,” I asked, “could this be the day you teach me how to bless and not curse?”  Instantly, the Lord said to my heart, “Yes, this is the day.”

The view was magnificent.  My wife Bev was down at the campsite fishing and having the time of her life enjoying the sport she likes best.  All was good except I was in a crisis and needed peace – my critical and judgmental spirit.

Opening my Bible, I placed it on the steering wheel while putting my notebook and pen beside me.  “I’m ready,” I said to the Lord.  Then He said, “Turn to Song of Solomon, Chapter 4 and read:”

Song of Songs 4:1-4 (NASB)
1 “How beautiful you are, my darling, How beautiful you are! Your eyes are like doves behind your veil; Your hair is like a flock of goats That have descended from Mount Gilead.
2 “Your teeth are like a flock of newly shorn ewes Which have come up from their washing, All of which bear twins, And not one among them has lost her young.
3 “Your lips are like a scarlet thread, And your mouth is lovely. Your temples are like a slice of a pomegranate Behind your veil.
4 “Your neck is like the tower of David, Built with rows of stones On which are hung a thousand shields, All the round shields of the mighty men.

He said, “I want you to read these words over and over again until they become “yours.”  “Afterward, I want you to go down the mountain and say these words to Bev, but do not tell her where you got these words. In so doing, I will show you great and mighty things about blessing that you know not of.”

I can tell you that those words seemed “strange” to me and I felt very uneasy and nervous wondering what Bev’s reaction would be.  But, I was determined to carry out my assignment from the Lord.

After a delicious meal of fresh fish that evening, I suggested to Bev that we go to bed in our tent a little early.  She smiled and agreed.  We walked across the small fishing stream on a well placed log to our campsite.

The moon was full with brilliant beams of moon light shining through the giant ponderosa pines onto our small tent where air mattresses and sleeping bags awaited us.  Bev entered first and lay down on her bed. I followed to lay on mine.  Within my mind, I asked the Lord, “Is this the time?” and He said “This is the time.”  I was as nervous as when I proposed marriage to Bev so many years earlier.  I leaned upward on one elbow, looked into Bev’ eyes, and began to speak these words (edited into my own understanding of the words God had given me) to Bev while gazing deep into her beautiful brown eyes:

“How beautiful you are my darling!”  She smiled broadly.

“Your eyes are like almonds in settings of whipped cream, behind your veil.”  She flashed a puzzled smile in amazement.

“Your teeth are like a flock of freshly shorn ewes, which have come up from their washing, all of which bear twins, and not one among them has lost her young (I changed it to “not one missing”).  Bev smiled into a giggle.

“Your lips are like a scarlet thread, and your mouth is lovely.”  She knew how much I meant my words now and was connecting fully with the message but with a mysterious look on her face.

“You temples are like a slice of pomegranate behind your veil.”  Still smiling.

“Your neck is like a pillar in the temple of the Lord.”  It was getting good now.

Finally, “And your hair is like a flock of goats that have descended from Mount Gilead.”  Bev turned her head to the side and said, “I don’t know what it is that you are doing, but I sure do like it!  Where in the world did you get all those words?”  And I said (remembering my instructions from the Lord), “I can’t tell you.”

In Red River #4, I will continue this story of a real live miracle of one man who learned how to bless and not curse.  I will tell you the rest of the story and how it affected me, my children and those others precious to me.

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HOW I LEARNED TO BLESS AND NOT CURSE:  Red River #2, posted March 19, 2011

The moon was full with brilliant beams of moon light shining through the giant ponderosa pines onto our small tent where air mattresses and sleeping bags awaited us.  Bev entered first and lay down on her bed. I followed to lay on mine.  Within my mind, I asked the Lord, “Is this the time?” and He said “This is the time.”  I was as nervous as when I proposed marriage to Bev so many years earlier.  I leaned upward on one elbow, looked into Bev’ eyes, and began to speak these words (edited into my own understanding of the words God had given me) to Bev while gazing deep into her beautiful brown eyes:

“How beautiful you are my darling!”  She smiled broadly.

“Your eyes are like almonds in settings of whipped cream, behind your veil.”  She flashed a puzzled smile in amazement.

“Your teeth are like a flock of freshly shorn ewes, which have come up from their washing, all of which bear twins, and not one among them has lost her young (I changed it to “not one missing”).  Bev smiled into a giggle.

“Your lips are like a scarlet thread, and your mouth is lovely.”  She knew how much I meant my words now and was connecting fully with the message but with a mysterious look on her face.

“You temples are like a slice of pomegranate behind your veil.”  Still smiling.

“Your neck is like a pillar in the temple of the Lord.”  It was getting good now.

Finally, “And your hair is like a flock of goats that have descended from Mount Gilead.”  Bev turned her head to the side and said, “I don’t know what it is that you are doing, but I sure do like it!  Where in the world did you get all those words?”  And I said (remembering my instructions from the Lord), “I can’t tell you.”

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RETREATS TO THE HIGH PLACES – Red River #1, posted March 18, 2011

One of the ways I identify with Jesus is in His many retreats to the mountain to pray.  It was in those trips to the heights that Jesus seemed to quicken His total dependence on Father God for everything He said and did. I think of the Mount of Transfiguration, Sermon on the Mount and then the mountains from which He ascended to Heaven after the crucifixion.

It is impossible to know which mountain Jesus most enjoyed.  On a trip to the Holy Land in May, 2008, one surprise of the trip was the numerous mountains in that storied region.  We enjoyed many of them during our tour.  We felt God’s presence everywhere.

We moved to Fort Worth Texas from Nashville, Tennessee in 1975.  What a shock it was to discover such an absence of mountains in our new Texas home.  And it was not long until I began to ask, “Where are the nearest mountains I might be able to visit.”

We discovered Red River, NM, located in the southern Rocky Mountains, part of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  It is completely surrounded by the Carson National Forest.  It was love at first sight.

It was in Red River that I first learned to bless and not curse.  I want to tell you about all that in a future post on this subject of “Retreats to High Places.”  God spoke to me here about how His church is to operate and function.  Here is the place, I first felt called to the nations in evangelism.

Another thing I discovered about Red River is that I can pray and intercede here with a power and insight like no other place.

In Part 2 of this post, I will share more specifically about what I learned in Red River.

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  1. Ras, my prayer request,
    May God heal my bleeding heart that has been broken so many times by the people i loved so dearly and replace it with love, peace, forgiveness, COMPLETE FAITH in Him and feel it with PRAYER and His Word. I can feel God changing my life and sometimes He gives me glimpses of beautiful things at night in my sleep, i pray that He makes me a lion for the Kingdom and a delivery person for His miracles. Lastly i pray that He blesses you and your family with more abundance in everything you touch or do.
    Thank you
    Nondumiso Zulu

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  2. Res,
    I too pray that God may teach me to Bless and not to curse, not only those who bless me but those who curse me as well.The love you give to your family and us the Children of the The Most High God is from The Creator himself, thank you Man of God, i thank God for using you to reach to the Nations in such a time as this. May God Bless and protect our children.
    Nondumiso Zulu

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  3. gold price says:

    d. To the cynic, who wonders if they haven’t tried that and been disappointed, we must ask them: “Have you really tried this? Have you truly walked according to God’s word, trusted in Jesus and been disappointed?” Perhaps your disappointment is actually in your flesh.

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