Experiencing God as...Adonai (12 of 14) by David Davis
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Series: The Names of God
Dr. David Davis
Genesis 15:1-3 - ‘‘After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, to me thou has given no seed: and lo, one born in my house is mine heir.’’
As you look at the life of Abram...you need to see that from Genesis 14 - Abram has a religion. It is an awareness of God that has caused him to follow God. He has made his share of mistakes, but he had done pretty well.
In Genesis 17 - things have radically changed for Abram. He has something more than just mere religion. He has a relationship with God. The God that was known to him is now alive in him. The God who called for his dedicated service before is a God who is literally performing a miracle in the body of Abram and Sarai. What made the difference?
In between Genesis 15 and Genesis 17...Abram came to a mighty confession and God responded with a marvelous covenant. What was this mighty confession? It is found in Genesis 15:2. Abram declared God as Lord. He worships God as Lord. This means that he has totally surrendered his life to God.
The most profound statement ever made concerning the Lordship of Jesus Christ was made by the great Hudson Taylor. He said, ‘‘Either Jesus is Lord of all or He is not Lord at all!’’
Is there anything at all in your life you have not given over to God? Is there a habit? Is there an organization? Is there an attitude? Is there an emotion? You say, ‘‘But it is such a small area of my life!’’ If He cannot call the shots in that area of your life...He is not your Lord!
Luke 6:46 -’’And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?’’
You say, ‘‘That’s pretty demanding!’’ You know what? He has the right to be ...
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