SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Scripture: Genesis 22:13-17
Verses 13-17 say, “Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, ‘In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.’ Then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, and said: ‘By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son—blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.’” The stunning thing about this process is that it is consummated personally when we do not withhold from God when He asks. Through our obedience the reward is an anointing to possess the gate of our enemies. Will we possess the gate of our enemies? God says that we will. If we will not withhold from the Lord, if we will give Him what He wants when He asks for it, then the Bible promises that we will possess the gate of our enemies. That means we can stand in the gate – the financial gate, the educational gate, the judicial gate… We can stand in the gate and declare the Judicial Word of the Lord and possess the gate of our enemies. That is the promise! It is the pattern. Abraham became the father of all them that believe, and it is a pattern for all of us. If we will not withhold from the Lord and give Him what He asks for, then we come into something absolutely stunning and amazing. We can possess the gate of our enemies. Are we possessing the gates of our enemies? It is time to graft this promise into our lives. Abraham did and it is time for us to participate. This is the time to possess cities and nations and to do it, we must be able to stand in the gates of our enemies and possess those gates. Jesus said, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore…” Abraham bought and paid for that relationship. Jesus bought and paid for you and I to walk in that same relationship. Will we?