“Then the angel of the LORD called again to Abraham from heaven. ‘This is what the LORD says: Because you have obeyed me and have not withheld even your son, your only son, I swear by my own name that I will certainly bless you. I will multiply your descendants beyond number, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will conquer the cities of their enemies. And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed—all because you have obeyed me’” (Genesis 22:15-18, NLT).
One day, Isaac’s father came to him and told him they were going to make a sacrifice to God. So, they went. When they were almost to the place of the altar, Isaac’s father told him to carry the wood as they went. Isaac didn’t argue with his father and only questioned him once, asking where the offering was. When his father told him God will provide, Isaac took him at his word and didn’t even fight or argue as his father laid him on the altar of sacrifice. Imagine what might be going through the young man’s mind as his father raised the knife into the air over him…was he thinking, God will provide. God will provide? Imagine his faith boost as the thicket rustled with the sound of a caught ram, and his father lowered the knife!
That day was a very important day in the plan of God for the Redemption of mankind. It prophesied the coming sacrifice of God’s only Son, and it gave God permission to do so. Without the obedience of Abraham and without the submission of his son Isaac, the plan to bless all the generations of the earth would have ended.
Abraham knew the promise given by God required his son to live. Isaac must have grown up hearing about the promise of generations and of God’s faithfulness. Both father and son came willingly into agreement with God’s plan and in doing so, ushered in the permission for mankind’s redemptive sacrifice to enter the earth. And so God’s plan continued in the earth…
Provision of God
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit” Romans 15:13 (NLT).
Live the Word
Prosperity is so much more than money. True prosperity is abundance in every area of life: peace in our spirit, wholeness in our soul, and health in our body. What promises of God are you standing on today for prosperity in your life? Are you talking about them with your children? How has God showed Himself faithful in your life? Are you bringing His goodness to your remembrance often?
Speak the Word
God delights in my prosperity! He wants me to live an abundant life, so that I can be a blessing to others. God wants above all things that I prosper and be in health—even as my soul prospers (3 John 2).
I know my talents and abilities come from You, Lord. Thank You for trusting me to accomplish those things You have planned for my life. I make it a point to remember that You, my Father, give me the power to get wealth—and that’s confirmed by Your unbreakable covenant with me (Deuteronomy 8:18). You are good and Your mercies endure forever! Every good and perfect gift comes from You. And I can trust You to supply all my needs. Abundant Life is MINE!
Scripture Study: 3 John 2; Deuteronomy 8:18; John 10:10; Matthew 6:33 Philippians 4:19; James 1:17; Ephesians 3:16
God is ready and able to bless all His children, but He won’t just pour it out on us unaware. We need to be ready to receive it. It’s easy to position ourselves to participate in His blessings.
Walking it out to victory:
- Trust in Him to do what He says He will do.
- Believe His Word is full of promises and agree with all the good things He wants you to have.
- Humbly receive and faithfully steward all He pours out on you!
- Remember, God is absolutely faithful, every time!
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