Chapter 4: Abraham meets the Lord (Jehovah)
“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: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:” (Genesis 12:1-2)
Things worked a little differently for Abram. ‘Now the Lord had said,’ Abram first interacted only with the Lord. ‘Had said” seems to mean, he had to be told several times before he obeyed.
I believe, if our hearts are set to walk with the Lord, He will repeat His instructions, until we understand and obey. Abram walked with the Lord for 24 years,
Five times the Lord restated His promises to Abram. (Genesis 12:2;13:14;15:18;17:2,3,4;18:10;;19:13,25,29)
Promises of a Promised Land, and countless descendents, he often built alters and worshiped the Lord.
Twice Abram had Sarai say she was his sister. The first time the Lord closed the wombs of the people till Abram prayed. (Genesis 12:7) The second time was after Abram had met Almighty God and God kept the king from sinning, because the king was a righteous man. (Genesis 26:7)
Abram saved Lot from captivity, he met Melchizedek, the King of Salem, and Priest of the Most High God, Abram, gave him a tithe. This is the first time God, (Elohim), is mentioned in Abrams life.
That night, in a dream, God warned Abram of the four hundred year captivity. In the life of Abram, he dealt solely with the Lord, (Jehovah), until chapter 15 where he asks aboutut his servant being his heir. The Lord tells him he shall have a son. Abram believed God and it was counted as Righteous. Abram calls the Lord, ADONAY JEHOVAH. (Lord God, Supreme Ruler, the Eternal One. A few chapters later he meets Elohim, the Creator/Ruker). He then deals with Elohim, more than Jehovah.
Abram meets God (Elohim) :
Genesis 17: 1-6
“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.
And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.”
The Lord introduced him to God, he fell on his face and worshiped. The Lord said: ‘Walk before me and be ye perfect.’ While God said” ‘As for Me, My Covenant is with you.’
Abram, fell on his face, God renewed the promises of the Lord. Abrams name was changed, he and the people were circumcised. (He met Jesus).