HOW ABRAHAM’S MISTAKE
Did God’s friend actually made any mistake? What was his mistake? Did the Bible tell us about this mistake? Though it may not be written as a mistake, but we have the Holy Spirit who inspires our minds and sense of judgment to determine if he ever made a mistake and also the actions following his movements might indicate to us if it was a mistake or not.
He made mistakes here and there? Or do we know whose mistakes caused the troubles of the world? Well do you know the friend of God? If you are a student of the Bible then definitely you know him. But in case you don’t know him, we are talking about Abraham, the friend of God.
He is the one we are accusing to have made mistakes here and there. By the time you follow us along in the topic, you would agree that he caused mistakes here and there. Now let’s delve into his first mistake which gave birth to the other. You may ask “what’s his first mistake”? Answer. There was a time the first famine in world history took place within his days, see Gen. 12:10.
This friend of God did not ask from his friend what was happening. He did not commune with his friend whether to stay or leave the land of Canaan where he was leaving at that time. Instead he informed his wife at that time how to tell lies that she was his sister, when they eventually arrive in Egypt. And his wife did appropriately what her husband said to her, and that resulted in snatching her from him by Pharaoh’s servants in Egypt Gen.12:10-20. Of course by this time Egypt had developed mightily in crime and civilization to a point that was known to the whole world then. You read or studied that civilization started in Egypt, that’s true.
So as Sarai was snatched from Abram, these were their names before they entered into God’s covenant afterwards. God had to intervene in his behalf and he struck Pharaoh with such plague that restrained him from defiling her carnally. God therefore warned Pharaoh about Sarai, because she was a man’s wife.
Not only was Pharaoh stricken with plagues but all his servants were equally stricken with plagues at the same time. So he sent back Sarai to Abram after asking him, “did I not ask from you about her and you said she was your sister, then I took her to wife”? Abram’s answer was that he was afraid that they had no fear of God with them. So he told her to lie so that he might be saved.
That’s a great mistake by God’s friend Abram. If he had asked from his friend God, before going into Egypt, I believe that God would have told him not to go there. Of course you should know that there’s a war going on between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness which Egypt was representing at that time. Read it from my book of Rapture with this keyword “Rapture: the Past, Present and What to Expect in the Future”. Just type this keyword into Google and see it displayed to you. Obtain it and see mysteries explained.
Now the going of Abram into Egypt was described by the Bible as “went down”. The Bible said “Abram went down” Gen.12 10. He was expected “to remain above only”. But he went down into Egypt. This going down was spiritual in nature. And it affected all his seed after him. Now God’s intervention saved him as well as stayed God’s seed and program from being defiled by the kingdom of darkness.
Don’t forget that God had earlier promised Abram to bless him and to bless the world through him Gen.12:3. God said, “if anyone courses him, such person shall be cursed and if anyone blesses him, such person shall likewise be blessed. If God had not intervened quickly and promptly, Sarai would have been defiled and seduced. And it would have been a shame and a disappointment to Abram, also and subsequently hinder God from using Abram again, or possibly changing Sarai in his program.
GOD’S INTERVENTION CAUSED HIS WENTING UP!
You can now see how God’s intervention made him to go up as expected. When Pharaoh asked him why he told him a about Sarai, he subsequently told Abram to leave his Country, and we see that he was deported from Egypt. And the Bible reported again that “he went up” Gen. 13:1. Do you see now what we are saying?
Actually God’s intervention showed that Abram was his friend indeed. And as he was coming out of Egypt he made the second mistake again. You might ask, what was his second mistake? He bought a slave from the slave market in Egypt in the person of Hagar.
HIS SECOND MISTAKE:
Abram bought a slave girl as he was coming out from Egypt. His buying of this girl was another serious mistake. Now when Sarai his wife saw herself not giving birth to Abram that she suggested to him to use her slave girl and give her birth through Hagar. And Abram agreed again to this suggestion. Immediately that relationship was done, the young girl conceived and began immediately to molest her mistress Sarai.
Sarai then saw Abram as one who did not want to give her children. Yes because once Abram had that affair with his slave girl, she conceived immediately. And afterwards Sarai thought it was done by her husband. The slave girl was sacked for insulting her mistress, who wanted to install her as a benefit to her in the family.
Hagar became stubborn and she was sacked, but already she was pregnant for Abram. And as soon as she delivered, it was a baby boy Ishmael. Hagar’s insult made Sarai to insist on sacking Hagar from the family. The thing displeased Abram and he asked God to bless Ishmael.
God told him that he had heard his request but he should listen to his wife’s demand. So from here Hagar was finally blessed and sacked from the family. And appropriately God blessed Ishmael and gave him 12 Dukes as he promised. But God told Abram that he had done his request but that his covenant will be with his seed from Sarai. And at the fullness of time God to him for the covenant and their names were changed.
