“WHY ABRAHAM?” “IS THERE ANYTHING SPECIAL ABOUT HIM?”
5. A MAN OF ACTION:
Thank God Abraham was a man of action. When he discovered that nations could become righteous by faith, he took advantage of it. He decided to believe God for his own nation. Abraham stepped out by faith in a rather difficult circumstances. How could you become the father of nations when you could not even have a child? This was a daunting challenge before Abraham. Yet, he successfully confronted and surmounted the challenge. He believed until he saw the manifestation.
He moved ahead to work and labor to create his own nation. Building economic power, sustainable wealth base, laying foundations for the next generations that he couldn’t see. He stepped out by faith, changed locations, dug wells, made friends, fought wars, was he doing all these for himself? No sir! He was doing all these for the nation he had believed God for. A righteous nation that is created and justified by faith. Is he not just an empty dreamer? At this point remember he did not even have a son yet. Faith does not only believe, faith acts out what it believes.
“What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead…” James 2:14, 17
6. WHY ABRAHAM?
Friends did it ever cross your mind, “why Abraham?” “Is there anything special about him?” I used to think there was something special about him until now that I hear people asking similar questions about me, “why Sunday Adelaja?” “Is there something special about him?” I know for a fact that there is nothing special about me, I simply discovered some secrets as Abraham did.
I hope as you follow me in this discovery and adventure through my books, articles, messages, videos, interviews that you too will begin to discover some life changing secrets that would turn you into giants of your era and generation.
The modus operandi of God is that he would normally start with a model. In all things, God always needed an example for others to follow. Israel was such an example. God needed Abraham also as an example for others who would come after him. God needed to create a picture to put before all peoples in all nations and from all generations that behold a man who dared believe God and became counted for righteousness because of it.
The message God is trying to pass across to us today is that; see, have a good look, if he could do it, if he could believe me and I could make him into a father of nations, then that is a good proof for you to follow suit.
God needed an example for all of us who like Abraham would have the privilege to listen to teachings, preaching and messages from the scriptures. So that we might know what to do with them. God doesn’t want the accomplishments to stop only on him, hence he raises models. Models are there to be copied, to be replicated and duplicated.
I personally believe that God wants us to learn magnitudes, scopes and capacities from the actions of Abraham. What I mean is unlike what most preachers and believers preach today, by using the faith of Abraham just to provide for daily bread. The magnitude and scope of Abraham’s actions, show us that our faith should rather be used for great things. Instead of us to use the faith of Abraham to only meet our needs, we should rather expand our faith to inherit nations, wrought righteousness, subdue empires and bring glory to God almighty.
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- Why the promise is not for Abraham alone
- The process of becoming a father of nations
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION