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JEHOVAH JIREH

THE LORD WHO PROVIDES

 

GENESIS 22:14

 

You heard about the guy who fell off a cliff and on his way down he was able to grab onto a tree branch jutting out from the face of the rock. As he hung there reviewing his options, he started yelling, “Is anyone up there?” He was surprised to hear a voice say to him, “Yes, this is God.” The man was relieved, and quickly asked, “God, can you help me?” “Of course I can, God said.” The man was excited and shouted, “Great! What should I do?” The answer was not what he was expecting: “Let go of the branch.” After a long period of silence, the man replied, “Is there anyone else up there?”

We’re like that man sometimes. We want God to help us but we don’t always want to do what He says. Specifically, we’re not always interested in letting go of those things that we think are holding us up. It’s tough to release our grip and give control of our lives to God. We kind of know that God will provide but maybe we’re not really sure He’ll come through for us. And so we hold on, and wonder if there is someone else who can help us.

IN ABRAHAMS LIFE WE READ OF 3 GREAT TESTS OF FAITH.

1)   The call to separate himself from his people and country

GENESIS 12:1. To go and not knowing where to – HEBREWS 11:8

2)   To trust God for the promise of the covenant without seeing it fulfilled for 25 years

3)   To offer up his son Isaac – the promised son. Now he is about 15-years-old, which means Abraham is around 115.

God is now ready to “test” Abraham. This word literally means “to test completely through a demonstration of stress” and was often used in the Old Testament of God testing the faith and faithfulness of His people.

Thousands of products are test all over the world, not to break them, but to demonstrate that they are good and reliable.

Later, in Deuteronomy 8:2, we read that God led His people into the desert for a specific purpose:

We are to are never exempt from the challenge of faith and we are never too old to be used by God. Sometimes the most trying tests come after years of following God faithfully.

God calls out to him, “Abraham!” Like a true servant, he spontaneously replies, “Here I am.”
Genesis 22:1,2
Notice the four phrases God uses – your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love.

THE FAITH OF ALL BELIEVERS SHALL BE TESTED

Read Genesis 22:3-14, 15-18          We learn that:

Our faith in God is tested – 1 Peter 1:6-7 + Hebrews 11:32 - 39

God will allow things or events to happen in our lives that will seem to destroy our hopes and our dreams.

Trust in God is essential in all circumstances

Perseverance = Endurance in whatever trial we may face without losing our faith in God.

In your total obedience to God in the midst of a trial you to shall say at the end – Jehovah Jireh, the Lord has provided.

Learn and understand that:

                                        God seeks obedience

                                        God is seeking faithfulness

                                        God always provides

"MAN'S EXTREMITY IS GOD'S OPPORTUNITY."

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