GOD’S COVENANT WITH ABRAM:
The Bible reported that when Abram was exactly 99 years, he had a covenant with God Gen. 17:1. In verses 5-16, God’s covenant was perfected with a sign of circumcision as a seal. Then Abraham requested that God would bless Ishmael as well, and it was done.
But when Abraham had done the circumcision and within a little time later, he saw three men walking towards him and he recognized it was the lord coming to him and he rushed to him Gen.18. Even though Abraham saw three persons coming, he never called them lords because they were three, no. He didn’t make this mistake here.
In his sight plural failed and he saw the three as one person, that’s the lord God. That’s one the reasons we say that Jesus is God. The three personalities of God came to Abraham at once, what a mystery? On this day the lord after Abraham’s entertainment gave his friend the time of his promise would be fulfilled.
The lord said, “according to the time of life, I shall visit thee and Sarah your wife shall bear a son” Gen.18:10. And that’s how Isaac was born in accordance to his word.
GOD’S JUDGMENT FOR GOING DOWN TO EGYPT:
God later informed his friend that even though that he intervened in his behalf in Egypt, and saved him with his wife from pollution from their enemies, judgment is coming to his seed for that failure. Hear you the word of God.
“Know of a surety that your seed shall go to a foreign Country which is not theirs, and they shall afflict them for four hundred years” Gen. 15:13. I said Abraham’s going down into Egypt was a mistake both spiritual and physical; and someone asked, how sure are you to say it was the reason which made God to say that”? Or how sure are you to say that Abraham made a mistake because the Bible did not tell us that it was a mistake?
Then I answered and asked like Jesus, “why must that foreign Country which God made mention of be the same Egypt”? Again why should their stay in Egypt amount up to the same four hundred years before they were delivered from Egypt? Even the record gave us 430 years Ex. 12:40. Then my man closed up his mouth. Sometimes God speaks figuratively and sometimes he speaks plainly to certain people. Any type he choses to use he will use. No man tells him how to or to who to use. He is all knowing, Omnipotent, Omniscient as well as Omnipresent God.
In fact he knows the ability of the one he is speaking to at anytime. The understanding that it was that going down to Egypt had made him to pronounce that word to his friend, was made clear to me and that was the reason I said it that way. If you check his statement and how it tallied to the same Egypt, you will know it was not a coincident but a deliberate word which was fulfilled.
It may not have been laid or opened to anyone like this before, and no one could order him to stop using the one he approves to reveal his word. Prophet Isaiah said “he is doing what pleases him” and that’s correct Isa. 46:9-10. Who then could stop him or instruct him well? He said “my counsel shall stand and he’s doing all his pleasures.
THIS MISTAKE IS THE CAUSE OF WORLD TROUBLE TODAY:
God informed his friend that he had blessed his son Ishmael as demanded by Abraham, but that the hand of this his son shall be against everyone and they shall be against him also Gen.16:11-12. Today check if the children of Ishmael are not against every man who is not a muslim, and even against other muslims. And are all who are not muslims not also against him? “God said he is a wild man”, look at that. Wildness belongs to animals without thinking faculty and without human feelings. Animals kill both other animals and humans alike.
I have already said that everything happening in the world today is the programs of God. Nothing happens by chance, no. From Genesis to Revelation are the programs of God written and Satan doesn’t have a program in the Bible, though he is assigned to fulfill some part of it. Are you surprised about this? Yes he is assigned to fulfill the negative side of the Bible, as an evil worker. The Bible is a two edged sword, with a negative and positive sides at the same time.
Today check about all the troubles of the world and see is at the center of them all. It is the muslim world everywhere. Just name a Country of the world in which there is no trouble, and I will tell you that, that Country does not exist in this world. Today they are planning to take over the world, by reason of establishing themselves in all Countries of the world, and going with this mindset.
You may now ask, Why are you tracing the mistakes of our father Abraham? Well I’m not tracing it to discredit our father, but helping us his children to avoid our father’s mistakes, even our biological fathers. When you discover your father’s mistake, do you continue with it? No!
Do you know that his son Isaac would have done the same thing? But God intervened quickly before he could move out from Canaan. The sam famine came in his days and Isaac went to the king of Gera of the Philistines to arrange his movement into Egypt again, but God stopped him, promising and blessing him as well Gen. 26:1-3.
Any mistake/s from the father on many occasions affect their children along the way. This is true as the anger of Levi affected his son Moses and subsequently stopped him from entering into the land of Canaan which he laboured for. Now read WHY MOSES DIED. As you always visit my site, you will be thrilled and I bet you, you will be getting new messages and interesting topics.
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