3/29/2020 Have Faith and Not Fear (combination of C. Stanley and Miz KJV Only) Genesis 12:1-20
We are to have Faith in the Lord and not fear when trouble comes. In the text, God told Abram to leave his father’s household and go to a land that God would lead him to. In verse 4 Abram obeyed the Lord and left. In verse 7 he goes to the land of Sichem, builds an altar to the Lord and gets more instructions. Then in verse 8 Abram went over to Bethel, built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord again.
All of a sudden in verse 10, there is a famine in the land. Does Abram build an altar to the Lord and ask for instructions? No. He gets fearful, starts reasoning in himself and runs to Egypt. This is where the trouble starts because instead of having Faith, Abram had fear. First he asked his wife Sarai to say she is his sister instead of his wife so the Egyptians won’t kill Abram for her. Then Pharaoh takes Sarai and she almost gets sexually had by him as his new wife. God sends a plague on the Egyptians that makes them all sick AND to let them know that Sarai is already a married woman. Then Pharaoh has Abram leave Egypt quickly with his wife. All this trouble started because of the fear Abram had when the famine came. All this trouble could have been greatly avoided if Abram had kept the Faith, dropped to his knees and asked God what he should do.
Today, now in March 2020, we have a plague, a pestilence in our land. We need to keep the Faith, have no fear, drop to our knees and ask God what we should do. We Christians, all know that we are Special because we are God’s children through the blood of Jesus Christ. We know God is obligated to take care of us. Period! Yes, He loves us his children and wants to take care of us anyway but because He is our Father, He is obligated to take care of us. Period! So walk in Faith with the Lord God Almighty. Walk in Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Have no fear because God is in Control!!