THE BOOK OF GENESIS. Laban deceives Jacob.

JACOB DECEIVED BY THE DECEIVER .. LABAN !

THE MARRIAGE!

Jacob without knowing it had walked into a house of Deception. Laban the supplanter intended to deceive Jacob, he had met his match!
Now Laban had two daughters. The eldest daughter was Leah. She had tender eyes.
Most translations say that she was “weak eyed” The Heb “Rak” translate it as being “timid”..”weak”.. “attractive.”

Rachel as we already know was translated in the Heb as, “Yaphath -“Toar.” “Being beautiful in shape, lovely countenance, features and appearance”
“She was lively and vivacious well favoured by people.”

When the seven years were fulfilled, Jacob said to Laban. “Give me my wife for my time is completed.”
The women gathered with Laban’s wife and daughters in the private room to prepare the bride. (Imagine how Rachel must be feeling, watching the women dressing Leah!)

The men crowded into Laban’s courtyard where they enjoyed entertainment and some light food.

Jacob sat nervously, almost speechless, yet beaming with delight!

After the ceremony, Laban led his heavy veiled daughter and Jacob to their new home. She was dressed in the most expensive raiment with gorgeous jewellery adorning her hair, ears, nose and throat. She sparkled in the moonlight!!

The marriage chamber was so dimly lit that Jacob had not recognised that..
He… Married … LEAH!

At the dawn of the first morning, as natural light began to lighten the room, Jacob stirred, turned over to face his wife..It was Leah!??
He stormed out of bed..threw on his clothes..and ran to Laban’s home.

(Now, imagine how poor Leah felt on the first morning of her marriage.) She began to cry, then sobbed tears of grief!

Jacob was so angry and also very near to tears.
Jacob started to bang profusely on Laban’s door. Sleepy Laban opened the door and with a half smile upon his face said, “morning my son, did you enjoy “Fellowship” with my daughter?”

Jacob shouted, “I served you for seven years for Rachel, I thought I was with her all night long. Why have you deceived me, old man?
You are a fraud! not a father,”

“Son, son, it’s our custom, l thought you knew!” (Lies followed deception.) “The firstborn is always married first.”

“Now serve me another seven years for Rachel and you may marry her when the week of feasting is over for Leah.”

RACHEL.

So Jacob married the woman he truly loved and served Laban for another seven years.
He loved Rachel More than Leah.

Now Rachel was barren and Leah was fruitful in child bearing. So she used this as an advantage to win Jacob’s love. The evil Spirit of rejection was at work now in Jacob’s family,
causing both sisters to become rivals.

Yet through all this, God was working out his purposes. Jacob is being humbled and later in our story Laban’s deception comes right back on himself!

Maybe you have made mistakes and wanted your own way, maybe you also have made wrong choices. You don’t have to live a miserable life for the rest of your days.

Give it all to Jesus..Confess your sins and God can miraculously turn things around and fulfil His plans for you. As it says in Jeremiah, “His Plans are Good!” Jer 29:11.

SOMETIMES SECOND IS BETTER!!”

Memorise this verse from Roms 8:28.

“WE KNOW THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD, TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD. TO THEM THAT ARE THE CALLED ACCORDING
TO HIS PURPOSES.”

Amen.

THE BOOK OF GENESIS. Jacob & Rachel.

JACOB MEETS RACHEL!

Read Cpt 24:1-1. So Jacob went on his journey and came to the land of the people of the East.
He saw a well and three flocks of sheep laying beside it. There was a great stone upon the well’s mouth.
The Shepherds were also laying around, some sound asleep!
Jacobs shepherd’s mind thought to itself.

They should have watered the sheep and have them out grazing by now. So he questioned them as to why. Their reason was, that no-one was able to water them until all shepherds had arrived.

Just then..Rachel arrived! with her flock. She was truly beautiful, as she drew closer ahead of her flock, Jacob’s heart began to wildly beat. He couldn’t help but to stare at her! The closer she drew..his legs began to weaken, Jacob was smitten by her beauty!

Rachel: Her eyes were wide and shy, as moist as the eyes of a ewe lamb..and as kind.

She had a fall of dark hair that glistened with natural red highlights in the midday sun. Her skin was moist and soft, flawlessly glowing with health. She was small and delicate yet appeared fit and strong.

Jacob was quick to move the stone and water her sheep..the sheep that belonged to Laban the brother of his mother.

