Can you count the stars?
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"That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies"
Obedience has its rewards. When Abraham stepped out in faith, God gave him a promise---To multiply his seed. One thing that I see is that when God referred to seed, he spoke of the stars and then he referred to the sands of the sea. The stars speaks of the spiritual, which is the body of Christ. Notice how God mentions the spiritual first. He had you and me in mind. Next, is the sands of the sea which is the natural seed, which are the Jews.
What does that show us? It shows us how one act of obedience can impact your family and generations to come! (Gal 3:14-29) We are the spiritual seed of Abraham and heirs according to the promise! Notice when in Gen 22:17, it says that thy seed (Jesus) shall posses the gate of his enemies. (Rev 1:18) That means that Jesus, our elder brother, has the keys of heaven and of death. He has delegated that authority to us!(Matt 18:18)
That means that we can come into the enemy's camp and bring back our loved ones. We can get our stolen goods back. We can get our health back. Why? Because Jesus has given us power over the enemy! Praise God!!
Did you know that as you grow in the Lord, Beloved, your spiritual family increases? Many of you reading this may be called to be spiritual Dads or Mothers. There are many children in this world that unless they are mentored right or looked after will go astray and break hell wide open. I am, presently, reading a book by Reinhard Bonke entitled--"Plundering Hell-to populate Heaven" and it is an eyeopener.
So, let's get rid of this traditional saying that many are called, but few chosen. God has a vision of multitudes of souls and he has called us to plunder hell to populate heaven. Let the word of God burn deep like fire in our bones. (Jer 20:8) Let's start being bold in our faith and make an impact for the Lord. Pray for this nation, community and family.Let's be kingdom-minded so that God can have his way in our lives. God bless.