To Tell the Truth… Day 71 – El Shaddai – 7/2/20

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“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said,”I am God Almighty (El Shaddai); walk before faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make My covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.”
Genesis 17:1-2

It is God who revealed Himself as El Shaddai – God Almighty. He was proclaiming to Abraham that nothing was impossible for Him. He had promised Abraham that he would have a son through his wife Sarah. But how could that be? Abraham was ninety-nine years old and Sarah was ninety. This was obviously no problem for El Shaddai – Almighty God.
Sometimes it is easier to believe in God’s power on a grand scale – creating the universe, sustaining it through time, blessing Abraham and Sarah with a son at their age, the virgin birth, or raising someone from the dead – than it is to believe in His power to keep one simple promise. Abraham’s life and legacy is a testimony of God’s promise-keeping ability.
What about His promises to us? For instance, His promise to help us in times of temptation. One of the most challenging verses in scripture for many to believe is I Corinthians 10:13. It says, “And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” The same Almighty God who spoke a universe into existence out of nothing is just as perfectly faithful to this promise as He was to the promise He made to Abraham and Sarah. What is He waiting on? He is waiting on us to call upon Him in faith to seek His direct and providential intervention on our behalf. As the scripture declares, “You have not because you ask not.” Nothing can prevent El Shaddai, our Almighty God, from fulfilling His promises to us. But He wants us to participate by faith.”And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for those who come to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
Preacher Stan
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