FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Scripture: Genesis 22:9-12
Genesis 22:9-12 says, “Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, ‘Abraham, Abraham!’ So he said, ‘Here I am.’ And He said, ‘Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.’” Abraham had to go so far as to extend the knife and strike it out to slay his son. At that point God spoke to him and said no. But the language is what is interesting. The language of verse 12 says, “…for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son.” Do we fear God? How do we prove that we fear God? We do what He says and we do not withhold anything. Every person can prove they fear God by not withholding when God asks for something. We prove it by doing what He asks us to do. That is the only way we can prove we are truly in covenant with God – He asks us to do something and we do it, even when it is very costly. Abraham became the father of all them that believe when he obeyed God and consummated the Blood Covenant. And here we are – we are his seed and we are heirs according to his promise if we walk this out. This is how we can all walk with the Judicial Christ. We have to obey Him, we have to first develop a personal relationship, then yield and give Him what He wants. We cannot withhold from Him when He asks for something. Do we refuse to withhold, and will we in the days ahead?