DIVINE VISITATION (1)                                                           Genesis 18:1-10

And the LORD visited Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had spoken. (Gen 21:1)

When Abraham entertained three strange men in his tent, little did he know they were messengers of the benevolent God. Take a closer look at all the effort Abraham put in to entertain visitors he could ordinarily have regarded as casual passerby. (Genesis 18:6-7 says, So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah and said, “Quickly, make ready three measures of fine meal; knead it and make cakes.” And Abraham ran to the herd, took a tender and good calf, gave it to a young man, and he hastened to prepare it. So he took butter and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree as they ate.” From this passage, it is obvious that Abraham engaged his entire household in making those visitors comfortable. There are many lessons from Abraham’s experience. First, you must be hospitable  to receive a divine visitation. The Holy Spirit in Hebrews 13:2 says Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.”  God  visits those who share His attribute of generosity. God is so generous that He
Gave only begotten Son as a ransom for our sins. Secondly, when you show generosity or hospitality, you must do it willingly. The angelic visitors would not have waited if they had noticed unwillingness in Abraham. Angels don’t eat human food but they eat the food Abraham served them (Genesis 18:8)  They were transformed and given human nature by the sovereignty of the Almighty God. When God requests for your tithe, offerings or your first fruits, He wants to set you up for divine visitation.

PRAYER LINE: Father, please visit me with Your awesome presence today.

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Hospitality or generosity must be given willingly. (O.H)

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