Yes, the Lord led him to his relatives in Haran. Overwhelmed with emotion he kissed Rachel and wept aloud. He told her who he was and she ran and told her father. Soon Laban came running to meet him. The men, as was their custom, kissed and embraced each other and Laban brought Jacob to his house, and invited him to stay for a month.

The month seemed to fly and Laban said to Jacob. “Just because you are my relative, you do not need to work without payment, so choose your wage.”

Jacob knew exactly what he wanted. “That she might be my wife. I will work for seven years for..Rachel!” So they made a deal. Seven years seemed to be but a few days, because of the love he had for her! He was enamoured with her eyes.

He would see them in the eyes of his lambs. He would sigh, “oh such lovely long eyelashes on these ewe lambs.” “Eyes like Rachel’s eyes.”
“I’m surrounded by a host of Rachel’s!”

He was so in love!!

Jacob the son of Isaac was a very happy man.
Until…

More next week!

Amen.

THE BOOK OF GENESIS..Jacob and God.

JACOB’S ENCOUNTER WITH GOD!

Fearing for his life, at his mother’s bidding that he should go to his relatives back east, he prepared to leave. Things should soon settle and he could return again.

Isaac came to farewell his son and blessed him. So they sent him off to Laban the brother of his mother who lived in Padan-aram. He was a son of Bethuel the Syrian.

Jacob had walked toward Haram. He came upon a certain place and stayed there all night. He took stones and made himself a pillar on which to sleep. Sleeping outside in the open was no problem, as it was customary for shepherds to do so. It was no hardship for Jacob.

Read Gen 29:12-19. As he slept, he dreamed that there was a ladder reaching from earth to Heaven and angels of God were ascending (going up), and descending (coming down upon it), they were performing the work of God.

That speaks to us of an open Heaven for us to come boldly to the Throne of Grace, through identification with Christ. Heb 4:16. Jacob in his spectacular dream saw God in all His Glory, standing above the ladder.

Jehovah speaks to Jacob and confirms the Abrahamic Covenant with him.

Let’s ponder upon all the “I Will’s,” that God had given to Jacob.

“I will..Give you the land of Promise!” cpt 28:13.

“I will..Keep you wherever you go!” v15.

“I will..Bring you again into this land, and l will not leave you until I have fulfilled all my obligations to you!” verse 15.

“I will be with you!” 31:3.

“I will..Deal well with you!”Cpt 31:3

“I will..Do you Good!”Cpt 32:12

“I will give you this Land!”Cpt 35:2

There are more promises that, the Lord God bestowed upon Jacob. Such as..
Giving the land to him and his seed.

Make of him a great nation in Egypt, and going to Egypt with him then escorting him home again.

By making him fruitful and greatly multiplying him. This is all there in.. chapters 35-48.

We are also blessed in Jesus the Messiah.
All families and nations will be blessed in the New Kingdom. There are so many promises of the certainty of He being with us. Hebrews 13:5 is worth claiming. (Amplfied Version)

God Himself has said..

“I WILL NOT IN ANYWAY FAIL YOU,
NOR GIVE YOU UP, NOR LEAVE YOU WITHOUT SUPPORT.”

“I WILL NOT! I WILL NOT! IN ANY DEGREE LEAVE YOU HELPLESS, NOR FORSAKE YOU, OR LET YOU YOU DOWN, OR RELAX MY HOLD UPON YOU, “ASSUREDLY NOT!!”

Does this overwhelm you?
I am overwhelmed! What an awesome God we have!!
Jacob didn’t ask for much. He came back to his Father an extremely rich man. This is the blessing of God!

Jacob awakened afraid and awestruck. He exclaimed, “Surely the Lord is in this place and I didnt know it!”

“This is none other than the house of God, this is the gate of Heaven.” So he called the name of that place.. Bethel!
Then he made a vow saying, “If God will be with me and keep me in the way I should go and give me bread to eat and clothes to wear, so I can return to my Father’s house again in peace.” “THEN SHALL THE LORD BE MY GOD.”

You can also step out in faith and do God’s will, and as you do, keep this saying in your mind..

“GOD’S WILL NEVER LACKS GOD’S SUPPORT!”

Amen

THE BOOK OF GENESIS. Blessing stolen.

ISAAC DECEIVED!⁸

JACOB STEALS ESAU’S BLESSING.

