SUNDAY, JANUARY 3
Scripture: Genesis 15:4-8
Genesis 15:4-8 says, “And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, ‘This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.’ Then He brought him outside and said, ‘Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.’ And He said to him, ‘So shall your descendants be.’ And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. Then He said to him, ‘I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.’ And he said, ‘Lord God, how shall I know that I will inherit it?’” Abraham complained about no progress on the promise. And he ended his complaint in verse 8 with this question, “Lord God, how shall I know that I will inherit it?” If we think about it, what that is really saying is Abraham knew God had made the promise two or three times, and he wanted something better than just God’s promise. He wanted to know – he wanted a rock-solid foundation for God’s covenant promise. Abraham’s question was, “How shall I know?” It is interesting to note that God responded in a manner that was familiar to Abraham’s culture. God responded with a Blood Covenant. It was not God who initiated the demand for a Blood Covenant. The father of faith needed a foundation for his faith. He put a demand on God for assurance. A Blood Covenant provided that. Blood Covenant is a two-way street. But, if Abraham fulfilled God’s demand, oh what a promise! This is a year for faith in God’s promises. It is a year for a whole new faith movement. And it is a year where an anointing for nations is being poured out and is available for all who will say yes to the preparational price that goes with it. This has the potential for being one of the greatest years we have ever seen in Christ because we are facing the greatest adversity we have ever seen. What an amazing opportunity for the power of God to be in manifestation through the church. This is the season where we are beginning to see the signs of the fullness of Christ rise on the church. It has been worth waiting for years just to see what God is doing now! The Judicial Christ is rising!