GENESIS 12 - ABRAM - THE MAN OF GREAT FAITH

Hey Lovelies,

Let us pray,

Father I thank you for the lives of these men and women, I thank you for the word of God that is there to encourage us, bless us, strengthen us, uplift us, clarify things for us, bring healing, instruction and more. I pray the word of God will never depart from our mouths, our minds, and our actions. In all that we do we continue to honour you, exalt your Holy name and more importantly place you above and at the centre of all that we do. Halleluyah

I want to talk about Abram and share with you what I took away from my personal study on Genesis 12:

Genesis 12: “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: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

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. 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 into the land of Canaan they came. And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him. And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he built an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord. And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south. And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land. And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:

Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, this is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee. And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair. The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.

And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels. And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife.

And Pharaoh called Abram and said, what is this that thou hast done unto me? Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? Why saidst thou, She is my sister? So I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way. And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had."

 

These are the main points I took away from this chapter and hope it encourages someone to have the type of faith Abram had, to take that bold step to their new growth, blessings, new direction and more..

  • When God promises He will always deliver, the bible is filled with His promises for us, trust in Him alone.
  • What doesn’t make sense to you, He will always clarify in due time for us to understand why things happen.
  • Coming out of your comfort zone is necessary to elevate because God is a limitless God- He will equip you, teach you and elevate you.
  • Those who do you no good, leave them to God and He will handle them, it is not your job to take matters into your own hands- Just pray and leave it to God.
  • Trust in His timing it’ll get uncomfortable but it’ll get better in time.
  • Despite your age God can still use you mightily.
  • Where you progress to, will not be common to you but it’ll test you and will be worth it.
  • To protect you, God will ensure there is a shift and change in your circumstances.
  • When God gives you an instruction it will require a special covenant with Him. For Abram it was a great nation, and that His family will be taken care of. God was to make Abram great which would in turn require Abram to leave His stability, friends and family.. This is where the COVENANT COMES INTO PLAY.
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  • Through Christ, people can have a personal relationship with God and be blessed beyond measure.
  • To cleave onto God Abram would have to leave behind what He knew with faith, leaving where he knew to build a great nation.
  • When God tells you to leave somewhere, please believe that it will be for something greater than what we left behind. God will always lead us to better- but requires greater service and usefulness from us.
  • Don’t let comfort and security that is common to you, cause you to miss God’s plans for you
  • God’s plan was to use Abram to go out to develop a nation God can call His own. From a godless city Abram left and went to a fertile region of Canaan where God was to be centred.
  • So it shows the importance of faith and obedience. 
  • God is calling His daughters out and with this there will be a shift in the kingdom to do exploits – but you would need to leave your comfort zones.
  • Despite what your circumstances say, keep it all in prayers and relax knowing God has it. But then why continue to worry and be fearful after prayers? Why did you pray in the first place? 
  • Remind yourself of His promises and speak life into your circumstances. 
  • Where you are now is not your FINAL stop – Stay focused your greater days are ahead.
  • Jeremiah 29:11 – His thoughts for us are of good and not of evil with an expected end.
  • 1 peter 5:7 – Cast all your cares upon Him for He cares for you.
  • No two days are the same – Storms come, but don’t be shaken by what you see. God operates in the spiritual not in the flesh, so pray to contact Him in spirit and in truth especially when the trials comes.
  • The level of your faith determines how far He will move in that circumstance
  • God can still use you, when you are low on funds, He doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. You are not perfect and will make mistakes but His grace and mercy is sufficient.

God bless you all

Stay encouraged

HEALING

HEALING

One thing I love God for is His love for us, He loves us unconditionally a love that is like no other, a love that is second to none and when you experience it will never want to depart from Him ever. Indeed He wants the best for us and nothing less than we deserve to have and be in life. Peace, love, restoration and wholeness to become what He has destined us to be. That is one of the reasons why I hold.

