“He who comes in the name of the LORD is blessed. From the house of the LORD we bless you. He who comes in the name of the LORD is blessed. From the house of the LORD we bless you” (Psalm 118:26 HCSB).
We may also add the following Scriptural reference, "And he blessed Abram saying, "Blessed be Abram by God Most High., Creator of Heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand (Genesis 14:19-20 NIV). Clearly, after these blessed words were pronounced upon Abraham he inherited this blessing because the Almighty God was pleased with him.
A few weeks ago the Lord gave me this message to present it hereafter He showed a dear brother how he has personally benefited from being blessed in the name of the Lord.
Let me put it this way, a brother who is known to us shared that while still unsaved, he was approached by a servant of the Lord who told him that the Lord Jesus blesses him and that God wants to use him. As he recalled, about ten (10) years or more after he received this message he received the promise of being used by God and he was blessed with every good thing (Numbers 6:24-26). We hasten to add that all blessings from the Lord require prayer and faith as we emphasised in our ‘Prayer is the Key to all Problems’ article (Matthew 21:22).
Being a minister of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, I have met and ministered to countless people all around and I can attest to this fact that the Lord does fulfil the word of His servants and grants various blessings which are pronounced in His name (Isaiah 44:26). Therefore, let us not undermine the value of blessings people pronounce upon our lives in the name of the Lord and often those who deliver the blessings expresses gratitude to God and a cheerful heart speaks from JOY (Luke 6:45; Proverbs 4:23).
Furthermore, we should also not forget how God showed kindness to Cornelius who was a generous man who showed a heart of caring to the needy (Acts 10:2-4). As it is, surely those who knew him and who received from him expressed their love and well wishes for him (Acts 10:22). Similarly, the Lord also remembered Dorcas, who was a generous, hard working and non-complaining servant of the Lord who lived out her passion and love for others by serving them so God intervened supernaturally and extended her days on the earth (Acts 9:36-41). Additionally, the centurion’s servant who was sick was not healed based on the strength of his own faith but his master’s faith was honoured in addition to the good the centurion did for the needy in Israel (Luke 7:2-10).
Kindly allow me to add another short testimony, a friend I knew personally and whom I truly admired for his bold and committed generosity even if he gets affected, he just wanted to make others happy. From my experience with the brother, he always had a heart for the needy even though he wasn’t saved at the time. However, after he got saved some years later did he confide in me that during that time he longed to be saved to give meaning to the love God placed in his heart for others (Romans 5:5). Rewardingly, he was equally showered with some good words from others who blessed him in the name of the Lord and that greatly comforted him and God saved him and blessed him with the precious gift of salvation.
Finally, now who says that it is not God who works in the heart of those who come to bless us in His name (Hebrews 14:18-20).