Shalom Brothers and Sisters! I wanted to provide you with a word that has been set in my spirit for the past two weeks. This word was also confirmed by many different individuals that I use to work with. Sometimes we can find ourselves being comfortable or complacent. When the Most High tells us to move, we should automatically step out on faith; however we can find ourselves hesitant because what the Most High has told us to do is something that requires us to go to an unfamiliar place. It requires us to do new things sometime out of our “comfort zone.” If the Most High is requesting us to do something then he has already done everything on his end to ensure that we can complete the task. We need to have the faith and obey what the Most High is telling us to do.
Genesis 12:1-8 states, “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came. And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land. And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him. And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord.
Abraham listened to the Most High when the Most High told him to leave his home. His home…a place he was very familiar and comfortable with. The Most High told him to go to a strange land and Abraham would be blessed. That shows that where Abraham was going the Most High had already gone before him and prepared everything. The Most High was with him from the beginning to end.
Like Abraham we must be strong in our faith and allow the Most High to lead the way. If the Most High tells us to do something be obedient because he has prepared the way.
Isaiah 42:2-7 states, “I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.”
The Most High is in control of everything so there is no need to fear.
2 Timothy 1:7 states, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
Keep the faith and remember when the Most High tells you to move be obedient!!!!
Written by Brother Whitfield (Obadiyah)