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Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Friday, September 4th, 2020
Topic: POSSESSING THE ENEMIES’ GATES 1
Text: Genesis 22:15-17
📖15….”And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
📖16….And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
📖17….That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies ;”
🔥God’s Word is indeed woven together and settled in the beginning even before it was used by God to recreate the world in Gen 1:3-28. Because the word had been enshrined and entrenched in God’s world, Solomon was able to connect Proverbs 13:22 that says a good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, to Genesis 22:17 that says, the faith of the righteous and his dutifulness, make his children to receive an inheritance from their enemies’ gate. The inheritance they receive, or the ability for the righteous man’s seeds to possess their enemies’ gates, is not their doing, but a wealth produced by their fathers, but bequeathed to the children.
🔥🔥It was with same father’s unclaimed harvests which was inherited by Isaac, that enabled him to reap a hundred fold in Gerar, at the season of famine according to Genesis 26:1 and 12. When there was that famine in verse 1, God made Isaac to tarry in Gerar (verse 2), assuring him in verses 3 to 5 that, He would bless him in that land of famine because his father, Abraham, obeyed God’s voice, kept God’s charge, commandments, statutes, and His laws.
🔥🔥🔥It is crystal from the foregoing that, we do not possess our enemies’ gates by our own power and might (Zech 4:6), nor do we possess it by struggling (Gen 32:24), else, the Word of the Lord wouldn’t have said in 1 Samuel 2:9 that, by strength shall no man prevail. Dearly beloved, in as much as the possession of the enemies’ gates is promised by God to his children, the reality can only come to fruition when God uses our father’s toils to bless us. Child of God, think about this; HAVE YOU SOWN ANYTHING IN THE CHURCH FOR YOUR CHILDREN TO REAP FROM?
🙏Precious Father, having stepped into the faith zealously, use the rewards of my works to feed my children’s children after my departure to glory, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏O Lord, cause me to always tarry at where the blessings you have for me are, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Ancient of days, deliver me from every struggle that will deny me of laying up treasures for my children’s children, in Jesus’ name.
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