by Pastor Tevita Koroi

Genesis 22:16-17

16. and said, “I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 

 

17. I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies.

 

Friends, the Lord God Almighty had spoken blessings upon the earth since creation. He has not stopped blessing us, his people, all through the ages, wherever we are.

 

His words of blessings are true for ever. He told Abraham, 'because you have done this…’ Because you have obeyed my commands, ‘I will bless you…’ and he lists his blessings, I will ‘make your descendants as numerous as the stars of the sky and as the sand of the seashore.’ He has not only said that he will make them numerous, but also illustrated their number. Who can count all the stars of the sky and the sand on all the seashore, let alone one seashore?

 

Lord God Almighty does not only stop with the number of his blessings, he speaks of what his blessed will do, yes, ‘Your descendants will take possessions of the cities of their enemies.’ 

 

During this month of October, we at First San Rafael UMC will be focusing on the theme of Blessings in our sermon series. You are invited to stop by if you are around our area and join us for worship.

 

May God peace and blessings be upon you.