Thoughts on the Blessing – Dino Mooney
These are notes I took when Pastor Dino Mooney came to speak at our Church a few weeks back. There is some good stuff in here. I haven’t searched it all out yet, so I hope you will sift it as well. However I thought it was worth Sharing. FYI Dino Mooney is a Word of Faith preacher. He is a gifted Seer Prophet, and all around nice guy. I know its weird for me to have 3 new posts in one day, but I am hoping to be more consistent in updating this blog.
Thursday 3-3-11: Pastor Dino Mooney
“Thoughts on The Blessing”
In verse 8, it says here that God preached the Gospel to Abraham. Gospel means good news. What does this mean when God preached it to Abraham? When Jesus came, it said Jesus preached the Gospel of the Kingdom. What does this mean? It is not the story of the resurrection, because neither time, had Jesus died on the cross to make the Gospel of Jesus. What is this Gospel of the Kingdom?
In Verse 8 it says, “…In you all nations shall be blessed.” The Gospel of the Kingdom is the blessing of God. These days when we speak of the blessing, we look at it as simply a word to use when someone sneezes. But it is more than that. What does the word blessing mean?
If God blesses anything, the power of God is involved. To be blessed means to be empowered by God to prosper, and to excel. This means to be enabled to do the supernatural; the things that you cannot do in your own strength. An example of this si when it said, “God blessed Sarah and she conceived.” She was barren, and thus in her own strength she should not have been able to conceive.
Remember the beatitudes; those are keys to the blessing. You cannot separate the power of God from his blessing. If God blesses something, he puts his power into something. Deuteronomy 28 says we are “Blessed coming in and blessed going out.”
Back to verse 8. It says that God preached. This is an awesome thing to think on, because it implies that God is able to preach things to us; more than just to instruct, but to preach.
If you have made Jesus the Lord over your life, then you have been blessed Psalm 107:2 “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.” When what you say does not line up with the truth of what God has already done, you block the blessing. The blessing of Abraham is in you. But as brother Copeland has said, “The Blessing is in you, but for it to work it has to be upon you.” Having the blessing in us is nice, but having the blessing in operation in our lives, and around us is the key. The Blessing is the power that works within us, and not the results of what happens.
In the Bible God only blessed two men; Adam and Noah. Every other person has received the blessing in a transfer from another man. In Genesis chapter 14 it tells the story of when God preached the Blessing to Abraham. THE FIRST JOB OF THE BLESSING IS TO REMOVE THE CURSE!!! The Light is meant to shine in the darkness, not for the light to be clusted in the sun.
Genesis 14:18 Abram was blessed by Melchizadek blessed Abraham. Interestlingly it is referred to the Blessing of Abraham, at one point it was the blessing of Adam, and of Noah. Noah took the blessing and passed it down to his sons. Ham and Japheth pushed the blessing aside and decided to make their own way. This is the birth of the Modern system of commerce. You will never have a job that will be able to fund the Call of God on your life. The Just shall live by faith. We live by faith, not by our Jobs!
But Noah’s last son, Shem, he received the blessing. Shem was Melchizadek. Melchizadek was not his name, but his title. He was king of Salem, Salem was Jerusalem. Shem brought the bread and wine, this was the sign of covenant, as it is in the communion supper. Other men were blessed by God for a purpose, but the other men were not given the fullness of the blessing. They were given blessing to fulfill their call and job.
Luke 2: The Blessing was passed down to Mary, Joseph and Jesus through Simeon.
It is time that we start allowing the blessing to do the work for us. How does this work on the local church. Hebrews 5: Jesus was a High Priest in the order of Melchizadek. When he ascended into heaven; Jesus did not retire, but rather shifted his ministry. He is seated in the heavens at the right hand of the Father. When he ascended, he left us to fill the ministry that he left behind. Jesus is now our high priest. He is our Advocate. He is our intercessor. He is our Shepherd. He is our mediator. Jesus is all of these things.
What does it mean to say that he was a high priest in the order of Melchizadek. Melchizadek was called to receive the tithe and transfer the blessing. Covenant is an exchange. Give and it shall be given to you. Draw near to God, he will draw near to you. These are exchanges. Life operates on exchanges. Covenant is based on the exchanges.
Melchizadek was the priest. He had the blessing that he received from his daddy Noah. Abraham brings in his tithe, and Melchizadek transfers the Blessing. There is a link between the tithe and the blessing. It is an exchange.
BEING THE HIGH PRIEST MEANS THAT JESUS IS THE HIGH ADMINISTRATOR; HE IS THE OVERSEER. HE MANAGES THE COVENANT AND THE BLESSING. HE IS THE ONE WHO WATCHES OVER THE PERFORMANCE OF THE BLESSING TO SEE THAT IT IS ACTIVE AND WORKING IN YOUR FAVOR.
If we as the church as called of God, our Job as believers is to transfer the blessing to those around us. The purpose of the Local church is to bring the cursed in and send them back out BLESSED!
When your faith is working, the blessing is living and active in your life. The Local Church is a transfer station. We are to transfer the blessing. The first Job of the Blessing is to remove the curse. When God starts a church, he plants a pastor, and he called the congregation.