Summary: Most of the time, when God speaks a promise to us there is a period of time between when the Promise is Given and the time the promise is manifested. For example: There is a nine month period in Child birth from the time of conception to the time of del

Have We Birthed An Ishmael or An Isaac?


Ge 16:1 Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

3 And Sarai Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.

4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.

6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face. {as...: Heb. that which is good in thine eyes} {dealt...: Heb. afflicted her}

7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

Ge 16:11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. {Ishmael: that is, God shall hear}

12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered. {Beerlahairoi: that is, The well of him that liveth and seeth me}

15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son’s name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.


Mt 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Look at you neighbor this morning and tell them

“I am feeling Pregnant”


Praise God I can feel the anointing, The Lord is in this message and God is going to tear down some walls and break some chains off His children today. Something is getting ready to be birthed in the Spirit Realm here at Destiny Church.

Let me share with you that last week I felt we took a step as a church. Not a step in the Physical but a step in the spiritual, I know you could feel it too. Our ministry is being prepared for a birthing experience. As your pastor I have begun to feel the Labor pains of revival. I can feel it inside my soul, deep in my belly; the atmosphere is pregnant with the Spirit of revival.

BUT, in order for us to move into the miraculous we have to do a little house work, if you will.

We need to ask ourselves a very important question. And I believe it’s a question that the entire Church should be asking itself in these last days and here it is;

Have I birthed an Isaac or an Ishmael?

Hallelujah!!!! Glory to the Lamb of God!!!!

I want to teach you today the “Principle of Promise.”

The story of Abram and Sari and Isaac and Ishmael is all about Promise. More specifically the Promise of God. And even more specific the “Principle of Promise”

Every time God promises us something in the scriptures there is ALWAYS a principle that is attached to the promise.

Let me see if I can explain.

Starting in Genesis chapter 12 we have God laying out a list of Promises to Abram.

Notice his name is not yet Abraham.

He is still Abram; you see He hasn’t gone through the birthing process of the promise yet.

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