Generational Blessings…The Widow of Zarephath

“Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon… I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee” (1 Kings 17: 9).

That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.

The widow of Zarephath…

…lived in Zidon, the same area where the woman of Tyre and Sidon (see Matthew 15 vs. 21-28) dwelt. The woman of Zarephath knew the Lord as seen in her conversation with Elijah; the woman of Tyre and Sidon also knew Jesus, though her territory was a gentile, ungodly, pagan territory. The woman of Tyre and Sidon and the woman of Zarephath both knew the Lord.

God reached out to the widow in Zarephath through Elijah; several generations later, a woman from Tyre and Sidon encountered Jesus and her child was liberated. Something positive happened to the woman of Zarephath, and several generations later, a similar positive encounter came to her descendant. It was a generational blessing that flowed down.

Friend, if there be any positive virtue in you, if there be any grace, favour and mercy from God upon you, God says, it shall flow down to generations coming after you. Your unborn generations shall inherit your passion and love for God; they will inherit your spirit of excellence; they will inherit your passion for prayer and God’s word.

God says, whatever He has done for you, He will do more for your children. Your children will rise higher than you would ever rise; they will have more divine speed, wealth, luck, favour, increase, excellence, fame, open doors, miracles, testimonies, etc. Whatever good you have seen, expect more in your children.

Just as your children have the capacity to inherit the positives, they can also inherit the negatives in greater measure. Do away with everything in you that isn’t worth inheriting. If it is not good enough to be inherited, it shouldn’t be in you.

Pray With Me: Lord, may my unborn generations witness generational blessings, in Jesus’ name!

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