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People often use the phrase, "Bless his heart!" or "Bless you!" when someone sneezes. I read somewhere that the reason people use that phrase is because your heart stops for a split second when you sneeze. And so, they went on to say, “We are saying, God bless you because He started your heart back.”

They explained that in the 6th century, when the Black Plague killed half the population of Europe. Sneezing was a symptom of the disease and was viewed as a sign of impeding death. So, people began to say “bless you” in hopes that the sneezer would not succumb to the infection, or, some say, as a final blessing before their death.

The blessing was also something people did at the dinner table, as a way of acknowledging God as the source of their food and sustenance.

But, what does a blessing really mean? Is it for when people sneeze? Certainly not.

But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. 22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. 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. So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. (Romans 1:18-24 NLT)

The absence of the blessing will make a person act like a fool. God does not curse you; He simply removes His blessing from you, and everything begins to work against you. Including humans, nature and even animals. No animal ever hurt man until the curse came on Adam. When the blessing leaves you, everything that once worked for you will now begin to work against you.

If we read V.25 from the King James Version it tells us that the people we read about in the verses before, “changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” Something that stands out for me in this verse is the last part which says that God is blessed forevermore. Meaning nothing can ever be against or work against God. He is called the blessed One. And He is blessed forever. Hallelujah!!!!!!

PRAYER: I am a son of God, I am blessed forever in the name of Jesus I prophesy to myself that every curse, every system working against me, The blessing of God will fix it today in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.


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