Calling

Calling

THE LIVING WORD CENTER, INC.

Rev. Jay Werman, Director

Sturdy guide for “God’s calling”

Topic: God’s Calling. (updated)

Text base: Hebrews 3:1

“Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession (confession) , Christ Jesus.”

The Greek word used for “Calling” is “klesis”, which basically means “A Divine invitation to embrace God’s plan”. Each one of us has a “unique place in the body of Christ” to function and work on God’s purpose and His plan. It’s our responsibility to find out what is exactly that purpose and embrace it. The first event that we are going to right after the rapture is “Judgment Seat of Christ”, also known as “The Bema of Christ” where we are going to appear before Christ to be judge by Him and receive a reward according to how we embraced his plan and purpose.  Some Scriptures that states about that day when we are going to be before Christ:

“For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.” Mat. 16:27
“But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” Rom. 14:10-12
“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” 1 Cor. 3:11-15
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” 2 Cor. 5:10

Let’s breakdown in details some passages of the Scripture that refers to our calling:

Philippians 3:12-14

“Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Here are the key words used related to our calling:

“I follow after” (v. 12) from the Greek word “dioko” which means “to pursue” and it has the same meaning as “persecuting” in verse 6 and “press” in verse 14. The main idea here is “to follow after and press toward the prize others have already gained”. “I follow after” implied “having or carrying a purpose”. Must Christians nowadays have no purpose, they attend to a building called “church” but have no purpose or reason why they are going there. In some cases, people attend to these facilities as a “religious routines”  or “fear of going to hell”. These facilities  or buildings are not the church, the church is the body of Christ and not just some material structure. Each person that have received Jesus as savior and had born again is member of the body of Christ, this is the church! The building or facility where the members of the body of Christ gather together is with the purpose stated in the following passages:

“For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.” Eph. 4:12-16

Any leader that are NOT FORMING believers under these spiritual standards are just replacing what God had provided for his own. Like it happened in Gen. 11:1-9, where MEN decided to BUILD A STRUCTURE where they can have a NAME FOR THEMSELVES, as it read in verse 4;

“And they said, Go to, let us build us a CITY and a TOWER, whose top MAY REACH UNTO HEAVEN (sound familiar? ‘For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.’ Isa. 14:13-14); and LET US MAKE US A NAME, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.”

There is nothing wrong of having a facility or building, that problem is when such structures are not use to raise born again Christians under the spiritual standards of Ephesians 4:11-16.

We have many people that are using spiritual elements that God have NOT provided but themselves, as it happened in Gen. 11:3:

“And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.”

These people REPLACED the elements that God had provided for their own. Many are doing the same thing today, building a STRUCTURE using different elements and different purposes. What as the result of their edification? BABYLON! where the true purpose, ideas and consciences had been corrupted.

The words “apprehend” and “apprehended” used in Philippians 3:12 by Paul comes from the Greek word “katalambano” which means; “to seize upon, lay hold of, take possession of, and bring to an end”. The first one involved what Paul must bring to an end, while the second one involved what Christ must bring to an end related to Paul. Both words relates to a purpose and calling that must be accomplished. Then, in verses 13-14 Paul expressed that as long as he is still running his earthly ministry, he hasn’t achieved the purpose for what he was called to serve God. Adding as well what type of attitude must must develop in order to triumph in Christ.

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Verse 14 declares that we have a “high calling of God in Christ”, which involves a great responsibility.

God had laid a pattern in the Scriptures that He has used when calling men to follow His calling. Let’s detail how this pattern work in the lives of some man called to do God’s purpose and plan.


  • MOSES

Here is the process that God used in the life of Moses:

God called Moses to free His people. The calling of Moses didn’t started when he was called by God in Exodus 3:4. Moses was called since the moment he was born. This is the reason that God protected him when harm was on his way. Exo. 2:1-10. When God appeared to Moses in the burning bush, was to confirmed God’s calling upon him. Observe what Moses had already in his heart way before God appeared to him in the burning bush:

“And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren. And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow? And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known” Exo. 2:11-14

Wanted to act upon his own  the passion for his brethren, Moses killed an Egyptian and he was spotted. Because his actions were outside of God’s time, Moses fled out of Egypt to a place where God will process Moses to become the leader under God’s design. You must keep in mind that Moses was raised under the patterns of Egypt, which was pagan in essence. God need to stripped Moses of that corrupted pattern and formed the man that will lead His people out of slavery.  Moses fled Egypt as a wanted man for killing an Egyptian but God already had a place for Moses to start the next step.

“Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day? And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock. And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread. And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.” Exo. 2:15-22

There’s no coincidence in God’s purpose. Let’s details of the passages above:

  1. He (Moses) sat down by a well
  2. they (the seven daughters) came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock
  3. the shepherds came and drove them (the seven daughters) away
  4. Moses stood up and helped them (the seven daughters), and watered their flock
  5. And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day?
  6. And they (the seven daughters) said, An Egyptian (Moses) delivered us (the seven daughters) out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock
  7. And he (their father) said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread
  8. And Moses was content to dwell with the man

There was no coincidence in Moses being sitting by the well. Moses will start his journey to being formed by God. Did you noticed what was the aspect of Moses when he sat down by well? The daughters said “An Egyptian delivered us”, Moses could be identified as an Egyptian not only by his clothing but also by the way he spoke and behave. Moses was not raised like an average Egyptian, he was raised as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter:

“And the child grew, and she (Moses’s mother) brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son.” Exo. 2:10
“And when he was cast out, Pharaoh’s daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.” Acts 7:21

The formation of Moses under the Egyptian’s culture got in the way of the form that God wanted to achieve His purpose with the nation of Israel. The principles learnt by Moses were contrary to those principles that God will give to Israel under the law. So, as you can see, God need to reshape Moses by breaking down all those thing he acquired while he was under the Egyptian system. The next step in the life of Moses will take him to “the preparation” period, where God will develop in Moses the character needed to lead Israel through the wildness for forty years.

Moses life can be analyze in the following three stages:

  • Moses was raised and lived in Egypt until the age of forty years, in which he was a Prince.
“And when he (Moses) was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.” Acts 7:21
“And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.” Acts 7:22
  • Moses was formed and reshaped in the desert for forty years, in which God removed all those principles and practices he learnt in Egypt.
” And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sinai an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.” Acts 7:30

These three stages can be summarized as follow: “God calls, Prepare and Send”. Throughout the entire Scriptures we see this pattern.

When Moses had the first encounter with God in the burning bush, the changes in Moses can be noticed. Observe what Moses answered to God when Him told Moses to go and free His people:

“And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?.” Exo. 3:11

“Who am I?” Moses ego was stripped down to the bone, the abilities where you used to relied while he was a prince in Egypt were gone. Dealing with animals for forty years in the desert change the attitude of Moses. The following passage confirm even more the changes that took place in Moses’s life:

“And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent  neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.” Exo. 4:10

Three things expressed by Moses:

  1. I am not eloquent: The Hebrew word for “eloquent” is “dâbâr”, which connected with “I am not” means “I’m not fluent when I speak”
  2. I am slow of speech: The Hebrew word for “slow” is “kâbêd”, which mean “heavy or dull”, which involved his mouth
  3. of a slow tongue: Same Hebrew word as above, which is connected with his literal tongue

For which God responded to Moses objection:

“And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.” Exo. 4:11-12

In other words, Nothing is impossible for The Lord!

Because of Moses objections to The Lord, God decided instead of restoring Moses speech to use Moses’ brother, Aaron  as Moses’s spokesperson. Exo. 4:14-17. This teaches us to be obedience to The Lord instead of reasoning to His commands. Moses complaint 11 times to The Lord.

  • When Moses was ready, God sent him to lead His people:
“And the Lord said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy life.” Exo. 4:19

The application of these three stages in the life of Moses can be apply to any persona that have received Jesus as Lord and savior. The application of these stages or any prophetical Scripture must be limited to purpose and plan 0f God’s calling. The Scriptures would be useless if there not a direct application in our lives.

Statement about Moses’s faith and dependency in The Lord:

“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment. By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.” Heb. 11:23-29

  • The Prophet Samuel

Here is the process that God used in the life of Samuel:

In The book the bare his name, we read a total different experience when it comes to God’s calling. Why is this? because of the purpose involved in the calling. Let’s analyze the details expressed in calling of Samuel life.

