While I was studying and reading this morning, I had a revelation that I must share. 2019 was the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first slaves sold. Last year, many people gathered to celebrate and recognize the many ancestors that survived the passage chained and bound. We have suffered for 400 long, long, long years. But today, I challenge everyone to celebrate what is about to happen after this – HEALING AND RESTORATION!
Genesis 15:12-15 reads , “As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him. Then the Lord said to him, “Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there. But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions. You, however, will go to your ancestors in peace and be buried at a good old age.” These scriptures revealed God prophetic word to Abram. He said his people would have a difficult future before they would reach the Promised Land. I would think 400 years of being enslaved, mistreated, disrespected, beaten, hanged, killed because of the color of skin, overlooked are just a few ways that describe a difficult future.
Let’s reread this verse Genesis 15:14,”But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions.”
God made a promise to Abram and his descendants (that’s me and you!) This is the part we can all rejoice in!!! But the WORD of God clearly states we will come out with great possessions. Great possessions = love, life, family and the best relationship of all – God Almighty! Is there any thing more you need? Shift your thoughts from your declining 401K, lost stock, no toilet paper, and uncertainty about the next day to declaring that the vision is still the same. The things that God put on your heart as we entered 2020, the year of vision and focus, that you remain focused. The business you want to open – keep planning, enroll in school even if it’s online, continue to pay off your debt – even though the company said you can skip a payment or two. Do not get distracted with these tricks – STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR VISION!
As we are all quarantined and implementing social distancing, start praising God that after this, we will be rewarded. God’s word is ALIVE. He will never leave or forsake us. God will restore EVERYTHING that has been stolen from his children. Rest today knowing that IT IS WELL!
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