Devo Only Believe Part 13
Genesis 15:1-11 New International Version (NIV)
15 After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:“Do not be afraid, Abram.
I am your shield,
your very great reward.”
2 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?”
3 And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.”
4 Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” 5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
6 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
7 He also said to him, “I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to take possession of it.”
8 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, how can I know that I will gain possession of it?”
9 So the Lord said to him, “Bring me a heifer, a goat and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon.”
10 Abram brought all these to him, cut them in two and arranged the halves opposite each other; the birds, however, he did not cut in half. 11 Then birds of prey came down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away.
God made a promise to Abram to inherit the promise land, but to receive the promise he had to believe God’s word which he did. God credited it to him as righteousness. God had Abram prepare a sacrifice to present to Him so he could receive the promise, but the birds of the air came down to take it. Satan always tries to steal our offerings to God so he can stop the promises of God in our lives. But Abram would not let Satan take what he believed in his heart and fought the birds off. We need to do the same. Fight off those who would steal the promises of God from our hearts and stay steadfast in waiting to come into what God has promised us. Has God given you prophecies over your life? Don’t let Satan or others take them from you. Stand your ground.
Pastor Jeff Lane
Pastor Jeff Lane