When Abraham looked up.


Do you realize the Old Testament paints pictures of our present realities?

Dear friends, do you realize that Abraham was never told by the Lord to “look up” until Lot left Abraham? Lot on the other hand chose Sodom when he “looked up”. Dear friends, Lot means veiled in Hebrew.

Lot like many of us see things thru a veil. When that happens we see only in part and not the whole. Usually when choices are made thru the veil, it is usually base o our convenience  and our logic. It ends usually tragically. This is because we do not see ourselves as fully who we are.

Abraham was told to look up after the “veil” was taken away. It was then Abraham saw his true possession. Paul spoke about this is 2 Cor. 3. We Christians often think the Law would lead us to earn our possessions. It doesn’t, it veils us. It is when the veil is taken away, we see clearly. The veil is the mixture of law and grace. That is the old covenant. When that is taken away. The Lord tells us to look up.

2 Corinthians 3:18
New International Version (NIV)
18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate[a] the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

We see our true possession. It is the Spirit transforming us from glory to glory. Look up for the old covenant has been removed.

You remember the faithful night when he was ask to look up into the stars? God told Abraham, his seed will be as many as the stars. God said “seed”, not seeds. Paul says this “The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. Scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to your seed,”meaning one person, who is Christ. What I mean is this: The law, introduced 430 years later, does not set aside the covenant previously established by God and thus do away with the promise.” He then continues “ If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” What did Abraham see when he looked up? He saw many “seeds” in one “seed”.

He saw you in Jesus. How should you see yourself?

1 Comment

  1. God Bless you Simon for the wonderful post. On Sunday I taught about lot and how Abraham took lot and lot became lots of trouble. God has been speaking in my spirit saying “what do you see.”? He was saying am very particular with vision that is why When I saw darkness in creation, I spoke light. that is why I told Abraham to look up, why I sent 12 spies to see the land, why Jesus asked disciples what do they see of him, Elisha saw victory when Gehazi saw defeat, That is why some priests like Eli have dimmed eyes- prophetic of fallen priest hood, that is why Moses eyes were not dimmed- he saw him who’s invisible. If we can get our vision right, not see with cannon eyes then we destined to reign. if we can see we are righteous apart from performance, see grace as the person Jesus and see Jesus in Moses, prophets and the Psalms then we are seeing how Jesus sees the scripture and can now have the fruits the Christians struggle for which are holiness, obedience, wisdom, riches, honor, length of days etc these are all fruits that most teach on n the roots are in what do u see? and we are transformed effortlessly as u said by the Spirit. Real change is effortless, if it is not then by our strength we have to maintain the change…..Shalom

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