The Call Of God | Genesis 12
Pastor Holland teaches "The Call Of God" What is it?
God’s call is for you and I to walk with Jesus
• It’s a life of surrender, it’s a life obedience, not out of obligation but out of love because we’ve experienced His grace
• And there are 5 qualities that characterize this walk with God
• Faith, Identity, Blessing, Protection and Godly Influence
FIRST... The walk with God is a WALK OF FAITH
• God commanded Abram to Walk with Him, to leave his country, leave his family (father, mother, brothers, sisters), leave his family business and Go to a land that God would show him
• That takes faith
Genesis 12:1–3 (NKJV) 12 Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
• Abram is living in idolatry, no awareness of God
• Out of the blue, the LORD speaks to Abram
• In the Hebrew the word Get out means to Go, to “halak” with God
• It is an imperative... a command... Abram... Walk with me
• In Judaism the walk with God is called the Halakhah, it’s literal translation is “the way”
Hebrews 11:8–10 (NKJV) 8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; 10 for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
• Here’s the question for you and I... would you have gone not knowing where you were going?
• I have built in GPS with my iphone and I still get lost... imagine no iphone!
• All Abram had was the command to go and promise that God would lead
• Is that enough for you? Oh, well that’s not wise... you need to plan it out
• Can I just say... the enemy to faith is pragmatism... that’s not practical
THE CALL OF GOD © 2019 Holland Davis
• I’ve been walking with God for a long time and nothing God does is practical from a human perspective
• What most people call practical is just dressed up fear
• It’s time for you to stop operating out of fear and start walking by faith
2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
• God only moves in the realm of faith and so a walk with God is a walk of faith
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