Friday, May 11, 2012

GENESIS WALK


Here is an excerpt from the next Jericho Daily book. Praise the LORD for His marvelous works!


Genesis Walk > Possession: The Preparation of the Gospel


Genesis 13:14-17

14 And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; 15 for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever. 16 And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered. 17 Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.”

Abram and Lot were both so prosperous that the land they occupied got very crowded, and their servants began to strive over water and pasture.  Abram suggested they separate and gave Lot first choice.  He chose what seemed to be the best land: the well watered plain of Jordan, appearing even as the garden of the LORD.  The LORD instructed Abram to lift up his eyes and look around, as He renewed His covenant promise to give Him all the land, as far as the eye could see.  More importantly, he was promising to restore peace and pledging prosperity to him and his house by way of a multitude of faith-filled descendants.  He told him to seal this promise for his part by walking through the length of it and the breadth of it to possess it.

Abram went on to become the father of many nations.  Here was a step in that faith building process.  The peace walk.  The prosperity walk.  Abram took the steps God described, refused to get into strife, and through patience possessed the promise.  Shortly thereafter the LORD sealed the covenant with him by His own walk through a blood sacrifice, binding faithful Abraham, and all His redeemed, to the blood of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.  So you see Abraham became the first of God’s faithful to put on the Gospel shoes and walk in that peace.

Ephesians 2:13-18

13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, 16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. 17 And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. 18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

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