Monthly Archives: February 2021
Abraham the servant of God, the man of Faith, and a Prophet of God is rebuked by Abimelech – a pagan king. It is tragic when a servant of God fails in the sight of the world. What a poor witness he becomes to the worldly. How could Abraham talk to Abimelech about God almighty, who is able to work miracles? Abraham had destroyed his witness. And he received a rebuke from this pagan king. Sometimes Christians are rebuked by the world, & often we deserve it. Today many Christians are complying with the word of man, & denying the Word of God which exhorts Christians to “continue steadfastly in the Apostle’s Doctrine (Bible Study), Fellowship, in the Breaking of Bread, and in Prayers (Acts 2:42). And ”to obey God rather than man” (Acts 5).
Abraham made a very interesting proposition to the Lord, (Genesis 18)and it has a lot to do with us today, because we are fast approaching the Great Tribulation; when God is going to judge the wicked. There are many today who believe the church will go into the Great Tribulation, but they are denying the justice & righteousness of God. This is exactly what Abraham was pressing: “Shall not the judge of all the earth do what is right? …what if there are 50 righteous in Sodom & Gomorrah; it wouldn’t be right for You to judge them with the wicked. The same is true in considering God’s judgment in the Great Tribulation. The Lord of the earth will be just, He removed righteous Lot out of Sodom before He judged it, so He will remove His Bride, the righteous church, out of the earth before He pours out His wrath & judges it.