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Abraham Lesson 20 – THE REWARDS OF OBEDIENCE

(Read Genesis 22:14-24)

Discussion Points

  1. Abraham did not name the place in reference to the trials he experienced rather he named the hill prophetically in reference to God’s divine provision knowing God would provide the ultimate sacrifice for salvation on that hill someday. (verse14)
  2. Abraham’s supreme act of obedience drew forth God’s supreme assurance of His blessing by swearing by Himself; His covenant was confirmed by an unusual oath (Verse 16)
  3. Those that refuse to hold back anything from God, shall have it made up to them with unspeakable advantage. Abraham has but one son, and is willing to part with that one in obedience to God; by doing this, God recompensed him with thousands and millions. (Verse 16)
  4. Because Abraham demonstrated His willingness to do what the Lord commanded; the Lord reassured him of the blessings promised in the Abrahamic covenant. (Verse 17)
  5. Obedience brings about intimacy with God. Over the years God had built up Abraham’s faith but God wanted him to experience this faith by him demonstrating it. (Verse 17)
  6. God also promised Abraham that his offspring will not only be numerous, but powerful and victorious as well. (verse 17b).
  7. Abraham was ready to give up his son for a sacrifice in honour of God, in like manner, God willingly gave his son as a sacrifice for the salvation of mankind. (verse 17)
  8. Obedience brings about generational blessings, Abraham’s Obedience positioned him up as a beneficiary of generational blessings up until this very day (Verse 18)
  9. God promised Abraham that through his offspring shall all nations of the earth be blessed. something that happened unequivocally when Abraham’s descendant, Jesus, becomes the only way by which all may come into God’s blessing of Grace through faith(verse18)
  10. God blessed Abraham by providing for his future needs. No doubt Abraham had wandered around in a bid to finding a wife for Isaac, so that his son would not be absorbed into the Canaanite culture. The good news came to him as God also prospered his family and had already taken care of the matter in the person Rebekah. (Verse 20-24)

GOD FULFILS HIS PROMISES

Summary

  1. As Christians, severe trials are intended to prove the strength and purity of our faith we must walk by faith, and not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)
  2. When we trust him, God will provide our every need and see to our future. He is “The Lord who sees and provides (Nehemiah 9:15, Philippians 4:19)
  3. God rewards faith with faithfulness. Hebrews (10:23)
  4. God Blesses us by providing assurance of His promises (Hebrews 6:13-14)
  5. As Christians when we lack assurance of God’s promises all we need to do is obey Him! (He gives His greatest assurance to those who obey Him most fully.) Joshua 21: 45 NIV
  6. There will come a time in our Christian journey that God will require from us something very dear to us. (Genesis 22:2)
  7. God rewards full surrender with the fullness of His blessings – (if we give everything to God we will never lack) Matthew 19:29
  8. When we obey God fully, we can be rest assured that He is looking farther ahead than we are. He is already taking care, not only of our future needs, but that of our children also! (Genesis 26-3-5)
  9. The ultimate demonstration of our obedience is willingness to serve and honour God with that which is dearest to us, and to part with it without any debate.
  10. God reserves special blessings for the obedient. (Job 36:11)
  11. Obedience positions you for generational blessings from your children to your children children’s. dominion, victory, abundance and greatness await every obedient child of God.
  12. We should always remember that everything we are and have comes from Him and belongs to Him. (1 Chronicles 19:14)

Prayer Points

  1. Father let me and my loved ones continually enjoy your divine providence; as our needs arises let there be supernatural supply. (Philippians 4:19)
  2. O Lord help me to always love you and trust you in all that I do. (Psalm 28:7)
  3. O Lord, grant us the Grace to hear your voice and always to do your will. (John 10:27)
  4. Father strengthen our faith like Abraham so that your promises for our lives may come to pass (Luke 17:5)
  5. Father give me the Grace and enablement for total obedience (Deuteronomy 28:1 ;1Kings 2:3)
  6. Father give me and my family great rewards for our obedience (Job 36:11)
  7. By reason of our obedience, grant me and my whole household total victory over all our enemies and adversaries. (Genesis 22:17)
  8. Father as you did for Abraham, make my obedience productive for your glory. Bless me and make me a vessel of blessing unto many. (Genesis 12:2)
  9. Father help me to release myself and all that is precious to me to you so that I may be blessed abundantly. (Luke 9:23-24)
  10. O Lord do not let disobedience, doubts or unbelief, rob me of my blessings in life. (Deuteronomy 28:15-17
  11. Father let me and my family always hear and experience good news everywhere we turn to in the remaining of this year 2020 in Jesus name. (Proverbs 25:25)

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