  • The birth of Samuel is narrated in 1 Samuel 1:19-23
  • Hannah brought Samuel to The Lord as she promised.
“And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the Lord. For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him: Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord. And he worshipped the Lord there.” 1:26-28

The word “to lent him” mean “to borrow him” from the Hebrew “shâ’êl”.

  • Samuel was just a “boy” when he started to minister (under Eli the high priest) unto The Lord:
“And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister unto the Lord before Eli the priest.” 1 Sam. 2:11
  • Samuel becomes a “Priest”:
“But Samuel ministered before the Lord, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.” 2:18

The expression “ephod” comes from the Hebrew word “‘êphôd”, which is related to the garment; “priestly garment, shoulder-cape or mantle, outer garment, whi8ch was use by worn by an ordinary priest and made of white stuff”. It was of linen color (white). Exo. 28:4-6; Lev. 6:10; 1 Sam. 22:18; 2 Sam. 6:14. The word “ephod” in these passages doesn’t have nothing to do with the ephod used by the high priest.

Samuel was in his early youth when he started to ministered as a priest and when God called him to become the next prophet of Israel. Below are the Scriptures that refers to the event when God himself called Him. We will analyze them as well:

“And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision. And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see; And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep; That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I. And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down. And the Lord called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again. Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him. And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child. Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place. And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth. And the Lord said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle.” 1 Samuel 3:1-11
  • “And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli”. v. 1: The Hebrew word is “na‛ar”, which used in reference to “a boy, lad, servant or youth” and it’s implying how young was Samuel when he was being prepare in the ministry by Eli.
  • ” And the word of the Lord was precious in those days”. v.1: The Hebrew word for “precious” is “yâqâr”, which mean “valuable, prized, weighty, precious, rare and splendid”. This Hebrew word use in contrast with expression “precious” it means “rare”. why? because of the following sentence in the verse, which says “There was no open vision.” What these sentences are saying that “The Word of The Lord was “uncommon or infrequent” in those days.” the context of this passage is expanded in the following passage:
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Prov. 20:18

If Eli was the high priest, how come The Word of The Lord was rare or uncommon? Because he lost his way as you can see in the rest of the chapter 3. It doesn’t mean because someone have a ministry or position, that person is bringing the true message from God. We have plenty of warnings in the Scriptures about this matter, the problem occur when we ignore what God had said in His Word. Today we have people being “entertained” in the places where The Word of The Lord is supposed to be reveal. The saddest thing is that we are conformed to this corrupted system that came from pagans rituals brought into the body of Christ by satan and his demons.

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets (inspired by demons) are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Rom. 12:2

The level of deceitfulness that satan and his demons are going to bring against the body of Christ are strong and so corrupted, that only those that are able to “discern in the Spirit” will overcome them. I can give you plenty of passages in the Scripture that warn us about this matter but it will take me out of the subject.

  • “And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep; That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I. And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.” v. 3-5: Samuel was living in the section of the temple where priests have a place to live. Samuel’s room was close to Eli’s room, since Samuel thought that Eli was calling him. Eli was already an old man, who lost his passion for the office and responsibilities he had. One of the worse thing that can happen to someone that have a ministry is to loss his passion, which is a reflection of the calling. Such person can still do the rituals as Eli the high priest used to do but it’s all mechanical. Many (not all) people today are running churches like a “business”, looking to profit in the material sense, instead of raising spiritual warriors that are capable to uncover the deceives and lies of demons. If you’re a person in tune with the Holy Spirit, discern all the things that are done in these places and you will find the hard truth, that it is just a business, a place to raise money, and not a place to grow in the spirit and in the knowledge of God. Hosea 4:6; Eph. 4:12-16
  • “That The Lord called Samuel” v.4; “And The Lord called yet again” v. 6; “And The Lord called Samuel again the third time” v. 8; “And The LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times.” v. 10: four times The Lord called Samuel and Samuel thought that was Eli calling him. Eli was insensitive to God’s presence that couldn’t sense that God was calling Samuel until the third time. God called Moses in the same way repeatedly “God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses.” Exo. 3:4. God will make sure that you know he is calling you!

