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"James Goll on 'Generational Blessings'"

by James Goll
Jul 5, 2005


July 5, 2005


"James Goll on 'Generational Blessings'"
by James W. Goll
Encounters Network


The Blessing is More Powerful!

We are blessed to be a blessing! We are to proclaim the blessing of the Lord over our families, churches, cities and nations. Proclaim His goodness and invoke His blessing over every sphere of delegated rule He has put in your life!

I was given a dream revealing to me the power of declaring His blessings. Light was being released over people and cities as they proclaimed the blessing of God's Word. People began to be healed without anyone touching them as darkness was displaced by light. I had this dream repeatedly and I knew it dealt with the power of proclaiming God's blessing. Yes, the power of the blessing is more powerful than the power of the curse!

Defining Our Terms

From Webster's Dictionary:

To Bless: To invoke divine favor on, to bestow happiness, prosperity or good things of all kinds; to make a pronouncement holy; to consecrate, to glorify for the benefits received, to extol for Excellencies.

A Blessing: A prayer or solemn wish imploring happiness upon another; a benediction or blessing; the act of pronouncing a benediction or blessing; that which promotes prosperity and welfare . . .

From the Hebrew Language:

To Bless: Barak – To kneel by implication to bless God as an act of adoration, to praise, salute, thanks . . . a posture of reverence . . .

A Blessing: Berakah – Benediction (an act of invoking a blessing).

The Nature of the Blessing

1. Pronounced audibly (can be written as well)
2. Continue on in time – generation to generation
3. Usually are not just individual, but family oriented

The following definition is true concerning the nature of both curses and blessings:
A word spoken with some particular form of spiritual power and authority for good or evil that sets in motion something that will probably go on from generation to generation. (By Derek Prince)

Examples of Generational Blessings from Scripture

1. From God Directly to Abraham:
Read Genesis 12:2, 3

2. From Melchizedek in Behalf of God:

Read Genesis 14:18 – 20
3. Transfer of the Generational Blessing:

Read Genesis 25: 9 – 11
4. Stolen Birthright by Jacob from Esau:

Read Genesis 27:27 – 29
5. Patriarchal Blessing from Israel to the 12 Tribes:

Read Genesis 49:28

Five Steps to Invoke the Blessing

According to Gary Smalley and John Trent as stated in their excellent book The Blessing – there are five clear steps to invoking a Blessing!

1. Meaningful Touch

Touch imparts and releases life, warmth, compassion and blessing.

2. A Spoken Word

After meaningful touch comes a word of loving affirmation.

3. Attaching High Value to the One Being Blessed

Esteem, give honor, and value to another. Declare Life!

4. Picturing a Special Future

Envision God's destiny for individuals, churches and cities. Impart hope!

5. An Active Commitment

Empower others with a practical commitment. Get behind them!

Seven Areas of Blessings We Can Each Tap Into!

1. Biblical Promises
Search out God's promises for your life in His Word! The Bible is full of "blessing" with you in mind! Exercise faith and declare your Biblical Promises.

2. Family Genealogy

Ask the Lord for help as you redemptively look at your family history. What is the family blessing that you are to call forth and pass on?

3. Ethnic Background

What is your ethnic background? Call for the redemptive gift of God for each tribe and honor the Lord with the gifts He has generationally bestowed!

4. Church Promises

What is your church background? Call forth the "fire" of John Wesley; the purity of the Quakers; the power of the Pentecostals; the evangelical anointing of the Baptist; the prayer of the Moravians, etc.

5. Geographic Region – City, State, Nation

What did the founding fathers of your city or state declare and write about your region? What is the redemptive purpose of your city? Were there previous revivals? Call the blessings into being once again!

6. The Meaning of Your Name

What does your name mean? Why did your parents give you that name? Call forth the characteristics and prophetic purposes of your name.

7. Personal Prophetic Words

Have there been any gifts of the Spirit vocalized over your life? What has God spoken over you and your family? What promises has the Holy Spirit spoken to you? What blessing does God have waiting for you to fulfill?

Proclaim His Word Over Your Life!

From Numbers 6:24 – 27
The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.

From Psalms 103:1 – 5

Bless the Lord, O my Soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; who pardons all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from the pit; who crowns you with loving-kindness and compassion; who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like an eagle.

