HE WILL PROVIDE FOR YOU BY FAITH
“Don’t lay a hand on the boy!” the angel said. “Do not hurt him in any way, for now I know that you truly fear God. You have not withheld from me even your son, your only son.”
Then Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught by its horns in a thicket. So he took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering in place of his son. Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the Lord will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”
Genesis 22:12-14 NLT
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. Abraham passed his test because he was willing to sacrifice his only son before the Lord. When God saw it, He came with an alternative. He gave Abraham a ram instead who died on the place of Isaac; this ram represented our Lord Jesus Christ who will die for our sins.
Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the Lord will provide”). In English we say Jehovah Jireh; on the mountain of the Lord it will be provided. If you go before God in prayers, tell him all of your needs and surrender your will to Him. He will provide for you, He will make a way where seems to be no way then restore all the years; and things that the enemy had stolen from you.
God is the one who provides all things we need in this life. If you need love then God will raise people who will come in your life and show you the love of God. They will act like the brothers and sisters you didn't have; mothers you desperately wanted and fathers you strongly desired. If you didn't have children then God will raise young men and women who will consider you like their parent and fulfill the innermost desire in you.
This morning, I want you to know that God will provide everything you need by faith. He is Jehovah Jireh, your provider! He knows what you need and God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. So don't worry about what you will eat, wear or drink; because God knows you are in need of all of those.
I want to encourage you seek Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need. He gave Abraham a child, riches and glory in his life. It is the will of God to prosper us and help us live the life of peace. That's why His Kingdom is the Kingdom of peace, and He is the Prince of Peace. If you want to obtain true riches and live gracefully the rest of your days; then you need to put your faith in our God and His Christ. We are going to continue with this Faith Series tomorrow by continue exploring the life of the Father of Faith, Abraham.
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Father, I give myself in your hands. I surrender my will and my life into your hands. May you be my provider and the Lord of my life. In Jesus' Name, Amen.