July 9, 2017: SOAP #2775: Micah 1-4; Hebrews 6 Scripture:  Hebrews (NIV) 6:13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no-one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.” 15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what [...]

July 9, 2017: SOAP #2775: Micah 1-4; Hebrews 6

Scripture:  Hebrews (NIV) 6:13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no-one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”
15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.

Observation:   Verse 15 says, 'Abraham received what was promised.'   The promise was to Abraham and Sarah his wife.   It was a promise of MANY descendants.   Yet Abraham and Sarah had only one son, Isaac.

I am thinking that Abraham was, and is, as alive as was Elijah and Moses when they visited Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration.     When the book of Hebrews was written, the whole nation of Israel was a testimony that God had kept His promise to Abraham.   It is a promise that God continues keeping, for Abraham continues living!   Abraham has received the promise, and is still receiving the promise!

Application:   If I die before receiving a promise from God, I need not feel that God has forgotten His word.   To be not living in this body clearly does not mean that I am not living.   God does not need me present to make things happen.   If Jesus is ever interceding for us, when I join him in heaven, I am quite certain that I will join His ministry of intercession.   I can continue interceding in heaven as I can intercede while on earth.   And God will continue keeping His promises!

Prayer:   Heavenly Father, I trust you to keep your promises.   You have the character of a promise keeper!   Continue to develop that same character in me.   Amen

Pastor Leon
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