September 8th, 2019
Sometimes God Says “Pack and Move”
Genesis 12:4-5 (KJB) So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. 5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and ... Continue Reading →
March 13th, 2019
Abraham Stayed Strong in Faith
Romans 4:20 (KJB) He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God.
You know the feeling. You hear something on the news or read something posted on a social media platform, and it sounds too good to be true. You scrutinize the fine print or strain to hear every detail as you consider the promise at hand.
Why, because promises are broken all the time in ... Continue Reading →
August 23rd, 2017
Abraham Staggered Not
Romans 4:20-22 (KJB) He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. 22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
Abraham believed God through faith, having no doubt that God’s promises would come to fruition just as He promised. Abraham did not have any lingering doubts that God would ... Continue Reading →
April 26th 2016
Only The Righteous Will Be Spared
Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty’s sake. And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, ... Continue Reading →
February 21st 2016
Is God Asking You To Pack Up And Move?
Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: (Genesis 12:1 KJV)
Abraham left all to follow the Lord. He did not him and haw around with trepidation towards that which God had commanded him. Abraham heard God and sprung to action, fulfilling His commandment, despite any reluctance he may ... Continue Reading →
January 18th 2016
Sin Is Serious and Often Has Lingering Consequences
And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight because of his son. (Genesis 21:11 KJV)
The Bible is very clear throughout the cannon of scripture that man reaps exactly what he sows in life. Abraham’s life was greatly affected because of his liaison with Hagar, who by the way his wife’s handmaiden. Not only was Abraham’s life affected, but so were the lives of his wife Sarah, Hagar, and Ishmael.
Rather than ... Continue Reading →
Sarai was born in Babylon; home of the proliferation of all false religion. It is not clear what beliefs and practices both Sarai and Abram had been taught growing up. Abram, Sarai, and extended family members of Abram left Babylon heading to Canaan to dwell after the marriage of Abram and Sarai. This journey forth was in a time of severe famine and great difficulty as they made their way to the land of Canaan.
Because of the severe famine Abraham changed ... Continue Reading →
Do possessions of this world have you; or are you encompassed by things of God as you sojourn upon this earth?
And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. (Genesis 23:3-4 KJV)
To sojourn in a place means to exist in a temporary status ... Continue Reading →
Abraham was elderly, in his eighties and still yearning for a son, for an heir to carry on His namesake. Sara was still barren these many years and Abraham had not yet received the son God had promised to provide. The only child to have grown up in their household was Eliezer, who was born to a servant, not of Abraham’s loins.
Both he and Sara became impatient, living by sight, losing all faith in this promise of God ... Continue Reading →