January 23, 2019

THE SON OF PROMISE IS BORN

After the ordeal of Gerar, “The LORD visited Sarah as He had promised 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 called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being 8 days old, as God had commanded him. And Abraham was an 100 years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age” (Genesis 21:1-7).

The fact that the son of promise for Sarah and Abraham came after their ordeal in Gerar is a confirmation that God is God and that nothing can stop his plan for humanity.  From the creation of the earth God had plan to make himself known to humanity. But when Satan messed it up and caused the fall of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, He now had to take another route to build a family that will fear Him and  learn to trust Him, by walking step by step just like a child does. A child when starting to walk falls, and rises again, and falls again, and rises until he stabilizes. This step by step walk with God had built the faith of Abraham and also of Sarah. They were able to learn first hand that God is HOLY GOD, and does what He says He would do, keeping his mercies to many generations of people that Fear Him. They had also learnt that God has His own appointed time for doing things, and no one can change it.  They had also seen that He knows all things and can do all things and so waiting for Him to fulfill His plan was always better and more beautiful than their own plan.

I hope we too have  learnt  a couple of lessons from Abraham’s walk with God. As I have always concluded, let us place our absolute trust in God of Abraham because He never fails. He says through Abraham, all the nations in the earth will be blessed.  However difficult your challenges might look, once you put  your trust in Him, He will not allow you to be weary or tired, and you will eventually have the desires of your heart. One man of God said that this year is noted for miracle of long awaited blessings of the fruits of the womb. Please if you are one of them, claim it and hold unto it, and you will see its manifestation in Jesus name. The bible says none of his children shall be barren, so if he made it happen for Sarah and many others He will make it happen for you.  As a matter of fact from what we have learnt so far, I am putting my trust in Him in other areas that are very challenging too. He says “Is anything too hard for God to do? The answer is that there is Nothing difficult for him to solve. Therefore let us be confident that as we walk faithfully with Him this year, bad situations will be changed for better, more people will come to know Him, His glory will reflect in all nations, and our children and our family will be rescued from the hand of the evil one, and every one will experience the power of God personally in Jesus Name. Amen.  Remain blessed.

 

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