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Abraham Lesson 15 – Enjoying the extended favour of God

(Read Genesis 19: 17- 38)

Discussion Points

    1. God can preserve and save his own people even in the midst of destructions and imminent calamity (verse 17)
    2. Whenever man sins, fear is bound to set in. Lot was afraid to flee into the hills as recommended by the angels, because of fear. (verses 18-19)
    3. Lot enjoyed the favour of God upon Abraham and so he got what he pleaded for. When you carry God`s favour, He grants you your hearts desires. (verses 18-21)
    4. Lot requested for a small village (Zoar). Sin can make an individual settle for little instead of the abundance. (verse 20).
    5. God is a God of justice. He has so many weapons of mass destruction in his artillery (verses 24-25)
    6. Disobedience has great consequences. DON’T LOOK BACK was the instruction, but Lot’s wife looked back. (verse 26)
    7. The righteous can deliver their own. God delivered Lot (Abraham`s cousin) because of His relationship with Abraham (verses 27-29)
    8. We need to be careful of our choices. Lot’s small mind set led him to live in a cave (verse 30).
    9. The daughters of Lot did not rely on God or seek His face for their perceived problem. They were still under the influence of the spirit of Sodom and Gomorrah. (verses 31-36)
    10. Moabites and Ammonites are seeds of incest; hence they became tribes forbidden by God. They are the products of Lot`s daughters (verses 37-38).

     

    SUMMARY

    The different sides of God

    1. God can show mercy and spare others (including family members) in the midst of calamity because of His covenant children. (Psalm 89:2-4)
    2. When we make our requests before God, we must make sure our requests are within His perfect will. (James 4:3)
    3. We should be mindful of what we request from God. Lot prayed for small village because he felt that was his worth, and that was what he got. As a man thinketh, so is he (Luke 11:9; Proverbs 23:7a)
    4. We should never take God’s feelings for granted. He can be just as kind as He can be angry. He allowed Lot to escape out of kindness, and then rained judgement on Sodom and all the surrounding towns and villages in anger. (2 Peter 2:6-8).
    5. Disobedience leads to destruction. Any individual who truly walks with God must never look back. (Luke 9:62).Mrs Lot was possibly lustfully gazing back at her material things. Many are still looking back to the world from which God saved them.
    6. This is confirmation that the prayer of intercession of the righteous can deliver. God listened to Abraham`s request and kept Lot safe. (Revelation 22:11).
    7. We need to see beyond our own world. The daughters of Lot did not understand the ways of God. They decided to help God, thinking they were helping their father. Their worldly thinking lead to drunkenness and incest. Negative actions and lifestyles have consequences. Always teach your children the ways of the lord (Proverbs 22:6; Proverbs 21:17).
    8. Incest is a great sin. (Leviticus 18:6-18). In this case, its result became the generation that troubled the children of Israel and became a generational problem all over the world. However, there is no situation that God cannot turn around, and no life that He cannot redeem. Boaz who was a Jew, redeemed Ruth who was a Moabitess (Ruth 4:1-10) and she entered the genealogy of our Lord Jesus. This is a testimony of God’s grace.

     

    Prayers

    1. O Lord save me and my entire family from any form of destruction and calamity.I decree that my family and I will escape every evil plot this month and beyond
    2. O Lord as you promised not to forsake me, let me always carry your favour and grant all my requests.
    3. O Lord never let me do anything that will make me experience your wrath.
    4. Father take every spirit of disobedience out of my life. Let me and my household obey you fully.
    5. Father, I refuse to settle for less as your bona fide child, enlarge my coast and let me enjoy abundance.
    6. O Lord don’t let me regret my actions over my children. Give me the grace to teach my children aright.
    7. I decree and declare that any spirit of incest will not manifest in my family
    8. Father lord, I come to your throne of grace, redeem me totally from all my past mistakes.

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