Saturday, 31 January 2009

Bloodline and Heritage

Have you asked someone the question "what you do for a living (profession)"? You probably have got a response such as "I am an accountant, I come from a long line of accountants, my father was an accountant, his father and his father or I am a runner, my father was a runner, and his father and his fore fathers".

What they are describing, consciously or otherwise is the characteristics of their heritage and bloodline; their direct line of descent.

Heritage is described as: something that comes or belongs to one by reason of birth; an inherited lot or portion: a heritage of poverty and suffering; a national heritage of honor, pride, and courage.

Bloodline is defined as: the descendants of one individual

With this renewed understanding, if I asked you the question "what is your heritage, your bloodline?" What would your answer be? Would it be something like "I am from an African, Caucasian or Indian"?

Our response to such questions usually stems from the understanding we have of ourselves, mostly in the natural.

However, God, understand and looks at us differently. Our external appearances are irrelevant to him. It does not matter the colour of our skin, our natural DNA or ethnic background. Why? This is because we possess his DNA; which means we come from a heritage and bloodline that stems from him.

Our spiritual heritage and bloodline is more powerful and important our natural ones. Selah

To belong to a heritage and bloodline that stems from the King of King means that everything we need to do on our part to achieve God's reality is already within us; it is imprinted in our DNA. We have all the raw materials and tools we need to be an overcomer that we already are.

Don't think so? Well, lets take a look at some of the richness of our godly natural ancestors.

Starting with Moses. What do you say about this dude? He was the great man of faith. With faith in God's command and word, he parted the red sea! This means, we have faith in our bloodline. So what mountains do you have to move, what seas do you have to swim through and what dreams do you have to bring to reality? Reach within grab hold of the word of God and with faith speak and work it into manifestation.

Lets move on to the Psalmist David. I love this man. The great man of courage he is! Killing a giant with only a pebble stone! How many of us would have run for cover at the sight of a giant? His actions were that of a courageous man. Courageous in the word of God and in the ability that he can do all things through Christ who strengthens him as described in Philippians 4:13, which reads "For I can do everything through Christ,[a] who gives me strength".

The dictionary defines courage as: the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.

So, what is that difficulty in you life that presents itself like a giant? Be bold, strong, and courageous in God's word and the ability he has instilled within you, and fall that giant down.

How about Nehemiah? Now this was the man that rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem, even when everyone and everything was against him. His act shows us that we have persistence within our bloodline.

The dictionary describes persistance as: persistence of vision or the act of persevering. One of the major differences between an achiever and one who is not is persistence and perseverance in that which he believes in.

How many of us in today's society, will stand firm and keep pressing forward in that which we believe in, that which God has placed within our hearts, even though current and wind in life is against us? Selah.

Is that dream you are working on not going the way you want it to go at the moment? Don't give up, don't give in, keep trying. If you fall flat on your face, get up and try again, for the word of God says in Proverbs 24:16, and it reads "For a righteous man falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked are overthrown by calamity"

And who can forget Queen Esther? Her unselfish act of sacrifice for her people, shows us that we have the ability to sacrifice and heroism in our bloodline.

These are only a few people from our godly heritage and bloodline and they show us that we come from long line of champions. In our heritage and bloodlines, there are men and women who were not perfect in their natural, just as we are, but were overcomers, achievers, victorious and lived God's will for their lives. They stepped out in faith, were persistent, courageous, unselfish and more importantly believed in God's word and in their abilities.

As children of the Almighty God, bought, purchased and washed by the blood of Jesus Christ, we are champions through and through. The beauty of this is that, we are already overcomes, champions and therefore must not settle for anything less than God's best.

Has he given you a dream, and shown you the pathway to his will for you? Then rise up in faith, with courage and strength, work your way towards the reality of this dream. Don't settle for average, or mediocre existence, don't settle for anything less than God's best.

Realise that God has already called and classified you a champion; therefore embrace everything within you, step out and be the best of you that you can ever be; making him famous along the way as you do.

Much Love


Lady A said...

God has left us with plenty examples! We have no excuse.

Kafo said...

right now im thinking of the song by Tye Tribett called Stand Up

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Emeka Amakeze said...

You are truely speaking His words. Ours is the blood line of the greatest, the wonderfully and fearfully made for He said that we're gods and children of the Most High.


thank you for sharing this inspirational post.

Hope your weekend is going well.