When lsaac was old and almost blind, he called Esau into his room and said, “Son, l am old and l don’t know when I shall die, but it will be soon.”

Those of us who are in our Golden years are labled as being “old” so we start thinking we are at death’s door! The thought of death plagues our minds and we talk about our infirmities, groaning and grumbling about our aches and pains. People that listen to us always winging, decide to stay away.

Not everyone is like that, you can have a joyful spirit and a good attitude despite how you may feel.

Look at Caleb in Josh 14:6-13, He was 85 years of age and as good as he was at 40. He spoke about the strength that the Lord had given him and will continue to give him even at this old age. He didn’t draw attention to himself, but put his attention upon the Lord’s Strength.

Actually lsaac ended up living another 20!years!

REBEKAH’S CONVINCING WAYS.

Rebekah took matters into her own hands, she wanted Jacob to be blessed over Esau at any cost to herself and anyone else. She firmly said, (“upon me be the curse”) v13.
So she convinced Jacob to deceive his father into thinking he was Esau. (he could have “refused” to deceive his Father into blessing him instead of Esau.)

Read the whole story in Gen Cpt 27.
When Isaac realises that he has been, deceived, he is greatly moved. In the Hebrew text it says,”He trembled with a great trembling..greatly.” How upsetting to learn that the love of your life and your son has just deceived you.

When you read it again, you will discover that Isaac was a bit doubtful regarding the sound of Jacob’s voice. It did not have the tone of Esau’s voice. At this crucial moment Isaac should have consulted the Lord for His guidence. But he didn’t! Now lives would change forever!

Really Isaac was a Godly man, as he did not harbour bitterness against his son Jacob. He blessed him instead.

Jesus points this out in Matthew in the story of the Prodigal Son; where his father forgave and welcomed his son, and blessed him greatly.

Isaac blessed his youngest son and sent him on his way. Rebekah never saw Jacob again. She died before he returned. Isaac lived out his life a futher twenty years and gladly was reunited to his son after a long period of waiting. Isn’t God Good !!

What we can learn from this story?
Do not manipulate people to make things happen for yourself, or anyone else, as Rebekah did. The consequences were, she caused a severe rift between the twins that only God could fix.

Jacob did have encounter with God on his way to Padan-aram at Bethel. Esau still deeply wounded over the deception that caused the loss of his personal Blessing decided to marry the daughters of Canaan as a pay back to his father for sending Jacob off with more blessing. Cpt 28:6-9.

So this incident is given to remind us not to follow the way of deceit, which is a tool of satan. We need to say to ourselves ….

Mouth off!

Hands off!

PRAY-PRAY-PRAY!….”LORD CHANGE ME !!”

“Then stand still and see the Salvation of the Lord.”
THE LORD said “Be still and know that I am God.”

“He works in mysterious ways, His Wonders to perforn.” He is the God of the Impossible and “nothing is too Hard for Him!”

Why do we try to work things out for ourselves?

Why do we worry, why do we doubt?Why do we run in circles.. scream and shout?

We need to Decide to..Let go.. and let God!!

Next time Jacob , meets Rachel….

AMEN.

THE BOOK OF GENESIS. Twins!

ESAU AND JACOB’S BIRTH!

THE SALE OF ESAU’S BIRTHRIGHT.

Rebekah was barren and so lsaac entreated the Lord on her behalf. It was not very long after his fervent prayer she became pregnant.

There was now no need for tears of regret, there were tears of joy! added to her already radiant face that lit up the room. Her husband was ecstatic with joy. The waiting was over!

At three months into term Rebekah began to experience crushing pain in her womb.
She groaned and in a low voice said, “l would rather die than have this dreadful pain.” So she sought the Lord.

The Lord said. “There are two nations wrestling within your womb.”
“Two people’s born of your body, Rebekah, will divide from one another.”
One shall be stronger than the other.

The elder will serve the younger brother!”

TWINS!

So it was, when they were delivered, she gave birth to twin boys. The first one came out red and very hairy, it seemed as if he were wearing a coat!
They named him Esau. (Man of the earth.)

The second came out looking smooth, almost hairless. He was clutching his brothers heel.
He was named Jacob. (Supplanter or Deceiver.)

ISAAC loved Esau…REBEKAH loved Jacob!
Gen 25:28. This favouritism would begin a long line of rejection in the family. This would result in comparisons, competitions and conditional love. Rejection in their hearts toward the boys from each of their parents, caused the boys to grow insecure. Read Gen 25:27-34.

