- Word of the Lord to Egyptians
- Word of the Lord to Moses
- Word of the Lord to Abraham
- God's Purpose
- Word of the Lord -5
- Word of the Lord - 4
- Word of the Lord - 3
- Word of the Lord - 2
- Anointing of the Holy Spirit
- Word of the Lord - 1
- Divine strength
- God’s plan in the life of Joshua
- The ministries of the resurrected Jesus
- Good Friday – Blessings that Jesus Earned on the Cross
- God Who goes before us
- God who delivers
- The blessings of God’s children
- Understanding the Will of God
- Blessings of Isaac
- God who gives victory
Abraham’s new way
Abraham’s new way
In the above passage we see the Lord God asks Abraham to get out of his country. Abraham a gentile who lived in a strange land was chosen by the Lord. He was unaware of the plans that the Lord had on his life. Though Abraham had no clue about the next stage of his life, he obeyed the Lord God. In Genesis 12:4 ‘’ Abraham blindly trusts in the Lord and did what the Lord has commanded him to do. Let us meditate on how the Lord led Abraham in his new way.
Here the Lord said certain things to Abraham by appearing before him. Interestingly, when Abraham started his journey; he did not know that he was following a God who is an almighty God. When the Lord spoke about the new things to Abraham, he could not understand. We read in Genesis 17:18 ‘’ When God speaks about the new chapter by blessing him with a new son, Abraham could believe all that but still he is worried about his son Ishmael. Abraham who is full of age 99 years old and he thought to himself that everything has to come to an end and which is why he did not focus on the new chapter. Abraham thought that blessing his existing son Ishmael is much needed at the moment and that could be the conclusion. That is when the Lord almighty starts a new chapter in the life Abraham. Even in our lives, the Lord God will start a new chapter which we cannot imagine. The Lord is asking us to prepare ourselves to set our journey for the new chapter. Let us not fret over the old chapters in our lives.
Here we see the Lord makes a new covenant with Abraham. The Lord promises to give Isaac as his son and established a covenant of circumcision with him and his future generations. The Lord binds Abraham with a new covenant of circumcision and blesses him. In Old Testament through circumcisions people became the descendants of Abraham. In New Testament, we read in Colossians 2:11-12 ‘ ’ These verses clearly state that we are made a holy congregation by going through the divine baptism. This is the covenant we have in our lives to lead a sacred life. All the victories that Jesus gained on his cross have been shared with each and every one of us. This we read in Colossians 2:15 ‘’ We see Paul clearly lists out all the blessings of new covenant in Colossians 2:9-15. We the children of God should confess and stand against the evil forces by the divine authority through the new covenant.
We see a new blessing called Isaac. The key message of this verse is ‘Is anything too hard for the Lord. The Lord asks a question here in the passage and did not frame that as a statement. When the Lord promised Sarah and Abraham about Isaac, they literally laughed out loud. The researchers claim that the Sarah laughed because she could not believe that blessing. This is the reason asked a question is it not possible for me to do it? They did not believe on the ability of the Lord. But the Lord almighty gave them a blessing which is unique and exclusive. The Lord works out a new miracle for Sarah and Abraham and showed them his supernatural power. Even in our lives, the new path that God is about to lead us there are many new blessings. When we are in the divine covenant, the Lord assures us with many new blessings.
In Genesis 18:14 ‘ In the above verse we see the Lord appoints a time for the new blessing. The Lord will provide a divine declaration to his children. The Lord will hold our hands and will lead us until the very end. Today, the Lord almighty changes certain things in our lives and commands new blessings. Amen.