Prayer Email archive:
(09/28/2001) the place of provision
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Prayer note: the place of provision
And Abraham called the name of that place
Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount
of the Lord it shall be seen.
One of the names of God is Jehovah Jireh. God has so
many names, and one of these names which I love is
Jehovah Jireh. It stands for "God will provide".
God was first given this name by Abraham at a place
called Mount Moriah. How do we reach this place of
provision where we too can also call God by this name?
We have to look at the events that brought Abraham to
1 And it came to pass after these things, that God
did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he
said, Behold, here I am.
2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son
Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of
Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon
one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
This was a really difficult task. It meant Abraham
bringing his only son to a mountain to sacrifice as a
burnt offering for God. It meant Abraham carrying "his
I recently had the privilege of listening to Ed Cole.
He was talking about the Cross being the place where
we meet God. The Cross is the center of our Christian
walk. It did not only become a place of exchange for
God in which we finally became reconciled to Him. It
became the basis to which we must follow Jesus.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will
come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his
cross, and follow me.
Many of us, however, do not understand the Cross and
what it means. The Cross for Jesus was doing God's
will in spite of Himself.
38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding
sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch
39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his
face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be
possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not
as I will, but as thou wilt.
When Jesus knew what He had to do, He asked God
whether He could escape what He would have to go
through. Jesus' Cross was doing God's will in spite of
self. After this prayer, Jesus chose to follow God and
deny Himself. Our cross is also doing God's will in
spite of self: denying ourselves and following Him.
That was exactly what Abraham did. God asked Abraham
to do something that would require him to deny himself
if he were to follow God. Abraham carried his cross
and followed God.
He took his son, Isaac, and went on his journey up to
Mount Moriah to worship God. When Isaac asked Abraham
where the lamb for the offering was, Abraham said
[Genesis 22:8] "My son, God will provide himself a
lamb for a burnt offering."
And God did provide. Just before Abraham placed his
knife on his son to slay Him, the angel of the Lord
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad,
neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know
that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld
thy son, thine only son from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and
behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his
horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered
him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place
God will provide. However, the place of provision is
the place of obedience. Abraham was obedient in spite
of himself. Obedience means carrying your cross and
following Him in faith, trusting Him. And obedience
If God has asked you to do something and you have not
walked in obedience, you will not experience the
provision from walking in God's calling in your life.
You will not experience the blessings that come from
obedience to His Will and the blessings that come from
carrying your cross. Jesus' act of obedience released
the greatest provision and blessing for mankind.
So, to reach the place of provision where you can
fully understand what it is to call God "Jehovah
Jireh", first move into the place called obedience.
2. New prayer requests:
i. This ministry -- joy
Thanks joy for praying for me. Please pray for me and
lift up my business. At the same time, pray for this
ministry that people will be edified and mydevotion
would continue to be a blessing to many.
ii. our country, family -- monica
iii. pray for my husband -- sydney
iv. terminal liver cancer -- tcottle
v. CHRISTIANS SHOULD UNITE -- alexander3150
vi. Broken relationship -- guest
3. Prayer update:
i. Thank you prayer warriors & PTL! -- zipporah
4. Number of prayer warriors: 972
We welcome monica, bmoody, juju45, timberlady,
g_henley, cheerallday, h 1282 h, ricec, dalfrath,
dla1757, abbontemps, xlbent, popi, tcottle, louann,
twelladell, whitaker, pianofolks, dude50, angel4jesus,
sunshine, shinningstar, moniku, phlipsc, con572,
micajahsdad, eidelweiss, sebastian, princess,
christin, whizatmath, dorhagans, evoria, bibleman and
|Friday, September 28, 2001 11:43:40 AM waihun|