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PROVERBS 18:16 (PART 1)

Dear Father,

Thank you for all that you have done for us, for always protecting us from harm, blessing us, comforting us, guiding us, teaching us, loving us, forgiving us and for closing the doors and removing the people we didn’t need in our lives. You alone are worthy to be praised and adored. We do not know what the future holds for us but we are certain that in all things we can overcome all that comes our way and you will never leave us nor forsake us. I pray for those who do not feel as though their efforts are enough, are unsure about their calling, want to give up on life and feel alone in their ways to persevere. Father please meet them in their time of need and encourage them to keep on going, their efforts will not be in vain and will be rightfully rewarded. Halleluyah

The word says in Proverbs 18:16 ‘A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.’ Discussing this particular scripture brings me so much joy. How amazing and awesome is it to know that each and every one of us have a unique special gift within us to be used for His glory and to help those around us we are called to affect. It is wonderful and I for one can say I am so honoured, humbled and blessed to have a special gift within me from The Most High. We are all blessed to be a part of the kingdom to do exploits.

For those who feel like they aren’t capable, not worthy, and useless I pray that God will touch you and this post will be of encouragement too. Because you are none of the above and when we look down on ourselves we are giving the devil a free pass to take us away from our blessings to a dark place. That is not our portion and will never happen, proclaim good things into your life and embrace what you receive and how you grow in the kingdom. There is no better place to be than in the kingdom of God so tell the devil no and pursue greatness.

The word says in Psalm 139: 14 ‘I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.’

This scripture is one of my favourites for various reasons I plan to share and break down with you all using various examples and others scriptures.

  • WHO ARE YOU?

SINACH – CHOSEN GENERATION LYRICS IS AS FOLLOWS-

We are a chosen generation
Called forth to show His excellence
All I require for life, God has given me
And I know who I am[2x]
I know who God says I am
What He says I am
Where He says I’m at
I know who I am

[2x] I’m walking in power,
I’m walking miracles
I live a life of favour,
Cause I know who I am

KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND YOU WILL NEVER BE SHAKEN!

Firstly it is good to know who you are as a child of The Most High, it is who you are that will set you above the ordinary into the extraordinary. It is who you are that will speak for you, it is who you are that cause you to do exploits, it is who you are that obtains favour, it is who you are that will cause you to excel and not fail. We are more than we think we are but we are who God says we are. Superior to how others label you, He has the final say.

God is with us regardless, never doubt who you are or where you are from, you are special, unique and built with a purpose. When you live your life with Him in control you experience great things and He brings comfort and always steers you in the right direction. He is closer than you think He is, He is never far from you.

  • UNIQUE IN ALL YOUR WAYS

  • CHILD OF THE MOST HIGH

  • BLESSED

  • GIFTED 

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  • THE WAY YOU ARE- IS FOR A SPECIAL PLAN, IT IS NOT A MISTAKE-  

You are designed to be known for the special gift within you, so pray for God to reveal to you what your gift is if you are unsure. He has put a gift in every person, there is no way you can’t and won’t shine with what you have within you. 

  • Are you happy with how you are?

  • Are there things you would like to change?

  • Are you bold and confident?

  • Are your thoughts more negative or positive?

If there are things you do not like about yourself, pray over them, because He made us the way we are for a reason, a special reason at that and not as a punishment, and if it is pressure from outsiders and or even friends learn to embrace who you are don’t live to make others happy. Most of them are not even happy with themselves and want to bring you down to their low level, always remember there is more to what is seen face value. There are always deep underlying issues that many don’t want you to see.

Fearfully and wonderfully made:’ linking to the fear of the Lord, it is important we love, respect and honour our creator and give Him all the glory not part time but full time. He has done so much for us, we never lack, we never beg and we are fulfilled in His presence, we cannot even begin to repay all that He has done, but we can be thankful for the life and body He has blessed us with even though insecurities do get the better of us at times. He not only created you and I and everything around us but knew fully well what our needs and wants will be. He knows every single thing about us. From our likes to dislikes, the number of hairs on our head Luke 12:7 ‘But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.’

Sadly there are some who don’t know what it really means to be so special and great, worthy and unique and so it is these negative thoughts that can hinder people from worshipping the Lord in spirit and in truth John 4:24 ‘God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.’ Also the people you walk with can effect that too, be sure you are walking with the right people and not just anyone because you think they are your friend, when really they aren’t. They should help you grow but should never take The Most High’s place in your life.  He should always be number one and never put second.

He loves and cares for us so much more than we could ever imagine, we are His and we are loved. Ephesians 2:10 ‘For we are his workmanship, created in Christ unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.’

PART 2 TO FOLLOW…