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- Expansion of Borders
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- God's help
- Divine Help II
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- November [Month of exaltation] - Promise Sermon
- The vision of Abraham
- Things to learn
- Great blessings of Abraham
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The vision of Abraham
The vision of Abraham
Genesis 12:7 '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.'
Here we see the Lord appeared to Abraham and gives him a promise. In order to fulfill first three verses of chapter 12, the Lord led Abraham. We read in Genesis 12:5
they reached the land of Canaan. The Lord brought him to the place where he desired Abraham to live. The Lord gave the land he had promised but the blessings that the
Lord promised is still in progress. The Lord makes it a point to start to fulfill the blessings one by one. In the process of inheriting those blessings, the Lord
was with Abraham and led through the hard times by giving his visions. Abraham departed from the land of Chaldea and reached Canaan hoping the things will be favourable.
But the state of that nation was different as Canaanites inhabited the place. This was the situation where the Lord appeared in vision and strengthened him. He assured
Abraham that he will this land to his descendants. The visions of the Lord will motivate his children to fulfill the plans of the Lord. It will ensure that we do not
drift away from the path of inheritance. In every situation, the vision of the Lord strengthened and led him. Let us meditate on how the visions of Abraham led him.
Genesis 15:1 'After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.'
In this chapter, we see the Lord gave his vision to Abraham and tell him 'I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward'. When Abraham came to the land of Canaan, he
witnessed people of Canaan inhabited that place and waiting to oppose him. The situation was not favourable for Abraham and this vexed him. In this situation,the Lord
appears to Abraham and re-confirms that he is with him. The Lord re-confirmed his presence with him. Due to these continuous visions, Abraham grew closer to the Lord.
Even in our lives, we might feel lonely and face a lot of oppositions. Our Lord is the Lord who confirms his visions to his children. In Genesis 12:7 '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.' We read Abraham built an altar
the Lord. Abraham did not build the altar in the land of Chaldea but built an altar in a pagan land. Bible scholars claim that this was the first altar built in the
promise land. In the land of gentiles, in the land of pagans, in the midst of oppositions he built an altar for the living Lord who called him. This is the first altar
built in the promised land, then Isaac in Genesis 26:25 and Jacob in Genesis 33:20 built altars and worshipped the Lord God. Many people are shying away from saying
that they are the children of God. How are we showing our zeal concerning the Lord? Are we zealous like Abraham who built an altar when he was facing troubles in his
life? We the children of the Lord should prove to the world that we serve the living God. Even in our lives, the Lord has spoken many things and gave us promises. The
Lord today re-confirming his visions and promises. The Lord assures that he will fulfill them. All we need to do is to be zealous for the Lord.
Genesis 17:1 'And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.'
Here at the age of 99, the Lord appeared to Abraham. In Genesis 16:16 we see Abrahm is 86 year old. The birth of Ishmael and many other things happened during the
course of time and these might have brought a depression to Abraham. In chapter 15, the Lord promised Abraham that it is not Ishmael but the child born to you will be
you heir and descendant. Abraham would have been troubled that he is yet to receive the blessing of inheritance. The Lord appeared to Abraham again and confirms his
promise. The plans of the Lord and his visions will not change. The blessings of the Lord might be delayed not denied. We read in Genesis 13:14 'And the LORD said unto
Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:' We see
Abraham started his journey by joining Lot in his plan. In the verse, we see Lot departed from Abraham and this would have disappointed him. No matter who is with us or
not in our journey, the Lord who called us will lead us. The visions of the Lord will not change amidst of sadness and sorrow. We read in Genesis 13:17 'Arise, walk
through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.' The boundaries of the visions expanded exceedingly. In the path of visions,
if we are facing oppositions we can be sure that the Lord is expanding our boundaries. The visions of the Lord will continue to lead his children.
Genesis 18:1,10 'And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; And he said, I will certainly return unto
thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.'
The Lord continued to give visions to Abraham. In the above verse, Abraham was seated at his door in the heat of the day. He could have been filled with a lot of questions
and thoughts. There the Lord appeared to Abraham and comforts him. We read that Sarah also heard what the Lord spoke to Abraham. We see in Genesis 12:4, Abraham was
75 years old when he received the call and promise from the Lord. In Genesis 15:4 there was a delay in the fulfillment of the promise. In Genesis 18:14, we can see the Lord
comforts him. As Sarah heard the word of the Lord directly, she was motivated and filled with faith. We read in Genesis 21:2,5 'For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son
in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.' When Abraham was called he
was 75 years old and when he inherited the promise he was 100 years old. Abraham was waiting for 25 years to inherit his promises and the visions of the Lord kept on
comforting him. Even in our lives, we need wait with expectations to inherit the plans and promises of the Lord. The Lord is faithful to fulfill his promises at the
set time in our lives. Nothing is hard for the Lord. Amen.