Summary: To show that GOD is our Shield and Reward.
Do you have GOD's Protection and Reward?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that GOD is our Shield and Reward.
Genesis 15:1 (Amplified Bible)
AFTER THESE things, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am your Shield, your abundant compensation, and your reward shall be exceedingly great.
GOD is our Shield and Reward.
GOD will protect and reward
A. Author: Moses, commonly accepted
B. Date written: 1450 - 1410 B.C.
C. Purpose: Book of Origins
D. To whom written: people of Israel
E. Main theme: Man's sin and initial steps taken for his redemption by GOD.
F. Keyword: Beginning
G. Key verse:
Genesis 3:15 (Amplified Bible)
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. GOD is our Shield (Protection)
"AFTER THESE things, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am your Shield,"
1. GOD spoke to Abraham in a vision, the Word of GOD is our sure guarantee, since GOD's Word have not been revealed to man, speaking in a vision is GOD's way of reaching to Abraham. Now we have His completed Word to do that, but if you have a vision, let GOD's Word validate and confirm it.
Psalms 19:9 (Amplified Bible)
The [reverent] fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
We can only receive from GOD by our faith thus pleasing GOD everytime we received from Him.
Hebrews 11:1 (New International Version)
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:6 (New International Version)
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
The LORD JESUS CHRIST is our guarantee.
Hebrews 7:22 (Amplified Bible)
In keeping with [the oath’s greater strength and force], Jesus has become the Guarantee of a better (stronger) agreement [a more excellent and more advantageous covenant].
The HOLY SPIRIT is our guarantee as well.
2 Corinthians 1:22 (Amplified Bible)
[He has also appropriated and acknowledged us as His by] putting His seal upon us and giving us His [Holy] Spirit in our hearts as the security deposit and guarantee [of the fulfillment of His promise].
GOD will protect us.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 (Amplified Bible)
Yet the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen [you] and set you on a firm foundation and guard you from the evil [one].
Deuteronomy 23:14 (Amplified Bible)
For the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp to deliver you and to give up your enemies before you. Therefore shall your camp be holy, that He may see nothing indecent among you and turn away from you.
B. GOD is our Exceedingly Great Reward
"your abundant compensation, and your reward shall be exceedingly great."
1. Perfect Love removes fear.