From the Desk of James W. Goll

Yes, not only is Praying for Israel's Destiny now out, but God Encounters – coauthored by Michal Ann and I -- has also just arrived! Be one of the first to get copies of each of these new books. Pray with us for a high level of impartation, favor and destiny to rest on each of these projects for His glory's sake! We are looking forward to these tools getting into your hands!

Michal Ann and I will also lead an Israel Prayer Tour October 11 – 23, 2005. It is on a first come basis! Please respond quickly! Avner Boskey of Final Frontier Ministries will be our Tour Guide. Details are available on our website for this awesome Prayer Tour.

GraceAnn just graduated Summa Cum Laud (highest academic honors) May 28th from Franklin Classical School. She has grown wonderfully in the Lord this year and we are quite proud of her! Justin, GraceAnn and Rachel have all joined their mother on the Compassion Acts Missions Trip to Mozambique with Iris Ministries! Tyler will join the church youth group on a mission's trip to Mexico in June as well. So keep our family in your prayers as they go to the nations.

I have just completed scans again at the hospital and am now awaiting the results of these tests. I will meet with the doctors to get the results and will send out a Health Update to you as soon as I get it! Thanks for standing with us through prayer and finances during these days.

In Christ Jesus!

James W. Goll
Encounters Network 

© Copyright 2005 Encounters Network. All Rights Reserved.


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July 14, 2005 - 7pm
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July 16, 2005 - 10:30am
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July 28, 2005 - 7pm
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The Prophetic Power of Visions, Dreams, and Open Heavens
by Jim W. Goll
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The prophetic movements in church history and in contemporary life are fed by two mighty streams: the prophet, whose revelation is primarily verbal, and the seer, whose revelation is more visionary in nature. While the role of the prophet is familiar, less is known about the seer dimension. To many people, these visionary prophets remain mysterious, other-worldly, and even strange.

Knowledge dispels misunderstanding. Join author Jim W. Goll on an exciting and insightful journey into this lesser-known dimension -- the visionary world of the seer. You will discover the prophetic power of dreams, visions, and life under the open heavens.

How does visionary revelation "happen"? Can it be trusted? Where does it fit into the life of the church today? Can any believer become a seer, or is this a prophetic dimension reserved for the specially-gifted?

The Seer will move your heart and stir up your hunger for intimacy with God, because "the seer's goal is to reveal the man Christ Jesus!"

Chapter Titles


  1. Seer and Prophet: Two Prophetic Streams
  2. Dimensions of the Prophetic Anointing
  3. Vision: The Power that Sustains
  4. The Diversity of Visionary States

  5. Wisely Judging Revelatory Encounters
  6. Discerning of Spirits

  7. Dream Language
  8. Levels of Supernatural Visions
  9. The Ecstatic Realms of the Spirit

  10. Standing in the Council of God
  11. Hidden Streams of the Prophetic
  12. The Key of Intimacy to Open Heavens

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"Relentless Generational Blessings"
by Arthur Burk
$15.00 Book



In the last decade, there has been significant new teaching on the art of blessing as well as great revelation about the menace of generational curses. The truths in this book on generational blessings occupy a niche between those other two concepts. We not only inherit a toxic waste dump we do not deserve (our generational curses) but we also inherit a gold mine that we have not earned (our generational blessings).

Part one of the book deals with the existing trust fund of blessings.

- What are generational blessings?
- Why do they skip some generations?
- How can someone with godless ancestors have generational blessings?
- How are the accrued blessings released into a given generation?

Part two of the book shows how we can accrue additional blessings for our children so they have more to draw from than we did. Life is not like a Monopoly game where we get $200 every time we go past "Go." A person can be quite devout in their spiritual walk and quite obedient to God without actually accruing many blessings for subsequent generations.

There is, however, a broad cross section of behaviors, which flow from a single very specific mindset that allows any generation to create a wider and deeper stream of generational blessings for their children and grandchildren than they had. We can take the activities we are already involved in and modify them slightly so that they are not only accomplishing their original purpose, but they are also accruing blessings for our offspring so that they have more to draw from than we had.

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$16.00 CD




"Decree a thing and it shall be established." -Job 22:28

The Word of God is mighty and powerful and is well able to profoundly influence your life! When you receive Christ as your personal Savior, you enter into an eternal and unbreakable covenant with God. At that time, all of His promises are available to you, if you receive them by faith.

When declarations of the Word are proclaimed over you, the Word is then activated to strengthen your spirit man and to prepare you for an intimate relationship with Him, and for every good Kingdom work. His word does not return void, but accomplishes everything that it is sent to do.

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