Father Abraham and His Faith

 

"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."

 

I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.

God visited Abraham when he was 75 years old, and told him to leave his country and his father's house. Then God made a covenant with him and let us see the promises made in these verses. "Genesis 12:1 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 show thee: 2 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: 3 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. 4 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 into the land of Canaan they came." Abraham left everything and left his country, believing what God has said. This shows that Abraham was a man of faith, since he did what God told him to do immediately. However, when Lot went with him, he did not deny Lot, but took Lot with him. They came to Canaan. God appeared to Abraham and promised the land of Canaan to his descendants. "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." Then, Abraham separated himself from Lot. Abraham lived in Canaan and Lot lived in Sodom. God came to Abraham after Lot left him, and promised to give all the land to him. "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: 15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. 16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. 17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee." Until now, it is not explained how God appeared to him. But Abraham believed what God told him.

Abraham had a visitation from God in his dream. "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. 2 And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. 4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be." Abraham complained that he has no child and God replied that he will have his own child and his generation will be as much as the stars of heaven. Then verse 6 says, "6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness." Abraham will believe any impossible thing, if God tells him. In verses 7 to 18, God tells Abraham everything what will happen to his generation, even after the red sea and about the land they will inherit.

 

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