“And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child.” v. 8
 

Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons did unto all Israel; and how they lay with the women that assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.” 1 Sam. 2:22

The spiritual “discern (Heb.”bı̂yn”) and understanding” of the high priest, Eli, was very insensitive that The Lord couldn’t use Eli to confirm Samuel’s calling. This could happen to anyone that are under the leadership of someone that had become insensitive to the presence of The Lord.  You can imagine the condition of the people when the person is supposed to be His representative was in such spiritual condition. But there was a time to do changes and so The Lord called Samuel to guide His people out of such spiritual conditions and to bring a fresh word to those in need. This experience with the insensitive toward the spiritual realm in the life of the high priest shows up that in many cases we can NOT always rely and wait for the spiritual leader to confirm your calling to do God’s purpose. You must rely on the guidance of the Holy Spirit to do so. We will get more in details about this later when we analyze Paul’s ministry.

This section of 1 Samuel 3 is very important and I will do my best to explain it to you:

“Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.” 1 Sam. 3:7

Observe what the passages is saying about Samuel, who ministered to The Lord but”did not yet know The Lord, Neither was The Word of The Lord yet revealed unto him.” v.7. The expressions “did not yet know” and yet “revealed” are connecting the same idea and the same apply to “The Lord” and The Word of The Lord”. The Lord and His Word are One. The key word in this passage is “yet” and this word explains why Samuel ran three times to Eli when The Lord called him.  So, The Lord came to reveal Himself to Samuel. All this time in the temple and working with the high priest and Samuel did experienced The Lord been revealed in his life. It doesn’t mean because people attend to a building or service regularly that person know The Lord. This is an assumption of many which is totally wrong. What makes a person saved is not the membership to a local church or building or even to perform ministerial work. What assurance your salvation is that you are IN CHRIST and HE is in you. When Christ is revealed to you and you have a encounter with Him, then you have experienced the meaning of “Knowing The Lord”. In the case of Samuel, he didn’t know The Lord (v.7) until The Lord revealed to him. (v. 10)

“And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.”

If you noticed what the passage (v.10) said about God; “And The Lord CAME, and STOOD, and CALLED”. From the Hebrew words:

  1. And the LORD came: Heb. “bô'”, which mean “to go in, enter, come, go, come in.” Many people confuse “Omnipresence”, “Omnipresent” and “In The body”. The misconception about God’s person comes from people taking passages of the Scriptures out of the own context and using them as they please. We must respect the context in which every passage had been written and believe the Scriptures as it is written. Many described God as something intangible, with form or shape but all these are just fallacies. Do your own search in the scriptures and put aside any predetermined ideas about it and let God reveal Himself to you as He did with Samuel, Moses, Abraham, Daniel, Isaiah, and many others.
  2. and stood: Heb. “yâtsab”, which mean “To place, set, stand, set or station himself, present himself, stand with someone.”
  3. and CALLED: Heb. “qârâ'”, which mean “to summon, invite, call for, call and commission, appoint, call, to call, name, give name to, call by.”

If these are not a characteristics of a PERSON we have to do the Scriptures all over again, since there hundreds of places where God is shown as a PERSON. In fact, there more than 20,000 declarations in the Scriptures about God as person. In the subject about “The Godhead”, we explain everything that God have revealed of Himself through the Scriptures. In Samuel 3:10 The Lord came visible and stood and called Samuel. Many people believe that God doesn’t have body or form but the Scripture gives plenty of passages contrary to these fallacies. Again, check The Godhead sturdy and you will see what the Scriptures says about it.

After The Lord revealed Himself to Samuel, The Lord brought a judgement sentence upon Eli the high priest:

“In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end. For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.” 1 Sam. 3:12-13

After that Samuel became the replacement of Joshua as prophet and the last judge of Israel (who anointed Saul as the first king of Israel 1 Sam. 9).


  • Abraham

The calling of Abraham is found in Gen. 12 1-3:

“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

Noticed something very interesting in v. 1 that God had said to Abraham..”Now the Lord had said unto Abram”, which will take us to Gen. 11:31 that says;

“And Terah  (Abraham’s father) took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.”

That called was given to Abraham and not to his father. Even more the rest of Gen. 12:1 said ” Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee.”

Abraham did as was told by God.

“So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came. And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land. And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him.” Gen. 12:4-7

The details of Abraham’s life are in Gen. 11:27-25:11

Statement made by The Lord regarding Abraham’s obedience to God’s call and because of that all his descendants are blessed:

“Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.” Gen. 26:5

We will keep updating this Material.

Coming up next:

-Acts 9 – Paul’s calling

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