One day, Esau came home from his daily toil, very hungry, he had not eaten and he felt faint.

THE SALE OF THE BIRTHRIGHT.

Jacob was cooking Pottage..(soup or stew)
The aroma was tantalising, so Esau asked for some to eat, as he was famished. “Give me some of that red pottage.” (lentil stew). “Now!”

Jacob took advantage of Esau’s hunger.

He craftily replied, “sell me your birthright

“Hurry Jacob, give me some stew, or I will die! what good shall this birthright do for me?”

So he sold his birthright to Jacob. He had no regard spiritually for his birthright. He preferred to gratify his flesh than to take on his responsibility of priestly leadership of the family.

He was not that far from his own dwelling where other food would be available.

Jacob seemed to have a much better understanding of the implications of the birthright..It was the promise given by God to Abraham as the “EARTHS BLESSER.”Gen 12:2.

Resentment was now part of Esau’s heart, as rejection started to take root.

If we will admit it, rejection has affected us, in different stages in our family upbringing, at school, at work, and in relationships inside or outside of marriage.

And also in churches, l meet many people who have left church and even turned their backs upon God due to the sting of rejection. Some are now atheists, others agnostics. Some have turned to alcohol and drugs.. and embraced a lifestyle far from God.

Some Christians still battle with it. They seem to rise above it and then a new incident happens and Satan uses it among other things, to tear their hearts away from God. Rejection is an evil Spirit!

Do we have to let it affect us? No, we do not! How? Here is a short method that may help you to overcome it. If this does not aid you, then seek Professional help through Christian Counselling in your area.

Admit you have it, own it!

Go to the root of it!

Forgive the offence, forgive the offender.

Resist the spirit of it, in Jesus’s Name.

Give thanks that the blood of Jesus avails for you. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you into other areas of your life that need attention.

Follow this method until your forgiveness is completed.

Then claim the acceptance that you have in Christ.

Then allow the Lord to to heal you of your wrong reactions.

Make things right with those you have offended.

Now ask the Holy Spirit to manifest “His Life in you.”

Do this each time you are wounded and soon it will become shorter and easier to forgive.

Soon you will realise that people, do not bother you..at all!!

Amen.

THE BOOK OF GENESIS. Sacrifice of Isaac cont…

ISAAC A WILLING SACRIFICE

Today we pick up from our last lesson..When they came to the place, Abraham bent and built an altar. Both Father and Son were now silent. The old man laid the wood on the altar. Then he carefully and gently bound his Son, then lifted him up and laid him on the altar. Nothing was spoken, because Isaac trusted his father and his father trusted his God! Abraham picked up his long copper knife and raised it very high in order to kill the boy in a single thrust.” ABRAHAM! ABRAHAM!” It was the Lord calling. “ABRAHAM!”
“Here I am,” the old man cried out.
God said, “Enough. Do not lay hands on the boy. I know that you fear God since you did not withhold your only son from me.”

When Abraham looked up he saw a ram caught in a thicket by it’s horns. So he went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt sacrifice instead of his son.
And he called that place ..”THE LORD SHALL PROVIDE!” ISAAC is a type of Christ “Obedient unto death” read Phil 2:5-8.

ABRAHAM is a type of the Father, who spared not his only Son, but delivered him up for us all. Rom 8:32.

THE RAM is a type of a substitution..Christ offered as a sacrifice in our place. Heb 10:12 and Heb 11:17:19

A WIFE FOR ISAAC.

Abraham instructed his servant to go back to his Kindred to find a wife for his son Isaac. Abraham did not want a woman from Canaan to marry him.
So the servant committed his task to the Lord and in faith he prayed. “O Lord, when I ask a young woman to give me a drink at the well. If she says, ”Drink and l will draw for your camels too” Let her be the woman you have chosen for my master’s son. Before he’d finished praying Rebekah came and the beautiful woman did all that he asked of the Lord.

The willing servant rewarded her with amazing expensive jewelry. So she invited him home. The Servant of Abraham told Rebekah’s brother Laban of his mission. Laban recognised that, “Clearly this was from the Lord, take my sister and go. Let her be the wife of your Master’s son.”

Then the servant handed Rebekah more jewels of silver and gold, and raiment closely woven. He also gave her brother and mother costly ornaments.

