Jonelle Maxwell

God made Abraham a promise that if he leave his country and family then go into a place that God was revealing then he would receive the promise that he had in store for him.

This is the illustration of leaving the place of not only familiarity but comfort. Sometimes we can become comfort in our way of thinking instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us into something new. God had something great and rich for Abraham and He have something great in store for us too. Abraham could have said, “No God, I like it right where I am.” Although, many of us as Believers do not say this out right but our actions proves it in our obedience. It was also in Abraham’s obedience that he did what God instructed.

Why didn’t God promise to bless Abraham right where he was?

Abraham was being challenged in His faith in God. We know God is all knowing. He knew Abraham was the right person to choose to put up for the challenge. It’s not that God wanted to see what was in Abraham’s heart, but so Abraham can see what was in his own heart. God does not need to see what is in each one of us, HE ALREADY KNOW IT!

A lot of times, God uses our own life situations to what appears to be a challenge in our faith, obedience, and our commitment towards Him. It’s easy to say we are committed and believe when we are never challenged. In receiving our inheritance are we willing to leave behind our old carnal mindsets, ways, and places of familiarity, friends, and family members so we can obtain the promises God have in store for us like Abraham?

Are we willing to be challenged in our commitment, obedience, faith, and trust in God?

Well, if we want it; it is available. The same promises that was given to Abraham was given to us as well. Scripture teaches us that because we are the seed (descendants) of Abraham we can enjoy the same promises by faith.

Let’s take a look at some more scripture pertaining to Abraham and see how we fit into all of this. To be a seed or a descendant mean to be birth out of someone loins and an inheritance was left for a person within that family by the great grandfather, grandfather, or a father. We see it in the context with Abraham. Abraham is consider the father of faith. This is how we fit in to receive our inheritance.

*And behold, the word of the Lord came unto him. Saying, This one shall not your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And He believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. [Genesis 15:4-6 NKJV]

*Now the Lord had said to Abram: Get out of your country, From your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you; And I will make your name great, and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those that bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. [Genesis 12:1-3 NKJV]

*For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. [Romans 4:13 NKJV]

*Therefore, it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is father of us all. (As it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believe- God gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; who contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” [Romans 4:16-18]

*And if you be Christ’s (Born-Again and In the Family of God), then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. [Galatians 3:29 NKJV]

The same promises that was given to Abraham was given to us as well. Scripture teaches us that because we are the seed (descendants) of Abraham we can enjoy the same promises by faith.”

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