LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF GENESIS 21:3(NLT)
"And Abraham named their son Isaac."
10 KEYS TO YOUR PROMISED ISAAC .
1.Your Isaac is not just a blessing , but it is "THE BLESSING " and it will require an uncommon patience to possess it. Satan can't stand your patience . so beat him to it . Heb 6:15"And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised."
2.On your way to your promised Isaac , be prepared to go through , what I call seasons of shame , ridicule and mockery. some direct in your face, that you would pause to say like David did in the book of Psalm 3:3(NLT)"So many are saying, "God will never rescue him!" Interlude".
3.In this school , every class is compulsory , no double promotion . every exam /test must be passed and cleared by the Master before you go to the next class . If you fail, you repeat the class again. Psalm 26:2 (NIV)"Test me, LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;"
4.Bad habits , bad attitude must stop .If not, you will keep going round your mountain .God will never bless a bad attitude . Why? the fruits of the flesh can never please God . period!Gal 5:21(NIV)"and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God."
5.On your way to your promised Isaac , just believing won,t do it .bible says Abraham was "fully persuaded" and he kept giving glory to God . Roms 4:21(NIV)"being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised."
6.On your way to your promised Isaac , you will confront many enemies both internal ie . lust ,bitterness ,anger etc and external- family members ,in-laws, close friends , brethren's and strangers who hate you for no reason. Key- they cannot destroy you , but only to prepare you for your final confrontation between you and the strong man at the gate of your miracle .Luke 11:21,22(NLT)" For when a strong man like Satan is fully armed and guards his palace, his possessions are safe— until someone even stronger attacks and overpowers him, strips him of his weapons, and carries off his belongings."
7.On this journey you will never arrive at your destination , if you don't pray . prayer is a MUST !. Luke 18:1(NLT)"One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. "
8.It will require years of preparation ."TRUTH". God is a slow teacher , who loves to teach . so if you would like to know when your Isaac will birth forth , remember Isaiah 28:10 (NIV)"For it is: Do this, do that, a rule for this, a rule for that; a little here, a little there." You still doubt ?- Moses -40 years of preparation in the wilderness . Jesus 30 years for a 3 year ministry .Me - 14 years and He is still teaching me so many things .If I had started a ministry before my time , I would have failed . you don't go until He says it!
9.It will also require time . God is a God of timing , so if you go before His timing , you will definitely fail. Even Jesus waited for his time . The right time .John 2:4(NLT)"Dear woman, that's not our problem," Jesus replied. "My time has not yet come."
10.It will also require seasons of Isolation .I used to complain about this alot in the past to God , not until later I understood why and I kept quite . Abraham never had friends or even Moses who was kept in Isolation for 40 years . When God is preparing you for your assignment , He takes away distractions . Lams 3:28(Amp)" Let him sit alone uncomplaining and keeping silent [in hope], because [God] has laid [the yoke] upon him [for his benefit]."
PRAYER - Father teach me how to wait for my Isaac in Jesus name , Amen..
It is your turn! Amen.