Blessings 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:

Gen 49:22-25  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!

2Co 1:3-4  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.