We are told by Yashua that we must become simple and humble, like little children. and that we can do nothing on our own. Any power that we have is a gift, it has been given to us … and likewise, it can be taken back.
“I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.” (John 5:30)
“Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:3)
Our heavenly Mother/Father is the Master programmer of this simulation called earthly life. And we were placed here for a specific reason. We are given directions directly, and also through the Prophets, wise people, and the King himself, the Messiah, on how we can transcend this simulation while still immersed in it, and enter true life once the simulation ends. Those who heed and follow spiritual advice move upward into the paradise simulation called heaven. Those who fail move downwards into the torture simulation called hell. There is no escape, we must choose the path and direction we want to take. Free will is a gift, but many turn it into a curse.
Blessings are downloads. They are good things placed into our sphere of existence by Yah in response to righteous prayer. That is, prayer of the truly repentant who aim to live a life of holiness.
Children are also downloads. They were beings in existence before they entered the earthly womb. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)
What do little children do, since they have no ability to get the things they want without help? They ask. “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)
Why don’t they always get what they ask for? Because sometimes the parents know it isn’t good for the child (a cart full of candy) or the child has been acting up and doesn’t deserve it. In the same way, our heavenly parent will not give us our desires if we are in sin.
“Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” (James 4: 2-4)
Although Yah will often send the blessing immediately upon the prayer, it may take some time for it to manifest. How to speed up the downloads?
1. Spend time in meditation, away from technology. The more still we become, the quicker the things downloaded can manifest. Being alone, especially in nature, can help tremendously. The key is to be as mentally still as possible. To focus all our attention on Yah and her goodness. To sing songs of praise and worship. Keeping the Sabbath holy is a part of this.
2. Have no doubt. We literally block our own blessings by doubting them. Doubt can not only slow but stop the transmission of blessings.
3. As stated above, live a life of repentance and holiness. Stay away from earthly things that do not glorify our Creator. Remove ourselves from people who live in unrepentant sin.
4. Be loving. Love is a currency, the only true one in the spiritual realm. Love magnifies blessings and increases their download speed. Those who learn to be totally encompassed by love can manifest blessings and miracles instantaneously.
The most important takeaway is … blessings do not trump the Presence. Again, blessings do not trump the Presence. Many people seek comfort in the created, more than the Creator. Whatever blessing is given, it does not come even close to the Beauty and the Splendor of the Creator. Blessings are only a minuscule part of this Magnificent Being. And to be close to Yah, is a blessing in itself. Nothing, no-thing on this earthly plane could replace that feeling. In the end, the gift will always pass away. But obviously not so for the Uncreated Yah.
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”
“The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” (Matthew 13:44-45)