Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Supremacy of the Promise

THE SUPERIORITY OF THE PROMISE God does not take pride in genetics, rather he is pleasured by his promises when received. When God swears a promise, all natural laws are automatically suspended. Abraham needed sexual intercourse to bring about Ishmael, but only needed a promise to bring forth Isaac. Don't suppose for a moment, though that God's word has malfunctioned in some way or other. The problem goes back a long way. From the outset, not all Israelite of the flesh were Israelite of the spirit. It was not Abraham's sperm that gave identity here, but God's promise. Remember how it was put: "Your family will be defined by Isaac"? That means that Israelite identity was never racially determined by sexual transmission, but it was God-determined by promise. Remember that promise, "When I come back next year at this time, Sarah will have a son"? And that's not the only time. To Rebecca, also, a promise was made that took priority over genetics. When she became pregnant by our one-of-a-kind ancestor, Isaac, and her babies were still innocent in the womb - incapable of good or bad - she received a special assurance from God. What God did in this case made it perfectly plain that his purpose is not a hut-or-miss thing dependent on what we do or don't do, but a sure thing determined by his decision, flowing steadily from his initiative. God told Rebecca, "The first born of your twins will take second place." Later that was turned into a stark epigram: "I loved Jacob; I hated Esau." Romans 9 Don't delight in what you think you might have achieved, all you have enjoyed is the extravagant grace of God. "May you walk in the extravagant grace of God all your life in Jesus name" "Whatever might have been programmed to hurt you will be reprogrammed against the plotters in Jesus name." "This week you will swim in the promises of God for your life in Jesus Name" Pst. Jacob K-Daniels Follow us on twitter @ccyiglobal #toxicrelationships @ccyi_global Like us on whatsapp 08035690386

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