of the Breasts and
of the Womb
In Genesis chapter 49 there is a
passage concerning Jacob's somewhat
mysterious statements concerning his son Joseph:
Joseph is a
fruitful son, a fruitful son by a well, whose branches run over the
wall. The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and an
archer lurks for him. But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of
his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob
(from the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel); by the God of your father, who
shall help you. And may the Almighty bless you with blessings of Heaven
above, blessings of the deep that lies beneath, blessings of the
breasts and of the womb.
Some years ago A Christian friend
told me that his wife had come to him
all upset because she had found lump in one of her breasts. He
said that he had just read the passage above during his morning Bible
readings. So he told his wife that he was going to 'bless her
breasts and her womb'. He told me that he figured that he, as her
husband, was solely qualified to pronounce this blessing. He laid
his hands on her breasts and her lower abdomen, and said, "I bless your
breasts and your womb in Jesus' Name."
He told me that shortly after that
blessing his wife told him that she
could no longer find the lump on her breast. He said that was the
last that he heard about any such symptoms, and he figured that he
would be the first to know if she did find any such symptoms!
I am reporting this story because of
the reports I have heard about
breast cancers and cervical cancers in the news, and thought maybe
someone would be interested in this story.
I believe that at least a spoken
blessing especially before trouble
appears is a powerful deterrent to health issues of every type -
physical, mental and spiritual, as well as a means of healing issues
which have already developed.
Heavenly Father, please glorify the
Name of Jesus in the lives of all
creatures everywhere according to Your goodness and kindness and mercy!
Blessed be the God and
Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah! He is our merciful Father and
the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our suffering, so that
we may be able to comfort others in all their suffering, as we
ourselves are being comforted by God.