Abraham had a calling to be the father of many nations. He heard the calling from the Lord personally. Abraham had to believe that God had called Him to be the father of many nations and that the promise would come through Sarah. It was an impossible situation because of their age therefore Abraham had to believe that God is truly the God Almighty.In fact, Abraham is one of the best examples that one can refer to what faith in God looks like! It doesn’t mean that there will be no obstacles when we are walking in our calling. Therefore, there is no other way except through faith and refusing to look at the circumstances. Abram’s name was changed to Abraham which means the father of many nations. Sarai’s name was changed to Sarah which means mother of nations. They were reminded of God’s covenant, their calling and the Almightiness of God whenever they called out the name of each other, and their faith was constantly strengthened. It helped them to be focused on God, His promises and the call upon their lives. They were reminded that the Almighty God who is omnipotent, self- sufficient, having power over everything and who holds the ruling power, would be able to bring to pass everything that He had promised. Therefore, Abraham was not moved by the deadness of Sarah’s womb and his age but was fully convinced by what God had promised to them. God was well able to bring it to pass. Abraham was convinced that He is Almighty God when he was asked to offer up Isaac. Abraham had faith and was convinced that God Almighty would be able to bring Isaac back to life even if he had to sacrifice Isaac at the altar. The Almighty God caused Sarah who was past the age of child bearing to have Isaac.
There might be several occasions in our lives where we feel like yelling out what the disciples said “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” The waves were beating against the boat and it was quickly filling up with water! They started to be gripped by fear and the potential of being drowned at sea for following Jesus’ instruction.
Surely, many of us are feeling the impact of COVID-19 in our businesses or work situations. Every business is affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
During times like these, we need to place our “Isaac”, which could be our jobs and businesses on the altar and believe that God is able to restore to us with whatever we have placed in His hands. We are declaring that our trust and faith is in the Lord. He is the Almighty God! It has to be a conviction in our heart!
Sermon Series: Experiencing God – Is Our Faith in God Still Relevant Today
在这样的时期，我们需要把我们的“以撒” ，就是我们的工作或生意， 放在祭坛上，相信神能够恢复任何我们放在祂手中的。我们宣告我们的信任和信心在主里。祂是万军之耶和华！这必须是我们心里的一个坚定信仰！
讲章系列：经历神 – 我们对神的信心在今日是否仍然有意义