May 23, 2020 (Sat.)
The Works of the Past 30 Years
Genesis 12:1~3 │ Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name
great, so that you will be a blessing.” (1~2)
♬Hymn for scheduled worship: Korean/English Hymnal #585 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Unified Hymn #384)
In the world, there are those who fight and gain victory. However, the greater fight is a spiritual battle and not a physical struggle. Abraham confirmed this fact and held onto God’s Word as his covenant. Thus, God gave him the answer of being victorious without fighting(Genesis 12:3). If that is so, why did God say there would be no one who could fully overcome you?
1. Be Liberated from Satan and Your Fate
The incident that began from the garden of Eden lasted through the age of Nephilim, and eventually led to the incident of the Tower of Babel(Genesis 3, 6, and 11). At that time, God commanded Abraham to go from his country and his kindred and his father's house to the land that He would show him. In other words, this was God’s covenant telling him to be set free from the fate of Satan that was unseen to Abraham’s eyes. This can’t be accomplished by your own strength. The saved children of God must simply hold onto this covenant.
2. Hold onto the Accurate Covenant and Follow It
God said to Abraham, “Go to the land that I will show you and all nations will be blessed through you.”(Genesis 12:1 and 3) When you hold onto this as your accurate covenant and follow the Word, you will triumph in your field and save it. God has given you the covenant that will be fulfilled and has called you within the Gospel movement that saves world missions and all people.
God gave five blessings to Abraham. The covenantal blessing that was blessed according to the covenant, the principle source of blessing in which he became the principle source of blessing, the representative blessing where Abraham received blessings through himself, the commemorative blessing that saved all nations, and the irresistible blessing that couldn’t be overcome. Today is the beginning of confirming these blessings that are with you as well.
[Covenantal Prayer] Dear God, while holding onto the accurate Gospel and covenant, may I be liberated from my fate and become the principle source of blessing that saves the age and the field. In Jesus Christ’s name I pray. Amen.
Immanuel Church Sunday Worship, Lecture 1 / January 5, 2020
[Deep Questions] Q. What Is the Reason to Remember the Past 30 Years?
“...that this may be a sign among you. When your children ask in time to come, ‘What do those stones mean to you?’ then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the people of Israel a memorial forever.” Joshua 4:6~7
God told Joshua who had crossed the Jordan River to stack the stones he had gotten from the river to commemorate this event. This was done in order to show the works of God and to accurately relay them if and when the posterity asked.
Why must you remember the past 30 years and continue this flow?
Through your life, God will relay the flow of the past 30 years to the posterity. He desires to give you grace in order to relay it accurately for the next 30 years.
God absolutely heals and will raise you as the Summit as you hold onto His covenant.