The next morning the servant wanted to leave, but Laban tried to delay him. With some deliberation Rebekah made the final decision. “l Will go.” This woman of conviction and utter self assurance in a night and a day, would transform her life forever!

One month after travelling on the road that Abraham took sixty five years earlier. They were almost there.
In the evening on the thirteenth day Rebekah, looking in the distance, saw a man in the Fields.
“Who is he?” she asked.

The servant smiled, “he is the son of my master. That is Isaac your future husband!”

Rebekah took a veil and covered her face and waited to be seen by the man who would soon be her husband. So lsaac took her into his tent, as was the custom in the Negev and she became his wife.
He loved her completely. He never took another as long as He lived. This story is a picture of Walking by Faith. Abraham’s faith! The loyal servant’s faith! Rebekah’s faith, and Isaac’s faith! The journey was a complete success.
How can you be sure of God’s guidance?
The servant said, “I BEING IN THE WAY, THE LORD LED ME.”
Have a servant’s heart and you will hear the voice of God saying to you, “THIS IS THE WAY WALK YOU IN IT.”

Amen.

THE BOOK OF GENESIS! Isaac, the child of Promise. The Sacrifice of Isaac.

ISAAC..”THE CHILD OF PROMISE.”

He is the miracle baby promised to Abraham and Sarah. She was purposely overhearing the conversation between Abraham and his visitors at the tent door. Sarah laughed too loud and revealed her unbelief.

She is heard, but denies it. The Lord said “Sarah you laughed,” She said, “l didn’t,” God replied, “No! but you did laugh.” Sarah’s face turned pink!
She is reminded again that God previously had said to Abraham, “Is anything too hard for the Lord.” Dear Sarah was actually afraid!

We must learn that we cannot lie or argue with God, He knows all things and has a perfect memory. It is silly and useless!

Abraham formerly had believed God. In Cpt 15:6. It says, “And it was counted to him as righteousness” And in Hebrews “Sarah by faith believed God.” So why did they laugh? He laughed so much that he fell on his face. Both he and Sarah had thought in their hearts only..but the Lord knew! We cannot hide anything from God.

l think that Abraham and Sarah laughed, because they were old!
He was 100 years old and Sarah was 90! She previously stated.
“Shall we find pleasure?” Do you know what she meant? “Making love at this age” Abraham most probably remembered Sarah’s previous conversation with him. They both were having a private laugh, strictly confidential!

There was a wonderful miracle in progress, a miracle of their personal rejuvenation, creation and the fulfilling of the promises of God.

God will fulfill His Covenant through Isaac’s seed and with his seed after him. It was an Everlasting Covenant.

THE OFFERING OF ISAAC.

Isaac had grown into a handsome youth. He had a soft genuine respect, and an obedient nature, a blessing of God upon his father’s old age.
Abraham gave his heart completely to the boy.

Then God said, “Abraham.”
He said “Here I am.”
And God said, “Take your son, your only son to a mount in Moriah and offer him as a burnt offering to me.”

In the morning, very early, he asked two servants to accompany him on a journey he was about to make.
Then he entered into the tent where Isaac was sleeping and touched his son to waken him.
“Come” he said, “come with me.”
So they left the encampment together.

They travelled three days in a northerly direction.
On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place of sacrifice afar off.
He said to his servants, “Wait here, The boy and I will go and worship the Lord and then come back to you.”
Dear reader, can you see the faith of this man? Please read Heb.11:19.

ABRAHAM HAD RESURRECTION FAITH!

As they began climbing Mt Moriah. Isaac said, “Father.” We have the 🔥 fire and the wood for our sacrifice, but where is the lamb? Abraham smiled and said, “God will provide.”

Today, God still provides for our,
NEEDS. Phil 4:19.
our
WANTS. PSL 23:1.
and
DESIRES. PSL 37:4.

If we are faith filled..
If we are totally obedient..to His will..and if we surrender all we are and have over to Him.

His blessings will chase you down!!

Amen.

ABRAHAM’S JOURNEY! The journey of faith.

THE JOURNEY OF FAITH.

”So Abraham departed, as the Lord had spoken” Gen 12:4.

Abraham was one of the greatest men in history. No man had received greater promises from God.
He was known by his great faith and his personal character.
He was called ..”A FRIEND OF GOD” because he..Believed God!
We can learn many lessons by studying his personal history.

”HIS CALL OF FAITH”

There are three interesting verses in the next two chapters.
He went FORTH into Canaan.
Then He went DOWN to Egypt.
Then he went UP to Canaan once again.

