THE PROCESS OF BECOMING A FATHER TO NATIONS.
8. THE PROCESS.
Now let’s look into the process of possibly becoming fathers of nations.
Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, so shall thy seed be. Rom. 4:16-18
One of the essentials to becoming father of faith is not only to believe, even though all exploits in life start with faith. However to become a father of nations is a different ball game altogether. In this case you must not simply have faith, but you must be able to have what I call an enduring faith like Abraham.
It is a persevering faith that enables you to keep on believing when visible realities are showing you the opposite of what you are believing for. It is the ability to like Abraham against hope, believe in hope. Whenever you have sacrificed and paid a huge price for things to change in your nation and you look instead of seeing what you had believed God for, yet the realities are the same. It is in such a situation like this, you need an enduring faith to keep on moving, to keep on believing, to keep on trusting, to keep on sacrificing and to keep on daring.
Another aspect of this faith that enables a person become father of nations, is the ability to begin from nothing and yet work for the invincible future and destiny of the nation. Abraham was working for the building of the new nation even when he didn’t have a seed of his own to start with. He was constructing a new nation without even having a child. Then after he had a seed in Isaac, that is still a long way from becoming a nation from one son, yet he persevered, believed, trusted and moved on in faith until he saw the manifestation. His faith justified him. Isaac indeed would one day become one of the leading nations of the earth.
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- Where are the Abrahams?
- Would you believe?
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION