One of the scriptures my dear daughter loves to quote is Luke 4:4. So one day, I took time to explain the implication of that scripture to her. I encouraged her to place a high premium on God’s word because in it lies our sustenance; for “…man shall not live by bread alone but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4).

Friend, one word from God can settle you forever! Don’t joke with a prophetic word and blessing. Wise people go after the blessing. They treasure it above all else. They use material substance to transact spiritual blessing. One of the marks of spiritual understanding is to know how to use the physical/material to get the spiritual. A profane person is one who trades something spiritual for something natural (Hebrews 12:16-17). This is one of the reasons why we sow seeds; we use something tangible to obtain something intangible.

When you meet an anointed man, what you need from him is not money, what you need is the blessing. The blessing has the capacity to generate an unending flow of financial and material supplies (2 Kings 4:1-7). This is why the scripture says that, the blessing of the Lord makes rich and adds no sorrow” (Proverbs 10:22). The way to generate riches is to go for the blessing. It is the blessing that brings blessings.

In Christ, we have been blessed, but we must learn how to activate and provoke the blessing to manifestation (Galatians 3:13-14, Philippians 4:15-19). One way to do this is to connect with anointed vessels. They are bridges between what is and what should be in our lives. Their words are not ordinary. They may look old like Isaac or rough like Elijah, but what they carry is so strong that it has the power to change your realities in life.

“And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him your lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto you, my son?” (Genesis 27:37). It’s amazing how Isaac tied the prophetic blessings he pronounced on Jacob to his sustenance with corn and wine. Such is the mystery behind a pronounced blessing and why you must not joke with it.

Don’t be a Christian who trivialises the anointing and the anointed. You would only add to your struggles unnecessarily. Don’t see your pastor as a needy person, see him as a needed person. Connect with the grace upon his life. Sow seeds (1 Corinthians 9:11, Galatians 6:6). Treasure God’s word in his mouth (2 Chronicles 20:20). Esteem him highly as instructed in the scripture (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13). There is something he carries for you. May you be sustained with corn and wine this season! Amen!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria