Genesis 12 vs 1 & 2
1 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 (God) will shew thee (Abram).
Abram was to leave his comfortable country, the people that he knew and loved, his father’s home and head to an unknown place that God would show him. Abram obeyed; he had a choice: he could have easily said to God, “No thanks, I don’t want to, I am comfortable here”.
With Abram’s obedience to God’s request came a blessing.
2 And I will make of thee (Abram) a great nation, and I will bless thee (Abram), and make thy name great; and thou (Abram) shalt be a blessing.
Due to Abram’s obedience, God promised:
1. To make him a great nation (lot of children).
2. Blessings all around.
3. Abram’s name would be great far and near.
4. Not only that Abram would be blessed, but Abram himself would be a blessing to anyone he came across.
So to answer the question who is a Christian or a child of God? If you can hear God’s voice and obey, without hesitating, that is a Christian and a child of God.
It easy to claim that you are a Christian, but can God command us and we will move as quickly as Abram did?
As a Christian and a child of God that loves to do the will of God, God is always backing up His children, that is why Isaiah 54 vs 17 says:-
“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord”.
At a time like this, can God count on us to obey like Abram did? Only you can answer this question for yourself. God will help us all in Jesus name.
Written by Pastor Alice Adeyemi