Wow, this word has been exploding in me today. It started as I heard the phrase, “Expect the great.” As I was meditating on that, I began to think about what I expect the great in. I expect the great blessing that was on Abraham to be on me.
It is important to see this powerful description of who is blessing Abram. The blessing can only be as great as the one giving it is. The description of God who is giving the blessing is God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth! That means He has all the possessions in heaven and earth to give and authority to do it. That is a powerful picture, and notice this description is repeated twice by Melchizedek and then repeated by Abram. Abram got it and declared who God is. That is a crucial step for us to know who God is and declare it out loud into the atmosphere, and especially to our enemy’s ears.
Notice also that God describes Himself as “One who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” Stick with me! There is a revelation coming that is going get you shouting and jumping up and down.
In the very next chapter we read, “After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.” I tell you today God is saying the same thing to you. Put your name in this Scripture, “Do not be afraid, ______(your name). I am your shield,your exceedingly great reward.” Does that shout “greater” to you? It does me! But hold on, there is more.
In Genesis 12:2 it describes more of the blessing that is on Abram. Look for the word “great” as you read this verse. “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.” Much later in Abraham’s life, his servant describes Abraham as “The Lord has blessed my master greatly, and he has become great…” Are you seeing the picture of great in Abraham’s life?
Thoughts to Ponder: Are we seeing “great” in our life? Are we allowing our Heavenly Father to flow the “greater works” through us, like He did Jesus?
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father I pray our eyes of understanding are opened to the greater You want to do in our lives and through our lives. I pray John 14:12 over all who are reading this and believes in Jesus that all the works Jesus did they will do also and GREATER WORKS will be done through their lives.Open our eyes to what those “greater works” are and remove our small thinking. I lose vision over you today, vision that you see yourself operating in “the greater works”, in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen