HOW ‘BOUT ASKIN’ ABRAHAM??

If you ever have a question about what it means to be so totally confident in trusting God that you can just assume He is taking care of everything I have an idea. Pull up a chair, sit down, kick off your shoes and visit with Abraham. If you can, take time to read the entire narrative found in Genesis 22:1-19 because it will provide you with a much larger picture and explanation. But for our purpose today I am including just a small portion of the passage. By way of background, animal sacrifices were a regular part of Old Testament worship.

Genesis 19:2,5,14,19 (2) “God said, ‘Take now your son, your only son [of promise], whom you love, Isaac, and go to the region of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.’ (5) Abraham said to his servants, ‘Settle down and stay here with the donkey; the young man and I will go over there and worship [God], and we will come back to you.’ (14) Abraham named that place The Lord Will Provide. (19) So Abraham returned to his servants…” (Amplified Bible)

This came to me one day as I was reading the story of Abraham trudging up the mountain to obey God’s command to sacrifice Isaac. I was saying to myself “oh my gosh this is incredible.” It sent me on a mental journey as I tried to fathom the tremendous faith that Abraham exhibited.

I am well acquainted with how Abraham trusted God greatly in waiting 25 years for Isaac’s birth after God’s first promise. Now that is faith. But I feel this story of implicit trust transcends that one. Have you ever thought that when Abraham so confidently announced to his servants that he AND Isaac would return when they finished worshiping, that his unflinching faith was not based on any communication with God? The last visit he had with the Almighty he had been told to sacrifice his son with no mention of a way out. We do not know how old Isaac was when this occurred but some scholars believe him to have been around 20. The only significance this has for our story is to show that Abraham was still relying on a promise originally made perhaps as much as 45 years earlier—the promise that generations would come because of Isaac. Wow!!

Talk about assumptive and expectant confidence—talk about “could this get any worse but I am soldiering on with undaunted trust that God is gonna come through for me.” Geez. That took guts to have that kind of faith. My friends take a minute—just take one minute to let this sink in!! And it gets more intense. Abraham was so sure God was bringing a positive solution in his favor that he shared his confidence with his servants. He said it right out loud—“we will be back”. Adjectives escape me in trying to find a descriptor for this kind of faith—to have a faith so strong in God’s provision that before it happens you are telling other people. How do you describe that?

As impossible as it seems it gets better. Paul shares an additional insight into this remarkable man. In Hebrews 11:19 Paul says of Abraham, ” For he considered [it reasonable to believe] that God was able to raise Isaac even from among the dead… “ (Amplified Bible) AMAZING—he considered it reasonable that could be God’s solution to this predicament!!

Abraham’s doubt resistant attitude was well rewarded—his assumptive confidence and expectation honored. Remember how he named the mountain, “The Lord will provide”? Oh my goodness dear reader He certainly did. Just as Abraham was getting ready to sacrifice Isaac God stopped him mid motion. And there in the bush was a ram to be used for the oblation. The Lord provided and Abraham and Isaac returned to the servants.

When you pray this week ask that you might be overcome by God’s Presence generating in you Abraham type faith, assumptive confidence and expectation.

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  1. ( I Chronicles 1:27 KJV ) “Abram; the same is Abraham.”!!

    ( James 2:23 KJV ) “And the Scripture was Fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed GOD, and it was imputed unto Him for Righteousness: and he was called the Friend of GOD.”!!

    The Holy Land of Israel is for the seed Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!!

    ( https://kristiann1.com/2016/09/01/tpla/ )!!

    ( Genesis 17:5 KJV ) “Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many Nations Have I Made thee.”!!

    ( Genesis 22:11 KJV ) “And the Angel of the LORD called unto him out of Heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and He said, Here AM I.”!!

    ( Genesis 22:14 KJV ) “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-Jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.”!!

    ( Exodus 2:24 KJV ) “And GOD Heard their groaning, and GOD Remembered HIS Covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.”!!

    ( Exodus 6:3 KJV ) “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the Name of GOD Almighty, but by My Name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.”!!

    ( Nehemiah 9:7 KJV ) “Thou art the LORD the GOD, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham;”!!

    ( Psalms 47:9 KJV ) “The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the GOD of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto GOD: He is Greatly Exalted.”!!

    ( Matthew 1:1 KJV ) “The Book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the son of Abraham.”!!

    ( Matthew 8:11 KJV ) “And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall Sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the Kingdom of Heaven.”!!

    ( Luke 19:9 KJV ) “And Jesus said unto him, This day is Salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a Son of Abraham.”!!

    ( John 8:58 KJV ) “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM.”!!
    ( II Corinthians 11:22 KJV ) “Are they Hebrews? so AM I. Are they Israelites? so AM I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so AM I.”!!

    ( Hebrews 11:8 KJV ) “By Faith Abraham, when he was Called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.”!!

    ( Galatians 3:28-29 KJV ) “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”!!

    Amen-Amein ❤ ❤ GOD BLESS YOU!! ❤ ❤

    ❤ I LOVE YOU ALL!! ❤

    Praise Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua – Hallelujah and Maranatha!!

    GOD BLESS ALL my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and my Messianic Jewish Sisters and Brothers in Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua and my Devout Jewish Sisters and Brothers and Your Families and Friends!!

    I am Pro-Israel-Yisrael / Pro-Christian and Jewish People who STAND with the Holy Land of Israel-Yisrael and our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America / Pro-Zionism / PRO-LIFE!!

    Please Pray for Israel-Yisrael / Christian Nation United States of America, and our Christian Earth Everyday “Pray Without Ceasing.” ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!!

    ( Psalms 33:12 KJV ) “Blessed is the Nation whose GOD is the LORD; and the People whom HE hath Chosen for HIS Own Inheritance.”!!

    Our ONE True GOD’S LOVE 💕💜 is ETERNAL THROUGH HIS SON Christ-MESSIAH Jesus-Yeshua for Today and Everyday Forevermore!!

    I Love you all Everyone through Christ-MESSIAH Jesus-Yeshua, because HE LOVED 💜💕 EVERYONE FIRST!!

    Love 💕 Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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