He responded in faith.
He went to Egypt by his own free will.
Then he went up back to Canaan..because he learnt that faith and obedience toward God..is better than human reason.

Going to Canaan was..FAITH RESPONDING!

Going to Egypt was..FAITH RECEEDING!

Going back to Canaan to the place of the Altar is..FAITH RETURNING!

All of us have slips of faith. Though we know that God has given us clear instructions in His Word on many issues. Yet we hear the Evil One say…
“Hath God really said,” lnstead of obeying “It is writtens” in the Bible we go our own way, and use reasonable excuses to justify our actions.

But faith and obedience are above reason! Don’t listen to your emotions or feelings to disobey, where God has already given clear instructions. Dont use the excuse, “I will pray about it some more” We all have made mistakes and failed our Lord.
Notice that Abraham returned to Canaan to call upon his God once again.

In Christ we are welcome back into his Presence..where we can find..

“GRACE TO HELP IN TIME OF NEED

Pray, “Lord I’m coming Home.”

FAITH RESPONDING..

FAITH RECEEDING!

Gen 12:10. Last time we learned in Abraham’s Life there are three aspects of faith,
He went FORTH to Canaan.
He went DOWN intoEgypt.
He went BACK to Canaan.

1. He responded to God’s command…
(As the Lord had spoken)
“Go out to a land that I will show you.”

2. Obedience to His leading is full of His Promises “I will make of you a great nation.”

You and I are also called to a life of Faith. When we are obedient, firstly to be separate from the world, secondly to obey God. When we do, we enjoy Fellowship with God, assurance and Guidence from the Holy Spirit.
Living by reason will not get us anywhere, but down the road to failure!
We need to be aware
of doing God’s will in every detail.

Why did Abraham go down to Egypt?
There was a famine in the land. He didn’t ask the Lord for guidance. He judged the circumstances and reasoned within himself what direction he should take.

In Egypt he told his ever so beautiful wife Sarai to, present herself as his sister!
She finds herself in Pharaoh’s harem!

Yet God in all his Faithfulness intervened and she was restored to her husband once again. Egypt God had caused a severe plague to come upon the Egyptians.

Abraham marred his testimony and was rebuked by a pagan King for his selfish, but seemingly good intentions.

We all have these tendencies to put ourselves first.
It may look good in the sight of people.
But we are “fake” in the eyes of God.

Remember that popular song.
“I did it My Way” Don’t sing it!
Sing instead..
“I DELIGHT TO DO YOUR WILL, OH LORD.”

Our message….
KEEP EGYPT OUT OF OUR LIVES. OR EGYPT WILL BECOME A PART OF US!!

There are Great things ahead, for you!

“FAITH RETURNING”

“AND ABRAHAM WENT OUT OF EGYPT UNTO THE PLACE OF THE ALTAR, WHICH HE FIRST MADE”
Gen13:1-4.

As we noted in our previous devotional, when Abraham stepped aside from his faith walk and took matters into his own hands..
beautiful Sarai found herself in the Egyptian Kings Harem! (wasn’t she submissive?)

This is the result of when we slip away from the faith life and lapse into self-management.

We have the tendency to want quick fixes, Instead of waiting on God in prayer.

Things can become complicated..and we hurt others along the way.
We ask, “why have I lost the sense of God’s presence..why does He not intervene?”
How can I get out of this tangle?”

We cannot run our Spiritual lives by the wisdom of the flesh.
God never fails us, we choose to disregard prayer.

We are called to faith and the faith-filled principle is meant to cover ALL our decisions.
Personally I have had it said to me, “You need to use common sense” No! Ask God about everything, it is much safer!
Faith should NEVER impoverish our lives. It Enriches and Transforms it!

But now we see Abraham RETURNING.

He went up out of Egypt into the place of the Altar which he first built.
Thank God that if a man of faith can “Lapse,” he can also “Recover.”
Praise he Lord so can we!
He called upon the Lord his God Jehovah and God restored him.

He is always willing to restore us when we come in repentance and rededication.

The moment He sees you are coming back, He is there with Wide Open Arms to receive you.

He says..”I WILL HEAL YOUR BACKSLIDINGS.”
“AND I WILL LOVE YOU FREELY”
Hosea 14:4.

RELAPSE INTO RECOVERY!!

AMEN.

THE BOOK OF GENESIS! Babel Dispersion.

