The Liberty of Abraham October 19
Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
The LORD told Abram to leave his home country and get away from his relatives. But it is essential to understand what he was leaving behind.
Abram lived in Ur, which was in Babylonia, where Nimrod built the Tower of Babel. God destroyed it and created all the different kinds of speech to protect humankind from ourselves.
Abram probably had looked upon the destroyed temple in his life. For some reason, Abram decided in his heart that he was going to listen to God.
The Babylonians had some very abusive religious practices, which would have compelled Abram's wife, Sarah, to participate in the worship of Ishtar. Ishtar was the Mother-Goddess, a deity of passion, licentiousness & prostitution. All women were required to officiate at least one service during their lifetime, and Sarah would have been no exception.
While praying with some fellow Christians, I listened to a pastor from Nigeria. As he prayed, I could understand bits and pieces of what he was saying. I asked him if he was praying in tongues or another language? (Everyone sort of laughed at me.) He sheepishly said, "In tongues," I told him that he was praying these words: "The Liberty of Abraham."
Moments later, the Lord told me to tell him, "He is under the covenant of Abraham."
When Abraham was obedient and left, those who went with him obtained the Liberty granted to Abraham. When Jesus died on the cross, he gave us, The Blessings of Abraham.
Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree:
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
If Jesus asks you to lay something down, or give something up, like cigarettes, for example, it may liberate someone else, either way…
It's because He loves you.
He is: Yahweh- Channun
God of Grace