Abram, a friend of God, believed God and was considered Righteous.
“Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.”
These are interesting scriptures for me, “The Lord had said.”
This tells me the Lord spoke to Abram more than once, about leaving his family and home country.
I don’t think Abram refused, just did not fully understand. The Lord told him he would be a great nation. The Lord would Bless him.
So “Abram departed as the Lord had told him.”
The beginning of a beautiful friendship. Abram Walked in God’s mercy and Grace.
He built alters to and Worshiped the Lord. He was promised an heir, that would bless all the families on earth. He would be given much property.
Genesis 17: 1-5
“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
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.”
Please note, the Lord, (The Father, the Eternal One, the Law giver), said, Walk before me, and be perfect, then I will…
Then God, (The Son, the Creator, the Supreme Ruler), spoke, My covenant is with thee, Abrams name was changed to Abraham, he and all who were with him were circumcised that day.
When we meet and accept Jesus, we have a new name, we are circumcised in our hearts, and I know I fell on my face and Worshiped.
But it was the promise of a son, when both of their bodies were past child bearing age, that caused Abraham to be called Righteous.
Romans 4:20-22 (KJV)
“He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.”
We have many great and impossible promises from God.
Is it with-in us, to believe. That He means for us to prosper and be in good health, as our soul prospers.
That as well as desiring all men to be saved, He would have us pray for and experience, and share, His Healing Power?
That we would be His Hands, and Voice in proclaiming His Kingdom is at Hand.
He desires us to understand and to Walk With Him, comforting the hurting, healing the sick, even raising the dead. Both Spiritually and Physically.
He is THE LIVING GOD.
Saints, He wants us to broadcast this to the World.