“The blessing of the LORD, maketh it rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it”.
If we are working too hard, earning our bread by the sweat of our braw, we are cut off from the blessing of God; we are not blessed. If we are struggling to make a living, killing our bodies, ruining our health to make money; we are not blessed; we are not in the blessing.
When the spirit is not there; there is no life, no blessing. God will bless us by His spirit; it is through the spirit that the blessing will come. This is why Jesus came to baptize us with the spirit; He is the seed of the blessing of God for us. When the spirit is departed; there is no life; this is the same thing in our working life. When we are using brute force, just the physical, we are killing ourselves. But when we let the spirit leads us; we are renewed. When we put our spirit into something; there is no struggle, though we may work hard; we are not depleted. What is it that separated us from the blessing of God? It is the spirit of separation; it is our inability to come together as one to achieve great things. The consequence of the spirit of separation is that it brought us the curse of working alone, doing things as individuals, not as a collective, on our own effort. “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?
And if one prevails against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken”. This is the law of multiplication, the compounding effect, the exponential factor, the third factor. One horse can pull ten tons and three horses can bull thirty tones, more than double. If we are carrying the weight by ourselves, as individuals, we carry the full weight, but if we all share in the pulling, we minimize our effort and save our strength because of the third factor, the exponential factor.