THE AWESOMENESS OF GOD
Psalm 25:14 says “The secret of the LORD is with them that fear Him; and He will shew them His covenant.” In Genesis 15, when God answered the question of Abram “How shall I know that I will inherit it?” with a covenant, He revealed the secret of what would happen to Abram’s descendants in future. Let us read “Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him. Then He said to Abram. “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them 400 years. And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions. Now as for you , you shall go to your fathers in peace, you shall be buried at a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete (Genesis 15:12-16).
Truly the secret of the LORD is with them that fear him. God revealed to Abram that had no child up till this moment that his descendants that will be like the sand of the seashore would move to a strange land where they will become more or less servants to these foreign people and they will suffer under their leadership for 400 years. Is this not amazing? The Bible says “from everlasting to everlasting, He is God.” He has no beginning and no ending, the Alpha and the Omega. He is ALL KNOWING (Omniscient), ALL PRESENT (Omnipresent) and ALL POWERFUL (Omnipotent) God. Through Abram a great nation will be birthed, and He alone has the blueprint of this great nation, and he would guide this nation until they have fulfilled the plan He had for them. For 400 years they will be in a foreign land and in the fourth generation, they will be brought back to their land (Canaan land). No human mind can fathom this and revealing this secret to Abram while God was making a covenant with him was to reassure him that everything His mouth had spoken will come to pass. Now remember there was still no child and yet what would happen to four generations of his descendants was revealed to him because Abram feared God. The magnitude of this revelation is a testimony of the depth of Trust Abram had in God.
We that are readers of this great revelation and had actually seen the manifestation of this prophecy (covenant), should have no problem in believing the God of Abram, the Great I AM THAT I AM. If Abram could believe what he had not seen, we need to place our Strong Faith in Him, and just lean on Him with all our hearts, soul and mind and let Him lead us unto our own destiny as He led Abram. If we walk in His Fear (reverencing and honoring Him), running from sin and obeying all His ordinances, I am sure He will be revealing secrets to us that we need to know to keep us from danger and also to prosper us. Psalm 37:23 says “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD.and He delights in his way.”
He further explained to Abram why it would take them that long before they come back to their promised land, and the reason was because the iniquity of the original owner (the Amorites) was not yet complete. Can we see what a Long-suffering and Merciful God we have? He is a GREAT and MIGHTY God always accommodating us and having Mercy on us. Time and chance belong to Him. Today we need to allow these lessons we are learning to sink into us and be more determined this year to Fear God and Trust Him more than before. He does not want any sinner to perish but to come to repentance. He is waiting for you and me to put our acts together and live a life that is worthy of emulation. The LORD will release more Grace upon us to walk as Abram walked in Jesus Name, Amen. Remain Blessed.