I went to the Lord He took me to Abraham again. This time he told
me today that I must believe. Abraham was very happy as usual and
the Lord told me to talk to him and listen. I went to sit by him
and the Lord was okay with that.
wanted to know about praising in all things. I sort of confronted
him in a way. I wanted to know about when he went and made Hagar
pregnant and how that could possibly be praised about. Making a
mistake like that was massive and resulted in all the wars between
the Arabs and the Israelites today. He told me to look in the bible
about Hagar and I would see.
For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid,
the other by a freewoman.
But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he
of the freewoman was by promise.
Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the
one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem
which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us
For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break
forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many
more children than she which hath an husband.
Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that
was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and
her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the
son of the freewoman.
So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of
the free. Also Isaiah 54.
explained that this was such a perfect example of the difference
between us being in the flesh and in the Spirit. How that he had
been promised a son and that tension between the time of the promise
and the conception of that son was the time that he needed to walk
in faith. Its a lesson we can learn from. Its a very good reason
why we can praise in all things and specifically why I can praise
in my relationships because I have ample opportunities to believe
when I can't see. BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO BELIEVE AND HAVE NOT SEEN.
Because the JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH and that when we LOOK NOT TO
THE SEEN BUT TO THE UNSEEN IT HOLDS FOR US A FAR GREATER WEIGHT
God loves it when we believe and praise when it looks impossible.
How could I have a chance to believe without seeing, without it
looking impossible now? I remembered the pineapple tapes and how
God loves it when we are in faith. Blessed are they who believe
without seeing. When someone I know seems cold or nasty, it's a
time of waiting and of tension until God steps in and then on that
day when He has fulfilled the promise that there will be nothing
missing and nothing broken. Then I will know and I will not need
I could praise with Abraham that he had learnt a lesson and his
children would learn the lesson too and that in the fullness of
time all would bow their knee to Jesus.
I wanted to know if I had fallen from grace because I had started
coming under law years ago. Abraham explained that there was no
sin to a believer. I really wanted to believe this. He said he would
prove it. He took me on a wonderful bible study.
What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to
the flesh, hath found?
if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but
not before God.
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted
unto him for righteousness.
Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth
the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom
God imputeth righteousness without works,Saying, Blessed are they
whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to
But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him
that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
could see clearly even when he had made the mistake of making Hagar
pregnant under the pressure of Sarah God was not angry with him
and even when he told Pharoah that Sarah was his sister. Abraham
went into the flesh but God wasn't angry but worked on his behalf
and turned it all to good. There was no transgression.
Romans 4:14. Because the law worketh wrath:
for where no law is, there is no transgression.
was difficult for me to believe this but there it was in black and
white. Abraham told me of another scripture to look at.
Romans 8 :31. What shall we then say to
these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
32. He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us
all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
33. Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is
God that justifieth.
could see clearly that the Lord favoured Abraham because he believed
and did not impute any sin. Abraham asked me what I wanted. Did
I want this. Of course I said yes.
was saddling a horse. He seemed in a hurry. I asked if I could come.
I had a white horse. The Lord was there too on a horse. I saw on
the right of the path, people pleading for help wanting to be free.
Abraham told me that these were the Christians who are under law
and do not know the truth. On the left a bit further on were people
who were revelling in sin. These did not care. Abraham told me that
the only sin is not believing. Because for the believers there is
no sin. The people who did not believe needed telling. Then we got
to some beautiful people who were ministering to us. They were in
white and you could tell they were holy.. Abraham explained that
these were those who had been established in the truth. He explained
that I was not established yet and not to tell anyone about this
for six months as I needed to be established in it first. I reckon
there would be much opposition to what Abraham told me.