[Today: Genesis 17] A Name Change and a Renewed Covenant. After the affair that produced Ishmael time passes as Abram and Sarai continue to age. As this chapter opens we find Abram at 99 years old when the Father shows up to affirm regardless of natural circumstances, Abram will indeed have a son. [Gen 17:1-27 KJV] 1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I [am] the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. 2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, 4 As for me, behold, my covenant [is] with … (click link or title to continue)
[Today:] Genesis 16 – Do you have an Ishmael Situation in Your Life? When the pressure is on and you are desperate for a breakthrough it is common to come up with our own ideas. Abram and Sarai were aging into later years but hoping for a son, so much so they ignored God’s plan and hatch one of their own to their own hurt. [Gen 16:1-16 KJV] 1 Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name [was] Hagar. 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to … (click link or title to continue)
Don Matison and Russ Walden minister out of Isaiah 61:1-5, a redemptive message of God’s grace and power to transform lives and deploy men and women into the initiatives of the kingdom.