“On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying…” (Gen 15:18 Devotional Bible)

Abraham and Death to Self: When God called Abram (Gen 12) to come out of his country to a land He would show him, his death to self began. But it was just the beginning of the death process, for so much of Abram was still alive that God had to deal with him. When Abram came to the promised land, rather than staying there he went down to Egypt because he faced a famine and began to doubt. Later he questioned God by saying, “What will You give me, seeing I go childless? (Gen 15:2) God had already told him he would father a child, but Abram had not died to his unbelief. Then Sarah and Abram worked together on the Hager fiasco-trying “to help God.” Finally, when Abram was almost a century old, something, glorious happened. The Lord appeared to him and said, “I am Almighty God, walk before Me and be blameless… No longer shall your name be called Abram, but… Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations” (Gen 17:1, 5) When Abram died to the flesh, God said “You are no longer Abram…” The very nature and breath of God entered into his life. Then and only then did Isaac come. Remember this vital principle: the Promise will not come as long as the flesh is alive.

The cross is our place of safety. There our flesh is crucified so that true, Spirit – breathed life may come. (Benny Hinn)

PRAYER LINE: The poor and needy everywhere are objects of God’s love and care, But they will always know despair unless His love with them we share – D De Haan

 

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