God himself, and his presence is greater than any possessions. The command was, Get out of your country, from your family and from your fathers house, to a land that I will show you (Genesis 12:1). God promised that which is referred to in the Scriptures: âAnd I will bless her, and give you a son also of her.â What was the background to Godâs promise to give him a son? This is Godâs disposition, and is a reflection of His omnipotence. 10 One of the guests was the Lord, and he said, “I’ll come back about this time next year, and when I do, Sarah will already have a son.”, Sarah was behind Abraham, listening at the entrance to the tent. The Word Appears in the Flesh (Selections), နိုင်ငံတော်သက်ဆင်းကြွရောက်ခြင်း၏ ဧဝံဂေလိတရားတော်, EVANGELIE VAN DE KOMST VAN HET KONINKRIJK, ข่าวประเสริฐแห่งการเคลื่อนลงสถิตของราชอาณาจักร, Utterances of Almighty God (The Way to Know God), Utterances of Christ of the Last Days (Selections). All that He resolves to do will be completed and accomplished on time and according to His plan, and His work cannot be interfered with by any man. You must see clearly that when God defines someone, He does not do so arbitrarily. Does she doubt that she can have a child in her old age? (Gen 22:2-3) And he said, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and get you into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I will tell you of. Abiding Presence Lutheran Church - San Antonio, TX. 18 One hot summer afternoon Abraham was sitting by the entrance to his tent near the sacred trees of Mamre, when the Lord appeared to him. It was because, at that time, God did not ask that man be of great faith, or that he be capable of great knowledge of God, or, moreover, that he be able to understand what was done and said by God. You must see clearly that when God defines someone, He does not do so arbitrarily. What promise did God make to him? [b] 19 I have chosen him to teach his family to obey me forever and to do what is right and fair. All three promises to Abraham, in Genesis 12, fulfilled! Here, God did not say that Abraham was righteous. No, he wasnât! Perhaps, to Abraham, it was laughable: God created man, yet He seems somehow unaware that someone so old is incapable of bearing children; God thinks He can allow me to bear a child, He says that He will give me a son—surely that is impossible! And just what should we do to welcome the Lordâs coming? What did Abram believe in 15:6? Biblical prophecies of the coming of the Lord have been fulfilled. But God makes an amazing promise: to give him more descendants than there are stars in the sky. You abide by doctrine! Abram believes that he will have a son who produces offspring as many as the stars through him. 33 After speaking with Abraham, the Lord left, and Abraham went back home. No, he was not! 25 You surely wouldn’t let them be killed when you destroy the evil ones. And thus become a participant in the spiritual promise God made to Abraham. Or was he of great faith? (Righteous.) How did God’s promise to be Abram’s shield and great reward address Abram’s fears? Then I will give Abraham many descendants, just as I promised.”, 20 The Lord said, “Abraham, I have heard that the people of Sodom and Gomorrah are doing all kinds of evil things. Not in the least! And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and split the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which God had told him. God himself is greater than any earthly possessions. And what was the reason for His disregard? Are you distressed by your constant sinning? God will protect Abram; God protects us. God Promises to Give Abraham a Son (Gen 17:15-17) And God said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. But the Lord stayed with Abraham, 23 who asked, “Lord, when you destroy the evil people, are you also going to destroy those who are good? God formed a nation from his offspring - gave them the land of Canaan. This is the third lesson in the Abraham Unit.You can view a summary of this unit and the other lessons in the unit. The facts are thus accomplished according to the plan and thoughts of God. While they were eating, he stood near them under the trees. Wow! 29 “Suppose there are just forty good people?” Abraham asked. And what did Abraham do after God made His promise to him?