Love the unlovely.
Trust that love is more powerful than evil.
Walk out love, don't just talk about it.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Genisis 12-15: Trust Him Even If
Genesis 15:12 “When the sun was setting, a deep sleep overcame Abram, and a horror (a terror, a shuddering fear) of great darkness assailed and oppressed him.”
13 “And [God] said to Abram, Know positively that your descendants will be strangers dwelling as temporary residents in a land that is not theirs [Egypt], and they will be slaves there and will be afflicted and oppressed for 400 years.” [Fulfilled in Exodus 12:40.]
God had just promised Abram that his heir would “come from your [his] own body,” (15:4) Abraham responds to God with worship. God’s response to worship is to open up Abram’s dream life to a prophetic word to be fulfilled through his progeny 400 years in the future.
Why would God give Abram a beautiful prophetic word in the form a promised heir then given another prophetic word that caused “a terror, a shuddering fear” to oppress him?
I believe it is because prophetic words are tested.
Will we trust in the heart of God even if His word scares us silly? Will we give up on God’s promises in the midst of the battle for their fulfillment?
Holy Spirit, refresh, renew, re-empower me to stand firm in the battle, war for the promises You have given whether pleasant or scary, knowing that You have good in mind for me and for my progeny for the glory and honor of Jesus, AMEN!!!