Jesus reaffirms Covenant with Abraham

Before Isaac was born to Abraham and Sarah, God appeared to Him in person.  The scriptures speak of God speaking to him, but in Genesis chapter 18, He appears to Him.  Is this Jesus?  He is not described as “The Angel of the Lord” but it is clearly the Lord.  In the chapter before this, God speaks to Abraham of the covenant, that He would have a son when Abraham is 100 years old.  God tells him that the covenant is not through Ishmael, the child born through their own efforts by the bondwoman, Hagar, but would be through the child born of God, by a miracle, through Sarah, who is well beyond her years of childbirth. Continue reading “Jesus reaffirms Covenant with Abraham”

The Angel of the Lord and the Bondwoman

Jesus also revealed Himself through Hagar, one of Sarah’s maids. Abram and Sarai (who god later named Abraham and Sarah)  were waiting for God to fulfill His promise of a child.  They decided to try to do it their way in their timing instead of God’s so Abraham had a child through one of his servants.Why do we always think we have a better way than God?   God’s ways are ALWAYS better than our ways.  It never works out when we try to do things on our own.  . This case was no different.  And Hagar was caught in the middle of it.  But Jesus came to Hagar and gave her comfort. Continue reading “The Angel of the Lord and the Bondwoman”

God’s Promise: All Things Will Be New

Jesus tells us that He will return.  When He does, He will make all things new.  One day He will take us home and we who follow Him will be in heaven for all eternity.  What is here now will be gone.  What is to come will be so much better for those who accept Christ’s gift of eternal salvation.  He died for us so that we can be part of His kingdom forever.  His desire is that all would turn to Him.  Please don’t wait until it is too late. Continue reading “God’s Promise: All Things Will Be New”

God’s promises: Jesus Will Return

Jesus promised that He will return.  He will come for His people.  He will reign on this earth and He will take His people home to be with Him forever.  Those who are in Christ should be excited and look forward to this day.  When He comes, He will bring His reward with Him to His children.  There will be great tribulation during that time, though.  Will He take His people home before or after?  That is another subject.  Whichever it may be, we need to be ready.  But in the meantime, if you are a believer, this will be a great moment.  I hope that all of you will consider this and if you do not know Jesus, please seek Him and accept the gift of grace that He offers freely to you before it is too late. Continue reading “God’s promises: Jesus Will Return”

God’s Promises: Comfort and Strength

In our weakness, God gives us strength.  When we struggle, He comforts us.  We will go through hardship; we will have times of weakness.  He doesn’t keep us from those times, He helps us to get through them.  He is always there for us, even when we don’t realize it.  The Spirit will guide us and strengthen us and pray for us. Continue reading “God’s Promises: Comfort and Strength”