The last Global Communion Service in the Year of Flourishing was one to remember, exceeding all expectations, as the BLW President, Reverend (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome, called saints around the world to blessing-consciousness in a month declared to be that of benedictions.
A benediction, Pastor Chris explained, “is a prayer of blessing, usually not for yourself but for others.” This, he said, after reading several examples of benedictions released by the Apostle Paul unto saints in Thessalonica, Ephesus and Galatia, including the popular blessings declared on the Corinthian church: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”
“Fill your life with words of blessing, which you pour on others,” Pastor Chris admonished the global audience, referencing the month of October in which we were conscious of receiving blessings, but now instructing us to “give blessings!” Brethren around the world received the word with excitement ready to spread the blessings of God throughout the earth.
What does ‘the Month of Benedictions‘ mean to you? Where will you declare God’s blessings of peace, grace, hope and more in this special Christmas season?