The Promise That Changed The World
Alright, be finding Genesis chapter seventeen. Just start in the first book and count seventeen forward. Genesis chapter seventeen. Seventeen chapters that is The Promise That Changed The World.
"And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. And Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him saying, as for me behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. And neither shalt thy name any more be called Abram but thy name shall be called Abraham." God adds a Hebrew letter uh to the name of Abram now. It's the fifth letter in the Hebrew alphabet which is an aspret. And the word for spirit in the old testament is the same word for breath or wind. What God is saying to Abram now, I'm putting my spirit upon you. You're Abraham. There's the Ha, the spirit, the breath of God. God in a very special way is moving upon this man by and incidentally, the fifth letter reminds also that five is the number of grace. Your name shall be called Abraham, for a father of many nations have I made thee, and I will make thee exceedingly fruitful. And I will make nations of thee and kings shall. come of thee. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seat after thee in their generation. For an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and thy seed after thee and I will give unto thee and to thy seed after thee the land wherein thou art a stranger. All the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession and I will be their God. This is one of the most important documents ever written. Far more important than the Declaration of Independence, far, far more important than the Mayflower Compact, far, far, more important than the Constitution of the United States of America. if you understand what G ...
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