THE BABEL DISPERSION.

We must not think of these times as primitive. Indications are that it was a most remarkable civilisation that our race has ever known. Humans lived to great age. Language was uniform. Communication with God was freer than earlier on.

To get some hints from these times read Genesis, 4:20-22.

But that first civilisation with its accumulations of knowledge and experience, it’s treasures of art and literature, it’s agricultural and industries, is now gone..all swallowed up by the Flood. The Adamic race now have a new start in Noah and his three sons.

So God put upon them more restraints.

Human life becomes shorter, the length of a generation is much shorter.

The soil becomes more depleted.

Flesh becomes a part of man’s diet.

A restraint of “fear” towards man, also, had to be put upon the beasts.

Violence must also be restrained as it had carried through from the Pre-Flood days.

Amid these restraints, the faithfulness of God stands out in the sign of the Rainbow. The sign of Promise to give man assurance of Hope for the future.

But there was another restriction to be imposed, mainly the confusion of languages. The confusion was that God actually added new unspoken languages, never heard before.

The tower was being built to establish a huge racial centre, with a Zodiac Centre which represented the heavens. There has been such a tower called the Birs-Nimrod tower from the ruins of Babylon.

The sin against God was, that the builders were defying God’s command to replenish the earth.
They wanted a name for “themselves!”

Saying, “Let us not be scattered upon the earth. Stay here and make a name for ourselves, Let’s rebel.”

That world Kingdom would be in defiance of the Kindom of God.
It would have been a kingdom of Pride! set up by satan himself in utter rebellion against the Lord God Most High!!
As prophesied in Isaiah 13:19-22. Babylon is utterly destroyed.

But Mystery Babylon lives on,
as we find in the Book of Revelation.
When Jesus returns, it’s evil system is completely annihilated.

NONE OTHER CAN EVER RULE THIS
EARTH EXCEPT, THE KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS!!
Come soon, Lord JESUS!

Amen.

THE BOOK OF GENESIS..Noah’s Days.

GOD’S JUDGEMENT UPON MAN IN THE DAYS OF NOAH.”SO WILL IT BE AT THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN”Let us look back at those days when Noah lived.
You can read more about the condition of the earth in Gen cpt 7.
The moral condition was appalling, corruption was extreme.
Man had rejected God and lived a depraved evil life far from God. THE WORLD TODAY
Isn’t this true of our world today.
The World is Godless .. Selfish .. Angry ..
Fearful and Anxious .. except for a remnant of God fearing people who have kept the Faith and are fighting the good fight.The world’s corruption has also made it’s way into the church.
Gay Marriages are accepted. Abortions becoming more accessible. Liberal Theology is now preached from the pulpits..Miracles do not happen!
Jesus is not God..Fighting, Gossip and Slander are rife.
There is no clear teaching on sin.
Sin is taught as a mistake!
You need not to be Born Again..The Gospel of “Good Works” has taken the place of real RepentanceChristians are dissolutioned..They are not walking close to God. Many do not want to read the “Word of God” so they have no means of guidance and make decisions according to their feelings. And that’s not all..
BUT!!. “NOAH FOUND GRACE IN THE EYES OF THE LORD.”
He was a righteous man.
Pure in 💓 heart.
Noah walked with God, heard His voice, and totally obeyed His commands. God delivered Noah and his family from the present evil world of his day.
He was the tenth from Adam in the Messianic Line in which JESUS CHRIST came. In Jesus..we also have found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Eph 2: 8,9.
That does not mean that you can be free to live an ungodly life as mentioned, because you are under Grace.
You will want to live in obedience to the known will of God for you! Because you love Him! GOD’S ULTIMATE PLAN WILL PREVAIL! And the evil one’s plan will be thwarted..he is defeated once and for all. AMEN!Our response should be to live our lives according to Roms 12:1-2.
A HOLY LIFE..ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD
It is a choice that only you can make.
It takes sacrifice to live in this world for Christ. It is hard to be a christian
in an antagonistic family. To witness at your place of employment. To speak to someone who is puffed up with their own knowledge. Emagine the criticism that Noah had had thrown at him..people in that time didn’t know the meaning of rain..or a flood..OR GOD!!
Jesus said, “In this world you will have tribulation.” “FEAR NOT, I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.”YOU ARE MORE THAN A CONQUEROR
THROUGH CHRIST WHO LOVES YOU SO!

Amen.