The Spirit is setting the God document with specific reference to the Son by whom all things consist. Consequently when he gives us the creation account he is the central focus. The everlasting covenant between God and Man would refer the Son, the Man component who ‘took on him the seed of Abraham’. (He.2:16-17)”So we shall recap the chapters before we discuss Abram as the Father of many nations. The promises of God are yea in him.

It is thus the Spirit gives us the specific time for the creation of the heaven and the earth. ‘In the beginning’ refers to the divine will of the Father so His Son is where his focus and of him we read,”All things were created by him, and for him; And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”(Co.1:16-17)

This shall explain the worlds framed by the word…

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And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? (v.8)

Apart from the Law of Moses all sacrifices man renders to God is left to man. In the case of Gideon the Angel of the Lord waits while he brought his present. He was free to choose but where he offered it was not any place but at the place specified. “And the angel of God said unto him, Take the flesh and the unleavened cakes, and lay them upon this rock, and pour out the broth. And he did so.”(Ju.6:20). The rock was none other than the spiritual rock which the Spirit would have us understand symbolized Christ. Similarly what God tells Abram in the verse below pertains to the Son. The command number Three is the clue. He was specific regarding the birds. They were not to be divided. In Noah’s case the dove…

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And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.”(v,6)

Abraham is called the friend of God. “And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God./Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.”(Jas.2:23-24) Here works do not mean the works associated with the law. (Ro.3:28) Moses also was counted as a friend. “And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.” (Ex.33:11) But God did not allow him to see the glory, and He gives the reason. “And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.” Instead He allowed him to see his ‘back parts.’ Thus there is a literal and a spiritual face…

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After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

‘After these things’ is how the Holy Spirit compresses the life of After he set out of Haran in obedience to the call. God blesses Abram in material terms. “And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.”(13:2) On the other hand Abram grows in understanding His ways. It is described by the Spirit as this verse puts it,”Unto the place of the altar, which he had make there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.” (13:4) . There he called on the name of the Lord. He was growing in the knowledge for which faith is a must. It creates the body of evidence.

After Abram had separated from Lot God renews his blessings. At first…

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God sent Melchizedek, the king of Salem to Abram with a specific purpose. As a token of his embassy he brought bread and wine to Abram.

“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God./ And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth. “

The choice of gift was very similar to the gifts that the three wisemen from the east had brought to infant Jesus. From the tokens revealed in the face of heaven it was to Jerusalem that they went first but the star that had taken a hand would not leave them in the lurch. He who has begun a good work shall perform to the end. St Paul refers it to the day of Jesus Christ (Ph.1:6-7)

St Mathew’s Gospel sets the…

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Here we have two kings presented in terms of Abram. Here the Holy Spirit presents Abram as Everyman who is a child of God. He has stature as an overcomer having put the law of sin warring in his members against the Law of Spirit to rout. What is his volume? He has the body of Christ assured and it can only sit well with the world of the Spirit in perfect equipoise.

This is what the encounter between Abram and Melchizedek signifies. The v.18 says it all. “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.” The Spirit annotates Melchizedek was not only the the priest of the most high God but also the king of Salem. He paid him tithes to validate their relative positions so the Spirit adds, “And he gave him tithes of all.”. Abram…

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There were confederation of nations in the time of Abraham as we have seen the war on terror in 2003.. War on Terror is a slogan as we have heard of the earth being described as the Global Village. Such buzzwords are coined with felicity which owe to man’s rational faculties. Destroying weapons of Mass Destruction sounds very reasonable to fight for, is it not? Only that man’s reasons are based on his ignorance than his need to be sure grounded on truth. No Yale or Harvard prepares man for it. None of the participants found WMD nor did they foresee Iran becoming now the bogey the world has to deal with. If nations do not have a clue as to the very war they unleash why do it at all,?

Epistle of James gives us a reason.”From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even…

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 “Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom./ But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.”

Lot laid much faith in his uncle that he set out following him through thick and thin from Haran and he trusted in Abram totally like the fixer to the POTUS ready to take a bullet if necessary. Man counts on loyalty and Abram believed God and it was counted to him for righteousness. Abram was rich in faith. “Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.” (Ps.125:1-NIV). Lot like Mr. Michael Cohen would have liked to believe somewhat similar. Sedate urban living in Ur or Haran was not what the families of Abram and Lot experienced as they moved south. No two days would have…

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“Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee./ Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the Lord. “(vv.17-18)

One important feature of this transaction came after Abram had parted from Lot. In 1992 I had noted on the margin of my Thomson’s chain reference Bible thus:

“Promise of Canaan came immediately after his separation from Lot. A life of separation from unbelievers. Ge.1:4 2 Co.6:17

The Promised land, in a figurative sense was his. As the new owner he measures the breadth and length of the land (which his children will literally possess literally after specific period of time.(Col.3: 1-3)

I continue my note under the passage referred here above. “Similarly we sojourn in our body ‘in heavenly…

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While we trace the journey of Abram from Haran, we notice how his life of faith increases with passage of time. The Spirit follows the calling of God with this, “So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him;”(12:4). His obedience is a quality that defined his DNA and it connects with the Son.

At the plain of Moreh the Lord appeared to him, “And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him.”(12:7) Significance the Name is translated into reverence.

He journeyed on till he came to Bethel, “and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord.”(v.8). After making a full circuit he comes back to where he first pitched his tent. “ 

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